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  • Red Cross seeks $1.68 billion for 2015

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    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 Peter Maurer says the budget reflects the needs...

  • Pope visits Turkey amid Christian-Muslim tensions

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    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 Benedict's respect for Islam. Pope Francis travels to Turkey this...

  • Britain reports big increase in immigration

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    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 rest of the world....

  • Mining boom at stake, Greenland votes amid turmoil

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    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 private trips. The fall of...

  • National Guard boosting NYC holiday security

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York National Guard says hundreds of the state's citizen soldiers are helping provide security during the busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period. Officials at the National Guard's state headquarters outside Albany say more than 500 members of the military...

  • LA hospital gets money for telemedicine program

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles hospital is starting a telemedicine program that will allow doctors to consult with patients six-thousand miles away. Good Samaritan Hospital announced Wednesday that it's received a federal grant of more than $417,000. The money will be used to...

  • Colts put in extra time to prepare for McCoy

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson and cornerback Darius Butler started this week preparing to face Robert Griffin III. So much for that. After Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced he was making a quarterback change Wednesday, both players started cramming...

  • Malaysia leader nixes pledge to scrap sedition law

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says a colonial-era law curbing free speech will be retained and strengthened, backpedaling on a pledge two years ago to abolish the law as part of political reforms. Rights groups and opposition lawmakers slammed the...

  • Syrian troops kill 30 rebels near Damascus

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — State media and activists say government forces have killed at least 30 rebels in an ambush in the suburbs of Damascus. State news agency SANA said Thursday that 50 "terrorists" were killed in an ambush as they tried to flee the eastern suburb of Maydaa toward the nearby...

  • N. Korean leader's sister named as senior official

    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has revealed that leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister is a senior official in the ruling Workers' Party, strengthening analysts' views that she is an increasingly important part of the family dynasty that runs the country. State media on Thursday...

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