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Riviera rains leave at least 1 dead in flooding

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Torrential rains along the French Riviera have inundated homes and roads, leaving at least one person dead and three missing.

Diplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, poverty

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

After many years of talking, the World Trade Organization pulled off a major deal Thursday that the body said could boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually.

Argentina charges HSBC with aiding tax evasion

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Argentina's tax agency charged HSBC bank Thursday with helping more than 4,000 Argentines evade taxes by placing their money in secret Swiss accounts.

38 UN peacekeepers deserted Mali post, will return

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

A spokeswoman says more than three dozen U.N. peacekeepers have deserted their post in northern Mali, complaining that supplies including food and water were slow to reach them.

Hollande: France helped exile ex-Burkina leader

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

President Francois Hollande says France helped secure the exile of former Burkina Faso leader Blaise Compaore to "avoid a bloodbath."

Bomb kills 5 Nigerian troops; Boko Haram suspected

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Five Nigerian troops were killed and seven injured when a roadside bomb went off in northeastern Nigeria, an army colonel said.

Venezuela opposition leader will appear in court

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Opposition leader Maria Corina Machado said Thursday she will continue working toward a peaceful change of Venezuela's government even as she complies with an order to face charges of plotting to kill the president.

Hong Kong student protest leader banned from site

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

A Hong Kong court on Thursday banned a high-profile student leader from going near a recently cleared protest site, constraining the pro-democracy movement as it enters a third month.

Death penalty sought for Nigerian child bride

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

The father of a 14-year-old child bride accused of murdering her husband said Thursday he was appealing to a Nigerian court to spare his daughter the death sentence.

Peres criticizes Israel's 'Jewish state' bill

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Israel's former president has come out against a bill floated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that would define Israel as "the Jewish state."

Brazil's Rousseff names banker as finance minister

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff named a former treasury secretary with a reputation as a fiscal conservative as finance minister on Thursday in a move that's widely seen as charting a new course for Brazil's flagging economy and soothing jittery financial markets.

Sinn Fein figure arrested over widow's '72 killing

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Northern Ireland police have interrogated a prominent Irish Republican Army veteran about the IRA's 1972 abduction, killing and secret burial of a widowed mother of 10, one of the outlawed group's most notorious slayings.

Ebola aid dogged by coordination lags in Guinea

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Eight months into West Africa's Ebola outbreak, aid efforts in Guinea still suffer from poor coordination, hampering deployments of international support to help quell a virus that has killed more than 1,200 people in the former French colony, officials and medical aid providers say.

Pope condemns Islamic State violence

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

On the eve of a trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis is urging religious and political leaders to speak out against attacks on Christians by Islamic State extremists.

France returns 250 smuggled Egyptian antiquities

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

France has returned 250 Egyptian antiquities seized from the luggage of travelers arriving in Paris four years ago.

Pele doing 'fine' after move to special care unit

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Brazilian great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary tract infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, his spokesman said Thursday.

Mexico leader announces anti-crime crackdown

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan on Thursday that would give Congress the power to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs, and give state authorities control over often-corrupt municipal police.

Judge: British minister did call policemen 'plebs'

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Britain's High Court has weighed in on a big scandal over one small word, saying a government minister did call a policeman by the "politically toxic" insult "pleb."

Mubarak verdict due, but Egyptians' interest wanes

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Amal Shaker's 25-year-old son Ahmed was fatally shot in the back on the "Friday of Rage," one of the bloodiest days of Egypt's 2011 uprising against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Nearly four years later, she is still waiting for justice.

Egypt braces for new Islamist protest

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Egyptians are bracing for potential violence ahead of a planned major protest Friday by Islamists calling for the toppling of the government and the defense of their religion, with security forces vowing to confront any unrest with "lethal force."