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Head of Iran's chief clerical body dead at 83
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, the head of Iran's most influential clerical body charged with choosing or dismissing the country's supreme leader, has died. He was 83.... 10/21/2014 7:49 AM

Oscar Pistorius arrives for sentencing
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius was surrounded by police officers as he walked into a South African courthouse Tuesday ahead of his sentencing for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.... 10/21/2014 7:35 AM

Samsung phones cleared for US government use
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co. says some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved to use with classified U.S. government networks and data.... 10/21/2014 7:33 AM

Russian plane crash: snowplow driver was drunk
MOSCOW (AP) -- The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed at a Moscow airport when his corporate jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday.... 10/21/2014 7:33 AM

Pakistan pulls anti-government TV channel off air
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's media regulation authority says it has taken an anti-government TV news channel off air for 15 days for "maligning" the country's judiciary.... 10/21/2014 7:30 AM

Myanmar says 2015 election won't be delayed
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's government said Tuesday that a general election planned for late 2015 would be held on schedule, countering rumors that the vote could be postponed.... 10/21/2014 7:20 AM

Nepal vows new rules after worst trekking disaster
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepalese officials say they plan to introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers following the Himalayan country's worst hiking disaster last week.... 10/21/2014 7:04 AM

US urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets
TOKYO (AP) -- U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is urging Japan to be bolder in opening its markets to help reach a deal on a pan-Pacific trade agreement.... 10/21/2014 6:48 AM

Few hopes of success in Hong Kong talks
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong officials and student leaders will hold talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given the vast differences between the two sides.... 10/21/2014 5:53 AM

Asian stocks drift after China growth slows
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets drifted lower Tuesday after China reported its weakest economic growth in five years while Japan's benchmark dropped as investors cashed in gains from a 4 percent surge the previous day.... 10/21/2014 5:43 AM

Driver shot dead after he hits 2 Canadian soldiers
MONTREAL (AP) -- A man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car in a city near Montreal had become influenced by radical Islam, an official familiar with the case said.... 10/21/2014 5:33 AM

Cost of making 'Hobbit' movies up to $745 million
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The movie trilogy "The Hobbit" has so far cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to make as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending.... 10/21/2014 4:49 AM

Taliban attack kills 4 Afghan soldiers in Kabul
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- At least four Afghan soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack on a bus in the capital.... 10/21/2014 4:09 AM

AP Photos: Children learn wrestling in Old Havana
HAVANA (AP) -- In a wrestling suit the colors of the U.S. flag, 8-year-old Yodimiler Arias grapples with a classmate in the scorching heat of a Havana afternoon.... 10/21/2014 4:03 AM

Panama suspends Supreme Court judge for corruption
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- A Supreme Court justice linked to former President Ricardo Martinelli was suspended on Monday over corruption charges in a landmark corruption case that has mesmerized much of Panama.... 10/21/2014 3:04 AM

Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash
MOSCOW (AP) -- The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, the company said.... 10/21/2014 2:33 AM

Former Australia Prime Minister Gough Whitlam dies
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Gough Whitlam, a flamboyant Australian prime minister and controversial social reformer whose grip on power was cut short by a bitter constitutional crisis, died Tuesday at the age of 98.... 10/21/2014 2:00 AM

Poll: Brazil's leader gains ground in tight race
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A poll released Monday night shows Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff gaining ground over her rival in a tight re-election race, though the contest remains in a technical tie.... 10/21/2014 1:10 AM

Harvard student stuck in Mexico gets new US visa
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -- A Mexico-born Harvard University student who was stuck for months in his native country after crossing the border without permission will have to wait a little bit longer to return to the United States.... 10/21/2014 12:47 AM

Correction: China-Universal Theme Park story
BEIJING (AP) -- In a story Oct. 13 about Universal's new theme park in China, The Associated Press included Spider-Man in the headlines and lead as a character that might potentially be part of the park's attractions. Universal does not have rights to use Spider-Man in China, those rights are owned by The Walt Disney Co., which bought Marvel Entertainment in 2009.... 10/20/2014 11:45 PM