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Energy shares slide after OPEC decision

11/28/2014 04:32 AM EST
HONG KONG (AP) — Crude oil and energy shares tumbled Friday as OPEC's decision to keep production steady rippled across the globe. 
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1 officer killed, 107 Islamists arrested in Egypt
11/28/2014 04:31 AM EST - CAIRO (AP) — Government officials say a senior Egyptian army officer was killed while security forces arrested more than 100 Islamists ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations. Full Story

Activist for media freedom standing trial in China
11/28/2014 04:18 AM EST - BEIJING (AP) — A leading rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom went on trial Friday in a southern Chinese city for disturbing public order, more than 15 months after he was detained by police. Full Story

India believes its abducted workers in Iraq alive
11/28/2014 04:04 AM EST - NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government believes 39 workers abducted nearly six months ago by the Islamic State group in Iraq are alive despite claims by one who escaped that the others had been killed. Full Story

Rebels push forward in southern Syria
11/28/2014 03:16 AM EST - BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels backed by the United States are making their biggest gains yet south of the capital Damascus, capturing a string of towns from government forces and aiming to carve out a swath of territory leading to the doorstep of President Bashar Assad's seat of power The advances appear to be a rare visible success story Full Story

Violence in China continued despite crackdown
11/28/2014 02:48 AM EST - BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say in a six-month report card on their security crackdown in Xinjiang that they busted 115 terrorist gangs before they could unleash violence. Full Story

Oil plunge a panacea for crude-reliant Asia
11/28/2014 02:17 AM EST - A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Full Story

Australia out of step with new climate momentum
11/28/2014 01:48 AM EST - CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who rose to power in large part by opposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, is finding his country isolated like never before on climate change as the U. Full Story

Japanese paper regrets use of term 'sex slaves'
11/28/2014 01:25 AM EST - TOKYO (AP) — Japan's biggest newspaper apologized in print Friday for using the term "sex slaves" in its English-language edition to describe Asian women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II. Full Story

Indonesian, 2 Filipinos convicted in 2002 bombing
11/27/2014 11:38 PM EST - MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has convicted an Indonesian militant and two Filipino extremists for their role in a 2002 mall bombing that killed at least 12 people and signaled the start of the alliance of two of Southeast Asia's most violent terrorist groups. Full Story

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From Scratch: Give Swedes a chance

My Thanksgiving dinner is fairly traditional: turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and broccoli or cauliflower. Full Story
Ex-studio boss who oversaw major '70s films dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Yablans, a former president of Paramount Pictures in the 1970s who oversaw the release of several groundbreaking pictures, has died. Full Story