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Adrift Russian ship towed safely to Canadian port
PRINCE RUPERT, British Columbia (AP) -- The Russian container ship that had been drifting powerlessly off the British Columbia coast, raising fears of a fuel spill, is now safe at a Canadian port.... 10/20/2014 1:13 PM

Suicide, car bombings in Iraq kill at least 33
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Militants unleashed attacks on Iraq's majority Shiite community on Monday, killing at least 33 people, the latest in relentless assaults that have challenged the Shiite-led government as it battles the Sunni-led insurgency by the Islamic State group.... 10/20/2014 1:01 PM

Lebanon imposes new measures against Ebola
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon is imposing new measures to prevent the Ebola virus from reaching the Middle Eastern nation.... 10/20/2014 12:59 PM

Argentine town faces ghosts of its Dirty War
OLAVARRIA, Argentina (AP) -- Shade trees hide the crumbling farm house outside of Olavarria. Hidden at the end of a dirt path, the white plaster coating is falling away from the brick foundation like scabs peeling off an unhealed wound.... 10/20/2014 12:57 PM

Vatican warns of 'new genocide' by IS
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican has demanded that world governments do more to prevent a possible "new genocide" in northern Iraq and Syria, and for Muslim leaders in particular to repudiate the Islamic State militants who are killing and exiling the region's Christians.... 10/20/2014 12:53 PM

Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security
OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) -- Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found.... 10/20/2014 12:47 PM

Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia's new president
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots support that swept him to power.... 10/20/2014 12:44 PM

EU seeking to create $1.27 billion Ebola fund
LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- European Union nations are working to reach 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid by the end of the week to fight Ebola in West Africa and are seeking a common approach to the crisis.... 10/20/2014 12:40 PM

Death toll hits 65 in Libya's eastern strife
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- A Libyan official says fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militias and pro-government fighters has left 65 people dead as fierce battles continued for a sixth day.... 10/20/2014 12:33 PM

Iran arrest 4 over acid attack
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian authorities have arrested four people suspected of throwing acid on women, according to a report by the official IRNA news agency.... 10/20/2014 12:28 PM

Nepal end rescue efforts on popular trekking route
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal wrapped up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to have been stranded on a trekking route by a series of deadly blizzards are now safe.... 10/20/2014 12:24 PM

Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge, with Latvia's foreign minister calling the incident a potential "game changer" in the region.... 10/20/2014 12:23 PM

Powerful explosion rocks rebel-held Ukrainian city
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- A powerful explosion has shaken the largest rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine as daily battles continue in the region despite a nominal cease-fire being in place.... 10/20/2014 12:05 PM

13 workers die in fire at Indian fireworks factory
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- A blaze engulfed a fireworks factory in southern India on Monday, killing at least 13 workers and seriously burning seven others, police said.... 10/20/2014 12:03 PM

Electrolux buoyed by US growth
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Growth in the U.S. and efficiency gains in Europe helped Swedish home-appliance maker Electrolux post a 42 percent jump in third-quarter profits.... 10/20/2014 12:03 PM

Turkey helping Kurdish fighters cross into Kobani
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's foreign minister said on Monday that his country is helping Iraqi Kurdish forces cross into the Syrian border town of Kobani "to give support" to fellow Kurdish fighters defending the town against Islamic State militants.... 10/20/2014 12:01 PM

Jews buy homes in contested Arab area of Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Residents of a hotly contested part of east Jerusalem said armed Israeli guards moved into two buildings in the area before dawn Monday - a step likely to raise already heightened tensions in the disputed neighborhood.... 10/20/2014 11:53 AM

HK leader: 'External forces' involved in protests
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's leader has claimed that "external forces" are participating in student-led pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks, but provided no evidence to back his accusation.... 10/20/2014 11:52 AM

Federal police take control of 13 towns in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Federal police have taken control of 13 municipalities in southern Mexico where local police are suspected of links to organized crime and possibly to the case of 43 missing students, a top official said.... 10/20/2014 11:51 AM

AP NewsAlert
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq officials: Triple car bombing in revered Shiite city of Karbala kills at least 16 people.... 10/20/2014 11:40 AM