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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

The Latest: Syrian journalist killed in car bomb attack
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The latest developments as Syrian troops and other nations battle militants in Syria. All times local.... 10/9/2015 7:40 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

The Latest: Nobel Peace Prize to be announced in Oslo
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- The Norwegian Nobel Committee is set to announce the 2015 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize amid speculation that the prize could highlight Europe's migration crisis, peace talks in Colombia or a U.S.-Iran nuclear deal.... 10/9/2015 7:24 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

8 memorable presidents of the UN General Assembly
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- There have been 70 presidents of the U.N. General Assembly, some memorable for their accomplishments, others for their political views, allegations against them, and the reputations of the countries they represent. The arrest of the 68th president, John Ashe of Antigua, in an alleged bribery case has put the spotlight on the presidency of the 193-member world body, which rotates every year by region. Here is a look at eight memorable General Assembly presidents... 10/9/2015 4:23 AM

Mexican site yields new details of sacrifice of Spaniards
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Excavations at the site of one of the Spanish conquistadors' worst defeats in Mexico are yielding new evidence about what happened when the two cultures clashed - and a native people, at least temporarily, was in control.... 10/9/2015 4:01 AM

Australia in talks to send refugees to the Philippines
SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia is in talks to send refugees who try to reach its shores illegally to the Philippines, the immigration minister said Friday.... 10/9/2015 3:13 AM

UN wants another year for Haiti peacekeeping mission
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. secretary-general is recommending that the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti stay for another year - which might be its final one.... 10/9/2015 2:53 AM

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 2:36 AM

Declassified US docs reveal Pinochet ordered killing in US
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Newly declassified U.S. intelligence documents that came to light Thursday reveal that Gen. Augusto Pinochet directly ordered the 1976 assassination of a Chilean diplomat in Washington.... 10/9/2015 1:34 AM

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