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AP obtains video of damage to ancient Palmyra arch in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Video footage obtained by The Associated Press shows the main structure of 2,000- year-old iconic Arch of Triumph in Syria's Palmyra has been destroyed. Activists have said that Islamic State extremists, who are in control of the ancient city, blew up the arch.... 10/7/2015 7:35 PM

Blatter awaiting fate after ethics committee investigation
LONDON (AP) -- Sepp Blatter could be facing a 90-day suspension.... 10/7/2015 7:26 PM

Argentine government: ex-spy chief went to US in February
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The Argentine government says a former spymaster it wants to question in the mysterious death of prosecutor traveled to the United States on an Italian passport.... 10/7/2015 7:20 PM

Italy considering more active anti-Islamic State in Iraq
ROME (AP) -- Italy is considering playing a more active role in Iraq combating the Islamic State group but no decision has been made.... 10/7/2015 7:20 PM

Inter-communal violence kills 1 in north Mali, 4 kidnapped
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- A community leader for a militia group allied to Mali's government says at least one person has been killed and four people were kidnapped in an attack by separatists in the north of the country.... 10/7/2015 7:18 PM

Putin spends his birthday playing hockey with NHL stars
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin spent his 63rd birthday on the ice Wednesday, playing hockey with NHL stars against Russian officials and tycoons.... 10/7/2015 7:09 PM

Iran lobbied for Russian campaign in Syria , officials say
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iran played an integral role leading up to Russia's move to launch its air campaign in Syria and play a stronger role in Iraq, with one of Tehran's most powerful generals meeting for three hours with President Vladimir Putin to push for intervention, Iraqi government officials tell The Associated Press.... 10/7/2015 6:58 PM

London Film Festival focuses on women; protests at premiere
LONDON (AP) -- The London Film Festival opened Wednesday with "Suffragette," the story of British women who fought for the right to vote - a milestone on a journey to equality that many believe is still unfinished.... 10/7/2015 6:45 PM

Anxious Israelis told to be on alert amid wave of attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Palestinian assailants carried out a series of stabbings across Israel on Wednesday, jolting an anxious country unnerved by weeks of unrest as clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian demonstrators raged across the West Bank.... 10/7/2015 6:44 PM

Yemen forces capture last rebel outpost in key province
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A Yemeni military official says government forces and their allies, including troops from a Saudi-led coalition, have captured the last outpost of Shiite rebels in a key province.... 10/7/2015 6:42 PM

The Latest: Israeli police shoot driver who attempted attack
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 6:37 PM

Russia fires cruise missiles from warships 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 6:35 PM

IMF sees recession for Latin America on commodities shock
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Latin America's economy is expected to enter recession this year for the first time since the end of the global financial crisis as China's slowdown drives lower demand for the region's commodities, threatening to undo recent progress in reducing poverty, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday.... 10/7/2015 6:28 PM

Carter: US not cooperating with Russia against Islamic State
ROME (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in his strongest message to date, said Wednesday the U.S.-led coalition will not agree 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 6:18 PM

UN: No new Ebola cases reported last week
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says there were no Ebola cases reported last week - the first time an entire week has passed without any new confirmed patients since the devastating outbreak began last March.... 10/7/2015 6:18 PM

Honduran soccer club president arrested in US
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- The president of one of Honduras' most famed soccer clubs was scheduled to appear in federal court in Miami Wednesday following his arrest on money laundering charges, according to court documents.... 10/7/2015 6:09 PM

Germany and France try to turn tide of European skepticism
STRASBOURG, France (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a highly unusual bid to heal divisions within the EU, urged European lawmakers on Wednesday to pull together to create a stronger Europe to cope with the influx of migrants that is raising tensions and dangerously straining the union.... 10/7/2015 6:06 PM

Battling IS, Iraqi Kurdish fighters exposed to mustard gas
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Several Iraqi Kurdish troops tested positive for mustard gas after battles this summer with the Islamic State group in northern Iraq, a spokesman for the paramilitary group said Wednesday.... 10/7/2015 6:05 PM

US official: Cuba should develop private sector
HAVANA (AP) -- U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on Wednesday called on the Cuban government to let private enterprise thrive on the communist-ruled island and to grant its citizens greater access to the Internet.... 10/7/2015 6:03 PM

South Africa: Archbishop Desmond Tutu marks 84th birthday
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- South Africa's Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu marked his 84th birthday on Wednesday with one of his first public appearances since being hospitalized for a persistent infection.... 10/7/2015 5:39 PM

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