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Philippines gets 2 new fighter jets

updated: 11/29/2015 3:40 a.m. Discuss

The Philippines on Saturday took delivery of two Korean-made fighter jets -- the country's first supersonic combat aircraft in a decade -- as it strengthens its underfunded military amid an escalating territorial feud with China.

As fence goes up, migrants hurl stones

updated: 11/29/2015 3:39 a.m. Discuss

Migrants on the Greek-Macedonian border attacked police with stones Saturday, angered by the sight of Macedonian authorities erecting a fence along the border and an accident that injured a Moroccan man.

Israel to open energy office in Abu Dhabi

posted: 11/29/2015 3:36 a.m. Discuss

Israel "soon" will open an office focused on renewable energy in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, even though the two nations have no diplomatic relations, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday.

Shootout in Turkey kills activist lawyer

updated: 11/29/2015 3:34 a.m. Discuss

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

Uganda masses turn out for pope

updated: 11/29/2015 3:32 a.m. Discuss

Pope Francis on Saturday honored Uganda's 19th-century Christian martyrs and encouraged its 21st-century Christian youths during a day in which nearly half a million Ugandans turned out to see the pontiff before he heads to Central African Republic for the final leg of his African journey.

New images point to King Tut secrets

posted: 11/29/2015 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Egypt said Saturday that there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun’s tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum.

Iran reporting spike in its deaths in Syria

updated: 11/29/2015 3:15 a.m. Discuss

An increasing number of Iranian soldiers and militiamen appear to be dying in Syria's civil war, and observers credit media from Iran for revealing that fact.

The world in brief

updated: 11/29/2015 3:09 a.m. Discuss

Protests again shut down in Maldives COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Police in the Maldives dispersed opposition protesters for a second-straight day Saturday, using tear gas and pepper spray and arresting more than a dozen demonstrators who were demanding the release of a former president and other political leaders.

In the news

updated: 11/29/2015 3 a.m. Discuss

Victor Mooney, 49, of New York, who set off in a rowboat from the Canary Islands in February 2014, arrived in New York City, completing his 21-month journey rowing across the Atlantic to raise HIV awareness in memory of his brother, who died of AIDS in 1983.

Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb

posted: 11/28/2015 3:42 p.m. Discuss

CAIRO — Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum.

Putin orders sanctions against Turkey

posted: 11/28/2015 12:53 p.m. Discuss

ANKARA, Turkey — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, after the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane.

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.




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