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AP Exclusive: Saudi hajj crush was deadliest tragedy ever
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- One survivor of last month's crush and stampede at the hajj in Saudi Arabia recalled seeing so many bodies that he couldn't tell how many there were.... 10/9/2015 5:11 PM

Associate says Blatter hopes to be back within 10 days
LONDON (AP) -- Suspended and shamed, Sepp Blatter is still hoping to return to power as FIFA president within the next 10 days.... 10/9/2015 5:11 PM

IS advances near Syria's Aleppo despite Russian strikes
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State militants captured a string of villages near Aleppo on Friday in a lightning attack that brought them closer to the prized city in northern Syria, despite a major increase in Russian airstrikes that Moscow insists are targeting the extremists.... 10/9/2015 5:04 PM

Yemeni pro-government forces retake key seaside town
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Pro-government forces drove Shiite rebels from a strategic seaside town on Friday after three days of heavy clashes that killed nearly 100 fighters, Yemeni security officials said.... 10/9/2015 4:56 PM

North Korea readies massive anniversary celebration
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea is holding what is expected to be one of its biggest celebrations ever Saturday for the 70th anniversary of its ruling party's creation, an attention-getting event that is the government's way of showing the world and its own people the Kim dynasty - now in its third generation - is firmly in control and its military a power to be reckoned with.... 10/9/2015 4:37 PM

Sweden thrown into political uncertainty
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden faces political uncertainty after the small Christian Democratic Party dropped out of a deal that has kept the minority left-wing government in power.... 10/9/2015 4:35 PM

Germany hopes to exhibit some works from Gurlitt collection
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's culture minister hopes to put some works from the trove accumulated by the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt on exhibition next year.... 10/9/2015 4:31 PM

Pope turns bishops' attention to family crises in Mideast
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has directed the attention of the world's bishops debating family life to crises facing families today: He denounced the escalation of conflicts in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East and urged greater diplomacy to end the "humanitarian crisis of enormous proportions."... 10/9/2015 4:31 PM

UNESCO: Most nations fail gender parity goal for education
PARIS (AP) -- A U.N. report shows than more than half of the world's countries have failed to achieve gender parity in education for girls in primary and secondary schools.... 10/9/2015 4:24 PM

Egypt to restore King Tut mask after botched epoxy job
CAIRO (AP) -- The restoration of King Tutankhamun's world-famous golden mask will begin Saturday, over a year after the beard was accidentally broken off and hastily glued back with epoxy, Egypt's state-run news agency said Friday.... 10/9/2015 4:21 PM

Finance officials to clamp down on multinational tax evasion
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Finance officials from the world's 20 biggest economies have committed to toughening laws and boosting cross-border cooperation to prevent multinational companies from avoiding as much as $250 billion a year in taxes.... 10/9/2015 4:12 PM

In Belarus, opposition artists express dissent underground
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Belarus' crippled political opposition has been cautious in its criticisms ahead of Sunday's presidential election. Not so the country's underground artists.... 10/9/2015 4:10 PM

Poachers kill 4 in anti-poaching patrol in Congo park
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Poachers killed three rangers and one Congolese military colonel who were part of a 10-man patrol that tracked the satellite collar of a killed elephant to a poachers' camp in a national park in Congo, the park's managers said Friday... 10/9/2015 4:04 PM

UN Security Council OKs migrants resolution for 1 year
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution to authorize the European Union and individual countries to seize migrant-smuggling vessels on the high seas off Libya.... 10/9/2015 4:03 PM

Celebration of Peru's economic boom comes late
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- The world's top finance officials lavished praise on Peru's "economic miracle" this week, lauding it for cutting poverty by half during a decade-long bonanza of record-high prices for gold, copper and other metals it mines.... 10/9/2015 3:55 PM

Embattled former oil minister asks Nigerians for prayers
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- The family of the former oil minister is asking Nigerians to pray for her as she fights cancer and British allegations of corruption.... 10/9/2015 3:52 PM

Italy sends 19 Eritreans to Sweden under new EU refugee plan
ROME (AP) -- Italy bid farewell Friday to 19 Eritreans - the first of an estimated 160,000 refugees to be resettled throughout Europe as part of a new EU redistribution program to move asylum-seekers out of hard-hit front-line countries.... 10/9/2015 3:47 PM

The Latest: Former Tunisian leader says dialogue was key
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- The latest developments in the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. All times local.... 10/9/2015 3:34 PM

Saudi Arabia summons Czech ambassador over 'Satanic Verses'
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia has summoned the Czech ambassador over a coming translation of Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses."... 10/9/2015 3:23 PM

Air France appeals to passengers after labor violence
PARIS (AP) -- Air France sent an unusual appeal Friday to its passengers worldwide, insisting that the violent, clothes-ripping protests against executives earlier should not scar the airline's reputation.... 10/9/2015 3:18 PM

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