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PHOTO: Australian Christmas tree sets record with 518,838 lights

posted: 11/28/2015 11:50 a.m. Discuss

CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian set his third Christmas-themed world record in as many years Friday by illuminating a tree in downtown Canberra with 518,838 twinkling lights.

Paris solemnly honors 130 lost to terrorism

posted: 11/28/2015 4:09 a.m. Discuss

PARIS -- France paid homage Friday to the 130 killed during attacks two weeks ago in Paris, honoring each by name.

Russia to halt Turks' visa-free travel

posted: 11/28/2015 3:58 a.m. Discuss

MOSCOW -- Russia announced Friday that it will suspend visa-free travel with Turkey amid the escalating dispute over the downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet at the Syrian border.

Arkansas rises as refuge from sea

updated: 11/28/2015 3:44 a.m. Comment 1

Valentino Keimbar hides from the intense heat in the shade of a breadfruit tree, waiting for his basketball game to begin. It was supposed to start a couple of hours ago, maybe three, but time matters little here on the Marshall Islands.

Airstrikes kill 8 in ISIS-held city

updated: 11/28/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

BEIRUT -- A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State, killed at least eight people, including five children, Syrian opposition groups said Friday.

Attacks add edge to climate talks

updated: 11/28/2015 3:22 a.m. Discuss

PARIS -- Delegates to the two-week climate conference in Paris insist they won't let the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people distract them from the task at hand: crafting a deal to fight global warming.

At Uganda stop, pope notes air of 'hope'

posted: 11/28/2015 3:20 a.m. Discuss

KAMPALA, Uganda -- Pope Francis arrived Friday in Uganda on the second leg of his Africa pilgrimage, declaring Africa the "continent of hope."

The world in brief

updated: 11/28/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

ISIS offshoot: Hit Bangladesh mosque

Russia suspends visa-free travel with Turkey

posted: 11/27/2015 11:17 a.m. Discuss

MOSCOW — Russia announced Friday that it will suspend visa-free travel with Turkey amid the escalating spat over the downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet at the Syrian border.

France honors attack victims in city subdued by mourning

posted: 11/27/2015 9:43 a.m. Discuss

PARIS — A subdued France paid homage Friday to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning, honoring each of the 130 dead by name as the president pledged to "destroy the army of fanatics" who claimed so many young lives.

Joining forces against ISIS, 2 nations say

posted: 11/27/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group.

Pope: Don't let groups derail talks on climate

updated: 11/27/2015 3:48 a.m. Discuss

Pope Francis warned Thursday that it would be "catastrophic" for world leaders to let special-interest groups get in the way of a global agreement to curb fossil-fuel emissions.

Recall 125,000 cars, S. Korea orders VW

posted: 11/27/2015 3:42 a.m. Discuss

South Korea on Thursday ordered Volkswagen to recall more than 125,000 cars in the country, saying a government investigation had found that the German carmaker had illegally manipulated an emissions device in cars with older diesel engines.

4,973 children caught at Mexican border in October

updated: 11/27/2015 3:36 a.m. Discuss

Nearly 5,000 unaccompanied illegal alien children were caught crossing the U.S. border with Mexico in October, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data.

100 years after his theory, Einstein still piques public's imagination

posted: 11/27/2015 3:22 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- In a basement room filled with filing cabinets, physicist Daniel Kennefick got to know Albert Einstein.




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