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Zambia: President's body to return Saturday
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) -- The body of President Michael Sata, who died in London after a long illness, will be flown to Zambia on Saturday, the Zambian government said.... 10/30/2014 2:01 PM

Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor, a spokeswoman said Thursday.... 10/30/2014 1:54 PM

Bodies found in Mexico where 3 Texans missing
MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican officials say four bodies have been found east of the border city of Matamoros, near where three young Americans went missing more than two weeks ago.... 10/30/2014 1:51 PM

Amnesty: Libyan militias committing war crimes
CAIRO (AP) -- Amnesty International says rival militias and armed groups in Libya are committing "mounting war crimes" with impunity.... 10/30/2014 1:49 PM

N. Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korean officials have announced they will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus.... 10/30/2014 1:48 PM

US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, returning from a visit to West Africa, which has been struggling with the world's worst Ebola outbreak, says the world must do more to confront "the greatest public health crisis ever."... 10/30/2014 1:48 PM

Milosevic's widow ridicules EU lifting sanctions
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Slobodan Milosevic's exiled widow ridiculed the European Union's decision to lift a 15-year freeze on assets of the former Serbian strongman, saying in an interview published Thursday that the family has no property outside Serbia.... 10/30/2014 1:42 PM

AP Interview: Syrian official slams Turkey
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad's political adviser accused Turkey on Thursday of committing "aggression" against the country by allowing rebels to cross into the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani to battle the Islamic State group.... 10/30/2014 1:38 PM

Volkswagen Q3 profits jump 56 percent
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Automaker Volkswagen AG says net profit jumped 56 percent in the third quarter as the company saw more sales growth in China and a slowly recovering European auto market.... 10/30/2014 1:36 PM

Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police and threatened to further enflame the already high tensions in the city.... 10/30/2014 1:26 PM

NATO chief sees spike in Russian flights on border
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- NATO's new chief says the alliance is increasing its readiness and air policing following a spike in Russian air force activity in Eastern Europe.... 10/30/2014 1:25 PM

Parents of Mexico missing meet with president
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met with parents of 43 missing teachers college students for the first time since they disappeared, apparently handed over to a drug gang by city police more than a month ago.... 10/30/2014 1:09 PM

Company: German man kidnapped in Nigeria is free
BERLIN (AP) -- The company that employed a German man kidnapped in Nigeria last week says he has been freed.... 10/30/2014 1:08 PM

Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors
KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers clawed through the wreckage of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors in the broken red earth of the high-elevation tea plantation.... 10/30/2014 1:03 PM

Group says militants killed 600 Iraqi prisoners
BAGHDAD (AP) -- An international rights group says Islamic State militants carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country's second-largest city of Mosul in June.... 10/30/2014 12:57 PM

Amid murder case, Philippines says US pact stays
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is "imperfect" but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.... 10/30/2014 12:54 PM

Protesters storm Burkina Faso parliament, set fire
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, forcing the government to cancel a vote to allow the president to seek another term next year.... 10/30/2014 12:53 PM

Shell: oil drop yet to have full impact on profits
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Shell, Europe's largest oil producer, reported a dip in third quarter profit on Thursday, but said it has yet to feel the full impact of the recent slide in oil prices.... 10/30/2014 12:34 PM

Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state - a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.... 10/30/2014 12:25 PM

Ukraine-Russia gas talks deadlocked in Brussels
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Talks to guarantee that Russian gas imports flow into Ukraine throughout the winter appeared to be at an impasse Thursday because of doubts over payments from Kiev.... 10/30/2014 12:23 PM