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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

AP Exclusive: Hajj crush was deadliest ever at pilgrimage
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 3:24 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

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 3:22 PM

Yemeni pro-government forces retake key seaside town
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni security officials say pro-government forces have driven Shiite rebels from a strategic seaside town after three days of heavy clashes that killed nearly 100 fighters.... 10/9/2015 3:18 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

Gunmen attack Burkina Faso police station; 3 dead
OUAGDOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Authorities say three police officers have been killed after some 50 armed men attacked a police station near Burkina Faso's border with Mali.... 10/9/2015 3:16 PM

Pentagon giving up on building new Syrian rebel force
LONDON (AP) -- The U.S. is abandoning its goal of training a new force of moderate Syrian rebels and will focus on equipping, arming and supporting established rebels groups already fighting against the Islamic State group inside Syria, officials said Friday.... 10/9/2015 3:15 PM

Tanzania: Wildlife activists praise arrest of Chinese woman
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) -- Wildlife activists are applauding the arrest by Tanzanian authorities of a Chinese woman for alleged ivory smuggling but caution that it's a small step toward stemming the "slaughter of industrial proportions" of elephants... 10/9/2015 3:14 PM

Central bank says Malaysian fund broke forex rules, must pay
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's central bank said Friday a debt-laden state investment fund violated foreign exchange rules and must repatriate $1.83 billion it used abroad.... 10/9/2015 3:13 PM

Mideast unrest spreads to Gaza as stabbing attacks continue
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli forces clashed with Palestinian demonstrators along the Gaza border on Friday, killing five of them, as a rash of stabbing attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories, including the first apparent revenge attack by an Israeli, raised fears of wider unrest.... 10/9/2015 3:03 PM

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