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Nepal end rescue efforts on popular trekking route
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal wrapped up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to have been stranded on a trekking route by a series of deadly blizzards are now safe.... 10/20/2014 11:37 AM

Bus collision in Bangladesh kills at least 20
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Two passenger buses collided head-on in northwestern Bangladesh on Monday afternoon, killing at least 20 people and injuring 25 others, an official said.... 10/20/2014 11:29 AM

Suicide blast hits Baghdad Shiite mosque, kills 17
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A suicide bomber struck a Shiite mosque in central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 17 worshippers and wounding dozens, Iraqi officials said.... 10/20/2014 11:28 AM

Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficult" not to support them.... 10/20/2014 11:26 AM

Marine accused in Philippine killing tests US ties
OLONGAPO, Philippines (AP) -- Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a man who might have them - a U.S. Marine authorities suspect in the brutal slaying at a cheap hotel more than a week ago.... 10/20/2014 11:16 AM

Mozambique vote counting stops amid fraud worries
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) -- Mozambique's national elections commission says vote counting in the country's northwestern province has stopped due to possible fraud with more than 60 percent of votes counted so far.... 10/20/2014 11:13 AM

WHO: Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The World Health Organization declared on Monday that Nigeria is free of Ebola, a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease.... 10/20/2014 11:03 AM

Iran arrest 4 over acid attack
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's state media is reporting authorities have arrested four people suspected of throwing acid on women.... 10/20/2014 10:45 AM

Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security
OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) -- Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found.... 10/20/2014 10:42 AM

Japan's justice minister undone by cheap paper fan
TOKYO (AP) -- In the heat of summer, they are ubiquitous in Japan: cheap paper fans, advertising this or that company or product, handed out at outdoor events or busy train stations. On Monday, they brought down a politician.... 10/20/2014 10:42 AM

Germany arrests 2 over IS, Syria rebel links
BERLIN (AP) -- German prosecutors say they've detained two more people following weekend raids on suspected supporters of the Islamic State group and an ultraconservative Syrian rebel organization, Ahrar al-Sham.... 10/20/2014 10:31 AM

AP NewsAlert
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials: Suicide bomber hits Shiite mosque in Baghdad, killing at least 17 worshippers.... 10/20/2014 10:20 AM

British royal couple's second child due in April
LONDON (AP) -- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April - the first time they've offered a month for the royal birth.... 10/20/2014 10:19 AM

Japan trade, justice ministers quit amid scandals
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's trade and justice ministers resigned Monday after allegations they misused campaign funds in the biggest setback so far for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative administration.... 10/20/2014 10:00 AM

After arms drop, US coalition strikes IS group
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian activists say the U.S.-led coalition has launched new airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Kobani, following overnight airdrops of weapons to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town.... 10/20/2014 9:57 AM

EU seeking to find 1 billion euro fund for Ebola
LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- European Union nations are working to find 1 billion euros to help fight Ebola in West Africa and seeking a common approach in dealing with the disease outbreak.... 10/20/2014 9:55 AM

Kerry urges Asia to boost anti-Islamic State push
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appealed Monday for Asian nations to step up their efforts to combat Islamic State extremists and the deadly Ebola virus.... 10/20/2014 9:45 AM

Jews buy homes in contested Arab area of Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Residents in a contested neighborhood of east Jerusalem say Jewish settlers have moved into two buildings - a step that is likely to raise already heightened tensions in the volatile area.... 10/20/2014 9:23 AM

HK leader: 'External forces' involved in protests
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's leader has claimed that "external forces" are participating in student-led pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks, but provided no evidence to back his accusation.... 10/20/2014 8:52 AM

Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia's new president
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots support that swept him to power.... 10/20/2014 7:50 AM