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November 27, 2015 - 3:03am
10 min 39 sec ago

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says the government will launch a website next month to crowd-source tips on the whereabouts of some 200 missing art works, including paintings by Van Gogh, Picasso, and Rembrandt that were owned by former first lady Imelda Marcos.

Commissioner Andrew de Castro of the Presidential Commission on Good Government said Friday the commission wants to inform the public about the art treasures so they can help track them down....

November 27, 2015 - 2:15am
10 min 39 sec ago

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Islamic State group affiliate in Bangladesh says it was behind an attack on a Shiite mosque that killed one man and wounded three others.

A statement posted on IS-affiliated Twitter accounts Friday from Islamic State - Bangladesh says that the mosque was hit by a barrage of shots fired form machine guns.

At least five assailants fired on worshippers during evening prayers Thursday at the mosque in northern Bangladesh. A mosque...

November 27, 2015 - 1:51am
10 min 39 sec ago

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's security forces say they have arrested two men in connection with last week's attack on a luxury hotel in the capital that killed 19 people.

A statement emailed Friday morning by army Maj. Modibo Naman Traore said the men were arrested Friday in Bamako. It identified them as Seidou Diepkile, arrested in the neighborhood of Missabougou, and Adama Maiga, arrested in the neighborhood of Sangarebougou.

The statement said the...

November 27, 2015 - 1:44am
10 min 39 sec ago

BEIJING (AP) — China's main stock market index fell more than 5 percent after two of the country's biggest securities firms announced they are under investigation for possible misconduct.

The Shanghai Composite Index on Friday fell 5.2 percent before recovering slightly. The decline was led by CITIC Securities and Guosen Securities, which fell by the full 10 percent daily limit following announcements by both that they were under investigation.


November 27, 2015 - 1:36am
10 min 39 sec ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say a Palestinian was shot and killed after ramming his car into a group of Israelis in the West Bank. The army says two Israeli soldiers were injured in the attack.

Spokeswoman Luba Samri says the Palestinian purposely drove his car into a bus stop on Friday morning.

It's the latest attack in a two-month wave of violence. Since mid-September, 19 Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks, mostly stabbings and...

November 27, 2015 - 12:46am
10 min 39 sec ago

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Death sentences imposed on corrupt Vietnamese officials will now be commuted to life in prison if they pay back at least 75 percent of the illegal money they made.

The online newspaper VnExpress said the new regulation was part of the revised Penal Code unanimously passed by the National Assembly on Friday.

The ruling Communist Party has made fighting corruption as one of its top priorities.

The revised code...

November 27, 2015 - 12:19am
10 min 39 sec ago

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)


10:25 a.m.

Pope Francis' final public event in Kenya is a huge youth rally at the Kasarani sports stadium, where thousands of flag-waving young Kenyans are waiting in the stands.

The crowd has erupted in cheers when President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived and the atmosphere is similar to a rock concert.

November 26, 2015 - 11:57pm
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The world champion Fiji sevens rugby team has been praised after stepping in to assist cabin crew during a medical emergency on a flight from Fiji to Brisbane on Thursday.

When an elderly female passenger was taken ill, England-born team coach Ben Ryan and team doctor Emosi Taloga immediately provided medical assistance.

Cabin crew had started lunch service when the emergency occurred, but were forced to stop while the...

November 26, 2015 - 11:35pm
50 min 41 sec ago

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Pope Francis is visiting a slum on Nairobi's northwestern edge to press his call for adequate and dignified housing for society's most marginal, especially in burgeoning megacities like the Kenyan capital.

Francis has frequently insisted on the need for the three "Ls" — land, labor and lodging — and on Friday he's expected to focus on housing as a critical issue facing the world amid rapid urbanization that is helping to upset Earth's delicate...

November 26, 2015 - 11:20pm
1 hour 42 sec ago

BEIJING (AP) — A lawyer says a leading Chinese rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom has been sentenced to six years in prison in what the lawyer described as a hurried and unfair trial at a court in southern China.

Li Jinxing said a district court in the city of Guangzhou on Friday found Yang Maodong — better known by his penname Guo Feixiong — guilty of disturbing public order. It also convicted him of provoking troubles — a charge Li says was...

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