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UN: Maurice Strong, climate and development pioneer, dies

Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 12:50pm

Maurice Strong, whose work helped lead to the landmark climate summit that begins in Paris on Monday, has died at age 86, the head of the U.N.'s environmental agency said Saturday.

Coast Guard finds body believed to be missing Chilean man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 12:40pm

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.

Hollande, activists gear up for critical climate talks

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 11:20am

French President Francois Hollande met with environmental groups Saturday, pushing for an ambitious global deal to reduce man-made emissions blamed for global warming — with emphasis on helping developing countries adapt to a changing world.

Putin orders sanctions against Turkey

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 11:12am

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane.

Boko Haram claims bombing of Shiite procession in Nigeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 10:50am

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.

Spanish police arrest 3 for links to Islamic militants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 10:50am

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.

Kosovo police arrest opposition leader for Parliament unrest

Sylejman Kllokoqi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 10:50am

Police entered the headquarters of Kosovo's main opposition party Saturday and arrested dozens of people, including one of its leaders who was wanted for the violent actions he has used to disrupt the country's Parliament.

Kenya police: 2 Kenyans arrested for spying for Iran

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 10:50am

Two Kenyans in police custody have admitted assisting Iranian state intelligence to plot attacks on western targets in Kenya, Kenya's police chief said Saturday.

Prominent human rights activist killed in attack in Turkey

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 10:10am

A prominent lawyer and human rights defender, who faced a criminal charge for supporting Kurdish rebels, was killed Saturday in an attack in southeast Turkey in which a police officer also died, officials said.

The Latest: Macedonia: 18 officers injured in migrants clash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 10:00am

The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:

UK government minister quits amid Conservative bullying row

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 9:40am

A British government minister resigned Saturday amid a crisis over alleged bullying within the governing Conservative Party sparked by the death of a young activist.

Drive-by shooting kills 4 Egyptian police near Cairo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 9:30am

A drive-by shooting killed four Egyptian police near a famed historic site on the outskirts of Cairo on Saturday and a military helicopter crashed due to a "sudden technical failure" northeast of the capital, officials said.

Maldives police break up opposition protest for a 2nd day

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 9:00am

Police in the Maldives dispersed opposition protesters for a second straight day Saturday, using tear gas and pepper spray and arresting more than a dozen demonstrators demanding the release of a former president and other jailed political leaders.

Worker complaints spark probe of Guyana bauxite plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 8:40am

The government is investigating a Russian-owned bauxite plant after a surprise inspection last week found "disturbing" working conditions.

London protesters oppose UK airstrikes on IS in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 6:30am

Hundreds of demonstrators in London are urging British lawmakers not to back airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Syria.

Syria insurgents recapture town in Aleppo province from army

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 4:40am

Insurgents say they have seized a town in Syria's northern Aleppo province from troops and allied Shiite forces amid intense fighting.

UN mission says a rocket attack on UN base in north Mali kills at least 3, injures 20

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 3:40am

UN mission says a rocket attack on UN base in north Mali kills at least 3, injures 20.

Philippines gets 1st fighter jets in a decade amid sea feud

Bullit Marquez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 2:10am

The Philippines on Saturday took delivery of two Korean-made fighter jets — the country's first supersonic combat aircraft in a decade — as it strengthens its underfunded military amid an escalating territorial feud with China.

Suicide attack aimed at Afghan official kills guard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 11:50pm

Afghanistan's election commission says one of its officials escaped unharmed after a suicide bomber targeted his vehicle in the capital, Kabul, killing his bodyguard and wounding his driver.