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Thai editor sentenced to jail for defaming king

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

A military court in junta-ruled Thailand sentenced a Web editor to 4 1/2 years in jail Monday for publishing an article five years ago that it said defamed the nation's king.

UK: 'Severe' terror threat requires new powers

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Britain faces its greatest-ever threat from terrorism, the interior minister said Monday, announcing measures to control suspects, strengthen online scrutiny and prevent insurance companies from paying terrorist ransoms.

Floods kill at least 32 in southern Morocco

|Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Days of unusually heavy rain pounded Morocco's south and unleashed deadly floods that killed 32 people, the Interior Ministry said Monday.

Iran nuclear talks stumble, extended until July

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

A yearlong effort to seal a nuclear deal with Iran fizzled Monday, leaving the U.S. and its allies little choice but to declare a seven-month extension in hopes that a new deadline will be enough to achieve what a decade of negotiations have failed to do — limit Tehran's ability to make a nuclear weapon.

China defends land reclamation in South China Sea

|Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Defying a U.S. call to halt the project, China defended its land reclamation in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Monday, saying the work is for public service use, although a London-based security group says the new island could host a military airfield to intimidate neighbors.

Belgian strike paralyzes Antwerp port

|Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Trade unions have opened a month of intermittent strike action by paralyzing the port of Antwerp and slowing train traffic through much of Belgium.

Iraqi troops take 2 towns from Islamic State group

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militiamen and Kurdish security forces recaptured two eastern towns from Islamic State group militants after fierce clashes, officials said Monday.

Bangladesh man gets death penalty for war crimes

|Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

A special tribunal in Bangladesh on Monday sentenced a collaborator of the Pakistani army to death for his role in killings during Bangladesh's 1971 independence war.

Swiss museum gets huge, priceless art trove

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

A Swiss museum accepted a massive, priceless trove of long-hidden art from the late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt on Monday, promising to work with Germany to make sure that any Nazi-looted pieces in it are returned to Jewish heirs.

Mom charged with trying to kill baby left in drain

|Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

A 30-year-old Australian has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday.

NATO says 2 service members killed in Afghanistan

|Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

NATO says that two of its service members have been killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan.

Monumental mess: Rome's mayor getting thumbs down

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Pigs root through garbage piling up in a working class neighborhood. City buses improvise routes on streets clogged with triple-parked cars. On rainy days, muck-choked sewers make crossing the road a Herculean labor.

Fear for Afghan women's rights as troops withdraw

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Afghan lawmaker Shukria Barakzai says the suicide bomber who plowed into her motorcade a week ago wanted to silence a voice on women's rights with a deafening blast.

Israel leader vows to pass nationality law

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Israel's prime minister vowed Monday to pass a contentious nationality law that has threatened the stability of his fragile coalition government, but he left the door open for negotiations to soften it.

Australian leader's 'shirtfront' gets new meaning

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

The Australian prime minister's threat to "shirtfront" Russia's president during an international summit this month has prompted a dictionary to broaden its definition of the word beyond an Australian football term for a shoulder charge to an opponent's chest.

Philippine court convicts 9 Chinese of poaching

|Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

A Philippine court convicted nine Chinese fishermen Monday of poaching and taking hundreds of endangered giant sea turtles from a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, fining each of them nearly $103,000 but imposing no jail term.

Afghan bombings kill 2 NATO troops, 6 civilians

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Bombings across Afghanistan killed two NATO troops and six civilians Monday, authorities said, as the death toll in the country's deadliest insurgent attack this year rose to at least 50.

AP Photos: Refuge takes smuggled monkeys in Chile

|Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Elba Munoz was working as a midwife when she took in her first monkey in 1994. Then she took in another and another, and now her shelter for illegally smuggled primates in Chile has 160 inhabitants.

Chilean moms growing support for medical marijuana

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Paulina Bobadilla was beyond desperate. The drugs no longer stopped her daughter's epileptic seizures and the little girl had become so numb to pain, she would tear off her own fingernails and leave her small fingers bleeding.

British banker can plea in HK murder case: Judge

|Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

A Hong Kong judge on Monday deemed a British banker charged with murdering two Indonesian women fit to enter a plea in his case based on the results of psychiatric reports.