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  • France: Police arrest 2 over jihadi propaganda

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — French authorities have detained two people suspected of selling jihadi DVDs and other propaganda, under a new anti-terrorism law aimed at stopping French extremists from joining fighters abroad. The Interior Ministry said in a statement Thursday that the two were taken...

  • Venezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government says 13 prisoners have died of drug overdoses and a further 145 are being treated for intoxication after inmates stormed an infirmary amid disturbances at a major corrections facility. The disturbances at the David Voloria penitentiary...

  • General strike shuts down services across Greece

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancellations and school closures and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff, while tens of thousands of protesters marched in central Athens. Labor unions...

  • Virgin, Stagecoach expand UK rail operation

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Richard Branson's Virgin company will next year play an increased role in train service linking Scotland to London. The British government said Thursday that Virgin Group and the Stagecoach company have been chosen to run the east coast rail franchise starting in March....

  • Red Cross seeks $1.68 billion for 2015

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    GENEVA (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross is asking donors for $1.68 billion next year to help people caught up in armed conflicts, its biggest request ever and 25 percent larger than the current budget. ICRC President Peter Maurer says the budget reflects the needs...

  • BC-OLY--IOC-Betting

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Summer sports federations are signing up to the IOC's system for monitoring betting ahead of the 2016 Olympics. The International Olympic Committee says 10 of the 28 sports on the program for the Rio Games have already joined the Integrity Betting...

  • Sports federations join betting monitoring program

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Summer sports federations are signing up to the IOC's system for monitoring betting ahead of the 2016 Olympics. The International Olympic Committee says 10 of the 28 sports on the program for the Rio Games have already joined the Integrity Betting...

  • Pope visits Turkey amid Christian-Muslim tensions

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — When a pope last visited Turkey — Benedict XVI in 2006 — Muslim-Catholic tensions were so high that the Vatican added a stop at Istanbul's famed Blue Mosque at the last minute in hopes of showing Benedict's respect for Islam. Pope Francis travels to Turkey this...

  • Las Vegas visitor traffic up 3 percent in October

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourism officials say nearly 3.6 million people visited Las Vegas in October, up 3.2 percent compared with a year ago. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said Wednesday that visitor traffic has been up every month this year compared with the same time a...

  • Britain reports big increase in immigration

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Britain has reported a big increase in immigration last year despite government efforts to control the numbers of arrivals. Office of National Statistics figures released Thursday show increased migration from within the European Union and from the rest of the world....

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