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Lawyer: Briton on death row in Pakistan attacked
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A lawyer for a mentally-ill British man on death row in Pakistan for blasphemy asked authorities Thursday to keep his client in hospital after a prison guard shot and wounded him.... 10/1/2014 12:31 PM

3 soldiers charged in Mexico army killing of 22
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Months after the Mexican army said it had killed 22 suspected gang members in a fierce shootout, three soldiers are being charged with homicide.... 10/1/2014 12:15 PM

UK's Cameron promises tax cuts, EU battle
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a tough stance on Europe and tax cuts for millions in a speech designed to rally the Conservative faithful and sway other voters ahead of a national election next year.... 10/1/2014 12:11 PM

Germany reports Eurofighter manufacturing fault
LONDON (AP) -- The joint venture making the Eurofighter plane said Wednesday that it was managing a problem discovered with the fuselage after Germany's military suspended deliveries of the plane.... 10/1/2014 12:07 PM

Taiwan throws support behind HK democracy demands
BEIJING (AP) -- Taiwan, an island that China's ruling Communist Party has long sought to bring into its fold under the same "one country, two systems" arrangement it has for Hong Kong, has thrown its support behind Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement.... 10/1/2014 11:55 AM

France's Socialists detail hefty spending cuts
PARIS (AP) -- France's Socialist government has detailed a 21 billion-euro ($26.5 billion) cost-cutting plan, the biggest in the country's modern history, saying it will focus on trimming welfare benefits.... 10/1/2014 11:51 AM

Protesters to HK boss: Quit or we occupy buildings
HONG KONG (AP) -- Student leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong warned Wednesday that if the territory's leader doesn't resign by the end of Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings.... 10/1/2014 11:46 AM

UN: At least 1,119 Iraqis killed in September
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The United Nations said Wednesday that at least 1,119 Iraqis died in violence in September but that the real figure was likely much higher since the reported death toll did not include killings in areas controlled by the Islamic State group.... 10/1/2014 11:43 AM

Philippines won't send troops to unclear mission
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine president said Wednesday his government would no longer deploy peacekeepers in "impossible" missions like the Golan Heights, where Filipino forces were attacked by Syrian insurgents.... 10/1/2014 11:40 AM

New Polish premier wants more US military presence
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's new prime minister says she will seek a greater U.S. military presence in Poland because the conflict in neighboring Ukraine has made Poland's security and the U.S.-Polish relationship even more important.... 10/1/2014 11:36 AM

Ireland unit seeking secret IRA graves finds body
DUBLIN (AP) -- Forensic experts searching for the long-hidden graves of Irish Republican Army victims say they have found the remains of a body during a month-long search of bogland.... 10/1/2014 11:34 AM

World's 1st bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50
TOKYO (AP) -- It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky."... 10/1/2014 11:31 AM

Report: 5 Spanish soldiers face trial for torture
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's El Pais newspaper says five soldiers who served in Iraq face trial on charges of torture for brutally beating two Iraqi prisoners.... 10/1/2014 11:28 AM

Philippines seizes 15 paintings from Marcos family
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- An official says the Philippine government has seized 15 paintings from the former home of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, part of efforts to recover 156 artworks included in his alleged ill-gotten wealth.... 10/1/2014 11:20 AM

Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Rebels in eastern Ukraine appeared to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport in Donetsk Wednesday, a strategic victory for the pro-Russian separatists that further undermines a shaky cease-fire in the region.... 10/1/2014 11:17 AM

Bomb explodes outside Spanish town hall
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's Interior Ministry is blaming an outlawed separatist group for a bomb explosion outside a town hall in the northwestern region of Galicia.... 10/1/2014 11:11 AM

Former NATO chief opens strategic consultancy
HELSINKI (AP) -- Ex-NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen is opening a consultancy in Denmark to give strategic advice to governments, organizations and corporations.... 10/1/2014 11:10 AM

At Paris show, carmakers look to better times
PARIS (AP) -- European carmakers are hoping to impress with new models at this week's Paris Motor Show and prove they have come out stronger from years of economic trouble and cost-cutting.... 10/1/2014 11:06 AM

Official: School blasts kill 17, including 10 kids
DAMASCUS (AP) -- A Syrian official says 17 people, including 10 children, have been killed in twin explosions near a school in the central city of Homs.... 10/1/2014 11:02 AM

7 arrested in Greece in migrant smuggling ring
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) -- Greek police say they have arrested seven people, including an airline pilot and a ground crew staff member, on suspicion of participating in a ring smuggling migrants onto flights from Thessaloniki to other EU countries.... 10/1/2014 10:46 AM