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  • Red Cross seeks $1.68 billion for 2015

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    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross is asking donors for $1.68 billion next year to help people caught up in armed conflicts, its biggest request ever and 25 percent larger than the current budget. ICRC President ...

  • AP Top International News At 6:43 a.m. EST

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    (AP) With incentives and brute force, IS subdues tribes OPEC unity tested by low prices, oil glut Private firms filling Latin America's security gap Ship with 700 migrants safely towed to Greek coast Pope visits Turkey amid Christian-Muslim tensions Amsterdam warns ...

  • Amsterdam warns of dangerous drugs after 3 deaths

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    (AP) AMSTERDAM (AP) — Health authorities in Amsterdam are warning of dangerous drugs being sold to tourists after three British men died in the last month after snorting heroin they may have believed was cocaine. A large sign outside the Dutch ...

  • Virgin, Stagecoach expand UK rail operation

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    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Richard Branson's Virgin company will next year play an increased role in train service linking Scotland to London. The British government said Thursday that Virgin Group and the Stagecoach company have been chosen to run the east ...

  • Scots to get new powers after rejecting separation

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    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Britain's main political parties have agreed to grant Scotland new tax and spending powers to fulfill a promise of greater autonomy made before a recent independence referendum. In the Sept. 18 ballot, 55 percent of Scottish voters ...

  • Image of Asia: A confetti shower greets Pacquiao

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    (AP) In this photo by Aaron Favila, Manny Pacquiao waves at thousands of fans amid a shower of confetti during a hero's welcome at the financial district of Makati, south of Manila, Philippines, where he was accompanied by his political allies ...

  • Pope visits Turkey amid Christian-Muslim tensions

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    (AP) VATICAN CITY (AP) — When a pope last visited Turkey — Benedict XVI in 2006 — Muslim-Catholic tensions were so high that the Vatican added a stop at Istanbul's famed Blue Mosque at the last minute in hopes of showing ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 6:15 a.m. EST

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    (AP) Who's behind Christmas tree at Paris' Notre Dame? Brawny bearded brewers bare nearly all for charity Passengers in Russia's Arctic give airliner a push Residents asking why city smells like cat urine Trooper: Driver is lucky dog food didn't crush ...

  • Who's behind Christmas tree at Paris' Notre Dame?

    42 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has a Christmas tree this year thanks to an unusual patron: the Russian government. Amid high tensions between Russia and the West over violence in Ukraine, Russia's ambassador to France says the ...

  • Las Vegas visitor traffic up 3 percent in October

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourism officials say nearly 3.6 million people visited Las Vegas in October, up 3.2 percent compared with a year ago. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said Wednesday that visitor traffic has been up every ...

  • General strike shuts down services across Greece

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    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancelations and school closures and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff, while thousands of protesters marched in central Athens. Labor unions ...

  • Britain reports big increase in immigration

    1 hour ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Britain has reported a big increase in immigration last year despite government efforts to control the numbers of arrivals. Office of National Statistics figures released Thursday show increased migration from within the European Union and from the ...

  • AP Top News At 5:51 a.m. EST

    1 hour, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson Ferguson fallout: Dozens arrested in Calif. unrest With incentives and brute force, IS subdues tribes OPEC seen unlikely to cut output despite oil glut Thanksgiving: Turkey, parades, shopping deals Lab-coated Muggles use Harry ...

  • Mining boom at stake, Greenland votes amid turmoil

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    (AP) COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Greenland's hopes of a mining boom are shrouded in uncertainty as voters on the ice-capped Arctic island decide Friday who will replace a local government that collapsed after its leader admitted to using taxpayers' money for ...

  • Ferguson fallout: Dozens arrested in Calif. unrest

    1 hour, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in Oakland and Los Angeles arrested scores of demonstrators during a third night of unrest linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri. At least 130 demonstrators who refused to disperse during a Los Angeles ...

  • Afghanistan: British national killed in attack on embassy vehicle in Kabul

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan: British national killed in attack on embassy vehicle in Kabul.

  • AP Top Entertainment News At 5:27 a.m. EST

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story Witherspoon goes on a soul-baring ride in 'Wild' Thanksgiving: Turkey, parades, shopping deals University in Tennessee cancels Cosby appearance Singer John Mayer among 'Late Late Show' subs Ex-CBC host charged with sexual assault in ...

  • Thanksgiving: Turkey, parades, shopping deals

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving. Here's a look at how Americans prepared to celebrate Thanksgiving. ____ ...

  • Israel says it busted Hamas cell planning attacks

    1 hour, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet security service says it has uncovered a Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem. The Shin Bet said Thursday it arrested more than 30 Hamas militants ...

  • South Asian leaders reach last-minute energy deal

    1 hour, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — South Asian heads of state attending their first summit in three years reached a deal on energy sharing Thursday, but failed on two other economic agreements during a retreat where Indian and Pakistan leaders shook hands. ...

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