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Islamic State group recruits, exploits children

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.

Portuguese ex-premier kept in jail amid fraud case

|Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates is spending a third straight night in jail as officials continue to investigate him for suspected corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud.

Official: 60 extremist backers from Germany dead

|Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says authorities now know of 550 people from the country who have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join extremist groups, and about 60 of them have died.

US tells Iran to consider nuclear talks extension

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

The U.S. told Iran Sunday that it's time to consider extending nuclear talks, in the first formal recognition by Washington that frenzied last-minute diplomacy may not be enough to seal a deal by a rapidly approaching deadline.

Saudi's Mobily suspends CEO amid accounting errors

|Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Telecommunications company Etihad Etisalat, known as Mobily on the Saudi stock exchange, said Sunday it has suspended its chief executive officer after accounting errors forced the operator to restate 18 months of earnings.

Officials say car bomb kills 7 people in Iraq

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Authorities in Iraq say a car bomb explosion at an outdoor market south of Baghdad has killed seven people.

Migrants rescued off Cyprus' north coast

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

About 228 migrants, apparently refugees from Syria, have been rescued after their damaged ship drifted for hours in rough seas off Cyprus' northern coast, an official said Sunday.

Damage worse than thought in Japanese earthquake

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

The damage from an overnight earthquake in a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics proved more extensive than initially thought.

Iraqi premier, US look to aid Islamic State battle

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group focused their offensive Sunday on the city of Ramadi, backed by Sunni tribal fighters that the U.S. plans to arm.

Israeli Cabinet moves to define Israel as Jewish

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel's Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people.

Suicide bomber kills at least 45 Afghans

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people in the country's deadliest terrorist attack this year, officials said.

Tunisia polls give ex-regime figure the edge

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

A veteran politician from the previous regime that ran on a platform of restoring the prestige of the state took the lead in Tunisia's first free and fair presidential election Sunday, according to exit polls. But there will still likely be a runoff next month.

Report: Gunman shot Danish citizen in Saudi Arabia

|Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

The state news agency of Saudi Arabia is reporting that a gunman has shot and wounded a Danish citizen in the capital, Riyadh.

Pacquiao knocks Algieri down 6 times, dominates

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Manny Pacquiao couldn't resist having a little fun after getting the signature win he desperately needed for the fight boxing fans desperately want to see.

Police find mom of baby abandoned in Sydney drain

|Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Police in Australia questioned but have not charged a 30-year-old woman whose newborn baby boy was found Sunday abandoned in a drain near a Sydney freeway.

2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows

| |Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars in a southern Philippine province and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, the body count continues to rise.

Strong quake in west China kills 5; 54 hurt

| |Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

A strong earthquake that hit a sparsely populated, mountainous area of western China killed at least five people and injured 54 others, officials said Sunday. The injured included schoolchildren in a stampede.

'Blind Massage' big Golden Horse winner in Taiwan

|Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

A Chinese-French film about blind masseurs and Chinese actor and director Chen Jianbin scooped the most accolades at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse movie awards, considered the Chinese-language equivalent of the Oscars.

Monaco to celebrate birth of its royal twins

|Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco are expecting twins next month, and the first one born will be the prince's royal heir.

Mexico confirms US agent wounded in north in July

|Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

The Mexican navy confirmed on Saturday that a U.S. marshal was wounded in Mexico while working with naval personnel in the northwestern state of Sinaloa during the summer.