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  • Tunisian forces raid home, kill 6 suspects

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian counterterrorism forces stormed a home in a Tunis suburb on Friday after a 24-hour standoff, killing six people and seriously wounding a child, an official said. Interior Ministry spokesman Mohammed Ali Aroui described the six women and one man killed as "terrorists" and said they had opened fire on the...

  • Myanmar army kills journalist it calls Karen rebel

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's army shot dead a journalist who was detained while covering clashes between the army and ethnic rebels at the rugged border, saying he reached for a soldier's gun during an attempted escape, the press council said Friday. It released a military statement that said Aung Naing was arrested Sept. 30 after an...

  • Police prepare for grand jury decision in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis. The preparations are aimed at avoiding a renewed outbreak of violence during the...

  • Navajo high court orders election postponed

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The top court on the largest American Indian reservation ordered tribal election officials to postpone the Navajo Nation's presidential election and immediately reprint ballots without the name of a candidate who was disqualified in a language fluency case. The Navajo Supreme Court's decision Thursday comes after a...

  • Rwandan government angry at BBC over documentary

    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The Rwandan government, members of parliament and genocide survivors have expressed their anger at the BBC over a recent documentary that suggested the country's president may have had a hand shooting down of his predecessor's plane. The hour-long documentary — "Rwanda, The Untold Story" — also quoted U.S. researchers who...

  • 180 questioned about election fraud in Romania

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Authorities in Romania say 180 people are being questioned on suspicion of election fraud in a referendum on ousting the president in 2012. A leader from the ruling Social Democratic Party, Liviu Dragnea, is being investigated by prosecutors on suspicion of masterminding the fraud, which allegedly included the use of...

  • Gestapo impostor tricked Nazi sympathizers in WWII

    LONDON (AP) — At the height of World War II, Hans Kohout wanted to give the Nazis advance word of a top-secret British tactic that could neutralize an enemy's air defenses, leaving major cities exposed to devastating air raids, according to secret intelligence files released Friday. Kohout, a naturalized British citizen, knew about it from his...

  • Spain challenges Canary Island poll on oil plans

    MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government says it will ask the Constitutional Court to block proposals by the Canary Islands regional government to stage a referendum on oil exploration in waters off the popular tourist archipelago. Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said Friday that energy issues are a matter for the state to decide...

  • Despite dry spell, N. Korea farms see good harvest

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Providing enough food to feed the nation is always a struggle for North Korea. But it looks like the residents of Pyongyang won't be lacking for cabbage and vegetables come next month, when the crops will be harvested. The nation, which suffered a near cataclysmic famine in the 1990s, has since managed to increase...

  • Poland's Tusk denies claim on partition offer

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's former prime minister, Donald Tusk, denied Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that their two nations carve up Ukraine. That claim was made by former Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski in an interview with Politico published Sunday. It sparked a huge outcry in Poland, and Sikorski almost...

  • China, 20 other countries initiate new Asian bank

    BEIJING (AP) — Twenty-one Asian nations signed on to a China-driven initiative Friday to create a new international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary and potentially damaging rival to established institutions such as the World Bank. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank reflects both China's desire to push investment...

  • NKorea signals US must apologize to free detainees

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them....

  • Sweden calls off search for submarine

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish authorities called off their weeklong search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago Friday, saying the presumed intruder had probably escaped into the Baltic Sea. Naval and amphibious forces were ordered back to base, while some ground forces remained in the search area, military officials said. "We...

  • French journalists jailed in Indonesia's Papua

    JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesia court has sentenced two French television journalists to two and a half months in jail for illegal reporting in the easternmost province of Papua. Thomas Dandois, 40, and Valentine Bourrat, 29, were detained for tourist visa violations in August after filming a documentary about the separatist movement...

  • 2 arrested after explosives found in Denmark

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish officials say they have arrested two men in Copenhagen in possession of one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of explosive material. The Copenhagen police said Friday on Twitter that the Danish nationals were arrested separately Thursday morning. Police found two packs of 500 grams of explosives in the apartment of a...

  • Jailed Bangladesh ex-Islamist leader dies

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader, whose imprisonment on war crimes charges triggered violent protests last year, has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital. Ghulam Azam, 91, died late Thursday after life support was removed at the Bangabandhu Sehikh Mujib Medical University in the...

  • Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online. Agents so far have confirmed the images in Yosemite and four other national parks in California, Utah and Oregon. Park Service...

  • Protesters in HK to vote on staying in streets

    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps. The three main groups behind the demonstrations said Thursday they would register public opinion at the main downtown protest site, where...

  • Insurgents kill 5 in attack in Afghanistan: police

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police say five people were killed and two were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a car in an attack in one of the country's eastern provinces. Friday's attack took place in Nangahar province as seven civilians were travelling through Khogyani district early in the morning. The provincial police spokesman,...

  • With gay marriage comes question: I do or I don't

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When gay marriage became legal in Pennsylvania earlier this year, Elissa Goldberg was ready to say "I do." Her longtime partner's reaction, however, was "I'm not so sure." The couple had been together more than 20 years, which Anndee Hochman figured already made them good as married. They owned their Philadelphia home...

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