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AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear black market seeks IS extremists
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium - enough to contaminate several city blocks - and specifically sought a buyer from th... 10/7/2015 4:42 PM

Nobel Prize in literature: What to look out for
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- On Thursday, the winner of this year's Nobel Prize in literature will be announced by the first ever female permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius. Will the prize awarding body choose to honor the occasion by picking a female winner? Will it break new ground by giving the prize to a journalist? Or will it rush to bestow the coveted prize on one of the many aging favorites? The secretive academy drops no hints on whom they are considering bu... 10/7/2015 4:32 PM

Carter: US not cooperating with Russia against Islamic State
ROME (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday the U.S.-led coalition has not agreed to cooperate with Russia in the fight against the Islamic State and no collaboration is possible as long as Moscow continues to strike other targets.... 10/7/2015 4:29 PM

Aid group seeks fact-finding mission over Kunduz strike
GENEVA (AP) -- Doctors Without Borders called for an independent and unprecedented fact-finding mission on Wednesday to investigate a U.S. airstrike on its hospital in Afghanistan that killed at least 22 people.... 10/7/2015 4:29 PM

FIFA ethics panel meets to discuss Sepp Blatter, Platini
LONDON (AP) -- The FIFA ethics committee has been examining the cases of President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini, a move that could lead to the suspension of world soccer's most powerful officials.... 10/7/2015 4:29 PM

100,000 protest in Belgium against free-market measures
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgian trade unions on Wednesday mobilized about 100,000 workers for the second time in a year to protest the free-market regulations and austerity measures that the center-right government has been pushing through during its first year in office.... 10/7/2015 4:28 PM

The Latest: British UN ambassador says Putin boosting Assad
BEIRUT (AP) -- The latest developments after Syrian troops, emboldened by Russian airstrikes, launch a ground offensive against insurgents (all times local).... 10/7/2015 4:26 PM

Russian warships fire cruise missiles into Syria
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles Wednesday as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive in central Syria in the first major combined air-and-ground assault since Moscow began its military campaign in the country last week.... 10/7/2015 4:25 PM

EU to crack down on people refused asylum
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union countries are closing in on an agreement Thursday to crack down on migrants who have been refused entry into the bloc so they can be swiftly sent home.... 10/7/2015 4:22 PM

Gunmen kidnap Italian restaurant owner in south Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Gunmen abducted an Italian restaurant owner and former Roman Catholic missionary in the southern Philippines on Wednesday, just a few weeks after the kidnapping of three foreigners and a Filipino woman by suspected Muslim militants in the restive region, police said.... 10/7/2015 4:21 PM

IMF: Up to $3 trillion in over-borrowing in emerging markets
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund says the biggest risks to the global economy are now in emerging markets, where private companies have racked up considerable debt amid a fifth straight year of slowing growth.... 10/7/2015 4:19 PM

VW CEO: Emissions fixes could take until end of next year
WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) -- Volkswagen said a recall of cars with software that can be used to evade emissions tests could start in Germany in January and last until the end of next year.... 10/7/2015 4:10 PM

The Latest: Israeli police say Palestinian stabs Israeli man
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis following days of violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank (all times local).... 10/7/2015 4:07 PM

Germany and France try to turn tide of European skepticism
STRASBOURG, France (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande has forcefully defended a stronger Europe and, in response to an insult from the far-right, said those who disagree should leave the EU.... 10/7/2015 4:00 PM

Elephant electrocuted in India when tree falls on power line
NEW DELHI (AP) -- As their forest habitats shrink and villages edge closer, it's not uncommon for wild elephants in India to destroy crops and homes and sometimes even kill people.... 10/7/2015 3:58 PM

Nigeria: Female suicide bombers kill 18 including in mosque
DAMATURU, Nigeria (AP) -- Suicide bombers killed at least 18 people Wednesday in three dawn attacks including in a mosque in the northeastern Nigerian town of Damaturu, officials and witnesses said.... 10/7/2015 3:55 PM

Trio wins Nobel Prize for mapping how cells fix DNA damage
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Three scientists from Sweden, the U.S. and Turkey won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for showing how cells repair damaged DNA - work that has inspired the development of new cancer treatments.... 10/7/2015 3:55 PM

Study: Mammals thrive in Chernobyl exclusion zone
MOSCOW (AP) -- Nearly 30 years after a nuclear reactor caught fire and spewed a lethal cloud of radiation, some species of mammals are thriving in the zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, a new study says.... 10/7/2015 3:54 PM

The Latest: UK wants UN vote soon on refugee smuggling
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.... 10/7/2015 3:53 PM

AP Interview: Nobel gives scientist recognition in China
BEIJING (AP) -- The time could not have been more hostile for Chinese scientists. Research came to a virtual halt and intellectuals were routinely persecuted. But Tu Youyou, then a 39-year-old researcher, was summoned to join a secretive military project during the Cultural Revolution to find a cure for malaria for soldiers in North Vietnam.... 10/7/2015 3:49 PM

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