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World stocks mostly higher, euro steadies

LONDON – World stocks mostly rose Thursday following an upbeat finish on Wall Street before the Thanksgiving break in the U.S., but the euro failed to get much of a boost amid concerns that Europe's debt crisis could soon embroil Port

SKorea's defense chief resigns over NKorea attack

YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea – South Korea's defense minister resigned Thursday amid intense criticism two days after a North Korean artillery attack killed four people on a small island near the Koreas' disputed frontier.

US eyes Somaliland as answer to Mogadishu's woes

HARGEISA, Somalia (AP) -- A new six-story office building will soon house a $1 billion-a-year business. The recently elected president has appointed smart people and won the admiration of the international community.

Residents move back to Hungarian sludge flood town

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Production restarted Friday at the metals plant whose broken reservoir unleashed a massive flood of caustic red sludge, even as villagers began returning to one of the affected towns in western Hungary despite warnings

Paula weakens to tropical storm, hugs Cuban coast

HAVANA (AP) -- Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Paula turned rutted country roads into red-brown, muddy quagmires and strong winds lashed humble homes, rural schools and thatched tobacco-drying huts in Cuba on Thursday.

Chile's textbook mine rescue brings global respect

their new lives. For many, what they experience next may be incomprehensible at first.

Serbia grapples with surge in far-right violence

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Thousands of black-clad young men rampage through downtown Belgrade, hurling Molotov cocktails and stun grenades at police trying to protect a gay-rights march.

Hugs seen around the world as rescue goes global

LONDON (AP) -- Plane crashes, terror threats, oil spills, toxic leaks. The TV news diet is often dire, rarely joyous.

NATO: 6 troops killed, including 4 in Afghan blast

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- In a bloody day for NATO troops in Afghanistan, insurgents killed six service members Wednesday, including four who died in a single bomb blast in the volatile south of the country.

Guantanamo detainee goes on trial in NY court

NEW YORK (AP) -- A man accused of helping to build a truck bomb used in a 1998 terror attack on a U.S.