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Britain protests EU demand for more funding
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Britain is protesting a European Union request for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at home for the country to leave the bloc.... 10/24/2014 10:40 AM

Jailed Bangladesh ex-Islamist leader dies
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader, whose imprisonment on war crimes charges triggered violent protests last year, has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital.... 10/24/2014 10:37 AM

UK boy finishes proton therapy in Prague for tumor
PRAGUE (AP) -- A clinic in Prague says British boy Ashya King has completed his proton beam therapy treatment for a life-threatening brain tumor.... 10/24/2014 10:36 AM

British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery
BANGKOK (AP) -- A British woman has died under anesthesia during a cosmetic procedure by an uncertified surgeon at a clinic in Thailand's capital, authorities said Friday.... 10/24/2014 10:35 AM

Tunisian forces assault home, killing 5 women
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisian authorities have assaulted the home of suspected militants to end a 24-hour standoff, killing five women and one man.... 10/24/2014 10:29 AM

Nepal bus accident kills 9, injures dozens
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Police in Nepal say a bus crowded with people heading home for a Hindu festival has veered off a mountain highway, killing nine people and injuring dozens of others.... 10/24/2014 10:27 AM

Cameron: EU has secured 1 billion for Ebola fight
BRUSSELS (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron says that the European Union and its 28 member nations have secured 1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa.... 10/24/2014 10:27 AM

Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appeal
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) -- Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case have consulted with a criminal law expert over a possible appeal, which means the Olympic runner could face a murder conviction again.... 10/24/2014 10:27 AM

Iraqi officials say IS militants used chlorine gas
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad.... 10/24/2014 10:25 AM

Gestapo impostor tricked Nazi sympathizers in WWII
LONDON (AP) -- At the height of World War II, Hans Kohout wanted to give the Nazis advance word of a top-secret British tactic that could neutralize an enemy's air defenses, leaving major cities exposed to devastating air raids, according to secret intelligence files released Friday.... 10/24/2014 10:23 AM

2 arrested after explosives found in Denmark
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Danish officials say they have arrested two men in possession of one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of explosive material but it doesn't appear to be terrorism-related.... 10/24/2014 10:18 AM

China, 20 other countries initiate new Asian bank
BEIJING (AP) -- Twenty-one Asian nations have signed on to a China-driven initiative to create a new development bank for Asia that's aimed at boosting infrastructure investment of all kinds. Beijing sees that as a way to raise its international standing, but Washington opposes the move as an unnecessary and potentially damaging rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.... 10/24/2014 10:12 AM

French journalists jailed in Indonesia's Papua
JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) -- Two French television journalists were sentenced to two and a half months in jail Friday for illegal reporting in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua.... 10/24/2014 9:59 AM

UEFA: Serbia gets 3-0 win vs Albania but no points
NYON, Switzerland (AP) -- UEFA awarded Serbia a 3-0 win over Albania on Friday but deducted the three points following the violence that broke out during their European Championship qualifier in Belgrade last week.... 10/24/2014 9:45 AM

Sweden calls off search for submarine
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Swedish authorities called off their weeklong search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago Friday, saying the presumed intruder had probably escaped into the Baltic Sea.... 10/24/2014 8:42 AM

Overnight French raid destroys IS arms center
PARIS (AP) -- France's military chief says an overnight air raid has destroyed an arms depot for the Islamic State group in Iraq.... 10/24/2014 8:38 AM

Global stocks rattled by Ebola case in New York
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Global stock markets retreated Friday as the first case of Ebola in New York overshadowed positive economic news.... 10/24/2014 8:35 AM

China launches experimental moon orbiter
BEIJING (AP) -- China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.... 10/24/2014 8:35 AM

NKorea signals US must apologize to free detainees
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them.... 10/24/2014 8:32 AM

Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.... 10/24/2014 8:24 AM