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Bomb hits passenger bus in NW Pakistan, killing 7
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A bomb ripped through a mini-bus in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least seven passengers, police said.... 10/2/2014 12:27 PM

Activists say Assad supporters protest in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say there has been a rare protest in Syria by hundreds of supporters of President Bashar Assad against the governor of the central Syrian town of Homs after twin bombings killed 25 children.... 10/2/2014 12:23 PM

Angry Birds maker Rovio to cut jobs
HELSINKI (AP) -- Mobile game developer Rovio Entertainment Ltd. says it plans to cut some 16 percent of its workforce amid signs that its Angry Birds game is losing some of its luster.... 10/2/2014 12:23 PM

Saudi Arabia: 2 million in Mecca for start of hajj
MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia sought to assure the public that the kingdom was Ebola-free as an estimated 2 million Muslims streamed into a sprawling tent city near Mecca on Thursday for the start of the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage.... 10/2/2014 12:21 PM

Sky's no limit for Czech chimney climbers
DOLNI SMRZOVKA, Czech Republic (AP) -- From afar, they look like ants crawling up a tower into the sky.... 10/2/2014 12:21 PM

Turkey ponders new powers to fight IS militants
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's parliament was debating a motion Thursday to give the government new powers to launch military incursions into Syria and Iraq and to allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic State group.... 10/2/2014 12:21 PM

Japan police: Volcanic rocks killed most victims
TOKYO (AP) -- Police say it's been determined that almost all of the people killed on a Japanese volcano died of injuries from being hit by volcanic rocks that flew out during its eruption.... 10/2/2014 12:17 PM

Thai police: 2 men admit killing British tourists
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai police say two workers from Myanmar have confessed to killing two British tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found last month on a beach on the scenic island of Koh Tao.... 10/2/2014 12:17 PM

Kosovo selects its first Oscar contender
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- Kosovo has nominated an Oscar contender for the first time since it announced its independence from Serbia in 2008.... 10/2/2014 12:15 PM

Wonga agrees to write off debts for thousands
LONDON (AP) -- Payday lender Wonga has agreed to write off the debts of 330,000 people it admits shouldn't have gotten loans in the first place.... 10/2/2014 12:02 PM

Oops! UK council destroys Banksy immigration mural
LONDON (AP) -- Authorities in southern England were embarrassed but defensive Thursday after telling workers to destroy a mural they later realized was created by the internationally famous graffiti artist Banksy.... 10/2/2014 11:59 AM

European Central Bank keeps rates on hold
NAPLES, Italy (AP) -- Markets are waiting to hear whether the European Central Bank is willing to offer more stimulus to a dangerously weak economy, after the bank's governing council left interest rates unchanged Thursday.... 10/2/2014 11:57 AM

Greenland calls for early elections next month
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Greenland has called for early elections next month after four government members quit and the prime minister went on leave amid a scandal involving the use of public funds.... 10/2/2014 11:51 AM

97 Nigerian soldiers accused of refusing to fight
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- A court-martial Thursday began hearing charges against 97 soldiers, including 16 officers, accused of mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight in the country's northeastern Islamic uprising.... 10/2/2014 11:49 AM

New type of clinic eyed to help stop Ebola
LONDON (AP) -- Britain and Sierra Leone are appealing for more help to slow the biggest ever Ebola outbreak - and are proposing a new type of clinic to do that.... 10/2/2014 11:46 AM

Texting apps required gear for Hong Kong protests
HONG KONG (AP) -- Just as protesters in Egypt depended on Twitter three years ago, the latest digital tools have become required gear for tens of thousands of people demanding democratic reforms on the streets of Hong Kong.... 10/2/2014 11:44 AM

Faceoff in Hong Kong: 3 sides, all with options
HONG KONG (AP) -- Tens of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong and crowds of students blocked the entrances to government headquarters Thursday as midnight approached - the deadline protest leaders had set for the resignation of the city's chief executive.... 10/2/2014 11:41 AM

Putin: state will support sanctions-hit sectors
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin says the state will offer support to sectors of the economy that have been hit by international sanctions, but says the country in general is unconcerned about the sanctions' consequences.... 10/2/2014 11:26 AM

HK police warn protesters not to charge buildings
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong police warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to occupy government buildings, as they have threatened to do if the territory's leader didn't resign by Thursday.... 10/2/2014 10:46 AM

Surfer loses arm in shark attack in Australia
SYDNEY (AP) -- A man had part of his arm torn off by a suspected great white shark while surfing off the coast of Western Australia on Thursday, officials said.... 10/2/2014 10:34 AM