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Putin orders sanctions against Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane....

Pope to visit Central African Republic's divided capital
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Georgette Dossio mourns a son whose body she can never bury. Sitting on the dirt under a tent of scrap wood and tarp, she is comforted by her neighbors at the airport displaced-persons camp where she has lived for nearly two years....

Pope honors Ugandan Christian martyrs as example of faith
NAMUGONGO, Uganda (AP) -- Pope Francis on Saturday honored Uganda's 19th century Christian martyrs and encouraged its 21st century Christian youths during a day that saw nearly a half-million Ugandans turn out to see the pontiff before he heads to Central African Republic for the final leg of his African journey....

Hollande, activists gear up for critical climate talks
PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande met with environmental groups Saturday, pushing for an ambitious global deal to reduce man-made emissions blamed for global warming - with emphasis on helping developing countries adapt to a changing world....

The Latest: Macedonia: 18 officers injured in migrants clash
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:...

Prominent human rights activist killed in attack in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A prominent lawyer and human rights defender, who faced a criminal charge for supporting Kurdish rebels, was killed Saturday in an attack in southeast Turkey in which a police officer also died, officials said....

Kenya police: 2 Kenyans arrested for spying for Iran
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Two Kenyans in police custody have admitted assisting Iranian state intelligence to plot attacks on western targets in Kenya, Kenya's police chief said Saturday....

Mortar attack on UN base in north Mali kills 3, injures 20
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Mortars lit up the dawn sky when they were fired on a United Nations base in the northern Mali city of Kidal early Saturday, killing at least three people....

Energy-rich Russia pays little attention to climate change
MOSCOW (AP) -- When forest fires roared through Siberia this summer, so vast that the smoke blocked vast Lake Baikal from satellite view, Russian officials blamed the blazes on arsonists and disorganized fire crews. Environmentalists say there was another culprit: global warming....

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Mortar attack on UN base in north Mali kills 3, injures 20

Philippines gets 1st fighter jets in a decade amid sea feud

Migrants clash with Macedonian police on Greek border

Latin America/Caribbean
Coast Guard finds body believed to be missing Chilean man

Middle East
Iran lures foreign investors with new oil contracts




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