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Mexico summons Uruguay's ambassador over comment

|Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Mexico has summoned Uruguay's ambassador for talks after the South American country's president described Mexico as a kind of "failed state" in a magazine interview.

Israeli officer charged in shooting death of Palestinian teen

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

An Israeli border policeman was charged with manslaughter on Sunday in the fatal shooting of a Palestinian teenager during a protest in the West Bank, a rare case in which a member of the security forces has been prosecuted for killing a Palestinian.

Pressure builds after Pacquiao win for Mayweather

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Manny Pacquiao is done taking the high road, tired of pretending he doesn't care.

Crew blasts off for International Space Station

|Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

A Russian capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy has blasted off for the International Space Station.

Burkina Faso military gets key posts in Cabinet

|Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Transitional leaders in Burkina Faso have agreed on a new, 25-member government to guide the country to elections next year, allocating several key Cabinet posts to the military.

Evacuations in Cape Verde after volcano erupts

|Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

The government of the Cape Verde islands off West Africa says a volcano there has erupted for the first time in almost 20 years.

Iran releases British-Iranian woman on bail

|Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Iranian authorities released a British-Iranian woman on bail on Sunday, the semi-official ISNA news agency said.

6 new Catholic saints at a glance

|Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Pope Francis on Sunday canonized six new saints, two Indians and four Italians, all of whom dedicated their lives to helping the poor.

Nigeria: Dozens dead in suspected extremist attack

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

An attack by Islamic extremists killed dozens in the northeastern Nigerian village of Doron Baga, a major fishing center on the shores of Lake Chad, witnesses said.

Namibia to pick new president in Nov. 28 election

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

This year, Namibia unveiled a hilltop statue of independence leader Sam Nujoma holding aloft a copy of the African country's constitution, which was amended to let him to serve three terms as president until 2005. With the ruling party he led poised for another election win this week, analysts say a tougher test of Namibian democracy will come when an opposition party wins.

Egypt willing to send troops to future Palestine

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in remarks published Sunday that Egypt is prepared to send troops into a future Palestinian state to assist local police and guarantee Israel's security.

Kenya's deputy president condemns extremist attack

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Kenya's deputy president Sunday denounced the killing of 28 bus passengers by Islamic extremists and said the nation's military responded by killing more than 100 militants in Somalia.

Syrian rebels attack besieged Shiite villages

|Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Al-Qaida militants and Syrian rebels launched an attack against two predominantly Shiite Muslim villages in northern Syria that have been under siege for some 18 months, activists and a monitoring group said Sunday.

Moldova to convene defense meeting before election

|Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Moldova's Western-leaning president has convened a meeting of the top defense body before a parliamentary election next weekend amid concerns that Russia may try to influence the vote in the ex-Soviet republic.

Workers finish recovering MH17 wreckage in Ukraine

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Workers have finished recovering wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster, more than four months after the passenger jet was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

Sudan government asks UN Darfur mission to leave

|Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

The joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur said Sunday that the Sudanese government has asked it to prepare plans to exit the country, amid tension between Khartoum and the mission over an investigation into allegations of mass rape.

Bahrain opposition blasts electoral turnout figure

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Bahrain's leading Shiite opposition group on Sunday criticized the Sunni-led government's claim that more than half of registered voters participated in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests nearly four years ago.

UK authorities briefly evacuate train station

|Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Emergency services in London briefly evacuated Charing Cross train station after a fire broke out on a small section in the front carriage of train. There were no injuries.

Afghan officials say suicide bomber kills some 45

|Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Afghan officials say that a suicide bomber has killed "at least 45" people in an attack on a volleyball tournament in the country's east.

UK police: up to 5 terror plots foiled this year

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

The head of London's police force said Sunday that as many as five terror plots were foiled this year, as he warned of increasing pressure on resources amid the rising threat.