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Garcia Marquez family explains archive decision

| |Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

The family of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez says the late Colombian novelist's archive was offered only to the University of Texas, which will be the materials' repository.

AC/DC drummer clowns around at New Zealand court

|Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd showed up late for a New Zealand court appearance Wednesday and clowned around by jumping on the back of one of his security guards outside the courthouse.

Report says abusers remain in Australian military

| |Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

A government investigation into sexual misconduct, assault and bullying in the Australian military over decades reported Wednesday that more than 1,100 alleged perpetrators remained in the ranks or reserves, some holding senior positions.

China state media says 24 coal miners die in fire

|Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

A fire sparked by underground tremors tore through a coal mine in northeastern China early Wednesday, killing 24 miners, Chinese state reported.

Key provincial capital in Iraq may be about to fall to Islamic State

| |Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Islamic State fighters on Tuesday penetrated to the core of Ramadi, the provincial capital of Iraq’s largest province, prompting local security officials to warn that the city was on the verge of falling to the extremists. Such a gain would be the Islamic State’s most significant victory in months.

Weather cited in Bahamas jet crash that killed 9

|Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Bad weather appears to have been a major factor in a small plane crash in the Bahamas that killed a prominent Christian minister and eight other people, according to a report released Tuesday.

Spain urges Cuba to up pace of economic reforms

|Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Spain's foreign minister urged Cuba on Tuesday to accelerate economic reforms designed to expand private enterprise and attract foreign investment to the communist-run island.

Argentina president returns after illness

|Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Argentina's president has made her first public appearance since being hospitalized more than three weeks ago for a bacterial infection of the colon.

Greece: HIV infections ease after spike

|Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Health authorities in Greece say the number of HIV infections fell in 2013 for the first time since the start of the financial crisis.

Puerto Rico police seize $11.5M worth of cocaine

|Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Authorities in Puerto Rico say they have seized 500 kilograms (1,102 pounds) of cocaine worth an estimated $11.5 million.

Gunmen seize jewels and hostage in Paris heist

|Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Two gunmen robbed a Cartier jewelry boutique in a tony and tourist-filled Paris neighborhood Tuesday, fled police in a chase across the Seine River, took a hostage — and then surrendered, authorities said.

UN: 12.2 million Syrians need humanitarian help

| |Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

An estimated 12.2 million Syrians need assistance because of increasing violence and deteriorating conditions in the country, up from 10.8 million in July, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Tuesday.

24 died in Burkina Faso unrest that ousted leader

|Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

A committee cataloging the damage done during protests that forced Burkina Faso's longtime president from power says 24 people were killed in the unrest.

Official: Afghan president orders military review

| |Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the operations of Afghanistan's defense forces, including discussing the resumption of controversial night raids banned by his predecessor.

8 shoes of Holocaust victims stolen in Poland

|Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Polish authorities say that eight shoes that once belonged to Holocaust victims have been stolen from the former concentration camp Majdanek in Poland, now a state-run museum.

Top US Jesuit defends Vatican sex prosecutor

| |Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

The head of the Jesuits in the United States defended the Vatican's new sex crimes prosecutor Tuesday, saying he had virtually no role in the order's handling of a notorious pedophile now serving a 25-year prison sentence.

Pope confirms calling Spanish sex abuse victim

|Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Pope Francis says he personally called a Spaniard who said he was sexually abused by a priest and urged him to report it to the diocese.

'Jewish state' bill tests Israeli democracy

| |Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

In the face of a rising wave of violence, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing forward a plan to formalize by law Israel's status as "the Jewish state." Netanyahu says it's a needed response to those who question Israel's right to exist. But the measure would anger Israel's Arab minority and could draw international condemnation, severely testing a delicate balance between democracy and the country's Jewish character. Here's a look at the debate:

Ethiopia hopes to set world record for HIV tests

|Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Ethiopia is attempting to set a world record for the number of HIV tests carried out in one day.

Sudan increases pressure on UN Darfur mission

|Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

The Sudanese government asked the joint-U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur to shut down its human rights office in the capital, the peacekeepers said Tuesday, increasing pressure on the mission's work in the conflict-torn region.