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Iran arrest 4 over acid attack
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian authorities have arrested four people suspected of throwing acid on women, according to a report by the official IRNA news agency.... 10/20/2014 12:28 PM

Nepal end rescue efforts on popular trekking route
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal wrapped up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to have been stranded on a trekking route by a series of deadly blizzards are now safe.... 10/20/2014 12:24 PM

Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge, with Latvia's foreign minister calling the incident a potential "game changer" in the region.... 10/20/2014 12:23 PM

Powerful explosion rocks rebel-held Ukrainian city
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- A powerful explosion has shaken the largest rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine as daily battles continue in the region despite a nominal cease-fire being in place.... 10/20/2014 12:05 PM

13 workers die in fire at Indian fireworks factory
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- A blaze engulfed a fireworks factory in southern India on Monday, killing at least 13 workers and seriously burning seven others, police said.... 10/20/2014 12:03 PM

Electrolux buoyed by US growth
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Growth in the U.S. and efficiency gains in Europe helped Swedish home-appliance maker Electrolux post a 42 percent jump in third-quarter profits.... 10/20/2014 12:03 PM

Turkey helping Kurdish fighters cross into Kobani
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's foreign minister said on Monday that his country is helping Iraqi Kurdish forces cross into the Syrian border town of Kobani "to give support" to fellow Kurdish fighters defending the town against Islamic State militants.... 10/20/2014 12:01 PM

Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security
OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) -- Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found.... 10/20/2014 11:59 AM

Iraq: Car bombings kill 16 people in Karbala
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say three car bombings in the revered Shiite shrine city of Karbala have killed at least 16 people.... 10/20/2014 11:57 AM

Jews buy homes in contested Arab area of Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Residents of a hotly contested part of east Jerusalem said armed Israeli guards moved into two buildings in the area before dawn Monday - a step likely to raise already heightened tensions in the disputed neighborhood.... 10/20/2014 11:53 AM

HK leader: 'External forces' involved in protests
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's leader has claimed that "external forces" are participating in student-led pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks, but provided no evidence to back his accusation.... 10/20/2014 11:52 AM

Federal police take control of 13 towns in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Federal police have taken control of 13 municipalities in southern Mexico where local police are suspected of links to organized crime and possibly to the case of 43 missing students, a top official said.... 10/20/2014 11:51 AM

AP NewsAlert
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq officials: Triple car bombing in revered Shiite city of Karbala kills at least 16 people.... 10/20/2014 11:40 AM

Spain says 60 migrants enter African enclave
MADRID (AP) -- The Spanish government says several hundred African migrants staged multiple attempts to scale the border fences separating enter Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco, with some 60 managing to get across.... 10/20/2014 11:39 AM

Bus collision in Bangladesh kills at least 20
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Two passenger buses collided head-on in northwestern Bangladesh on Monday afternoon, killing at least 20 people and injuring 25 others, an official said.... 10/20/2014 11:29 AM

Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficult" not to support them.... 10/20/2014 11:26 AM

Marine accused in Philippine killing tests US ties
OLONGAPO, Philippines (AP) -- Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a man who might have them - a U.S. Marine authorities suspect in the brutal slaying at a cheap hotel more than a week ago.... 10/20/2014 11:16 AM

Mozambique vote counting stops amid fraud worries
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) -- Mozambique's national elections commission says vote counting in the country's northwestern province has stopped due to possible fraud with more than 60 percent of votes counted so far.... 10/20/2014 11:13 AM

WHO: Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The World Health Organization declared on Monday that Nigeria is free of Ebola, a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease.... 10/20/2014 11:03 AM

Japan's justice minister undone by cheap paper fan
TOKYO (AP) -- In the heat of summer, they are ubiquitous in Japan: cheap paper fans, advertising this or that company or product, handed out at outdoor events or busy train stations. On Monday, they brought down a politician.... 10/20/2014 10:42 AM