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Cosmic first: European spacecraft lands on comet

Celebrating scientists in the main control room appear on a video screen at the European Space Agency after the first unmanned spacecraft Philae landed on a comet called 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, in Darmstadt, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Europe’s Rosetta space probe...
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Myanmar falls short on key reform pledges to US

FILE – In this Nov. 19, 2012, file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speak to press at her residence in Yangon, Myanmar. President Barack Obama’s first visit to Myanmar in 2012 was a celebration of the nation’s...
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Palestinian leader accuses Israel of religious war

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses supporters during a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s death, at the his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Abbas on Tuesday accused Israel...

Wave of violence fuels Israeli-Palestinian tension

JERUSALEM (AP) — It has been a difficult year for Israelis and Palestinians, with the failure of peace talks and a string of violent incidents that shows no signs of ending. Here is a look at some key recent events: April 24: Nine months of U.S.-mediated peace talks...
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Truce deal one of few ideas left for Syria peace

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, United Nations special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura, speaks during a press conference in Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. The United Nation’s envoy to Syria is calling for a truce in the northern...
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China wins support for Asia-Pacific trade proposal

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, arrive at the the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit plenary session at the International Convention Center, Yanqi, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 in...

US, China unveil ambitious climate change goals

BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China unveiled ambitious targets Wednesday to reduce greenhouse gases, aiming to inject fresh momentum into the global fight against climate change ahead of a make-or-break treaty to be finalized next year. President Barack Obama...
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What’s known after IS leader reportedly wounded

FILE – This file image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a...
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Catalan leaders weigh up independence poll results

Pro independence supporters celebrate the results of an informal poll for the independence of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. Catalonia’s government said more than a million voters participated Sunday in an informal vote on whether the wealthy...
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Amid strains, Obama puts bright face on China ties

US President Barack Obama speaks at the APEC CEO Summit at the China National Convention Center (CNCC) in Beijing, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, as part of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. (AP Photo/Wang Zhao, Pool) US President Barack Obama speaks at the APEC CEO...