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ECB keeps door open for more stimulus
NAPLES, Italy (AP) -- European Central Bank head Mario Draghi underlined the bank's willingness to step up its economic stimulus efforts with large-scale bond purchases if needed - but his comments after the bank's meeting Thursday did not seem to bring that day any closer.... 10/2/2014 4:53 PM

UN: Air travel from Ebola nations should continue
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general says the United Nations believes air travel to and from the West African countries affected by the Ebola virus should continue despite the first reported case in the United States.... 10/2/2014 4:51 PM

UK 'Breaking Bad' fan cleared of murder plot
LONDON (AP) -- A London jury on Thursday convicted a British woman of buying poison over the Internet but cleared her of trying to kill her mother in a plot that prosecutors said was inspired by the TV show "Breaking Bad."... 10/2/2014 4:51 PM

Hong Kong leader offers talks with protesters
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's embattled leader offered Thursday to hold talks between his government and pro-democracy protesters, but said he will not accept their demand that he resign.... 10/2/2014 4:50 PM

New type of clinic eyed to help stop Ebola
LONDON (AP) -- In the face of an Ebola outbreak unlike any other seen before, officials are turning to unprecedented measures: makeshift clinics that will offer little or no care.... 10/2/2014 4:47 PM

Greek police foil far-left militant bomb plot
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek police foiled a planned weekend bomb attack by a far-left militant group against the headquarters of the country's ruling center-right New Democracy party, on the day it plans to celebrate its 40th anniversary.... 10/2/2014 4:40 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 4:39 PM

Lawyer: Bahrain rights activist detained for tweet
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- The head of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights has been detained and referred to prosecutors over tweets that offended the country's Interior Ministry, his lawyer said Thursday.... 10/2/2014 4:26 PM

Lesotho to hold elections 2 years early in 2015
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The southern African country of Lesotho will hold elections in February - two years earlier than scheduled - in an effort to resolve political tension, a mediator said Thursday.... 10/2/2014 4:21 PM

Nobel laureates cancel South Africa meeting
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A group of Nobel peace laureates on Thursday suspended plans to hold an annual meeting in South Africa because they said the government there refused to grant a visa to the Dalai Lama.... 10/2/2014 4:09 PM

Top Egyptian activist sentenced to month in prison
CAIRO (AP) -- A prominent Egyptian activist who came to fame during the country's 2011 uprising was sentenced to one month in prison Thursday on charges of insulting the police, though he said he didn't know about the hearing.... 10/2/2014 4:06 PM

Next Ferrari chief focuses on F1
PARIS (AP) -- The incoming boss of Ferrari has one "very high" priority: getting his cars back on top of the Formula One podium.... 10/2/2014 3:57 PM

HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's leader Leung Chun-ying says he will not yield to protesters' demands he resign.... 10/2/2014 3:55 PM

French government seeks more museum opening hours
PARIS (AP) -- If the Socialist government gets its way, visitors to France's three most touristic museums - the Louvre, the Musee d'Orsay and Versailles Palace - may get to visit seven days a week in coming years.... 10/2/2014 3:48 PM

Myanmar news website defaced by hackers
BANGKOK (AP) -- A website covering news about Myanmar was defaced by hackers on Thursday, a few days after its director won a prestigious press freedom award.... 10/2/2014 3:41 PM

Ukraine wary of fragile peace as patriotism surges
BOYARKA, Ukraine (AP) -- Since Ukraine's conflict with Russia erupted, Oleksandr Federenko has gone from village kid to army cadet, trading computer games for knife-throwing classes and morning marches. He is only 13.... 10/2/2014 3:41 PM

South Africa: White extremist's house stirs debate
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A proposal to turn the South African home of a slain white extremist into a state-funded museum has angered some South Africans who say certain symbols of their history of racial conflict should not be preserved.... 10/2/2014 3:38 PM

Royalty, Elvis at Duchess of Devonshire funeral
LONDON (AP) -- Hundreds of liveried staff, the heir to the British throne and the music of Elvis Presley have formed part of a final farewell for Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, last of the unconventional Mitford sisters.... 10/2/2014 3:11 PM

German train drivers vote for strikes
BERLIN (AP) -- A union representing train drivers at Germany's national railway says its members have voted overwhelmingly to strike over a pay dispute.... 10/2/2014 3:03 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 safe and free of health scares 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 2:58 PM