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Airlines begin applying tax hike on flights departing Egypt
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's aviation minister says airlines have begun applying a tax increase on all flights out of the country.... 10/9/2015 12:29 PM

Official: Moscow could hand over imprisoned Ukrainian
MOSCOW (AP) -- Moscow is open to discussing handing over to Kiev a Ukrainian pilot charged with the murder of two journalists once there is a verdict in her trial, the Russian justice minister said on Friday, in contrast to previous statements.... 10/9/2015 12:23 PM

Ex-CIA agent convicted in Italy fights to stay in Portugal
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- A Portuguese court official says a former CIA operative convicted of kidnapping an Egyptian cleric in Milan as part of the U.S. extraordinary renditions program is fighting against being sent to Italy to serve the six-year sentence she received in absentia there.... 10/9/2015 12:23 PM

The latest: US confirms Russia missiles crashed in Iran
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The latest developments as Syrian troops and other nations battle militants in Syria. All times local in Syria.... 10/9/2015 12:22 PM

The Latest: lawyers group head says prize is recognition
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- The latest developments in the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. All times local.... 10/9/2015 12:21 PM

British nurse who contracted Ebola hospitalized again
LONDON (AP) -- London's Royal Free Hospital says a nurse who recovered from Ebola last year has been hospitalized again and is being treated for an unusual late complication. Her condition is described as serious.... 10/9/2015 12:14 PM

Couple cleared of abusing baby, but may never regain custody
LONDON (AP) -- A legal battle over a child's best interests and the rights of its anguished parents has thrown two British families into turmoil.... 10/9/2015 12:10 PM

Pentagon to change training program for Syrian rebels
LONDON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the U.S. will announce changes to the Syrian training program within hours, saying the U.S. wants to focus efforts on working with capable Kurdish and other forces in Syria.... 10/9/2015 12:09 PM

EU official: Bloc may suspend sanctions on Belarus
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union may suspend sanctions on Belarus, following the release of political prisoners there earlier this year, an EU official said on Friday, signaling what could be the end of the nine-year-long international isolation for authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko.... 10/9/2015 12:09 PM

Israel on high alert as stabbing attacks continue
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A rash of attacks by individual Palestinians and one by an Israeli threatened to escalate and spread throughout the country Friday as police struggled to control spiraling tensions after days of violence.... 10/9/2015 12:03 PM

Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- A Tunisian coalition of workers, employers, human rights activists and lawyers won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for pulling the country that sparked the Arab Spring back onto a path toward democracy and preventing it from descending into civil war.... 10/9/2015 12:03 PM

The Latest: Thousands attend funeral of Palestinian attacker
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis following days of violence. (all times local)... 10/9/2015 11:59 AM

Malaysia's central bank says fund broke forex rules
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's central bank says state investment fund 1MDB violated foreign exchange rules and must repatriate a total of $1.83 billion that it used abroad.... 10/9/2015 11:56 AM

Defense secretary confirms Russian missiles crashed in Iran
LONDON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter confirms the U.S. has indications that four Russian cruise missiles crashed in Iran rather than Syria, suggesting there were malfunctions.... 10/9/2015 11:53 AM

The Latest: Hungarian pres. warns of risks in migrant crisis
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.... 10/9/2015 11:53 AM

Plane carrying Eritreans leaves Italy under new EU plan
ROME (AP) -- Italy bid farewell Friday to the first 19 of an estimated 160,000 refugees who are due to be resettled throughout Europe as part of the EU's new redistribution program aimed at moving asylum-seekers out of hard-hit receiving countries.... 10/9/2015 11:53 AM

AP Exclusive: Saudi hajj disaster deadliest to ever strike
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,453 people during the hajj, a new tally showed on Friday to make it the deadliest event to ever strike the annual pilgrimage.... 10/9/2015 11:41 AM

Hindu hardliners block Pakistani singer's concert in Mumbai
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A local Hindu nationalist party has protested the presence of a Pakistani singer and forced organizers to cancel his concert in Mumbai, India's entertainment capital.... 10/9/2015 11:38 AM

Popular Filipino entertainer Elizabeth Ramsey dies at 83
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Elizabeth Ramsey, a popular Filipino singer, comedian and actress who entertained crowds with racy gags and a raspy voice, has died. She was 83.... 10/9/2015 11:33 AM

Correction: Libya story
SKHIRAT, Morocco (AP) -- In a story Oct. 8 about the Libyan national unity government, The Associated Press reported erroneously that proposed Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj is a member of the Tripoli-based parliament. He is in fact a Tripoli representative in the internationally recognized Tobruk House of Representatives.... 10/9/2015 11:33 AM

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