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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 were questioning a 20-year-old woman whose newborn baby 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 and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, in a southern Philippine province, the body count continues to rise.

Strong quake in west China kills 4; 54 hurt

| |Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

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

'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.

Fence-mending in Turkey, Biden commits to 'transition' in Syria

| |Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden assured Turkey Saturday that the U.S. plans to strengthen Syrian rebels and ensure a political transition “away from the Assad regime,” but he stopped short of committing to regime change in Damascus demanded by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Poland's ruling party wins local elections

|Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Results for local elections in Poland show the governing Civic Platform party as the winner, a surprise outcome given that exit polls had predicted a defeat for the pro-European party.

Russian tourist arrested for vandalizing Colosseum

|Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Italian authorities say a Russian tourist has been fined 20,000 euros ($25,000) for engraving a big letter 'K' on a wall of the Colosseum, the latest act of vandalism by tourists at the ancient structure.

C. African Republic women stage topless protest

|Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Residents say hundreds of women have marched topless through a town in the Central African Republic to protest sectarian violence.

Fog forces 5 US choppers to land in Polish field

|Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Officials say that that fog forced five U.S. Army helicopters to make an emergency landing in a Polish field and spend the night there, the second such incident since September.

Hitler watercolor sold for $162,000 at auction

|Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

A watercolor of Munich's old city hall believed to have been painted by Adolf Hitler a century ago was sold for 130,000 euros ($162,000) at an auction in Germany on Saturday.

Albania opens secret bunker built by communists

| |Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

A gigantic, secret bunker that Albania's communist regime built underground decades ago to survive a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union or the United States has been opened to the public for the first time.

Geneva hospital: Cuban doctor with Ebola stable

|Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

A Swiss hospital says a Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone is in a stable condition after nearly two days of treatment.

Family pays tribute to slain hostage Alan Henning

|Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

The family of slain hostage Alan Henning has paid tribute to his life, gathering for a private memorial service.

Puerto Rico sees slight drop in unemployment rate

|Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Puerto Rico's unemployment rate has dropped slightly as the U.S. territory struggles to emerge from a nearly decade-long economic slump.

Anti-government protest takes place in Albania

|Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Tens of thousands of Albanians are protesting the government's economic policies, claiming they are leading to rising taxes and energy prices and high unemployment.

Mali: New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected

| |Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Mali on Saturday confirmed a new case of Ebola and said two more suspected patients are being tested, raising concern about a further spread of the disease which has already killed at least five people in the country.