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Anti-government cleric ends protest in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A fiery anti-government cleric has ended his 65-day long sit-in protest in Pakistan's capital Islamabad Tuesday.... 10/21/2014 6:14 PM

IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday.... 10/21/2014 6:07 PM

Pistorius sentencing: What it means
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- How much prison time will Oscar Pistorius ultimately serve for killing his girlfriend? And will the double-amputee Olympian ever run competitively again on the carbon-fiber blades that made him one of the world's most recognizable athletes?... 10/21/2014 5:41 PM

IAPA: press freedom deteriorating in the Americas
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The Inter American Press Association says freedom of the press has sharply deteriorated in the Americas over the last six months.... 10/21/2014 5:40 PM

Spanish woman free of Ebola, final tests show
MADRID (AP) -- Conclusive tests show a Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola is cured of the virus, doctors said Tuesday, signaling a huge step forward in her 15-day battle for survival.... 10/21/2014 5:31 PM

Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sunni insurgency spearheaded by the Islamic State group.... 10/21/2014 5:29 PM

Police find dead infants in Winnipeg locker
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- Police say they have discovered the remains of as many as four dead infants in a storage locker in the central Canadian city of Winnipeg.... 10/21/2014 5:17 PM

Ukraine asks for big EU loan during gas standoff
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Ukraine has asked the European Union for an additional loan of $2.5 billion as it struggles to cope with the implications of its standoff with Russia.... 10/21/2014 5:13 PM

Oil CEO in sad toll of famed plane crash victims
PARIS (AP) -- Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA whose silver handlebar earned him the nickname "Big Mustache," died late Monday at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, according to Russian investigators.... 10/21/2014 5:13 PM

Hong Kong students, officials talk but don't agree
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little Tuesday as the city's Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the key demand of activists camped in the streets now for a fourth week.... 10/21/2014 5:08 PM

Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack
SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) -- Terrorist ideology inspired a recent convert to Islam to drive his car into two Canadian soldiers, killing one, before he was shot dead by police, authorities said Tuesday.... 10/21/2014 5:07 PM

China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years
BEIJING (AP) -- China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown.... 10/21/2014 5:06 PM

Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crash
MOSCOW (AP) -- Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who helped establish the multinational oil company as one of the world's biggest, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was reportedly drunk.... 10/21/2014 5:03 PM

Police in Macedonia arrest 9 in helicopter scam
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Police in Macedonia have arrested a former Defense Ministry official and eight others for allegedly embezzling $2.8 million from the government by filing fake expenses related to a helicopter maintenance program.... 10/21/2014 5:02 PM

Jerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because of their harsh treatment.... 10/21/2014 4:58 PM

Fashion icon mourned in Dominican homeland
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta is being mourned in his native Dominican Republic as a native son whose glamor raised the profile of a largely poor country.... 10/21/2014 4:52 PM

Argentina demands 'Top Gear' apology from BBC
LONDON (AP) -- Argentina's ambassador to Britain on Tuesday demanded an apology from the BBC over an ill-fated trip by car show "Top Gear" to the South American country.... 10/21/2014 4:48 PM

Poland's Sikorski under fire over Russia interview
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's former Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski came under fire Tuesday from the prime minister and political opponents over a U.S. magazine interview in which he allegedly said Russia's president offered Poland the opportunity to jointly carve up Ukraine in 2008.... 10/21/2014 4:41 PM

Submarine hunt exposes Swedish readiness gap
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- The search for a foreign underwater craft in waters off Stockholm has brought back memories of Sweden's submarine hunts during the Cold War - and exposed a key difference.... 10/21/2014 4:37 PM

Fight for Brazil's battleground state heats up
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) -- Brazil's deadlocked presidential race is the most heated since the nation returned to democracy, and nowhere is the battle more bare-knuckled than in the state where both candidates were born.... 10/21/2014 4:33 PM