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UAE eases drug laws: No more jail for those bringing in THC

The United Arab Emirates has eased some penalties for travelers arriving in the country with products containing THC, the main intoxicating chemical in cannabis
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France waits on tests for 8 suspected omicron variant cases

French authorities are waiting for laboratory confirmation of eight suspected cases of the new version of the coronavirus, involving people who traveled recently to southern Africa
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Nissan investing in electric vehicles, battery development

Nissan is investing 2 trillion yen, or nearly $18 billion, over the next five years and developing a cheaper, more powerful battery to boost its electric vehicle lineup
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FILE - Nissan Chief Executive Makoto Uchida speaks during a press conference in the automaker's headquarters in Yokohama, near Tokyo on Dec. 2, 2019. Nissan is investing 2 trillion yen ($17.6 billion) over the next five years and developing a cheaper, more powerful battery to boost its electric vehicle lineup, the Japanese automaker said Monday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
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Leftist holds commanding lead in Honduran presidential vote

Leftist opposition candidate Xiomara Castro is holding a commanding lead as Hondurans appear poised to remove the conservative National Party after 12 years of continuous rule
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People line up outside a polling station after closing time to vote during general elections in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. The National Electoral Council announced that polling stations that still had people waiting outside to vote should stay open until all had a chance to cast their ballots. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Mob attacks Pakistan police, fail to grab blasphemy suspect

Pakistani authorities say a mob has burned a police station and four police posts in the northwest overnight as officers detained a mentally unstable man accused of blasphemy
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EXPLAINER: Can world powers curb Iran in new nuclear talks?

Can the landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers be restored
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FILE - Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi addresses the parliament during a vote of confidence session for the education minister, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Iran and world powers resume talks in Vienna this week of Nov. 28, aimed at restoring the nuclear deal that crumbled after the U.S. pulled out three years ago. There are major doubts over whether the deal can be reinstated after years of mounting distrust.(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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Interfaith love a risk amid India's Hindu nationalist surge

Arbaz Mullah was a Muslim man in love with a Hindu woman
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Nazima Shaikh, mother of Arbaz Mullah weeps as she speaks to the Associated Press at her home in Belagavi, India, Oct. 6, 2021. Arbaz Mullah was a Muslim man in love with a Hindu woman. But the romance so angered the woman’s family that — according to police — they hired members of a hard-line Hindu group to murder him. It's a grim illustration of the risks facing interfaith couples as Hindu nationalism surges in India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
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Interfaith love a risk amid India's Hindu nationalist surge

Arbaz Mullah was a Muslim man in love with a Hindu woman
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Nazima Shaikh, mother of Arbaz Mullah weeps as she speaks to the Associated Press at her home in Belagavi, India, Oct. 6, 2021. Arbaz Mullah was a Muslim man in love with a Hindu woman. But the romance so angered the woman’s family that — according to police — they hired members of a hard-line Hindu group to murder him. It's a grim illustration of the risks facing interfaith couples as Hindu nationalism surges in India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
November 29

Baltic lawmakers meet Taiwan's Tsai, stepping up cooperation

Lawmakers from all three Baltic states have met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in a sign of further cooperation between European Union nations and Taiwan
November 29
In this photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, center, poses for photos with a delegation from the Baltic States at the Presidential Office in Taipei, Taiwan on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. Lawmakers from all three Baltic states met with Tsai on Monday in a sign of further cooperation between European Union nations and Taiwan. (Taiwan Presidential Office via AP)
November 28

Honduran election could oust long-ruling National party

Leftist opposition candidate Xiomara Castro has claimed victory in Honduras’ presidential election, setting up a showdown with the National Party which says its candidate has won a vote that could end the conservative party’s 12 years in power
November 28
National Party presidential candidate Nasry Asfura show his ink stained finger after casting his ballot at a polling station during general elections in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
November 28

Drug gang behind attack that killed feminist in north Mexico

A shooting attack outside a city hall killed a feminist activist and a bodyguard
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November 28

Sudan says 6 soldiers killed in Ethiopia border fighting

Sudan’s armed forces says that six of its forces were killed in fighting in the country’s border region with Ethiopia
November 28
November 28

Mexicans hope for recovery of monarch butterflies

Drought, severe weather, loss of habitat, and pesticides all pose threats.
November 28
FILE - Monarch butterflies cling to branches in their winter nesting grounds in El Rosario Sanctuary, near Ocampo, Michoacan state, Mexico, Jan. 31, 2020. Communal farmers and butterfly guides are hoping for a rebound in the number of monarch butterflies, and tourists, at their wintering grounds in central Mexico, after a bad year for both last year. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
November 28

