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UN chief recommends stepped-up UN presence in Burundi

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 5:01pm

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recommended Monday that the U.N. Security Council authorize a stepped-up U.N. presence in violence-wracked Burundi to promote a political dialogue but stopped short of calling for a full-fledged U.N. peacekeeping force.

3 men arrested in killing of Venezuela opposition leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 4:10pm

Venezuelan officials have arrested three men in connection with the assassination of an opposition leader.

British prime minister says he will call a one-day debate Wednesday on airstrikes in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 1:40pm

British prime minister says he will call a one-day debate Wednesday on airstrikes in Syria.

Kenyan university: 1 dead during stampede over drill

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 1:40pm

A drill to test terrorism preparedness at a leading Kenyan university led to a stampede in which one person died and 20 others were injured, the institution said Monday.

Turkey won't apologize to Russia over warplane downing

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 1:40pm

Turkey won't apologize to Russia for shooting down a warplane operating over Syria, the Turkish prime minister said Monday, stressing that the military was doing its job defending the country's airspace.

17 dead in fight at overcrowded Guatemala prison

Sonia Perez D., Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 1:21pm

Seventeen prisoners were killed in a gang brawl inside an overcrowded Guatemalan prison, including seven who were decapitated, officials said Monday.

Haiti opposition says transitional gov't may be needed

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 1:11pm

Eight candidates in last month's disputed presidential vote are demanding changes in Haiti's electoral council and national police department. And if that doesn't happen by next month, they are calling for a transitional government to oversee new general elections.

Putin, Obama discuss Syria political settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 12:50pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he and President Barack Obama have a shared understanding on how to move toward a political settlement in Syria, but added that incidents like the recent downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet stymie broader cooperation against extremism.

Jordan launches computerized census, first in 11 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 12:00pm

Jordan launched a national census Monday to provide greater clarity about a population that includes large numbers of Syrian refugees and foreign workers.

US activist heading home after serving Peru sentence

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 11:41am

American activist Lori Berenson is finally heading home to New York, two decades after being found guilty of aiding leftist rebels in Peru.

Report: Clashes between govt., rebels kill 30 in Congo

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 11:32am

Clashes between rebels and soldiers in eastern Congo killed at least 30 people, including civilians and a United Nations peacekeeper, the director of an activist group said Monday.

US warns of 'imminent' attack in Afghan capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 11:00am

The U.S. Embassy says it has received "credible reports of an imminent attack" in the Afghan capital.

Italian principal accused of canceling Christmas

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 11:00am

A public school principal in predominantly Roman Catholic Italy has been accused of canceling Christmas after removing religious songs from the annual holiday pageant.

Kosovo Parliament disrupted with tear gas, again

Sylejman Kllokoqi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 10:51am

The opposition in Kosovo said Monday it would turn to street protests to get the government to cancel deals with Serbia and Montenegro after its lawmakers were barred from Parliament after they again broke up a session with tear gas.

Report: Turkey detains 1,300 migrants in sweep

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 10:00am

Authorities in northwestern Turkey on Monday rounded up some 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants allegedly preparing to make their way into Greece, Turkey's state-run news agency reported.

Boko Haram destroys Nigerian military base; 107 troops MIA

Ibrahim Adulaziz and Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 9:52am

Boko Haram destroyed a Nigerian military base as soldiers fled and only self-defense fighters prevented the insurgents from retaking a northeastern town, residents said Monday.

Suicide bombing against Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad kills 9

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 9:41am

A suicide bomber targeted Shiite Muslims taking part in an annual pilgrimage in Baghdad on Monday, killing nine people and wounding another 21, Iraqi security officials said.

Night fire in dorms kills 7 at Nigerian girls' school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 9:00am

An official says a fire has gutted the dormitories of a girls' high school in northern Kano state, killing 7 students and injuring 25.

US-backed rebels, rival insurgents clash in Syria, 20 killed

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 8:51am

Fighting between U.S.-backed Syrian rebels and rival militants has killed more than 20 people in northern Syria over the past two days, opposition activists said on Monday.