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Poland's Tusk denies claim on partition offer
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's former prime minister, Donald Tusk, denied Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that their two nations carve up Ukraine.... 10/24/2014 8:06 AM

Gestapo impostor tricked Nazi sympathizers in WWII
LONDON (AP) -- At the height of World War II, Hans Kohout wanted to give the Nazis advance word of a top-secret British tactic that could neutralize an enemy's air defenses, leaving major cities exposed to devastating air raids. Kohout, a naturalized British citizen, knew about it from his work at a plant doing defense-related work.... 10/24/2014 7:54 AM

Despite dry spell, N. Korea farms see good harvest
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Providing enough food to feed the nation is always a struggle for North Korea. But it looks like the residents of Pyongyang won't be lacking for cabbage and vegetables come next month, when the crops will be harvested.... 10/24/2014 7:40 AM

Insurgents kill 5 in attack in Afghanistan: police
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan police say five people were killed and two were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a car in an attack in one of the country's eastern provinces.... 10/24/2014 7:37 AM

China, 20 other countries initiate new Asian bank
BEIJING (AP) -- Twenty-one Asian nations signed on to a China-driven initiative Friday to create a new international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary and potentially damaging rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.... 10/24/2014 7:23 AM

Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.... 10/24/2014 7:20 AM

China launches experimental moon orbiter
BEIJING (AP) -- China launched an experimental spacecraft Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.... 10/24/2014 7:06 AM

Sweden calls off search for submarine
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Swedish authorities say they have called off their weeklong search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago.... 10/24/2014 6:37 AM

Protesters in HK to vote on staying in streets
HONG KONG (AP) -- Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps.... 10/24/2014 6:25 AM

NK expert says US must apologize to free detainees
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them.... 10/24/2014 6:24 AM

Jailed Bangladesh ex-Islamist leader dies
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader, whose imprisonment on war crimes charges triggered violent protests last year, has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital.... 10/24/2014 6:11 AM

Malaysian man crawls for 3 days after car smash
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- A Malaysian man seriously injured in a car accident crawled through jungle for three days before happening upon an isolated village, authorities said Friday.... 10/24/2014 5:45 AM

Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Government leaders gathered in a show of resolution a day after a deadly attack on Canada's Parliament, as authorities and everyday Canadians sifted through confounding shards of the gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power.... 10/24/2014 5:45 AM

Cloning whistle-blower: little change in S. Korea
CHUNCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- The whistle-blower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero.... 10/24/2014 5:23 AM

EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.... 10/24/2014 1:18 AM

Mexican governor steps aside over disappearances
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The governor of Guerrero state announced Thursday that he's stepping aside while an investigation continues nearly a month after 43 students disappeared and six people were killed in an attack that has implicated local police and politicians in the city of Iguala.... 10/24/2014 12:20 AM

Student's mysterious death sparks Mexico protests
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Several hundred students marched through a city in central Mexico on Thursday to demand justice for a schoolmate who turned up dead after witnesses said he was detained by police.... 10/24/2014 12:08 AM

EU leaders seek more Ebola funding at summit
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Britain pledged an additional 100 million euro ($126 million) to fight Ebola and Prime Minister David Cameron called on the other European Union leaders at a summit to step up their efforts to contain the deadly virus too.... 10/23/2014 10:43 PM

1st Ebola case in W. African nation of Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Mali reported its first case of Ebola late Thursday, marking a major setback for West African efforts to contain the deadly virus that now has affected six countries in the region and left nearly 5,000 dead.... 10/23/2014 10:38 PM

Ex-Mountie hero of shooting at Canada's Parliament
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder.... 10/23/2014 9:35 PM