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  • AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan
    Associated Press | November 22, 2014 1:36 am
    President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, U.S. officials said late Friday.
  • Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrest
    Associated Press | November 22, 2014 12:54 am
    Voters in Bahrain cast ballots Saturday in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests erupted four years ago, but a boycott called by the country's opposition threatens to overshadow the poll.
  • Police: Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in Kenya bus
    Associated Press | November 22, 2014 12:30 am
    Al-Shabab militants from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday.
  • Influx of cheap Peruvian quinoa riles Bolivia
    Associated Press | November 21, 2014 10:30 pm
    International demand for quinoa continues to boom, and that's fueling an increasingly bitter commercial feud between Bolivia and Peru, the two main producers of the Andean "superfood."
  • Latin America applauds Obama's immigration plan
    Associated Press | November 21, 2014 10:00 pm
    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto praised President Barack Obama on Friday for his executive orders granting new rights to millions of people living illegally in the United States, calling it "an act of justice."
  • US warns citizens to avoid resort of Acapulco
    Associated Press | November 21, 2014 9:36 pm
    The U.S. Embassy in Mexico issued a security message Friday warning U.S. citizens to avoid the Pacific resort of Acapulco because of violence and protests.
  • China party paper backs charges against journalist
    Associated Press | November 21, 2014 9:12 pm
    A newspaper published by China's ruling Communist Party on Saturday endorsed charges of leaking state secrets against a veteran journalist that critics say amount to political persecution.
  • For Obama, a long road to immigration order
    Associated Press | November 21, 2014 6:36 pm
    President Barack Obama's carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter.
  • Verdict pending, Malaysia's Anwar visits US
    Associated Press | November 21, 2014 6:30 pm
    Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim told The Associated Press on Friday he's confident of acquittal in his sodomy trial, so long as the Southeast Asian nation's top court demonstrates independence.
  • Investigators may have recovered lost IRS emails
    Associated Press | November 21, 2014 6:24 pm
    Federal investigators have told Congress that they have recovered data that may include lost emails from one of the pivotal figures in the controversy over the IRS's treatment of tea party groups, congressional aides said Friday.
  • Sri Lanka leader to face health minister in polls
    Associated Press | November 21, 2014 5:36 pm
    Sri Lanka's health minister quit President Mahinda Rajapaksa's government Friday to challenge him in the upcoming elections, accusing the leader of taking the country toward an autocracy.
  • UN chief: Ebola cases in Mali a 'deep concern'
    Associated Press | November 21, 2014 5:06 pm
    The United Nations chief warned Friday that Ebola may be easing in part of West Africa but is still hitting hard in other areas and outpacing the international response.
  • UN committee urges Myanmar action on Rohingya
    Associated Press | November 21, 2014 4:48 pm
    The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee on Friday approved a resolution urging Myanmar to allow its persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority "access to full citizenship on an equal basis."
  • Mexicans turning to humor in mansion scandal
    Associated Press | November 21, 2014 4:12 pm
    Brad Pitt and George Clooney are intercepted by Mexico's border patrol. Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, is ready to audition for a soap opera.
  • Puerto Rico legislators to debate oil tax increase
    Associated Press | November 21, 2014 4:06 pm
    Puerto Rico's governor on Friday called a special legislative session for next week to debate a measure that seeks to boost an oil tax by 68 percent.
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