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Queen sends first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'
LONDON (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet - though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R."... 10/24/2014 3:22 PM

Attack on Egypt army post kills 25
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- An attack on an army post in the restive northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula caused a large explosion and killed 25 people, according to security and medical officials, making it one of the deadliest attacks on security forces since violence spiked following the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last year.... 10/24/2014 3:21 PM

Myanmar army kills journalist it calls Karen rebel
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's army shot dead a journalist who was detained while covering clashes between the army and ethnic rebels at the rugged border, saying he reached for a soldier's gun during an attempted escape, the press council said Friday.... 10/24/2014 3:15 PM

UN authorizes ship inspections for Somali charcoal
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council has authorized the inspection of ships suspected of carrying highly prized charcoal from Somalia, a move aimed at enforcing a ban on charcoal exports and cutting off a lucrative source of funding for the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab.... 10/24/2014 3:12 PM

Tunisian forces raid home, kill 6 suspects
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisian counterterrorism forces stormed a home in a Tunis suburb on Friday after a 24-hour standoff, killing six people and seriously wounding a child, an official said.... 10/24/2014 3:08 PM

Turkey says 1,300 Syria rebels heading to Kobani
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) -- Turkey's president said Friday that Ankara would allow hundreds of Syrian rebels to travel to the embattled border town of Kobani in order to help Kurdish fighters there fend off an Islamic State onslaught.... 10/24/2014 2:54 PM

Vienna honors deserters from Hitler's army
VIENNA (AP) -- Austria's president has apologized for his country's treatment of soldiers who deserted Hitler's army during World War II as traitors.... 10/24/2014 2:50 PM

WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.... 10/24/2014 2:42 PM

Rwandan government angry at BBC over documentary
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- The Rwandan government, members of parliament and genocide survivors have expressed their anger at the BBC over a recent documentary that suggested the country's president may have had a hand shooting down of his predecessor's plane.... 10/24/2014 2:25 PM

Putin accuses US of undermining global stability
MOSCOW (AP) -- The United States is destabilizing the global world order by trying to enforce its will, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Friday, warning that the world will face new wars if Washington fails to respect the interests of other countries.... 10/24/2014 2:05 PM

Macedonia: Gay activists hurt in cafe attack
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Police say about 30 people wearing masks and throwing rocks and bottles have attacked members of a gay rights activist group in Macedonia, wounding two of them.... 10/24/2014 2:02 PM

Spain challenges Canary Island poll on oil plans
MADRID (AP) -- The Spanish government says it will ask the Constitutional Court to block proposals by the Canary Islands regional government to stage a referendum on oil exploration in waters off the popular tourist archipelago.... 10/24/2014 2:00 PM

Gestapo impostor tricked Nazi sympathizers in WWII
LONDON (AP) -- At the height of World War II, Hans Kohout wanted to give the Nazis advance word of a top-secret British tactic that could neutralize an enemy's air defenses, leaving major cities exposed to devastating air raids, according to secret intelligence files released Friday.... 10/24/2014 1:55 PM

180 questioned about election fraud in Romania
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Authorities in Romania say 180 people are being questioned on suspicion of election fraud in a referendum on ousting the president in 2012.... 10/24/2014 1:46 PM

Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Authorities and ordinary Canadians sifted through confounding shards of a gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power.... 10/24/2014 1:37 PM

US to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The United States will pay the Philippines 87 million pesos ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a U.S. Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year, an official said Friday.... 10/24/2014 1:29 PM

China's president pledges $81 million in Ebola aid
BEIJING (AP) -- China's president on Friday pledged to provide $81 million in aid to help fight Ebola in the three West African countries at the heart of the crisis.... 10/24/2014 1:28 PM

Pakistan detects more polio cases on awareness day
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The World Health Organization said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number of new cases to 220, a record figure that authorities blame on attacks by insurgents targeting vaccination teams.... 10/24/2014 1:20 PM

UK rejects 'appalling' EU demand for more money
BRUSSELS (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Friday he would not pay a European Union bill for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at home for the country to leave the bloc.... 10/24/2014 1:19 PM

Hong Kong protesters to vote on staying in streets
HONG KONG (AP) -- Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps.... 10/24/2014 1:13 PM