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HK protest talks show gap between students, govt
HONG KONG (AP) -- On one side of the table sat the idealistic and earnest students in jeans and black T-shirts, knapsacks by their sides. Facing them was the lineup of seasoned government officials in formal suits.... 10/22/2014 3:46 PM

Canadian soldier shot at war memorial
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- A gunman shot a Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday, then entered Parliament and shots rang out, police and witnesses said.... 10/22/2014 3:45 PM

Court freezes assets of Romanian ex-prison chief
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A court on Wednesday froze the assets of a former Romanian prison commander charged with torturing and causing the deaths of 12 political prisoners in the 1950s and 1960s and said the government may also be liable to pay damages to alleged victims.... 10/22/2014 3:39 PM

Dozens released Ebola-free from Sierra Leone site
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Dozens of Ebola survivors were discharged from a treatment center near Sierra leone's capital on Wednesday and told they were virus-free.... 10/22/2014 3:36 PM

10 men acquitted in Kurdish terror finance trial
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A Danish court on Wednesday acquitted 10 men accused of terror financing for providing money to a Kurdish separatist group.... 10/22/2014 3:32 PM

Bomb outside Cairo university wounds 10
CAIRO (AP) -- A bomb exploded outside Egypt's largest and most prominent university in the country's capital on Wednesday, wounding 10 people, including six policemen, the Interior Ministry said.... 10/22/2014 3:32 PM

Albania PM seeks to ease tensions with Serbia
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Albania's prime minister has told The Associated Press that the heated spat with Serbia over the use of a drone at a soccer match should not derail both countries' efforts to seek European Union membership.... 10/22/2014 3:31 PM

Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius spent his first night of a five-year jail term in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official.... 10/22/2014 3:22 PM

WWI casualties reburied after DNA identification
BOIS-GRENIER, France (AP) -- Eleven British casualties of World War I who got a name and family history through cutting-edge DNA research have been officially reburied with some of their descendants in attendance.... 10/22/2014 3:06 PM

Erdogan: US airdrop to Kurds in Kobani a mistake
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that the U.S. made a mistake in airdropping weapons to Kurds defending the Syrian city of Kobani from the Islamic State group.... 10/22/2014 3:02 PM

German firm wins appeal in Spain thalidomide case
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish court on Wednesday accepted a German pharmaceutical company's appeal against a ruling that had ordered it to pay compensation to 22 Spaniards who blame their disabilities on the drug thalidomide.... 10/22/2014 2:54 PM

Police arrest 2 people on terror charges
LONDON (AP) -- British authorities have arrested two people on terror charges as it continues to conduct counter-terror operations related to Syria at a brisk pace.... 10/22/2014 2:38 PM

Missile, fire from Egypt wounds 2 Israeli troops
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Attackers from the Egyptian side of the border fired an anti-tank missile and gunshots at an Israeli military vehicle on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers in a rare cross-border incident, the military said.... 10/22/2014 2:38 PM

Call me Jokowi, says Indonesia's president
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's new president says he wants to be called by his nickname, and has revealed who first gave it to him: a French furniture buyer.... 10/22/2014 2:35 PM

Snowplow driver says he didn't see Total CEO's jet
MOSCOW (AP) -- The driver of the snowplow that apparently caused the plane carrying the Total CEO to crash at a Moscow airport says he neither saw nor heard the private jet as it sped toward him down the runway in the dark.... 10/22/2014 2:35 PM

Police brutality claims shadow Tunisia elections
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- When Mohammed Ali Snoussi was arrested last month in Tunis, witnesses say, police beat him with truncheons, stripped him naked and threatened to rape him in broad daylight.... 10/22/2014 2:25 PM

Australian finishes marathon swim in Bahamas
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- Dehydrated and exhausted, Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel successfully completed a 78-mile (126-kilometer) swim Wednesday between two islands in the Bahamas.... 10/22/2014 2:21 PM

Nigeria truce is shaky, no news of abducted girls
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Days after Nigeria's military raised hopes with the announcement that Islamic extremists had agreed to a cease-fire, Boko Haram still is fighting and there is no word on the fate of 219 schoolgirls held hostage for six months.... 10/22/2014 2:15 PM

At Berlin Wall, Kerry warns against Cold War redux
BERLIN (AP) -- Surrounded by relics of the Cold War, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his German counterpart warned Wednesday against a return to the bitter divide between east and west over the current crisis in Ukraine.... 10/22/2014 2:13 PM

Iranians protest acid attacks in central city
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Hundreds of Iranians have rallied in the central city of Isfahan to protest a string of acid attacks on women there in recent months.... 10/22/2014 2:12 PM