Snow-covered pass seen in Scotland

Drone footage captured a snow-covered pass in Scotland in the wake of Storm Arwen.
November 28
Drone footage captured a snow-covered pass in Scotland in the wake of Storm Arwen.
November 28

Strong winds kick up sands in UK

Winds rushing over a beach in southwest England created a mesmerizing pattern in the sand.
November 28
Winds rushing over a beach in southwest England created a mesmerizing pattern in the sand.
November 28

South Africa not imposing new restrictions after omicron variant

After the cabin meeting, President Cyril Ramaphosa said South Africa should remain on coronavirus alert level one for now.
November 28
After the cabin meeting, President Cyril Ramaphosa said South Africa should remain on coronavirus alert level one for now.
November 28

Kyrgyzstan's parliamentary vote boosts president's clout

Kyrgyzstan held a parliamentary election just over a year after a forceful change of government in the ex-Soviet Central Asian nation and voters have backed parties supporting the country’s new president
November 28
Kyrgyzstan's President Sadyr Zhaparov prepares to cast his ballot at a polling station during the parliamentary elections in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. Voters in Kyrgyzstan cast ballots in a parliamentary election Sunday that comes just over a year after a forceful change of government in the ex-Soviet Central Asian nation. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)
November 28

Asian leaders at economic summit vow to help Afghanistan

The leaders of several Asian countries have called for boosting economic ties with Afghanistan and pledged to provide assistance to the Afghan people during a summit in Turkmenistan
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November 28

Israel to allow 3,000 Ethiopian Jews to immigrate

Israel’s government has approved the immigration of several thousand Ethiopian Jews, some of whom have waited for decades to join their relatives in Israel
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November 28

In Iraq, family mourns daughter who drowned crossing to UK

At least 27 people died in an ill-fated voyage with dreams of reaching the UK.
November 28
Life jackets, sleeping bags and damaged inflatable small boat are pictured on the shore in Wimereux, northern France, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 in Calais, northern France. Children and pregnant women were among at least 27 migrants who died when their small boat sank in an attempted crossing of the English Channel, a French government official said Thursday. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
November 28

Israeli president celebrates Hanukkah at West Bank site

Israel’s president has visited one of the most contentious spots in the occupied West Bank to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah
November 28
Israeli President Isaac Herzog lights candles during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in Hebron's holiest site, known to Jews as the Tomb of the Patriarchs and to Muslims as the Ibrahimi Mosque in the Israeli controlled part of the West Bank city of Hebron, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
November 28

EU plane to monitor migrants on Channel shores after deaths

The EU's border agency will dispatch a plane to monitor the shores of the English Channel for migrant boats after 27 died last week when their smuggling boat sank en route to Britain
November 28
Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, center, arrives for a meeting with European migration officials, in Calais, northern France, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. Top European migration officials are holding an emergency meeting Sunday in the French port of Calais to find ways to better fight migrant smuggling, after 27 people died trying to cross the English Channel to Britain in an overcrowded inflatable boat. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
November 28

Cambodian prince and politician Norodom Ranariddh dies at 77

Cambodia’s Prince Norodom Ranariddh, former prime minister and the son of the late King Norodom Sihanouk, has died
November 28
FILE - Prince Norodom Ranariddh and the royal FUNCIPEC Party walks together at the National Assembly, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Ranariddh, former prime minister and the son of the late King Norodom Sihanouk, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021 in France, Information Minister Khieu Kanharith announced on his Facebook page. He was 77. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)
November 28

New vents open up, lava surges from Spanish island's volcano

Several new volcanic vents have opened up on the Spanish island of La Palma, releasing new lava that is speeding down a ridge and threatening to widen the damages on evacuated land, roads and homes
November 28
November 28

Taiwan sends jets after 27 Chinese planes enter buffer zone

Taiwan says 27 Chinese aircraft entered its air defense buffer zone in the latest in a long series of incursions as part of Beijing’s pressure on the self-ruled island
November 28
Newly commissioned upgraded F-16V fighter jets are seen at Air Force base in Chiayi in southwestern Taiwan Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. Taiwan has deployed the most advanced version of the F-16 fighter jet in its Air Force, as the island steps up its defense capabilities in the face of continuing threats from China. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)
November 28

USGS: Magnitude-7.5 earthquake strikes northern Peru

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 struck northern Peru early Sunday, damaging some buildings and blocking several roads with rubble
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The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 has struck in northern Peru.
November 28

