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November 28, 2015 - 10:13pm
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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Pope Francis travels Sunday to Central African Republic, making the final stop of his first trip to Africa in a country where violence between Christian and Muslim militants has forced nearly 1 million from their homes over the last two years and created a divided capital.

The precarious security situation in the capital of Bangui (bahn-GEE') had raised the possibility in recent weeks that Francis could cancel his visit. Less than a year ago, mobs...

November 28, 2015 - 6:12pm
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YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A military official says two female suicide bombers have staged attacks in north Cameroon, killing at least five people.

Col. Jacob Kodji said Saturday that one teenager set off explosives in a local shop, killing two people, and the other targeted a family in the town of Dabanga near Cameroon's northern border with Nigeria. He said the suicide bombers were Nigerians who came to Cameroon as refugees.

Kodji says 12 others were...

November 28, 2015 - 5:21pm
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Mexico say the bodies of eight slain men have been found dumped in a southeastern town.

The prosecutor's office for Oaxaca state says in a statement that all eight victims were residents of the city of Cordoba in the neighboring state of Veracruz. Their bodies were discovered Friday in the Oaxaca town of Cosolapa, which is about 30 miles (50 kilometers) from Cordoba.

Officials say a warning message left with the...

November 28, 2015 - 3:48pm
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The leaders of five of the seven parties represented in Greece's Parliament have failed to agree on pension reforms after a six-hour meeting, prompting the prime minister to criticize the opposition for being "irresponsible" and "unserious."

Alexis Tsipras, who didn't back moves by other governments while he was in opposition, had hoped to get the opposition parties to agree on a statement that called for no further pension cuts and present this as...

November 28, 2015 - 3:03pm
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PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the attacks in Paris and security aftermath. All times local:

9:00 p.m.

A French judicial official says that investigators are trying to verify whether a leading suspect in the Nov. 13 Paris attacks bought about 10 detonators at a specialized store outside Paris in September or October.

Investigators are in the process of checking whether the detonators were sold to Salah Abdeslam, who is on the run and...

November 28, 2015 - 2:37pm
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has found a body floating off Puerto Rico's northwest coast that officials believe to be a Chilean man reported missing from a cargo vessel traveling through the region.

The body was dressed in a uniform belonging to the Chilean-flagged Berkay N and was found near where the vessel's first engineer Luis Leyva Aliaga went missing. The 62-year-old was last seen at about 11 p.m. Wednesday and was reported missing Thursday...

November 28, 2015 - 1:39pm
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TORONTO (AP) — The head of the U.N.'s environmental agency says Maurice Strong, whose work helped lead to the landmark climate summit that begins in Paris on Monday, has died. He was 86.

"Strong will forever be remembered for placing the environment on the international agenda and at the heart of development," Achim Steiner, executive director of the U.N. Environment Program, said in a statement Saturday.

The statement did not provide details of...

November 28, 2015 - 12:49pm
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MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested two men and a woman in northeastern Catalonia on suspicion of being involved in a network that recruited militants for the Islamic State group.

The men, aged 32 and 42, are both from Tangiers in Morocco and shared the same Barcelona address. Investigators say they used the internet and social networks to disseminate "extremist ideology" aimed at attracting followers to send to conflict areas in the Middle East and...

November 28, 2015 - 12:42pm
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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists have claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing of a procession of hundreds of Shiite Muslims and threatened more attacks on opponents of its radical form of Islam.

Shiite leaders said at least 21 people died in Friday's attack near Nigeria's northern city of Kano.

Posting on social media Saturday as the West Africa Province of the Islamic State, Boko Haram published a photograph identifying the bomber as...

November 28, 2015 - 12:32pm
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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria says security agencies are conducting a "spirited search" for the Polish captain and four crew members abducted from a cargo ship.

Spokeswoman Lami Tumaka of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency said Saturday the attacked ship MV Szafir and 11 other crew have been rescued from a few miles offshore.

Tumaka said the Nigerian Navy and other agencies want to free the hostages and arrest perpetrators....

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