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Blackout hits Bangladesh as line from India fails
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Bangladesh was struggling to restore power hours after a transmission line bringing electricity from neighboring India failed on Saturday, causing a nationwide blackout, and officials said it would take at least 12 more hours to repair the system.... 11/1/2014 1:10 PM

UN panel scrambling to finish climate report
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- After an all-night session, the United Nations' expert panel on climate science was scrambling Saturday to finish a report on global warming that a top U.N. official said offers "conclusive evidence" that humans are altering the Earth's climate system.... 11/1/2014 1:06 PM

Spain police nab 19 suspected of trafficking women
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police say they have arrested 19 people suspected of smuggling Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian women into the country for the purpose of prostitution.... 11/1/2014 1:01 PM

Cruise ship stuck off Norway, no damage
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A Bahamas-registered cruise liner that ran aground in the northern Norway a few months ago did it again on Saturday, in sight of the pier where it was to be moored.... 11/1/2014 1:00 PM

8 convicted for alleged same-sex wedding in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court on Saturday convicted eight men for "inciting debauchery" following their appearance in an alleged same-sex wedding party on a Nile boat, sentencing each of them to three years in prison.... 11/1/2014 12:53 PM

Boko Haram leader threatens to kill German hostage
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists is threatening to kill a captured German.... 11/1/2014 12:41 PM

Russia's top radio station slapped by government
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian government's communications watchdog has issued a warning to a top independent radio station over a program about Ukraine.... 11/1/2014 12:17 PM

Iraqi officials: IS extremists line up, kill 50
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State group extremists lined up and shot dead at least 50 tribesmen and women in Iraq's Anbar province, officials said Saturday, the latest mass killing committed by the group.... 11/1/2014 12:12 PM

Afghan president: Corruption, security top issues
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai vowed Saturday to crack down on corruption and ensure security in his nation, even as insurgent attacks in an eastern province killed at least 12 local troops.... 11/1/2014 12:05 PM

Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepare for Syria battle
MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) -- Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepared Saturday to battle Islamic State group militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, just hours after they arrived in a town that's become a focal point in the battle against the extremists.... 11/1/2014 12:04 PM

Yemen Shiite rebels kill 4 Islamist party guards
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen Shiite rebels attacked an Islamist party headquarters in a central province killing four guards and blowing up the building overnight, security officials said.... 11/1/2014 11:55 AM

Bikers cancel party after police recover bar
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- No bar, no party.... 11/1/2014 11:53 AM

2nd soldier claims presidency in Burkina Faso
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- A largely unknown military colonel emerged early Saturday to say he had taken the helm of Burkina Faso, hours after an army general had made a similar declaration following the ouster of the country's president of 27 years.... 11/1/2014 11:34 AM

Ukraine rebels to hold election, despite criticism
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Rebel-held territories in eastern Ukraine prepared Saturday to elect legislators and executives in a vote that has been roundly condemned by the international community but backed by Russia.... 11/1/2014 11:29 AM

UK warns travelers they could be terror targets
LONDON (AP) -- Britain has taken the unusual step of issuing a general terror warning to all U.K. travelers overseas because of fears that they could be targeted by Islamic State group terrorists seeking revenge for coalition actions in the Middle East.... 11/1/2014 11:01 AM

South Africa arrests 2 Vietnamese for poaching
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African police have arrested two Vietnamese and confiscated a large number of rhinoceros horns as part of an anti-poaching operation, authorities said Saturday.... 11/1/2014 10:23 AM

Body of Zambian president arrives home
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) -- A chartered plane carrying the body of Zambian President Michael Sata arrived on Saturday in Zambia from London, where the president died in a hospital after a long illness.... 11/1/2014 10:15 AM

Iran says 93 percent of executions drug-related
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Responding to a United Nations report criticizing death sentences in Iran, a senior official in the Islamic Republic is saying that 93 percent of executions in the country involve drug smuggling.... 11/1/2014 10:10 AM

China manufacturing growth falls in October
BEIJING (AP) -- China's manufacturing growth declined further in October amid a slowing economy and languishing global demand, according to a survey released Saturday.... 11/1/2014 9:46 AM

Australia wildfires kill firefighter, raze 2 homes
SYDNEY (AP) -- A firefighter has been killed and at least two homes have been destroyed by Australian spring wildfires, officials said Saturday.... 11/1/2014 9:40 AM