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Studies say 1/3 of young men in China to die from smoking
BEIJING (AP) -- Research published in the medical journal The Lancet says one in three of all the young men in China are likely to die from tobacco, but that the number can fall if the men quit smoking.... 10/9/2015 8:48 AM

10 inmates die in fire at Philippine maximum-security prison
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A fire destroyed a dormitory at a maximum-security prison in the central Philippines, killing 10 inmates, officials said Friday.... 10/9/2015 8:37 AM

French labor tensions ease as garbage collector strike ends
PARIS (AP) -- Air France is resuming negotiations with pilots' unions over hotly contested job cuts, and Paris garbage collectors have ended a smelly strike, soothing developments at the end of a week of high labor tensions.... 10/9/2015 8:29 AM

AP Interview: Jerusalem mayor defends gun display
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Jerusalem's mayor, caught on video this week with a gun slung over his shoulder while visiting a Palestinian neighborhood, is making no apologies for the display of force. He says he's helping keep his city safe.... 10/9/2015 8:28 AM

Iran state TV: Revolutionary Guard general killed in Syria
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The latest developments as Syrian troops and other nations battle militants in Syria. All times local.... 10/9/2015 8:18 AM

Iraq officials: mortar attack in Diyala province kills 35
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi police officials say at least 35 people were killed in a mortar attack on villages around the provincial capital of the country's eastern Diyala province.... 10/9/2015 8:16 AM

The Latest: Nobel Peace Prize to be announced in Oslo
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- The latest developments in the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. All times local.... 10/9/2015 8:16 AM

Nurse who contracted Ebola hospitalized
LONDON (AP) -- London's Royal Free Hospital says a nurse who recovered from Ebola last year is being treated for an unusual late complication of the infection.... 10/9/2015 8:09 AM

Plane carrying Eritreans leaves Italy under new EU plan
ROME (AP) -- An Italian police aircraft carrying 19 Eritreans has taken off from Rome's Ciampino airport bringing the first refugees to Sweden under the European Union's new resettlement program aimed at redistributing asylum-seekers from hard-hit receiving countries.... 10/9/2015 8:03 AM

Film portrays costs of South Korean craze for top schools
BUSAN, South Korea (AP) -- A documentary film about the social and personal costs of South Koreans' craze for being admitted to the nation's top three universities depicts a system that is a far cry from President Barack Obama's praise of the Asian country as a model for U.S. educational reforms.... 10/9/2015 8:03 AM

The Latest: 542 people rescued in 24 hours off Greece
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.... 10/9/2015 8:01 AM

The Latest: Israeli stabs, injures, 4 Arabs amid tensions
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis following days of violence. (all times local)... 10/9/2015 8:01 AM

Expats spooked after 2 foreigners gunned down in Bangladesh
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- The cafes and restaurants are empty. The chatter of guests in hotel lobbies has gone quiet. The high-walled embassy compounds are even more closely guarded.... 10/9/2015 7:59 AM

India angered over maid having hand cut off in Saudi Arabia
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- India has demanded answers from Saudi Arabia after a maid there reportedly had her hand chopped off while trying to escape being harassed by her employer.... 10/9/2015 7:54 AM

Iranian state television says Revolutionary Guard brigadier general killed in Syria's Alep...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian state television says Revolutionary Guard brigadier general killed in Syria's Aleppo.... 10/9/2015 7:53 AM

Israel on high alert after days of Palestinian attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli security forces braced themselves for more unrest Friday after days of Palestinian attacks that spread this week from beyond the flashpoint of violence at Jerusalem's holiest site and across the West Bank to Israeli cities.... 10/9/2015 7:51 AM

UN announces Libya unity government; 2 sides must OK names
SKHIRAT, Morocco (AP) -- The U.N. envoy for Libya has proposed a national unity government for Libya after months of difficult talks between the north African country's two rival governments, but now it's up to the two parliaments and Libyans themselves to approve it.... 10/9/2015 7:36 AM

Hindu hardliners block Pakistani singer's concert in Mumbai
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A local Hindu nationalist party has protested the presence of a Pakistani singer and forced organizers to cancel his concert in Mumbai, India's entertainment capital.... 10/9/2015 6:43 AM

Asian stocks gain on hopes Fed won't hike rates this year
TOKYO (AP) -- Asia stock markets rose Friday on expectations the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at a record low for several more months. Energy stocks advanced with the price of oil.... 10/9/2015 6:36 AM

UN high post, ensnared in alleged bribe case, ripe for risk
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- This is how a former president of the U.N. General Assembly, arrested this week in an alleged bribery scheme, paid himself, the criminal complaint says: John Ashe accepted more than $3 million from foreign governments and individuals, signed checks to himself and wrote on them "Salary."... 10/9/2015 5:05 AM

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