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IS group seizes villages north of Syria's Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State militants seized a string of villages from rival insurgents north of the Syrian city of Aleppo on Friday in a surprise attack that came despite intensive Russian airstrikes that Moscow insists are targeting the extremist group, activists said.... 10/9/2015 1:04 PM

Pentagon head: US to change Syrian rebel training program
LONDON (AP) -- The U.S. will overhaul the failed Syrian rebel training program, working more closely with capable Kurdish and other forces in Syria, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.... 10/9/2015 1:04 PM

Hungarian president warns about migration's security aspect
BALATONFURED, Hungary (AP) -- Solidarity with refugees escaping war must not overshadow concerns about human trafficking and the threat from extremists, Hungary's president said Friday.... 10/9/2015 12:59 PM

Israel on high alert as violence spreads to Gaza border
JERUSALEM (AP) -- At least four attacks - three by Palestinians and one by an Israeli - as well as deadly clashes along the Gaza border threatened to escalate tensions throughout the country on Friday as Israel struggled to control spiraling violence.... 10/9/2015 12:58 PM

The Latest: Nobel chair hopes prize may be example to Libya
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- The latest developments in the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. All times local.... 10/9/2015 12:51 PM

Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- A Tunisian coalition of workers, employers, human rights activists and lawyers won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for pulling the country that sparked the Arab Spring back onto a path toward democracy and preventing it from descending into civil war.... 10/9/2015 12:46 PM

Egypt to restore King Tut mask after botched epoxy job
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's state-run news agency says the restoration of King Tutankhamun's world-famous golden mask will begin Saturday, over a year after the beard was accidentally broken off and hastily glued back with epoxy.... 10/9/2015 12:44 PM

SABMiller meets with investors amid takeover bid
LONDON (AP) -- SABMiller met with investors Friday to underscore its strength as an independent company, as the world's second-biggest brewer seeks to head off a takeover by larger rival Anheuser-Busch InBev.... 10/9/2015 12:37 PM

Nepal's parliament to choose new prime minister on Sunday
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's parliament speaker announced Friday that members will vote Sunday to choose a new prime minister of this Himalayan nation.... 10/9/2015 12:36 PM

French labor tensions ease as garbage collector strike ends
PARIS (AP) -- Air France is resuming negotiations with pilots' unions over hotly contested job cuts, and Paris garbage collectors have ended a smelly strike, in promising developments after a week of high labor tensions.... 10/9/2015 12:33 PM

The Latest: 3 Palestinians killed on Gaza border
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis following days of violence. (all times local)... 10/9/2015 12:31 PM

Airlines begin applying tax hike on flights departing Egypt
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's aviation minister says airlines have begun applying a tax increase on all flights out of the country.... 10/9/2015 12:29 PM

Official: Moscow could hand over imprisoned Ukrainian
MOSCOW (AP) -- Moscow is open to discussing handing over to Kiev a Ukrainian pilot charged with the murder of two journalists once there is a verdict in her trial, the Russian justice minister said on Friday, in contrast to previous statements.... 10/9/2015 12:23 PM

Ex-CIA agent convicted in Italy fights to stay in Portugal
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- A Portuguese court official says a former CIA operative convicted of kidnapping an Egyptian cleric in Milan as part of the U.S. extraordinary renditions program is fighting against being sent to Italy to serve the six-year sentence she received in absentia there.... 10/9/2015 12:23 PM

The latest: US confirms Russia missiles crashed in Iran
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The latest developments as Syrian troops and other nations battle militants in Syria. All times local in Syria.... 10/9/2015 12:22 PM

British nurse who contracted Ebola hospitalized again
LONDON (AP) -- London's Royal Free Hospital says a nurse who recovered from Ebola last year has been hospitalized again and is being treated for an unusual late complication. Her condition is described as serious.... 10/9/2015 12:14 PM

Couple cleared of abusing baby, but may never regain custody
LONDON (AP) -- A legal battle over a child's best interests and the rights of its anguished parents has thrown two British families into turmoil.... 10/9/2015 12:10 PM

EU official: Bloc may suspend sanctions on Belarus
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union may suspend sanctions on Belarus, following the release of political prisoners there earlier this year, an EU official said on Friday, signaling what could be the end of the nine-year-long international isolation for authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko.... 10/9/2015 12:09 PM

Malaysia's central bank says fund broke forex rules
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's central bank says state investment fund 1MDB violated foreign exchange rules and must repatriate a total of $1.83 billion that it used abroad.... 10/9/2015 11:56 AM

Defense secretary confirms Russian missiles crashed in Iran
LONDON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter confirms the U.S. has indications that four Russian cruise missiles crashed in Iran rather than Syria, suggesting there were malfunctions.... 10/9/2015 11:53 AM

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