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  • Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes. At least nine university employees were fired...

  • Serbia protests IOC Kosovo provisional recognition

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has officially protested the International Olympic Committee's decision to grant provisional recognition to Kosovo. The move by the IOC executive board on Wednesday clears the way for the Kosovo to send an independent team to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de...

  • BC-OLY--Serbia-Kosovo

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has officially protested the International Olympic Committee's decision to grant provisional recognition to Kosovo. The move by the IOC executive board on Wednesday clears the way for the Kosovo to send an independent team to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de...

  • NK experts: US must apologize to free detainees

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday. Although North Korea released...

  • Coal-rich Poland ready to block EU climate deal

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Union leaders meeting in Brussels to stamp their new, ambitious greenhouse gas emissions plan should prepare for unyielding opposition from coal-reliant Poland and some other East European countries who say their developing economies and electricity bills...

  • Cyprus: crews locate small plane wreckage, bodies

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The bodies of two people have been found near wreckage belonging to a small aircraft that vanished while en route to Beirut from Cyprus, the defense minister said Thursday. Christoforos Fokaides expressed condolences to the families of the "two members of the...

  • Activists: Syria airstrikes toll over 500

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Syria have killed more than 500 people, mainly Islamic militants, since they began last month, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human...

  • China's ruling party pushes for better judiciary

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party said it will take steps to improve judicial independence and put checks on political interference in the courts, as its Central Committee concluded its annual meeting on Thursday. A communique, released after the conclave ended in Beijing,...

  • Botswana's ruling party favored in elections

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — The ruling party in Botswana, which has dominated politics since independence in 1966, is again the front-runner ahead of elections Friday in the southern African nation. However, opposition parties have been trying to capitalize on discontent among unions...

  • Canada attack stirs terror fears

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria. "We will not be...

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