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  • Shelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative housing for them to move to. Disaster...

  • Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely that — promises. No African...

  • NATO says service member has died in Afghanistan

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says one of its service members has died in eastern Afghanistan from a non-battle-related injury. The international military coalition says the death happened on Friday but gave no other details. Coalition policy is for home countries to identify their...

  • Japan's huge pension fund to boost share purchases

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's $1.1 trillion public pension fund on Friday approved a plan to double its holdings of shares and cut back sharply on bonds to help improve investment returns and meet its obligations to a swelling number of retirees. The much-anticipated decision came just a few...

  • Russia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will resume shipping natural gas to Ukraine after Kiev pays off its first debt installment for past supplies of gas next week, officials said Friday. Alexei Miller, chief of Russia's state-controlled Gazprom natural gas giant, made the statement hours after...

  • Israel presents maritime version of 'Iron Dome'

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Israel's "Iron Dome" is heading to the seas, the maker of the rocket-blocking defense system says. State-owned defense contractor Rafael wants to leverage the system's much-vaunted success in protecting Israeli civilians in this summer's Gaza war, hoping to...

  • Afghan leader makes rare reference to Taliban

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Afghanistan's new president invited the Taliban to join in a peace process backed by the international community on Friday, in an unusual direct reference to the insurgents who have stepped up attacks aimed at bringing down his month-old government. Speaking at a...

  • Germany's main Jewish leader steps down

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's main Jewish leader, who in 2010 became the first person born after the Holocaust to take the job, says he's stepping down. Dieter Graumann said Friday he won't seek a second term leading the Central Council of Jews in a vote Nov. 30. The 64-year-old said the...

  • Hungary suspends Internet tax after huge protests

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Following large-scale protests, Hungary's prime minister said Friday that the government would suspend a planned tax on Internet use and reconsider the matter next year. A scheme to make Internet service providers pay 150 forints ($0.62) per gigabyte of...

  • Bombs at marketplaces near Baghdad kill 15 people

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of bomb attacks struck marketplaces near Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 15 people, Iraqi officials said as security forces recaptured parts of a strategic Sunni oil town north of the capital from Islamic State militants. Iraq is embroiled in its worst...

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