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Malaysian officer back to face New Zealand charges
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A Malaysian military officer was back in a New Zealand court to face sexual assault charges five months after he left the country under the protection of diplomatic immunity.... 10/24/2014 11:43 PM

Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said Friday.... 10/24/2014 11:27 PM

Egypt declares emergency in northern Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.... 10/24/2014 11:26 PM

After attacks, Canada balances security, openness
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Canada treasures its image as an orderly, open society, a place where the seat of government welcomes weekly public yoga sessions on its front lawn beneath a monument called the Peace Tower.... 10/24/2014 11:18 PM

Dominican agents detain woman with $70K in stomach
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Dominican Republic officials say they have arrested a woman who was carrying more than $70,000 in her stomach and $69,000 hidden inside her suitcase.... 10/24/2014 11:03 PM

4 dead during attempted Dominican prison break
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Authorities in the Dominican Republic say at least four inmates died and two guards were injured during an attempted prison escape orchestrated by armed gunmen.... 10/24/2014 10:12 PM

Public donations pay for Argentine national park
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentines have a new national park that is home to endangered species like jaguars and crowned solitary eagles, thanks to donations from the public to cover the initial cost.... 10/24/2014 10:04 PM

UN authorizes ship inspections for Somali charcoal
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council authorized the inspection of ships suspected of carrying highly prized charcoal from Somalia on Friday in a stepped-up effort to enforce a ban on charcoal exports and cut off a lucrative source of funding for the al-Qaida linked extremist group al-Shabab.... 10/24/2014 10:03 PM

Canada to give slain soldier hero's send-off
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed Canada's seat of government was given a hero's send-off Friday, with a motorcade along the highway where the country honors its war dead.... 10/24/2014 9:12 PM

WHO: Mali case put many at risk for Ebola
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Many people in Mali are at high risk of catching Ebola because the toddler who brought the disease to the country was bleeding from her nose as she traveled on a bus from Guinea, the World Health Organization warned Friday.... 10/24/2014 9:10 PM

Mozambique's ruling party wins presidential race
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) -- The ruling party candidate for president in Mozambique has won the election with about 57 percent of the vote, elections officials said Friday.... 10/24/2014 8:46 PM

Putin accuses US of undermining global stability
MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin of Russia said Friday that the world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place because of U.S. attempts to enforce its will on other countries and that his nation will not comply.... 10/24/2014 8:02 PM

Palestinian killed in clash with Israeli military
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A Palestinian-American teenager was killed during clashes with the Israeli military on Friday amid heightened tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank.... 10/24/2014 8:00 PM

Dominican Republic rejects int'l court decision
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- The Dominican Republic is rejecting a decision by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that found the Caribbean country discriminated against Dominicans of Haitian descent.... 10/24/2014 7:40 PM

Brazil's Rousseff slams magazine's allegations
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday denounced as an "act of electoral terrorism" a newsmagazine report suggesting she and her predecessor were aware of a corruption scheme within state-run oil giant Petrobras.... 10/24/2014 7:38 PM

Greeks get 8 years to clear austerity tax bill
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Parliament has approved draft legislation that would give distressed Greeks more than eight years to settle unpaid taxes imposed under the country's austerity measures.... 10/24/2014 7:29 PM

Militant group said to be using chlorine bombs
MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) -- New allegations have emerged that Islamic State extremists have expanded their arsenal with chlorine bombs and captured fighter jets - weapons that could help the militants in Iraq and Syria.... 10/24/2014 7:25 PM

Italian court acquits Dolce&Gabbana in tax case
MILAN (AP) -- Italy's highest court acquitted Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of tax evasion Friday in a case that created such public acrimony that the designers closed their Milan stores in protest for several days last year.... 10/24/2014 7:22 PM

4 consulates get suspicious packages in Turkey
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkish authorities say the consulates of Canada, Belgium and Germany in Istanbul have been evacuated after receiving suspicious packages Friday.... 10/24/2014 7:14 PM

Venezuelans brace for slump in oil prices
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The falling oil prices that are providing relief to drivers around the world threaten to bring more misery to the life of Milagro Alvarez and millions of other Venezuelans, whose country depends almost exclusively on oil revenue.... 10/24/2014 6:49 PM