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  • Somalia's Al-Shabab says it killed 28 in Kenya

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, Al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for a Saturday dawn attack on a bus in which 28 non-Muslims were singled out and killed. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack through its radio station in Somalia, saying it was in...

  • UK volunteers fly to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The first wave of volunteers from Britain's National Health Service arrived in Sierra Leone Saturday amid what the World Health Organization has described as an "intense" surge in cases. More than 30 NHS staffers, including general practitioners and...

  • Pope meets with autistic children

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has called for an end to the isolation and stigma of people living with autism spectrum disorders and their families during an audience aimed at raising awareness about the condition. The pope met Saturday with children with autism and their parents,...

  • Iraqi forces, Islamic State group battle in Ramadi

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation Saturday to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State group militants, an official and residents said. The fighting focused on Ramadi's eastern Sijariya neighborhood, which the...

  • Egypt to host major economic conference in March

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's prime minister says his government will host a three-day international economic conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh starting March 13 to support the country's economy. Ibrahim Mahlab said Saturday that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are...

  • Strong quake strikes central Japan's Nagano city

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake has hit central Japan, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The Japan Meteorological Agency says the magnitude-6.8 earthquake hit parts of Nagano city and surrounding areas the hardest. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake's...

  • Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrest

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Voters in Bahrain cast ballots Saturday in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests nearly four years ago, but a boycott by the country's opposition overshadowed the vote and highlighted the sectarian-charged...

  • Strong quake in western China kills at least 1

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China on Saturday, killing at least one person and causing minor damage to buildings, officials and state media said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-5.9 quake had a depth of 14.6...

  • Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press says the Navy admiral fired last year as the No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have counterfeited $500 poker chips with paint and stickers. Although Rear Adm. Timothy M. Giardina's...

  • US releases Saudi prisoner from Guantanamo Bay

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — A Saudi citizen who has spent the past 12 years detained at Guantanamo Bay has been released, the Pentagon said Saturday, amid a push to whittle down the prison population at the U.S. base in Cuba. Muhammad al-Zahrani was sent to his homeland based on the conclusion of a...

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