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Gabon police break up opposition rally, 1 killed
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) -- Gabon's prosecutor says one person was killed after opposition protesters went ahead with a banned rally, prompting security forces to respond with tear gas in a bid to disperse the crowd.... 12/21/2014 9:04 AM

Taliban kill 7 Afghan policemen at checkpoint
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban attacked a checkpoint in northern Afghanistan, killing at least seven policemen, an official said Sunday. In Kabul, a reporter wounded in an attack earlier this month on a French-run school died of his injuries.... 12/21/2014 8:14 AM

Lauren Jackson returns from 11-month injury layoff
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Seattle Storm forward and former WNBA most valuable player Lauren Jackson played her first competitive match in 11 months on the weekend, admitting she was "terrible" while scoring 13 points to lead the Canberra Capitals to victory in Australia.... 12/21/2014 8:08 AM

Tunisians head to elect president in runoff
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisians voted on Sunday for a new president in a runoff between a symbol of the country's previous regimes and a veteran human rights activist that came to power after the revolution of 2011.... 12/21/2014 8:02 AM

Israel arrests more from Jewish extremist group
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police have arrested four Jewish activists from the extremist Lehava group opposed to Arab-Jewish coexistence.... 12/21/2014 7:50 AM

Bomb blast kills 3, hurts 5 in northeastern India
GUWAHATI, India (AP) -- An explosion in the parking lot of a bus station early Sunday killed three people and wounded five others in India's remote northeastern state, where several separatist groups operate, police said.... 12/21/2014 6:50 AM

10 years on, where did all the tsunami debris go?
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) -- Cars. Fishing boats. Houses. Entire villages. The 2004 tsunami left Banda Aceh with mountains of debris up to 6 kilometers (4 miles) inland.... 12/21/2014 5:47 AM

Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children
SYDNEY (AP) -- An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said.... 12/21/2014 4:51 AM

A chance to breach divide for young in Cuba and US
HAVANA (AP) -- Daniela Martinez long figured that someday she would leave the struggles of daily life in Cuba and join her uncle in the United States, but after the events of the last few days, the 18-year-old medical student thinks exile may not be her only choice.... 12/21/2014 4:34 AM

North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.... 12/21/2014 12:40 AM

Egypt's powerful intelligence chief replaced
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's powerful intelligence chief, a longtime mentor of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, was removed and replaced by his deputy, security officials said Saturday... 12/21/2014 12:00 AM

Panama's Noriega in prison 25 years post-invasion
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is nearly forgotten, languishing in a steamy jungle prison near the interoceanic canal while the country enjoys democracy and economic prosperity a quarter-century after the strongman was toppled by a U.S. military invasion.... 12/20/2014 10:24 PM

Raul Castro: Don't expect detente to change Cuban system
HAVANA (AP) -- Cuban President Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility between the U.S. and Cuba: Don't expect detente to do away with the communist system.... 12/20/2014 9:17 PM

French police shoot dead knife-wielding assailant
PARIS (AP) -- Officials say a man armed with a knife has attacked a police station and been killed by an officer in a suburb of Tours, a city in central France.... 12/20/2014 9:13 PM

Kurds advance against IS group in Syria, Iraq
BEIRUT (AP) -- Kurdish fighters advanced on the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria on Saturday, pushing into the contested, refugee-packed Sinjar mountains and gaining ground in the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani after heavy clashes, Kurdish officials and an activist group said.... 12/20/2014 9:07 PM

Kenya to US: Our terror laws are better than yours
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- An official in Kenya is criticizing the United States for raising concerns about a new Kenyan law aimed at fighting terrorism.... 12/20/2014 9:06 PM

AP PHOTOS: A look at 2014 in the business world
LONDON (AP) -- No one said the recovery from the global financial crisis would be easy and 2014 provided that in spades.... 12/20/2014 8:03 PM

Burying the dead after Pakistan's school massacre
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- One of the gravediggers at Peshawar's largest graveyard has a rule. He says he never cries when he buries the dead. He's a professional, he says.... 12/20/2014 7:19 PM

Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Health workers carrying thermometers and sanitizers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast their ballots in a twice-delayed Senate election that has been criticized for its potential to spread the deadly Ebola disease.... 12/20/2014 7:04 PM

Egypt president meets Qatar envoy
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's President has met with an envoy of the Emir of Qatar, the first such meeting since Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi took office last summer, signaling a thaw in relations between the two nations.... 12/20/2014 6:32 PM