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Greek workers walk off job in 2nd general strike

Protesting members of the PAME Communist-affiliated union shout slogans during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. Public and private sector workers have walked off the job in Greece’s second 24-hour general strike in a month against new austerity measures. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Public and private sector workers walked off the job Thursday in Greece’s second 24-hour general strike in a month against new austerity measures. The strike disrupted services across the country, with ferries tied up in port, trains and the capital’s suburban railway not running and Athens …

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Search for Malaysian jet refocuses in southern Indian Ocean

FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file photo, French police officers look over a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island. The wing was later found to be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that went missing March 8, 2014, with 239 people aboard while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Australian authorities said Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 new analysis confirms they've likely been searching in the right place for a missing Malaysian airliner. (AP Photo/Lucas Marie,File)

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – The deep sea hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner has been refocused on the southern reaches of an expansive search zone based on new analysis released on Thursday of the Boeing 777’s final hours and how it might have plunged into the Indian Ocean with 239 …

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Filipino’s poor childhood inspires 500K-light Christmas show

In this Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015 photo, visitors gather around a house lit by thousands of Christmas lights in Cainta, Rizal province, east of Manila, Philippines. The house is drawing huge crowds, especially during weekends, with visitors using the bright lights and festive Christmas decors as their backdrop for selfies with families and friends. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

CAINTA, Philippines (AP) – As a child from a poor family, Alexander Cruz marveled at the big houses adorned with Christmas lights near his Philippine neighborhood, but the gates were always closed. Now a successful businessman with a huge house in a hilly town south of Manila, Cruz celebrates Christmas …

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Climate talks must speed up, find solutions

A man walks next to the entrance at the COP21, the United Nations Climate Change Conference Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 in Le Bourget, north of Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

LE BOURGET, France (AP) – The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. 1:50 p.m. The head of international climate summit says the climate talks are off to “a good start” thanks to 150 world leaders who came to Paris on Monday, but …

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UK Parliament to vote on expanded attacks on Islamic State

British Prime Minister David Cameron leaves 10, Downing Street in London, to go to the Houses of Parliament for a debate and vote on launching airstrikes against Islamic State extremists inside Syria, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. The vote expected Wednesday evening would authorize bombing inside Syria. Britain has been participating in U.S.-led coalition attacks against IS positions in Iraq only. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

LONDON (AP) – The British Parliament is set to decide Wednesday whether to take more aggressive action against Islamic State extremists even as U.S. officials announced additional forces would be sent to the region as part of a global push against the radical group. The British vote would authorize the …

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Slovakia in legal challenge to migrant quotas

A woman holds a placard as stranded migrants from Somalia protest in front of the border fence, demanding to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. Hundreds of migrants are stranded on the Greek side, as dozens of them decided to go back in Athens, after Macedonia blocked access to citizens of countries that are not being fast-tracked for asylum in the European Union. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – The latest news as tens of thousands of people slip into Europe and head to wealthy European Union countries in search of a better life. All times local. 2:00 p.m. Slovakia’s prime minister, Robert Fico, says his government has filed a complaint to challenge a European …

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Legal limbo awaits millions of future ‘climate refugees’

In this Nov. 17, 2015 photo, Saleha, 38, who lost her land to river erosion, stands in a field that she farms with her husband in exchange for a place to stay in the island district of Bhola, where the Meghna River spills into the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. A study in November suggested 470 million to 760 million people worldwide could lose their land to rising seas if global warming is allowed to continue unbridled, according to work by scientists at Climate Central, a nonprofit research and news organization. (AP Photo/Shahria Sharmin)

NEW DELHI (AP) – Farmer Ajmad Miyah has given up on ever settling down again. Three years after the sea swallowed his home on the Bangladeshi coast, he still has no property or possessions, and survives by tilling other people’s fields in exchange for food. “I’ve accepted that this is …

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Afghans face daunting task in rebuilding war-battered city

In this Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, photo, an Afghan business man salvages what he can from his warehouse that was destroyed from fighting in Kunduz city, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. Two months after the Taliban rampaged through the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, residents are still sifting through the rubble, wondering how they will ever rebuild and worrying that the insurgents will return. (AP Photo/Najim Rahim)

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (AP) – Two months after the Taliban rampaged through the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, residents are still sifting through the rubble, wondering how they will ever rebuild and worrying that the insurgents will return. The Taliban swept into the strategic northern city in late September, holding it …

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Obama warns climate change will create refugees

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with heads of state from small island nations most at risk from the harmful effects of climate change, in Paris, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

LE BOURGET, France (AP) – The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local: 1:30 p.m. President Barack Obama says without ambitious action on climate change, people may be forced to flee island nations and will become refugees. Obama is meeting …

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Pope urges peace while visiting C. African Republic mosque

Pope Francis waves to the crowd on the occasion of his visit at the Central Mosque in Bangui's Muslim enclave of PK5, Central African Republic, Monday Nov. 30, 2015. The Pope was welcomed by a crowd of people and prayed inside the Central Mosque. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) – Pope Francis made a historic visit to the last remaining Muslim neighborhood in Central African Republic’s capital Monday, a move that almost immediately opened up a part of the divided city troubled for months by retaliatory violence between Muslim and Christian militias. Moments after …

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