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US and Australia drop sanctions against Fiji

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S. and Australia have removed sanctions against Fiji following democratic elections last month in the Sou…

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Burkina Faso president won't resign after protests

Burkina Faso president won't resign after protests

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's longtime leader refused to resign Thursday in the face of violent protests that posed the grea…

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N. Korea says it has invited EU rights official

N. Korea says it has invited EU rights official

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea on Thursday said it has invited European Union's top human rights official to visit the country, but it thre…

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Japan's inflation slips as jobless rate edges up

Japan's inflation slips as jobless rate edges up

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economic recovery remained in the doldrums in September, as household spending fell, inflation edged lower and unemployme…

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Survey: Asia finds money brings happiness

Survey: Asia finds money brings happiness

SINGAPORE (AP) — Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: Money — and the stuff it buys — brings happiness, o…

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Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply

Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply

BRUSSELS (AP) — Moscow and Kiev on Thursday clinched a multi-billion dollar deal that will guarantee that Russian gas exports flow into Ukrain…

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N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners entering the country for 21 days over fears of the …

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Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide T…

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US, UN condemn renewed violence in South Sudan

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States and United Nations on Thursday condemned a recent outbreak of violence around an oil-rich town in Sout…

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Big gain in Visa drives Dow average higher

Big gain in Visa drives Dow average higher

NEW YORK (AP) — Solid quarterly results from a range of big companies helped send the stock market slightly higher Thursday. The standout was …

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Vatican admits Sistine Chapel frescoes 'whitened'

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican revealed a closely kept secret Thursday: The Sistine Chapel's precious frescoes were starting to turn white fr…

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Small Iraqi peshmerga force enters Syrian town

Small Iraqi peshmerga force enters Syrian town

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — A vanguard force of Iraqi peshmerga troops entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey on Thursday, pa…

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Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel closed all access to Jerusalem's most sensitive religious site on Thursday, a rare move that ratcheted up already heig…

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Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset

Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden on Thursday became the biggest Western European country to recognize a Palestinian state, prompting a strong protest f…

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Clothing with bodies matches missing Texans'

Clothing with bodies matches missing Texans'

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Clothing found with four slain bodies near the border city of Matamoros appears to match that of three siblings from …

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Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland

Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski on Thursday at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking…

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Norway to send training troops to Iraq

HELSINKI (AP) — Norway's prime minister says her country will send 120 soldiers this year to join the international campaign against Islamic S…

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South Africans mourn sport deaths

South Africans mourn sport deaths

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African officials on Thursday called for a strict new gun law as a tribute to a soccer star who was shot and killed …

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Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while the crisis in Sierra Leone is going to ge…

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Family of held Egypt activists on hunger strike

Family of held Egypt activists on hunger strike

CAIRO (AP) — The mother and sister of two jailed pro-democracy Egyptian activists are on hunger strike to press demands for their release and …

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9 Niger security forces killed in militant attacks

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger's military says nine security forces have been killed in three simultaneous attacks in the country near the border …

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Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police

Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group wanted to send a warning against anyone who might plot against its rule.

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Central Europe, Britain oppose Ukraine rebel vote

Central Europe, Britain oppose Ukraine rebel vote

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The foreign ministers of four Central European countries and Britain have condemned a plan by pro-Russia insurgent…

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NATO vigilant amid spike in Russian flights

NATO vigilant amid spike in Russian flights

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — NATO is increasing its readiness and air policing following a spike in Russian air force activity in Eastern Europe, the…

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EU holds largest-ever cyber-security exercise

EU holds largest-ever cyber-security exercise

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Union on Thursday carried out its biggest exercise to prevent cyber-attacks on Europe's public utilities an…

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Malala donates prize money to rebuild Gaza school

Malala donates prize money to rebuild Gaza school

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees says Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has donated $50,000 to reb…

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Spain OKs 'Google Tax' demanded by news publishers

MADRID (AP) — Spain's parliament has approved new intellectual property laws that allow news publishers to charge aggregators each time they d…

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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might h…

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Syrian official slams Turkey 'aggression'

Syrian official slams Turkey 'aggression'

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad's political adviser accused Turkey on Thursday of committing "aggression" against the cou…

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Larson named AP's West Africa bureau chief

Larson named AP's West Africa bureau chief

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Krista Larson, who has covered the Ebola outbreak and the deadly conflict in Central African Republic for The Associated P…

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Latvian musical on Nazi collaborator stirs anger

Latvian musical on Nazi collaborator stirs anger

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — A famous Latvian aviator who joined a Nazi killing squad during World War II is being brought to life in a musical that ha…

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Amnesty: Libyan militias committing war crimes

CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International said rival militias and armed groups in Western Libya are committing "mounting war crimes" with impunity.

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Group says militants killed 600 Iraqi prisoners

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country's …

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Zambia: President's body to return Saturday

Zambia: President's body to return Saturday

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — The body of President Michael Sata, who died in London after a long illness, will be flown to Zambia on Saturday, the Za…

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N. Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean officials have announced they will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of th…

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US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola

US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola

BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, returning from a visit to West Africa, which has been struggling with the world's w…

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Milosevic's widow ridicules EU lifting sanctions

Milosevic's widow ridicules EU lifting sanctions

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Slobodan Milosevic's exiled widow ridiculed the European Union's decision to lift a 15-year freeze on assets of the fo…

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Volkswagen Q3 profits jump 56 percent

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen AG says net profit jumped 56 percent in the third quarter as the company saw more sales growth …

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Parents of Mexico missing meet with president

Parents of Mexico missing meet with president

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met with parents of 43 missing teachers college students for the first time since they…

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Amid murder case, Philippines says US pact stays

Amid murder case, Philippines says US pact stays

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is…

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Image of Asia: Resting at the Pushkar cattle fair

Image of Asia: Resting at the Pushkar cattle fair

In this photo by Deepak Sharma, a camel herder stands beside resting camels at the cattle fair in Pushkar, in the desert state of Rajasthan in…

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UN chief criticizes female genital mutilation

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is lauding the British newspaper The Guardian for its work to raise awareness about f…

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UK court says Libyan can sue over rendition

LONDON (AP) — A British court says a former Libyan military commander can sue the U.K. government for its alleged role in his detention and rendition.

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German 'Autobahn sniper' sentenced to 10 ½ years

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has sentenced a trucker to 10 ½ years in prison for shooting at fellow drivers more than 700 times over a fiv…

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Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine

Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Open…

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Reporter's family urges Iran to release him

Reporter's family urges Iran to release him

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post who has been jailed in Iran since J…

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Zambian president dies after long illness

Zambian president dies after long illness

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambian President Michael Sata, dubbed "King Cobra" for his sharp-tongued remarks, has died in a London hospital after a…

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South Korea soldiers convicted in hazing death

South Korea soldiers convicted in hazing death

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean military court sentenced six soldiers to up to 45 years in prison on Thursday for bullying and beatin…

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Protesters break into Burkina Faso parliament, smoke seen, before vote to extend term limits

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Protesters break into Burkina Faso parliament, smoke seen, before vote to extend term limits.

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