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  • UK eavesdropping agency head defends work

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — The outgoing leader of Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency has offered a vigorous defense of its work, insisting the organization had delivered security while protecting privacy to the greatest extent possible. Iain Lobban, who is leaving GCHQ after six years, says...

  • NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HELSINKI (AP) — Latvia's military says NATO has sent up jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea. The Latvian National Armed Forces tweeted Tuesday that the alliance's F-16 jets on Oct 21 "scrambled to intercept" a Russian Ilyushin-20...

  • Rights group: LGBT Jamaicans targets of violence

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are the targets of unchecked violence and discrimination in Jamaica, frequently refused housing or employment in the Caribbean country typically described as the region's most hostile to LGBT citizens, a leading...

  • Cyprus to block Turkey's EU bid over gas dispute

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — European Union member Cyprus will oppose any progress in Turkey's ongoing talks to join the 28-nation bloc in response to a Turkish gas search in waters where Cyprus has already licensed companies to drill, an official said Tuesday. The move is one of several...

  • Crews tearing down home where babies' bodies found

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — A four-man demolition crew on Tuesday started tearing down the squalid Massachusetts house in which the skeletal remains of three dead infants were found. The home's owner had until 9 a.m. Tuesday to contact the town or seek a court order to halt the...

  • 2 children die in Massachusetts apartment fire

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Two children have died in an early morning apartment fire in Lawrence, Massachusetts. State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan says two young boys were found in a bedroom of a third-floor apartment in the six-unit building. Officials didn't immediately release names and...

  • Ohio teen collapses at haunted house, dies

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 16-year-old girl collapsed at a haunted house attraction in southwest Ohio and died of a heart abnormality. Christian Faith Benge had only one working lung due to a birth defect, and her heart apparently became enlarged as a result, said her mother. The...

  • Zoo boosts security after Tasmanian devil's death

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The killing of a rare Tasmanian devil on loan from Australia has prompted beefed-up security at a New Mexico zoo and a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. The Albuquerque Journal (http://goo.gl/tP9wF3 ) reports that the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo...

  • Bulgarian court refuses Russian extradition plea

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A Bulgarian court has refused a request from Moscow to extradite an opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, arguing that he could suffer because of his political activities and views. Nikolai Koblyakov, a dual citizen of Russia and France and founder of a...

  • Egypt sets appeal hearing for Al-Jazeera staff

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — A Cairo court has set an appeals hearing for three Al-Jazeera English journalists convicted of terrorism-related charges last June amid widespread international condemnation. Adel Fahmy, the brother of Mohammed Fahmy, acting Cairo bureau chief for Al-Jazeera English, said...

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