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at 23:39 on November 23, 2014, EST.

One Direction, Katy Perry win big at American Music Awards with 3 each; Azalea, Beyonce win 2

American girls love British boys: One Direction won artist of the year at the American Music Awards, taking home three honours and was the night's big winner next to Katy Perry, who didn't attend the show.

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at 22:49 on November 23, 2014, EST.

12-year-old boy brandishing fake gun at playground dies after being shot by US officer

CLEVELAND - A 12-year-old boy shot by police after apparently grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers responded to an emergency call about a someone waving a "probably fake" gun at a playground.

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at 21:50 on November 23, 2014, EST.

US official says Army fort in Texas under lockdown, reason not disclosed

SAN ANTONIO - A desk sergeant at the U.S. Army's Fort Sam Houston says the San Antonio post has been put on lockdown for an undisclosed reason.

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at 21:16 on November 23, 2014, EST.

Death toll rises to 3 from bomb blast at billiard hall near carnival in southern Philippines

KIDAPAWAN, Philippines - The death toll from a bomb blast in a billiard hall near a crowded town carnival in the southern Philippines has risen to three, officials said Monday.

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at 19:22 on November 23, 2014, EST.

With no word from grand jury, anxieties mount over Ferguson shooting; preachers ask for calm

FERGUSON, Mo. - Anxiety and speculation mounted Sunday in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson as residents awaited a decision by a grand jury on whether to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old.

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at 18:47 on November 23, 2014, EST.

Joey Chestnut devours whole bird to win turkey-eating contest at Foxwoods casino, wins $5,000

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. - Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird.

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at 08:26 on November 23, 2014, EST.

Muslim clerics from 80 countries gather in Iran, plan how to counter extremism

QOM, Iran - Shiite and Sunni clerics from about 80 countries are gathering in Iran's holy city of Qom to develop a strategy to combat extremists including the Islamic State group that has captured large parts of Iraq and Syria.

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at 09:27 on November 23, 2014, EST.

Afghan officials say suicide bomber kills "at least 45" at volleyball match in country's east

KABUL - Afghan officials say that a suicide bomber has killed "at least 45" people in an attack on a volleyball tournament in the country's east.

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at 08:56 on November 23, 2014, EST.

Tunisia holds landmark presidential election, with voters weighing achievements of revolution

TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia took another step forward in its peaceful transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy.

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at 08:54 on November 23, 2014, EST.

Iranian delegate to nuclear talks says negotiations may turn to extension Sunday evening

VIENNA - With a deadline approaching for a nuclear deal, an Iranian official said Sunday that the discussion may soon have to shift from trying to reach an agreement to extending negotiations past the target date.

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at 08:30 on November 23, 2014, EST.

Buffalo mayor urges residents to prepare for flooding as workers make strides in removing snow

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The mayor of Buffalo says the city is making significant progress clearing snow-clogged streets even as a flooding threat looms.

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at 08:24 on November 23, 2014, EST.

Police question 30-year-old mother of newborn baby boy abandoned in drain near Sydney freeway

SYDNEY - Police in Australia questioned but have not charged a 30-year-old woman whose newborn baby boy was found Sunday abandoned in a drain near a Sydney freeway.

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