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Scientists win Nobel chemistry award for work on DNA repair
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Three scientists from Sweden, the U.S. and Turkey won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for showing how cells repair damaged DNA, work that's inspired the development of new cancer treatments.... 10/7/2015 12:46 PM

Suu Kyi says she will lead gov't if party wins Myanmar polls
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday if her party wins upcoming elections she will lead the country from behind the scenes - circumventing a clause in the constitution that bars her from the presidency.... 10/7/2015 12:43 PM

Aid group seeks fact-finding mission over Kunduz strike
GENEVA (AP) -- Doctors Without Borders called for an independent and unprecedented fact-finding mission on Wednesday to investigate a U.S. airstrike on a hospital run by the medical aid group in Afghanistan that killed at least 22 people.... 10/7/2015 12:42 PM

At 'home' in Peru, World Bank chief unfazed by slower growth
CARABAYLLO, Peru (AP) -- In the 1990s, Jim Yong Kim would climb the dusty streets and hillsides of this sprawling slum outside Peru's capital distributing expensive pharmaceutical drugs he'd brought hidden in his luggage to tuberculosis patients. Residents recall the Harvard-trained physician as a smiling do-gooder with basic Spanish and shoes permanently caked with dust.... 10/7/2015 12:38 PM

The Latest: Nobel win is 'awesome' news, says winner's wife
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Latest developments in the announcements of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):... 10/7/2015 12:38 PM

Israeli team advances in contest to send spacecraft to moon
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The organizers of an international competition sponsored by Google to send a privately funded spacecraft to the moon say a team of Israeli engineers is the first to advance.... 10/7/2015 12:37 PM

Abe reshuffles Cabinet, adding minister to focus on economy
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday to focus on reviving the world's No. 3 economy.... 10/7/2015 12:26 PM

The Latest: Israeli president vows holy site status quo
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis following days of violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank (all times local).... 10/7/2015 12:26 PM

Global shares higher despite lower IMF growth forecast
LONDON (AP) -- Rising oil prices helped stock markets in Europe post solid gains Wednesday despite a lower global growth forecast from the International Monetary Fund.... 10/7/2015 12:24 PM

17th century 'selfies' show at Dutch museum the Mauritshuis
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- These days, anybody with a smartphone can snap a selfie in a split second. Back in the Dutch Golden Age, they were called self-portraits and were the preserve of highly trained artists who thought long and hard about every aspect of the painting.... 10/7/2015 12:20 PM

UK's Cameron: I'll get tough in EU negotiations
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron says he has "no sentimental attachment" to the European Union and will refashion relations with the bloc in Britain's economic interest.... 10/7/2015 12:01 PM

The Latest: Putin: Should Syria, Free Syrian Army be allies?
BEIRUT (AP) -- The latest developments after Syrian troops, emboldened by Russian airstrikes, launch a ground offensive against insurgents (all times local).... 10/7/2015 12:01 PM

Palestinian shot after stabbing Israeli in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian woman stabbed an Israeli man who then shot and wounded her in Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday after Israel lifted some of the tight security measures imposed following a series of deadly Palestinian attacks, police said.... 10/7/2015 12:00 PM

London Film Festival puts focus on women, onscreen and off
LONDON (AP) -- The London Film Festival opens Wednesday with "Suffragette," the story of British women who fought for the right to vote - a milestone on a journey to equality that many believe is still unfinished.... 10/7/2015 11:59 AM

Portugal waits as politicians try to build a government
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Days of hard political bargaining are expected in Portugal as party leaders negotiate compromises to find a stable government following a general election that produced no clear winner.... 10/7/2015 11:59 AM

Saudi billionaire prince doubles ownership of Twitter stock
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his investment company have doubled their ownership of Twitter's publicly traded shares in the past six weeks.... 10/7/2015 11:58 AM

Moldova signs 150 million-euro loan accord with Romania
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- Moldova signed a 150 million-euro ($168 million) loan agreement with neighbor Romania Wednesday which it hopes will bolster its currency and promote investment.... 10/7/2015 11:44 AM

Berlin meeting between German, Israeli leaders called off
BERLIN (AP) -- A meeting between the German and Israeli leaders that was scheduled for Thursday has been canceled because of the security situation in Israel.... 10/7/2015 11:38 AM

Chinese Navy makes 1st visit to Poland to strengthen ties
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A Chinese Navy destroyer, a Chinese frigate and a Chinese supply vessel sailed into Poland's navy port of Gdynia on Wednesday on the first such visit ever, marking 66 years of diplomatic ties and aiming to strengthen them even more.... 10/7/2015 11:31 AM

Romania: lawyer to dictator's son and a killer dog dies, 83
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Paula Iacob, a Romanian lawyer whose cases ranged from unsuccessfully defending a dictator's son to saving a killer street dog from being put down, has died. She was 83.... 10/7/2015 11:31 AM

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