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Abdallah Abdel Nasser, 14, receives medical treatment at Suez Canal University hospital in Ismailia, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, after he was in injured during an attack on a mosque. Militants attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives, spraying worshippers with gunfire and killing more than 200 people in the deadliest ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Militants attack Egyptian mosque, kill at least 235 people

- Associated Press

Egyptian state news agency MENA reported Friday that 85 people have been killed in a bombing and shooting attack on a mosque in the volatile northern Sinai Peninsula, in what appeared to be the latest attack by the area’s local Islamic State affiliate.

In this July 6, 2016, file photo, Oscar Pistorius, center, arrives at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, for a sentencing hearing for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home on Valentine's Day 2013. Pistorius has had his prison sentence extended to 13 years and 5 months in the High Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed, File)

Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months

- Associated Press

Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, a decision that more than doubled the Olympic runner’s jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Zimbabwean military parade during a dress rehearsal ahead of Friday's presidential inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017.  Zimbabwe on Thursday was making preparations to swear in a new leader after 37-years of rule by Robert Mugabe. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Ruling party assures Robert Mugabe that he wouldn’t face prosecution

- Associated Press

Zimbabwe’s ruling party assured Robert Mugabe that he wouldn’t be prosecuted if he resigned, a party official said Thursday, as the fate of the 93-year-old became clearer and the country prepared to move on.

Relatives of missing submarine crew member Celso Oscar Vallejo, react to the news that a sound detected during the search for the ARA San Juan submarine is consistent with that of an explosion, at the Mar de Plata Naval Base in Argentina, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. A Navy spokesman said that the relatives of the crew have been informed and that the search will continue until there is full certainty about the fate of the submarine. He said there was no sign the explosion might be linked to any attack on the sub. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Hope fades after report of ‘explosion’ heard at time Argentine sub went missing

- Associated Press

An apparent explosion occurred near the time and place an Argentine submarine went missing, the country’s navy reported Thursday - an ominous development that prompted relatives of the 44 crew members to burst into tears, and some to say they had lost all hope of rescue.

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President Donald Trump points to reporters after speaking at the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Washington, as he and his family were leaving for a Thanksgiving trip to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

New US sanctions target North Korean, Chinese companies

- Associated Press

The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue.

FILE - In this April 9, 1994 file photo, former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic, right, leaves the UN headquarters at Sarajevo airport after talks with the UN General, Sir Michael Rose and Bosnian Commander Rasim Delic. Ratko Mladic will learn his fate on Nov. 22, 2017, when U.N. judges deliver verdicts in his genocide and war crimes trial. (AP Photo/Enric Marti, File)

AP Balkans correspondent recalls encounters with Mladic

- Associated Press

When he was finally arrested after 16 years on the run, the balding old man hobbling with pain bore little resemblance to the robust, ruthless Bosnian Serb army commander whom I twice met during the bloody breakup of the former Yugoslavia.

A May 29, 2011 file photo shows Bosnian Serb protesters holding posters depicting former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic, during a protest in Mladic's hometown of Kalinovik, Bosnia-Herzegovina. (AP Photo/Amel Emric, File)

U.N. court convicts Ratko Mladic of genocide over Bosnia's horrors

- Associated Press

The United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal convicted Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic on Wednesday of genocide and crimes against humanity, and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war.

A woman with the word "Legalize" painted across her mouth marched in Rio de Janeiro against a recent congressional committee vote to make abortion illegal without exception throughout Brazil. (Associated Press/File)

Brazil nears constitutional ban on abortion with no exceptions

Bucking a regional trend toward more liberal abortion laws, conservative lawmakers in Brazil are one step away from enacting a constitutional ban on ending pregnancies -- even if they result from rape or could endanger the mother's health.

"It has been clear from the outset [of his presidency] that President Trump is willing to do what it takes to bring the North Koreans to the negotiating table," said Choo Mi-ae, a leader of South Korea's Democratic Party. (Associated Press/File)

South Korean party leader Choo sees promise in Trump's hawkish stand on North Korea

- The Washington Times

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: President Trump has broken with his predecessors in making North Korea's nuclear programs a priority from the first day of his administration, improving the prospects for a negotiated solution to the crisis on the Korean Peninsula despite the angry rhetoric and provocative moves from both Washington and Pyongyang, the head of South Korea's ruling Democratic Party said in an interview.

In this image provided by the U.S. Air Force, an F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, as the U.S. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, launched its first airstrikes by Turkey-based F-16 fighter jets against Islamic State targets in Syria, marking a limited escalation of a yearlong air campaign that critics have called excessively cautious. (Krystal Ardrey/U.S. Air Force via AP) **FILE**

Single U.S. airstrike wipes out 100 terrorists in Somalia

- The Washington Times

A single American military airstrike killed an estimated 100 or more fighters allied with the Somali-based terror group al-Shabab, the Pentagon revealed Tuesday, adding to an an escalating body count as the Trump administration ramps up the counterterrorism campaign in the East African nation.

In this photo taken on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hand with Syrian President Bashar Assad in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. Russian state TV said the two leaders held bilateral talks on Monday and then met with Russian military chiefs. It was the second time Assad has traveled to Russia to meet with Putin in the course of the country's six-year civil war.  (Mikhail Klimentyev, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

On surprise Russia trip, Assad and Putin talk post-war Syria

- Associated Press

On a surprise trip to Russia, Syria's Bashar Assad discussed potential new peace initiatives for post-war Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin who declared that Russia's two-year military campaign in Syria is wrapping up, the Kremlin said Tuesday.

Judge: Turkey should help US defendants, not lob criticisms

- Associated Press

The judge overseeing the prosecution of two Turkish businessmen charged with evading economic sanctions against Iran said Tuesday that Turkey's government can provide evidence to help the men instead of lobbing criticisms.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) met Monday with Syrian President Bashar Assad, who thanked him for "saving Syria" with the help of the Russian military. (Associated Press)

Russia's Putin not likely to give up involvement in Syria

- Associated Press

Meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad this week, Russia's President Vladimir Putin said recent successes in battling the Islamic State group in Syria have allowed for a shift in focus to a political settlement for the war-torn country.

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri, speaks to reporters after a lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) ** FILE **

Saad Hariri, Lebanon's prime minister, in Egypt amid resignation crisis at home

- Associated Press

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in Egypt on Tuesday and went straight into talks with the Egyptian president who, together with France's leader, is reportedly trying to mediate a way out of the crisis in Lebanon that would involve rolling back Hariri's resignation.