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Official: US questions Russian flight incursion into Turkey
MADRID (AP) -- A senior U.S. official says the U.S. does not believe Russia's incursion into Turkey's airspace was an accident, and urgent talks are underway on what to do about the weekend incident.... 10/5/2015 12:52 PM

The Latest: Discovery on golf course inspired Nobel winner
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Latest developments in the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Medicine (all times local):... 10/5/2015 12:47 PM

Workers attack Air France managers, forcing them to flee
PARIS (AP) -- Union activists protesting proposed layoffs at Air France stormed the headquarters during a meeting about the job cuts Monday, zeroing in on two managers who had their shirts torn from their bodies, scaled a fence and fled under police protection.... 10/5/2015 12:39 PM

Frontex to beef up EU border control in biggest ever push
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The European Union's border agency is seeking hundreds of additional border guards to help in the task of identifying migrants arriving in massive numbers in Europe, a spokeswoman said Monday.... 10/5/2015 12:29 PM

The Latest: Palestinian teen shot and killed in West Bank
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israel following days of violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank (all times local).... 10/5/2015 12:26 PM

EU, Turkey to thrash out refugee action plan
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Leaders from the European Union and Turkey will fine-tune a plan Monday to help Ankara cope better with refugees from Syria and Iraq and limit the flow of people leaving to Europe.... 10/5/2015 12:23 PM

Best-selling Swedish author Henning Mankell dead at age 67
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Henning Mankell, the internationally renowned Swedish crime writer whose books about the gloomy, soul-searching police inspector Kurt Wallander enticed readers around the world, died early Monday, his publisher said.... 10/5/2015 12:19 PM

3 share Nobel medicine prize for new tools to kill parasites
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Three scientists from the U.S., Japan and China won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering drugs to fight malaria and other tropical diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people every year.... 10/5/2015 12:16 PM

Turkey vows to protect borders after Russian jet incursion
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu vowed Monday to take all necessary measures to protect Turkey's borders from violation after a Russian fighter jet entered its airspace over the weekend, prompting Turkey to scramble jets and summon the Russian ambassador in protest.... 10/5/2015 12:12 PM

AP count puts Saudi hajj disaster toll at over 1,100 killed
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The number of pilgrims killed in the Saudi hajj disaster near the holy city of Mecca rose on Monday to over 1,100 dead, according to an Associated Press count.... 10/5/2015 12:01 PM

Police in Bangladesh question 4 in killing of Japanese man
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Police said they were questioning four people Monday in connection with the second killing of a foreigner in Bangladesh last week - a Japanese agricultural worker described by his neighbors as a friendly farmer who occasionally joined gatherings at their village mosque.... 10/5/2015 11:55 AM

The Latest: Spanish rescue 301 migrants in 3 days
GENEVA (AP) -- The latest developments in the hundreds of thousands of refugees and other migrants passing through Europe on their way west. All times local.... 10/5/2015 11:43 AM

Syrian FM: Russian airstrikes took months of preparations
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's foreign minister says Russian airstrikes and its new military "steps" in Syria took months of preparations.... 10/5/2015 11:42 AM

4 Indian soldiers, 3 rebels killed in Kashmir fighting
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Four Indian army soldiers and three suspected rebels were killed in separate clashes in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, police said Monday.... 10/5/2015 11:22 AM

US, Chile to announce new marine sanctuaries at conference
VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) -- President Barack Obama will declare new marine sanctuaries in the tidal waters of Maryland and Wisconsin's Lake Michigan Monday, while Chile is expected to block off a more than 200,000 square miles of sea from commercial fishing and oil and gas exploration in an area of the Pacific Ocean near the world-famous Easter Island.... 10/5/2015 11:18 AM

At Asian film fest, new etiquette shows rise of mobile app
BUSAN, South Korea (AP) -- Kakao Talk, a popular mobile messaging app in South Korea, must have annoyed its share of moviegoers.... 10/5/2015 11:15 AM

White-gloved butlers a new must-have for China's super-rich
BEIJING (AP) -- Soup spoon, salad fork ... Zhang Zhejing struggled to remember how to lay out the cutlery on either side of the plate. She also forgot to put the water glass next to the wine glass - a crucial mistake that would not go unnoticed by her two examiners.... 10/5/2015 10:56 AM

Thai junta picks 21-member panel to write new constitution
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's military government has appointed a new committee to draft a post-coup constitution after an unpopular earlier draft was rejected in a move that has delayed elections until at least 2017.... 10/5/2015 10:45 AM

Pope urges prejudices be put aside at start of family synod
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis on Monday told a contentious gathering of the world's bishops on family issues to put aside their personal prejudices and have the courage and humility to be guided by God.... 10/5/2015 10:38 AM

New minority gov't brings political tension in Portugal
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Stormy political times likely lay ahead for Portugal after a general election delivered a minority government.... 10/5/2015 10:29 AM

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