Josephine Baker, 1st Black woman honored in French Pantheon

Josephine Baker was a Missouri-born cabaret dancer, French spy and activist.
November 28
FILE - Performer Josephine Baker strikes a pose during her Ziegfeld Follies performance of "The Conga" on the Winter Garden Theater stage in New York, Feb. 11, 1936. France is inducting Josephine Baker – Missouri-born cabaret dancer, French Resistance fighter and civil rights leader – into its Pantheon, the first Black woman honored in the final resting place of France's most revered luminaries. (AP Photo, File)
November 28

Several thousand rally in Belgrade after scuffles day before

Several thousand people have rallied in Belgrade for another environmental protest, a day after demonstrators blocked bridges and roads in several locations in Serbia, and scuffled with riot police who deployed to stop them
November 28
A man holds a banner during a protest for clean air in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. Several thousand people have rallied in Belgrade for another environmental protest, a day after demonstrators blocked bridges and roads on several locations in Serbia, and scuffled with riot police who deployed to stop them. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
November 28

Swiss vote on COVID law amid sharp rise in infections

Swiss voters appear set to approve by a clear margin legislation which introduced a special COVID-19 certificate that lets only people who have been vaccinated, recovered or tested negative attend public events and gatherings
November 28
FILE - A pupil wearing a protective mask arrives at a primary school Etablissement Primaire de l'ecole vaudoise, in Morges, Switzerland, 11 May 2020. Classroom teaching at primary and lower secondary schools will again be permitted. Switzerland is facing an exponential rise in coronavirus cases. But its federal government, hasn't responded with new lockdown measures. Experts say that's because the government's anti-COVID policies face a crucial test at the ballot box. On Sunday Nov. 28, 2021, Swiss voters will cast ballots on a ‚COVID-19 law' that has unlocked billions of Swiss francs in aid for workers and businesses hit by the pandemic. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)
November 28

Pope Francis pained at migrant deaths in English Channel

Pope Francis on Sunday expressed pain and sorrow at the death and suffering of migrants crossing the English Channel, at the border between Poland and Belarus and in the Mediterranean Sea
November 28
Members of a migrants association hold a huge banner made with World's flags as Pope Francis deliver the Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021.(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
November 28

IS roadside bomb in Iraq leaves 5 peshmerga dead, 4 wounded

The official state news agency of Iraq's Kurdish-run region says a roadside bomb attack by Islamic State group fighters in northern Iraq killed five Kurdish forces and wounded four others
November 28
November 28

USGS reports earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.5 strikes northern Peru

USGS reports earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.5 strikes northern Peru
November 28
November 28

Czech president swears in opposition leader as new premier

The Czech president has sworn in Petr Fiala as the country’s new prime minister following last month’s parliamentary election
November 28
Czech President Milos Zeman, right, in a transparent cube because he tested positive to COVID-19, appoints ODS leader Petr Fiala, left, as Czech Prime Minister at the Lany manor, near Prague, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. The Czech president has sworn in Petr Fiala as the country’s new prime minister following last month’s parliamentary election. Milos Zeman and Fiala, the leader of the coalition that captured most votes in the Oct 8-9 vote were separated by a clear screen during the ceremony at the presidential chateau in Lany, west of Prague, after the president tested positive for the coronavirus and must isolate. (Roman Vondrous/CTK via AP)
November 28

500 vigilantes gather in Mexico town, pledge to aid police

Extortion of avocado growers in western Mexico has gotten so bad that 500 vigilantes from a so-called “self-defense” group known as United Towns, or Pueblos Unidos, have gathered and pledged to aid police
November 28
November 28

Pakistan says militants kill 2 soldiers near Afghan border

The military says militants have targeted a Pakistani military post in the northwestern tribal belt near the Afghan border, killing two soldiers in a firefight
November 28
November 27

Beloved Honduran mayor stood out in bloody electoral season

Two weeks before Honduran elections, the Cantarranas mayor appeared untouchable.
November 27
Soldiers patrol in Cantarranas, Honduras, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, one day ahead of the general elections. Political related violence prior to Sunday’s elections has reached unprecedented levels with close to 30 murders considered to have been motivated by or involving politicians. Francisco Gaitan, the mayor of Cantarranas who was seeking his fifth re-election was murdered on Nov. 13. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
November 27

Golden retriever dives into mud puddle

A playful golden retriever in Sydney took "playing dirty" to a whole new level as he dived into a puddle of mud.
November 27
A playful golden retriever in Sydney took "playing dirty" to a whole new level as he dived into a puddle of mud.
November 27

At least 2 people dead during first winter storm in UK

Two people have died after a storm hit the UK in the early hours of the morning.
November 27
Huge waves crash the against the sea wall and Roker Lighthouse after gusts of almost 100 miles (160 km) per hour battered some areas of the country during Storm Arwen, in Sunderland, England, Saturday Nov. 27, 2021. The Met Office issued a rare red warning for wind from 3pm on Friday to 2am on Saturday as the first winter storm was set to batter the country. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
November 27

