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Pope urges prejudices be put aside at start of family synod
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis on Monday urged the world's Catholic bishops to put aside personal prejudices and have the courage and humility to be guided by the "surprises" of God, as he opened a meeting on family issues marked by sharp divisions between conservatives and progressives.... 10/5/2015 7:44 PM

The Latest: Palestinian President convenes security meeting
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israel following days of violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank (all times local).... 10/5/2015 7:42 PM

Libyan parliament votes to extend its mandate
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- Libya's internationally-recognized parliament has voted to extend its own mandate past the Oct. 20 deadline, said two members of the body and its media spokesman.... 10/5/2015 7:37 PM

The Latest: Asylum applications up across the Nordics
GENEVA (AP) -- The latest developments in the hundreds of thousands of refugees and other migrants passing through Europe on their way west. All times local.... 10/5/2015 7:32 PM

VW tells lawmakers 8M cars in Europe hit by emissions probe
BERLIN (AP) -- Volkswagen says 8 million cars in the European Union are affected by an investigation into whether the automaker manipulated emissions tests, according to a letter received Monday by German lawmakers.... 10/5/2015 7:22 PM

Armenian parliament approves constitutional reform
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) -- Armenian lawmakers have approved a constitutional reform that would trim presidential powers and give more authority to parliament and the prime minister.... 10/5/2015 7:12 PM

UN releases a draft for potential agreement on climate
PARIS (AP) -- The United Nations on Monday released a first draft of the negotiating text for the major conference on climate taking place in Paris in December.... 10/5/2015 7:01 PM

Spain to get European warning on budget
LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- The European Union's executive arm is to warn Spain over its draft budget plans for this year and next.... 10/5/2015 6:32 PM

Officials say 55 fighters killed in Yemen's Marib province
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni security officials say at least 55 fighters have been killed and more than 100 injured in battles in Marib province, a key front in the fighting against Shiite Houthi rebels.... 10/5/2015 6:31 PM

Iraq officials: car bombs across Iraq kill 56, wound dozens
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A series of car bombings across Iraq Monday killed at least 56 people and wounded dozens as the government continued its efforts to combat extremism across the country.... 10/5/2015 6:23 PM

Accused leader of Guatemala corruption ring turns himself in
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Juan Carlos Monzon Rojas, the alleged leader of a customs corruption scandal that has rocked the Guatemalan government, has turned himself into authorities, officials said Monday.... 10/5/2015 6:09 PM

Greek creditors hope to pay more loans within weeks
LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- European creditors urged the re-elected Greek government to maintain its zeal for reforms so it can get billions more of bailout cash and start discussions on relieving the country's debt burden.... 10/5/2015 5:51 PM

Snowden: I'd go to prison to return to US
LONDON (AP) -- Edward Snowden says he has offered to return to the United States and go to jail for leaking details of National Security Agency programs to intercept electronic communications data on a vast scale.... 10/5/2015 5:50 PM

Pistorius release canceled, referred back to parole board
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) -- The decision granting Oscar Pistorius early release from prison to go to house arrest was cancelled Monday and referred back to a parole board to be reconsidered.... 10/5/2015 5:47 PM

Workers tear shirts off Air France managers in jobs protest
PARIS (AP) -- Union activists protesting nearly 3,000 proposed layoffs at Air France stormed the headquarters during a meeting Monday, zeroing in on two managers who had their shirts torn from their bodies, scaled a fence and fled under police protection.... 10/5/2015 5:28 PM

Syria presidency condemns destruction of Palmyra's arch
BEIRUT (AP) -- The office of Syria's president condemned on Monday the destruction of the 2,000- year-old iconic Arch of Triumph in Palmyra by the Islamic State group which controls the ancient city.... 10/5/2015 4:46 PM

Turkey seeks EU backing for Syria no-fly, buffer zones
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Turkey's president sought European backing on Monday for the creation of buffer and no-fly zones on the Syrian border, saying that such moves are key to ending the refugee crisis.... 10/5/2015 4:37 PM

Iraq officials: car bomb in eastern Diyala province kills 13 people, wounds 30
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq officials: car bomb in eastern Diyala province kills 13 people, wounds 30.... 10/5/2015 4:33 PM

Turkey vows to protect borders after Russian jet incursion
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's prime minister vowed Monday to take all necessary measures to protect the nation's borders from violation after a Russian fighter jet entered its airspace over the weekend, prompting Turkey to scramble jets and summon the Russian ambassador in protest.... 10/5/2015 4:31 PM

Croatia parliamentary vote to be held on Nov. 8
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- The next parliamentary elections in Croatia will be held on Nov. 8 with the leftist government facing a strong challenge from the conservatives amid the migrant crisis and bad economy.... 10/5/2015 4:30 PM

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