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Officials say top militant killed in Egypt's Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Senior military officials in Egypt say soldiers have killed a top militant in the Sinai Peninsula amid clashes.... 10/2/2014 1:16 PM

Iraqi forces clash with IS group over small town
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A military spokesman says fierce clashes are underway between Iraqi forces and extremists from the Islamic State group in and around a small western town.... 10/2/2014 1:07 PM

ECB's Draghi details stimulus plan
NAPLES, Italy (AP) -- European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says a stimulus program that includes buying private-sector bonds will mean a significant increase in the bank's efforts to help the economy.... 10/2/2014 1:05 PM

Bach: IOC will not reopen 2022 Olympic bid race
LONDON (AP) -- The IOC will not reopen the bidding process for the 2022 Winter Olympics, even though only two cities are left in the troubled race following Oslo's withdrawal.... 10/2/2014 1:04 PM

Activists say Assad supporters protest in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Hundreds of supporters of President Bashar Assad held a rare protest Thursday in Syria against the governor of the central city of Homs after twin bombings there killed 25 children, activists reported.... 10/2/2014 1:04 PM

For sale: 2,500 Dutch body bags
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Dutch government is selling off 2,500 body bags in an online auction.... 10/2/2014 1:03 PM

Thai police: 2 men admit killing British tourists
BANGKOK (AP) -- Two workers from Myanmar confessed on Thursday that they killed two British tourists whose battered bodies were found last month on a beach in southern Thailand, police said.... 10/2/2014 1:01 PM

Japan police: Volcanic rocks killed most victims
TOKYO (AP) -- Doctors have determined that almost all of the dozens of people killed on a Japanese volcano died of injuries from being hit by volcanic rocks that flew out during its eruption, police said Thursday.... 10/2/2014 1:00 PM

Official: Suicide bombers kill 7 at Libyan airport
CAIRO (AP) -- Two suicide car bombings near an eastern airport in Libya killed seven troops and wounded 12 people Thursday, a spokesman for a renegade general said, as fierce clashes erupted nearby between the general's forces and the extremist militias trying to take over the airfield.... 10/2/2014 12:59 PM

UK royals issue warning over Prince George pics
LONDON (AP) -- Prince William and his wife Kate are threatening to take legal action against a photographer they say has been monitoring their toddler son Prince George.... 10/2/2014 12:50 PM

New type of clinic eyed to help stop Ebola
LONDON (AP) -- Britain and Sierra Leone are appealing for more help to slow the biggest ever Ebola outbreak - and are proposing a new type of clinic to do that.... 10/2/2014 12:42 PM

Alleged Beltran Leyva cartel boss nabbed in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Hector Beltran Leyva, the purported head of a feared drug gang allegedly run by his family, became the fourth brother to fall when soldiers grabbed him while dining at a seafood restaurant.... 10/2/2014 12:36 PM

Blast kills 15 at Bulgarian explosives factory
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Fifteen people were confirmed dead in a blast at an explosives decommissioning factory in northwestern Bulgaria.... 10/2/2014 12:35 PM

Lawmakers grill new EU economy chief amid doubts
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European lawmakers on Thursday grilled the 28-nation bloc's incoming economy chief, Pierre Moscovici, because many fear he cannot be trusted to properly enforce rules limiting government deficits.... 10/2/2014 12:34 PM

AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Against a distant skyline of high-rise buildings, huge vultures dive over the nearly 9 tons of rubbish that arrive daily at the enormous dump in Brazil's capital as nearly 3,000 trash pickers set aside recyclable plastic, metal and paper to sell.... 10/2/2014 12:29 PM

Bomb hits passenger bus in NW Pakistan, killing 7
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A bomb ripped through a mini-bus in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least seven passengers, police said.... 10/2/2014 12:27 PM

Angry Birds maker Rovio to cut jobs
HELSINKI (AP) -- Mobile game developer Rovio Entertainment Ltd. says it plans to cut some 16 percent of its workforce amid signs that its Angry Birds game is losing some of its luster.... 10/2/2014 12:23 PM

Saudi Arabia: 2 million in Mecca for start of hajj
MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia sought to assure the public that the kingdom was Ebola-free as an estimated 2 million Muslims streamed into a sprawling tent city near Mecca on Thursday for the start of the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage.... 10/2/2014 12:21 PM

Sky's no limit for Czech chimney climbers
DOLNI SMRZOVKA, Czech Republic (AP) -- From afar, they look like ants crawling up a tower into the sky.... 10/2/2014 12:21 PM

Turkey ponders new powers to fight IS militants
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's parliament was debating a motion Thursday to give the government new powers to launch military incursions into Syria and Iraq and to allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic State group.... 10/2/2014 12:21 PM