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Bombings kill 9 people in Iraqi capital
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say two separate bombings have killed nine people in Baghdad, the latest victims in near-daily attacks that have targeted the country's capital.... 10/21/2014 9:20 AM

Nepal vows new rules after worst trekking disaster
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal on Tuesday said it will introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country's worst hiking disaster left dozens dead last week.... 10/21/2014 9:20 AM

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the "gross negligence" the runner showed when he shot his girlfriend multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home.... 10/21/2014 9:15 AM

Russian plane crash: snowplow driver was drunk
MOSCOW (AP) -- The head of French oil giant Total SA was killed at a Moscow airport when his corporate jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday.... 10/21/2014 9:14 AM

China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years
BEIJING (AP) -- China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown.... 10/21/2014 9:11 AM

US urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets
TOKYO (AP) -- U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is urging Japan to be bolder in opening its markets to help reach a deal on a pan-Pacific trade agreement.... 10/21/2014 9:07 AM

Myanmar says 2015 election won't be delayed
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's government said Tuesday that a general election planned for late 2015 would be held on schedule, countering rumors that the vote could be postponed.... 10/21/2014 8:30 AM

Pakistan pulls anti-government TV channel off air
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- An anti-government TV news channel in Pakistan was taken off air for 15 days after a high court ruled that the broadcaster was "maligning" the country's judiciary, the country's media regulation authority said.... 10/21/2014 8:26 AM

Samsung phones cleared for US government use
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved by the National Security Agency for use with classified U.S. government networks and data, a boost to the company's efforts to expand in the security-conscious business market.... 10/21/2014 8:03 AM

Head of Iran's chief clerical body dead at 83
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, the head of Iran's most influential clerical body charged with choosing or dismissing the country's supreme leader, has died. He was 83.... 10/21/2014 7:49 AM

Few hopes of success in Hong Kong talks
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong officials and student leaders will hold talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given the vast differences between the two sides.... 10/21/2014 5:53 AM

Asian stocks drift after China growth slows
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets drifted lower Tuesday after China reported its weakest economic growth in five years while Japan's benchmark dropped as investors cashed in gains from a 4 percent surge the previous day.... 10/21/2014 5:43 AM

Driver shot dead after he hits 2 Canadian soldiers
MONTREAL (AP) -- A man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car in a city near Montreal had become influenced by radical Islam, an official familiar with the case said.... 10/21/2014 5:33 AM

Cost of making 'Hobbit' movies up to $745 million
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The movie trilogy "The Hobbit" has so far cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to make as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending.... 10/21/2014 4:49 AM

Taliban attack kills 4 Afghan soldiers in Kabul
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- At least four Afghan soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack on a bus in the capital.... 10/21/2014 4:09 AM

AP Photos: Children learn wrestling in Old Havana
HAVANA (AP) -- In a wrestling suit the colors of the U.S. flag, 8-year-old Yodimiler Arias grapples with a classmate in the scorching heat of a Havana afternoon.... 10/21/2014 4:03 AM

Panama suspends Supreme Court judge for corruption
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- A Supreme Court justice linked to former President Ricardo Martinelli was suspended on Monday over corruption charges in a landmark corruption case that has mesmerized much of Panama.... 10/21/2014 3:04 AM

Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash
MOSCOW (AP) -- The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, the company said.... 10/21/2014 2:33 AM

Former Australia Prime Minister Gough Whitlam dies
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Gough Whitlam, a flamboyant Australian prime minister and controversial social reformer whose grip on power was cut short by a bitter constitutional crisis, died Tuesday at the age of 98.... 10/21/2014 2:00 AM

Poll: Brazil's leader gains ground in tight race
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A poll released Monday night shows Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff gaining ground over her rival in a tight re-election race, though the contest remains in a technical tie.... 10/21/2014 1:10 AM