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Body of Zambian president arrives home
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) -- A chartered plane carrying the body of Zambian President Michael Sata arrived on Saturday in Zambia from London, where the president died in a hospital after a long illness.... 11/1/2014 10:15 AM

South Africa arrests 2 Vietnamese for poaching
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African police have arrested two Vietnamese and confiscated a large number of rhinoceros horns as part of an anti-poaching operation, authorities said Saturday.... 11/1/2014 10:14 AM

Iran says 93 percent of executions drug-related
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Responding to a United Nations report criticizing death sentences in Iran, a senior official in the Islamic Republic is saying that 93 percent of executions in the country involve drug smuggling.... 11/1/2014 10:10 AM

Suicide car bomber kills 9 Afghan police, soldiers
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says at least nine members of the country's security forces have been killed in a suicide attack in eastern Logar province.... 11/1/2014 10:07 AM

China manufacturing growth falls in October
BEIJING (AP) -- China's manufacturing growth declined further in October amid a slowing economy and languishing global demand, according to a survey released Saturday.... 11/1/2014 9:46 AM

Australia wildfires kill firefighter, raze 2 homes
SYDNEY (AP) -- A firefighter has been killed and at least two homes have been destroyed by Australian spring wildfires, officials said Saturday.... 11/1/2014 9:40 AM

Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepare for Syria battle
MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) -- An official for the main Syrian Kurdish force says Iraqi peshmerga fighters are getting ready for the battle against Islamic State group extremists in the border town of Kobani.... 11/1/2014 9:37 AM

Boko Haram denies truce, kidnapped girls married
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has denied agreeing to any cease-fire with the government and said more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls all have converted to Islam and been married off.... 11/1/2014 9:36 AM

Blackout hits Bangladesh as line from India fails
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Bangladesh was hit by a nationwide blackout on Saturday after a transmission line bringing electricity from neighboring India failed, but power was restored to many parts of the country within a few hours, an official said.... 11/1/2014 9:31 AM

Ukraine rebels to hold election, despite criticism
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Rebel-held territories in eastern Ukraine are preparing to elect a parliament and leader in a vote that has been roundly condemned by the international community but backed by Russia.... 11/1/2014 9:23 AM

Commander: 18 Islamist fighters killed in Libya
CAIRO (AP) -- An Islamist field commander says that 18 militiamen have been killed in an attack on a western Libyan town.... 11/1/2014 7:43 AM

Burkina Faso: 2nd soldier says he's president
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending his 27-year reign and sparking a struggle in the military for control of the West African country.... 11/1/2014 6:28 AM

Hong Kong protests promise political game change
HONG KONG (AP) -- Like thousands of young people from all over Hong Kong, secondary school teacher Li Hiu Fung had come out to the streets of this anxious city every night to demand that his government give him a real voice in choosing his leaders. He helped build a sprawling protest camp on one of the city's busiest thoroughfares.... 11/1/2014 6:06 AM

Amid Ebola scare, Canada restricts visas
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's Conservative government said it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission" of the Ebola virus.... 11/1/2014 5:54 AM

New US general seeks China air safety dialogue
BEIJING (AP) -- The U.S. Air Force's new commander in the Pacific said Saturday she's hoping to continue talks with China on avoiding dangerous encounters in the air that have added to regional tensions.... 11/1/2014 5:17 AM

Ecuador top court endorses re-election for Correa
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Ecuador's top court endorsed and sent to the National Assembly on Friday a constitutional reform package that would allow indefinite re-election for President Rafael Correa.... 11/1/2014 4:02 AM

Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans
MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) -- Authorities were investigating on Friday a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.... 11/1/2014 3:36 AM

China experimental moon orbiter returns
BEIJING (AP) -- China on Saturday successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.... 11/1/2014 2:42 AM

Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail, along with the threat of a 14-year prison sentence, as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that is ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.... 11/1/2014 12:50 AM

Cyclists kidnapped, ransomed near Mexico City
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Seven cyclists and an assistant who were kidnapped while on a training ride in the mountainous outskirts of the Mexican capital were released hours later after a ransom was paid, authorities said Friday.... 11/1/2014 12:01 AM