Russia jails 5 people over coal mine disaster that killed 51

A Russian court ordered five people held in pre-trial detention for two months.
November 27
Ambulances and fire trucks are parked near the Listvyazhnaya coal mine out of the Siberian city of Kemerovo, about 3,000 kilometres (1,900 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. A fire at a coal mine in Russia's Siberia killed 11 people and injured more than 40 others on Thursday, with dozens of others still trapped, authorities said. (Governor of Kemerovo region press office photo via AP)
November 27

Afghan prime minister defends Taliban's rule amid crisis

Afghanistan’s Taliban prime minister is defending the group’s rule amid a worsening economic crisis
November 27
November 27

Anti-government protesters block bridges, roads in Serbia

Skirmishes have erupted in Serbia between police and anti-government demonstrators who briefly blocked roads and bridges in the Balkan country in protest against new laws they say favor interests of foreign investors who are devastating the environment
November 27
Serbian police officers and protesters clash during a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. Skirmishes on Saturday erupted in Serbia between police and anti-government demonstrators who blocked roads and bridges in the Balkan country in protest against new laws they say favor interests of foreign investors devastating the environment. (AP Photo/Milos Miskov)
November 27

Channel migrant deaths: Smugglers net millions per kilometer

Migrant smuggling networks organizing English Channel crossings have reaped tens of millions of euros this year
November 27
FILE- Migrants wait for food distribution at a camp in Calais, northern France, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. The price to cross the English Channel varies according to the network of smugglers, between 3,000 and 7,000 euros. Often, the fee also includes a very short-term tent rental in the windy dunes of northern France and food cooked over fires that sputter in the rain that falls for more than half the month of November in the Calais region. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
November 27

Burkina Faso security forces fire tear gas at protesters

Security forces have fired tear gas at protesters throwing rocks in Burkina Faso’s capital
November 27
A Burkinabe soldier walks past a French Armoured Personnel Carrier part of a French military convoy heading to Niger, stopped by protesters in Kaya, Burkina Faso, Saturday Nov. 20, 2021. Residents of the city have blocked the roads to protest about the lack of security, and are not allowing a French military convoy to continue. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
November 27

China issues warrant for Suncity boss over illegal gambling

Macao police have detained the head of Macao’s biggest casino junket organizer and others after Chinese authorities issued an arrest warrant for them over accusations that they ran an illegal cross-border gambling syndicate
November 27
The website for Suncity Group is seen on a computer screen in Beijing, China, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. Chinese authorities have issued an arrest warrant for the head of Suncity Group, Macao's biggest junket organizer over accusations that he helped run an illegal cross-border gambling syndicate. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 27

Austria arrests 15 people suspected of smuggling migrants

Austrian authorities say they have arrested 15 people suspected of smuggling Syrian, Lebanese and Egyptian migrants into the country and seized 14 vehicles that were used to transport them
November 27
November 27

Spanish police protest government plan to reform 'gag law'

Tens of thousands of Spanish police officers and their supporters have marched in Madrid to protest against government plans to reform a controversial security law known by critics as the “gag law.”
November 27
Police march past the Spanish parliament during a protest march in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. Tens of thousands of Spanish police officers and their supporters rallied in Madrid on Saturday to protest against government plans to reform a controversial security law known by critics as the “gag law.” (AP Photo/Paul White)
November 27

Dutch government apologizes for discredited transgender law

Law required surgery and sterilization to change gender on birth certificate.
November 27
November 27

India asks Starlink to obtain license for internet services

The Indian government has asked Starlink Internet Services of Elon Musk’s SpaceX aerospace company to comply with the country’s regulatory framework before offering its satellite-based internet services
November 27
November 27

Algerians hold local elections amid anger over rising prices

Algerians are voting Saturday to elect their mayors and regional leaders amid widespread worry and frustration over rising prices for basic goods
November 27
People walk past promotional banners for candidates in the upcoming municipality election in Algiers, Algeria, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/ Fateh Guidoum)
November 27

Solomon Islands police find 3 bodies after violent protests

Solomon Islands police have found three bodies in a burned-out building and arrested more than 100 people in this week’s violence sparked by concerns about the Pacific nation’s increasing links with China
November 27
Australian soldiers stand outside the airport in Honiara, Solomon Islands, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. Violence receded in the capital of the Solomon Islands, but the government showed no signs of attempting to address the underlying grievances that sparked two days of riots, including concerns of the country's increasing links with China. (Gary Ramage via AP)