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JERUSALEM (AP) - On the eve of a trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis is urging religious and political leaders to speak out against attacks on Christians by Islamic State extremists.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.
NEW YORK (AP) - Spectators of all ages are oohing and ahhing as giant inflated characters wind their way through Manhattan in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
When Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson left the scene of the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, the officer returned to the police station unescorted, washed blood off his hands, and placed his recently fired pistol into an evidence bag himself.
WASHINGTON - Pilots around the United States have reported a surge in near-collisions and other dangerous encounters with small drones in the last six months at a time when the Federal Aviation Administration is gradually opening the nation's skies to remotely controlled aircraft, according to FAA records.
SYDNEY (AP) - Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a "catastrophic" injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a match.
TORONTO (AP) - Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Jian Ghomesi must live with his mother while sexual assault charges against him are heard in a case that has rocked the country's vaunted public broadcaster.
The dreaded Khapra beetle has a voracious and varied appetite. Resistant to insecticides, it's all but indestructible. As such, it is considered one of the world's most fearsome pests of grains, rice, beans and other "stored products."
Syrian government air strikes on a market, an industrial area and other areas in the Islamic State- controlled city of Raqqa have killed at least 95 people, the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent weeks, may have reached its peak and could be on the verge of slowing down, Sierra Leone's information minister said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - A convicted killer and pedophile from New Zealand who fled to Brazil while on temporary release from prison has been deported from the South American country.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Argentina's tax agency charged HSBC bank Thursday with helping more than 4,000 Argentines evade taxes by placing their money in secret Swiss accounts.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Haitian authorities are investigating a street protest that turned violent in a northeastern town close to the country's border with the Dominican Republic.
PARIS (AP) - Torrential rains along the French Riviera have inundated homes and roads, leaving at least one person dead and three missing.
GENEVA (AP) - After many years of talking, the World Trade Organization pulled off a major deal Thursday that the body said could boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually.
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - A spokeswoman says more than three dozen U.N. peacekeepers have deserted their post in northern Mali, complaining that supplies including food and water were slow to reach them.
PARIS (AP) - President Francois Hollande says France helped secure the exile of former Burkina Faso leader Blaise Compaore to "avoid a bloodbath."
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) - Five Nigerian troops were killed and seven injured when a roadside bomb went off in northeastern Nigeria, an army colonel said.
HONG KONG (AP) - A Hong Kong court has banned a high-profile student leader from going near the site of a now-cleared pro-democracy protest camp, as the movement enters a third month.
KANO, Nigeria (AP) - The father of a 14-year-old child bride accused of murdering her husband is appealing to a Nigerian court to spare his daughter the death sentence.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's former president has come out against a bill floated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that would define Israel as "the Jewish state."
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) - A prominent Irish Republican Army veteran has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the IRA's 1972 abduction, killing and secret burial of a widowed mother of 10, one of the outlawed group's most notorious slayings.
JERUSALEM (AP) - On the eve of a trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis is urging religious and political leaders to speak out against attacks on Christians by Islamic State extremists.
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) - Eight months into West Africa's Ebola outbreak, officials and medical aid providers say that aid efforts in Guinea still suffer from poor coordination, hampering deployments of international support to help quell the virus.