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'Blind Massage' big Golden Horse winner in Taiwan
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A Chinese-French film about blind masseurs and Chinese actor and director Chen Jianbin scooped the most accolades at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse movie awards, considered the Chinese-language equivalent of the Oscars.... 11/23/2014 3:52 AM

Monaco to celebrate birth of its royal twins
PARIS (AP) -- Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco are expecting twins next month, and the first one born will be the prince's royal heir.... 11/23/2014 3:24 AM

Homes collapse, 39 injured in Japan earthquake
TOKYO (AP) -- Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics.... 11/23/2014 2:57 AM

Strong quake in west China kills 2; 54 hurt
BEIJING (AP) -- A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China, killing at least two people, injuring 54 others and collapsing homes, officials said Sunday.... 11/23/2014 1:29 AM

Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle.... 11/23/2014 1:23 AM

Mexico confirms US agent wounded in north in July
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The Mexican navy confirmed on Saturday that a U.S. marshal was wounded in Mexico while working with naval personnel in the northwestern state of Sinaloa during the summer.... 11/22/2014 10:53 PM

Poland's ruling party wins local elections
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Results for local elections in Poland show the governing Civic Platform party as the winner, a surprise outcome given that exit polls had predicted a defeat for the pro-European party.... 11/22/2014 10:17 PM

Albania opens secret bunker built by communists
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- A gigantic, secret bunker that Albania's communist regime built underground decades ago to survive a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union or the United States has been opened to the public for the first time.... 11/22/2014 9:24 PM

Russian tourist arrested for vandalizing Colosseum
ROME (AP) -- Italian authorities say a Russian tourist has been fined 20,000 euros ($25,000) for engraving a big letter `K' on a wall of the Colosseum, the latest act of vandalism by tourists at the ancient structure.... 11/22/2014 8:58 PM

Search continues at ancient Greek burial mound
AMPHIPOLIS, Greece (AP) -- Scientists have opened the second phase of their excavation of the vast 4th-century BC burial mound in Amphipolis town in search of more tombs and bodies.... 11/22/2014 8:54 PM

Hitler watercolor sold for $162,000 at auction
BERLIN (AP) -- A watercolor of Munich's old city hall believed to have been painted by Adolf Hitler a century ago was sold for 130,000 euros ($162,000) at an auction in Germany on Saturday.... 11/22/2014 8:37 PM

C. African Republic women stage topless protest
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Residents say hundreds of women have marched topless through a town in the Central African Republic to protest sectarian violence.... 11/22/2014 8:34 PM

Kerry says gaps remain in talks about Iran's nukes
VIENNA (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is warning of "serious gaps" in the talks about a nuclear deal with Iran, and if major differences persist the possibility of extending past Monday's deadline is seeming more likely.... 11/22/2014 7:47 PM

Fog forces 5 US choppers to land in Polish field
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Officials say that that fog forced five U.S. Army helicopters to make an emergency landing in a Polish field and spend the night there, the second such incident since September.... 11/22/2014 7:26 PM

Biden announces new aid for Syrian refugees
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged from a nearly four-hour meeting Saturday, offering no indication that the U.S. and Turkey had bridged their differences about how to deal with Islamic State fighters or Syrian President Bashar Assad.... 11/22/2014 7:02 PM

Source: NKorean escapes kidnap attempt in Paris
PARIS (AP) -- A North Korean student with family ties to the regime in his country escaped a kidnapping bid in Paris, where he was studying, and is now in hiding, a French source with knowledge of the case said Saturday.... 11/22/2014 5:59 PM

Anti-government protest in Albania's capital
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Albanians protested on Saturday against their government's economic policies, including tax and energy price increases.... 11/22/2014 5:01 PM

Geneva hospital: Cuban doctor with Ebola stable
BERLIN (AP) -- A Swiss hospital says a Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone is in a stable condition after nearly two days of treatment.... 11/22/2014 4:28 PM

Egypt lawyers union: Judge 'terrorizing' attorneys
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's lawyers union has criticized an Egyptian judge for "disparaging" and "terrorizing" the defense team of a prominent activist on trial over a 2011 protest.... 11/22/2014 4:23 PM

Mali: New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Mali on Saturday confirmed a new case of Ebola and said two more suspected patients are being tested, raising concern about a further spread of the disease which has already killed at least five people in the country.... 11/22/2014 3:48 PM