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November 26, 2015 - 4:28am
1 hour 41 min ago

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:

10:25 a.m.

Italy's prime minister has renewed his commitment to fighting terrorism alongside France, saying a broader coalition is needed to destroy the Islamic State group "and the atrocious project that it represents."

In a meeting Thursday with the French president, Matteo Renzi said that Libya must be a priority, saying the north...

November 26, 2015 - 4:17am
1 hour 41 min ago

TOKYO (AP) — Japan says it plans to provide 1.3 trillion yen ($10.6 billion) in climate financing for developing countries in 2020, including public and private funds.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the plan as he prepares for climate change talks in Paris that begin Monday.

Japan says the new plan is an increase from earlier commitments of 1 trillion yen ($8.2 billion). The increase is meant to help industrialized countries fulfill a...

November 26, 2015 - 3:59am
1 hour 41 min ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has released audio recordings of what it says are the Turkish military's warnings to the pilot of the Russian plane that was shot down at the border with Syria.

The recordings made available to The Associated Press on Thursday indicate that the plane was warned several times that it was approaching Turkey's airspace and asked to change course.

The voice is heard saying: "This is Turkish Air Force speaking on guard. You...

November 26, 2015 - 3:53am
1 hour 41 min ago

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's long-time counterespionage chief who helped lead the country's war on Islamist extremists is going before a military tribunal for an unusual trial.

Abdelkader Ait Ouarabi, best known as Gen. Hassan, faces trial Thursday in Oran on charges of "destruction of documents" and "breach of orders." But the grounds for the charges have not been made clear.

The Algerian press has reported that he is accused of arms possession...

November 26, 2015 - 3:13am
1 hour 41 min ago

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian helicopter carrying oil workers has crashed in eastern Siberia, and officials say 10 of the 25 people on board were killed.

Russian news agencies say the Mi-8 helicopter took off from Igarka in the Krasnoyarsk region and crashed 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) away along the banks of the Yenisei River.

It was transporting workers to the remote Vankor oil and gas field, which can be reached only by helicopter or, in winter, by land...

November 26, 2015 - 2:54am
1 hour 41 min ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian health ministry says a 21-year-old Palestinian has died in clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank.

Ministry spokesman Mohammed Awawdeh says Yehya Taha died in a Ramallah hospital of bullet wounds to the head.

Palestinian media say Taha died following an army raid of the village of Qattana. The Israeli army did not immediately comment on the reports.

Since mid-September, 19 Israelis have died...

November 26, 2015 - 2:21am
1 hour 41 min ago

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar has launched an investigation after heavy rains exposed poor construction in the oil-rich country set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The state-run Qatar News Agency says five firms are under investigation, without elaborating. The statement says the probe was launched by Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, who also serves as interior minister.

The report late Wednesday said that "...

November 26, 2015 - 1:44am
1 hour 41 min ago

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


11:45 a.m.

Some of the Kenyans hoping to see Pope Francis at his first public Mass in Africa have gone home, fearing a stampede due to disorganization.

Kenyan authorities estimated that as many as 1.4 million people could turn out for Thursday's Mass at the University of Nairobi campus and surrounding parks. Vatican...

November 26, 2015 - 1:43am
1 hour 41 min ago

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's deputy defense minister has met with the mayor of a southern island to seek his support for a planned deployment of hundreds of troops to bolster defense in the region including nearby disputed East China Sea islands.

Officials say Vice Minister of Defense Kenji Wakamiya was in Ishigaki on Thursday to explain to mayor Yoshitaka Nakayama a plan to deploy about 500 ground troops on the island beginning in 2019. The troops would belong to units for...

November 26, 2015 - 12:49am
1 hour 41 min ago

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Pope Francis is telling Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to prevent the "barbarous" Islamic extremist attacks that have struck Kenya recently.

On his first full day in Africa, Francis insisted Thursday that religion can never be used to justify violence and lamented that "all too often, young people are being radicalized in the name of religion to sow discord and fear, and to tear at the...

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