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Death toll in Guatemala mudslide reaches 253
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- The death toll of a massive landslide that buried a neighborhood on the outskirts of Guatemala's capital has risen to 253 as the search for victims enters its second week.... 10/9/2015 7:57 PM

Israel struggles to contain wave of stabbing attacks
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Unrest that erupted several weeks ago at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site spread Friday to Gaza in the form of deadly border clashes with Palestinian protesters, as Israeli security forces struggled to contain a wave of Palestinian stabbing attacks against civilians and soldiers.... 10/9/2015 7:54 PM

Turkish journalist detained for tweets critical of president
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Police in Turkey have detained the chief editor of an opposition English-language newspaper for posting tweets critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.... 10/9/2015 7:38 PM

IS advances near Syria's Aleppo despite Russian strikes
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State militants captured a string of villages near Aleppo on Friday in a lightning attack that brought them closer to the prized city in northern Syria, despite a major increase in Russian airstrikes that Moscow insists are targeting the extremists.... 10/9/2015 7:14 PM

UN wants peacekeeping drones in South Sudan, which objects
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council is urging the use of unarmed drones in the peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, but the government there says that could cause "disagreement and hostility" as a peace deal tries to take hold.... 10/9/2015 7:14 PM

Platini retains UEFA title, with no interim leader in place
LONDON (AP) -- Still defiant, UEFA is standing by its man.... 10/9/2015 6:54 PM

The Latest: Palestinian envoy to UN wants emergency meeting
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis. (all times local)... 10/9/2015 6:49 PM

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 6:31 PM

Kremlin: Military strikes in Syria not big financial burden
MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says Russian air strikes in Syria haven't put any strain on the government's budget.... 10/9/2015 6:24 PM

Correction: Nobel-Literature story
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- In an Oct. 8 story about the Nobel Prize for literature, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the prize had been awarded only twice for non-fiction prior to 2015, to Winston Churchill and Bertrand Russell. The prize also was awarded in 1902 to Christian Mommsen, most noted for his historical writing on Rome.... 10/9/2015 6:14 PM

With a history of ethnic tension, Guinea holds election
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Guinea's president faces an electoral rematch Sunday as ethnic clashes that marked the last presidential election threaten to resurface.... 10/9/2015 6:07 PM

Embattled former oil minister asks Nigerians for prayers
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- The family of the former oil minister is asking Nigerians to pray for her as she fights cancer and British allegations of corruption.... 10/9/2015 5:56 PM

UNESCO: Most nations fail gender parity goal for education
PARIS (AP) -- More than half of the world's countries have failed to achieve gender parity in education for girls in primary and secondary schools, according to a new U.N. report.... 10/9/2015 5:47 PM

AP Exclusive: Saudi hajj crush was deadliest tragedy ever
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- One survivor of last month's crush and stampede at the hajj in Saudi Arabia recalled seeing so many bodies that he couldn't tell how many there were.... 10/9/2015 5:38 PM

Pope turns bishops' attention to family crises in Mideast
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis directed the attention of the world's bishops to real-world crises Friday by denouncing the escalation of conflicts in Syria and Iraq and urging greater diplomacy to end the "humanitarian crisis of enormous proportions."... 10/9/2015 5:32 PM

Germany hopes to exhibit some works from Gurlitt collection
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's culture minister hopes to put some works from the trove of priceless art accumulated by the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt on exhibition next year.... 10/9/2015 5:25 PM

Pentagon giving up on building new Syrian rebel force
LONDON (AP) -- The U.S. is abandoning its goal of having America's military train a new force of moderate Syrian rebels, turning its focus to equipping, arming and supporting established groups already fighting against the Islamic State group inside Syria, officials said Friday.... 10/9/2015 5:22 PM

Nobel Peace Prize boosts struggling Tunisian democracy
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- It was the fall of 2013 and Tunisia's newfound democracy was in grave danger. The assassination of a left-wing politician had prompted the opposition to walk out of the constitutional assembly. The government was paralyzed, the constitution unfinished and the country on the brink of war.... 10/9/2015 5:21 PM

Associate says Blatter hopes to be back within 10 days
LONDON (AP) -- Suspended and shamed, Sepp Blatter is still hoping to return to power as FIFA president within the next 10 days.... 10/9/2015 5:11 PM

Yemeni pro-government forces retake key seaside town
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Pro-government forces drove Shiite rebels from a strategic seaside town on Friday after three days of heavy clashes that killed nearly 100 fighters, Yemeni security officials said.... 10/9/2015 4:56 PM

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