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Thai seafood company to buy Bumble Bee tuna firm
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai Union Frozen Products announced Friday it is acquiring Bumble Bee Seafoods, a major seller of canned tuna in the United States, for $1.5 billion.... 12/19/2014 12:12 PM

Sri Lankan opposition pledges war crime inquiry
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka's main opposition presidential candidate said Friday that the country cannot be charged with war crimes in the International Criminal Court, but he will launch a domestic inquiry if he wins a January election.... 12/19/2014 12:06 PM

Pakistan: 77 militants killed after school massacre
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people - most of them children - in a school massacre.... 12/19/2014 12:05 PM

Trade between China and Mozambique nears $3 billion
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) -- China's ambassador to Mozambique says trade between the two countries increased to nearly $3 billion this year.... 12/19/2014 11:44 AM

Sony hack adds to security pressure on companies
BEIJING (AP) -- Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe they are in danger.... 12/19/2014 11:43 AM

12 workers freed from collapsed tunnel in Vietnam
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- An official says rescuers have recovered 12 workers who were trapped for more than three days in a collapsed tunnel at a hydropower plant under construction in central Vietnam.... 12/19/2014 11:40 AM

AP PHOTOS: 4 seasons in 1 war on WWI battlefields
BOEZINGE, Belgium (AP) -- A century on, the four seasons bring constant changes to the scarred landscapes and ruins of the World War I battlefields in Belgium and northern France.... 12/19/2014 11:29 AM

Russian opposition activist faces 10 years behind bars
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian prosecutors on Friday demanded that an opposition activist be imprisoned for a total of 10 years on allegations of fraud.... 12/19/2014 11:24 AM

5 die in Mozambique floods
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) -- Mozambican authorities say five people have died in floods in the capital Maputo, after days of torrential rain.... 12/19/2014 11:23 AM

Israeli military says Gaza rocket hits Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel in the first such attack since September.... 12/19/2014 11:15 AM

Key Profumo scandal figure Mandy Rice-Davies dies
LONDON (AP) -- Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in the "Profumo Affair," a scandal of sex and politics that rocked Cold War Britain, has died. She was 70.... 12/19/2014 11:14 AM

UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon is visiting the countries hardest hit by the Ebola crisis in West Africa.... 12/19/2014 11:06 AM

Greek lawmaker alleges bribery attempt in presidential vote
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A lawmaker from a small right-wing party claimed Friday that someone he did not identify had attempted to bribe him to vote in favor of electing Greece's new president.... 12/19/2014 11:03 AM

Bombings kill 11 people in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi authorities say bombings have killed 11 people in the capital Baghdad.... 12/19/2014 10:49 AM

Indonesia volcano erupts, injuring 4; 1 missing
TERNATE, Indonesia (AP) -- A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing towering clouds of hot ash into the air and leaving four hikers injured and one missing when they scrambled to safety, an official said.... 12/19/2014 10:48 AM

Britain moves closer to allowing women in combat
LONDON (AP) -- Britain is moving closer to allowing female soldiers to take a role in close combat on the front lines.... 12/19/2014 10:40 AM

Polish school honors Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A spokeswoman for a Catholic university in southern Poland says it has bestowed an honorary doctorate on Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel in recognition of his efforts to reveal the full evil of the Holocaust and defend human dignity.... 12/19/2014 10:31 AM

Dutch coalition crisis fizzles out
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- A dispute over a health care bill that nearly caused the collapse of the Dutch government has been resolved with a compromise, though doubts remain about whether it will prove workable.... 12/19/2014 10:27 AM

8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia
SYDNEY (AP) -- Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.... 12/19/2014 10:22 AM

Spanish police probe car attack on ruling party HQ
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police were searching for possible explosives at the headquarters of the ruling conservative Popular Party after a man rammed his car into the office entrance Friday.... 12/19/2014 10:21 AM