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By The Associated Press | November 28, 2014 5:30 am
French Parliament debates recognizing Palestine
  • Animals sacrificed in Nepal to bring good luck
    Associated Press | November 28, 2014 5:30 am
    A festival believed to be the largest animal sacrifice ritual in the world began Friday in southern Nepal, where devotees believe the sacrifices bring good luck and a Hindu goddess will grant their wishes.
  • Namibia votes in election favoring ruling party
    Associated Press | November 28, 2014 5:30 am
    The southern African nation of Namibia on Friday voted in parliamentary and presidential elections expected to deliver a comfortable win for the ruling party, which has been in power since independence in 1990.
  • EU won't sanction France, Italy on budget yet
    Associated Press | November 28, 2014 5:25 am
    The European Union head office is opting not to sanction two of its biggest economies just yet for missing public finance targets and instead will give France and Italy until the spring to come up with better plans to cut their debts and deficits.
  • Families of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers protest
    Associated Press | November 28, 2014 5:18 am
    Police used water cannons to break up a protest Friday by relatives of several kidnapped Lebanese soldiers, after the protesters blocked a main highway in the capital.
  • Malaysia Airlines apologizes for tweet, posts loss
    Associated Press | November 28, 2014 4:54 am
    Malaysia Airlines on Friday said its loss widened last quarter and apologized for a promotional tweet slammed as insensitive after two deadly passenger jet disasters this year.
  • Pope wades into Mideast turmoil with Turkish visit
    Associated Press | November 28, 2014 4:54 am
    Pope Francis arrived in Turkey on Friday at a sensitive moment for the Muslim nation, as it cares for 1.6 million refugees and weighs how to deal with the Islamic State group as its fighters grab chunks of Syria and Iraq across Turkey's southern border.
  • More art in German trove identified as looted
    Associated Press | November 28, 2014 4:54 am
    The Jewish Claims Conference said Friday it has already identified a painting stolen by the Nazis among a newly published inventory of hundreds of works that belonged to late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt, and pushed for more time to investigate others.
  • Hong Kong protest movement's unlikely teen leader
    Associated Press | November 28, 2014 4:42 am
    At age 14, he stepped into the spotlight to take on -- and ultimately help defeat -- Hong Kong authorities' plans to launch a "national education" curriculum, calling it a ploy to brainwash the city's youth with unquestioned support for the Chinese Communist Party.
  • Sri Lanka candidate vows to protect incumbent
    Associated Press | November 28, 2014 4:30 am
    Sri Lanka's opposition presidential candidate vowed Friday not to support any international prosecution of incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa for alleged war crimes.
  • Black Friday problems hit Britain
    Associated Press | November 28, 2014 4:24 am
    Americans celebrating Thanksgiving in Britain may have felt right at home as Black Friday shopping chaos caused disruptions.
  • Japanese paper regrets use of term 'sex slaves'
    Associated Press | November 28, 2014 4:24 am
    Japan's biggest newspaper apologized in print Friday for using the term "sex slaves" in its English-language edition to describe Asian women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.
  • East-West divisions define Moldova's elections
    Associated Press | November 28, 2014 4:07 am
    A wealthy pro-Russian candidate who had hoped to be Moldova's next prime minister fled the country before dawn Friday, a dramatic development two days before elections in a country that is deeply torn over whether to move closer to Russia or the West.
  • Swiss to vote on massive gold-buying plan
    Associated Press | November 28, 2014 3:48 am
    In Switzerland, a campaign is on to protect the country's wealth by investing in gold -- a lot of gold.
  • 2 officers killed, 107 Islamists arrested in Egypt
    Associated Press | November 28, 2014 3:24 am
    Two senior Egyptian army officers were killed early Friday morning as security forces arrested more than 100 Islamists ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations.
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