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Development banks boost funding to mitigate climate change
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- The world's top development banks pledged Friday to boost their funding to lessen climate change's impact, aiming for the goal of $100 billion a year that rich countries have pledged to transfer to developing countries by 2020.... 10/9/2015 11:07 PM

Death toll in Guatemala slide reaches 253, with 374 missing
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- The death toll from the mammoth landslide that buried a neighborhood on the outskirts of Guatemala's capital has risen to 253 as the search for victims enters its second week. Nearly 400 people were still missing Friday.... 10/9/2015 11:07 PM

Cuba submits latest draft UN resolution against US embargo
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The latest draft United Nations resolution urging the United States to end its economic embargo on Cuba has appeared - and it points out President Barack Obama's commitment to end the policy.... 10/9/2015 10:06 PM

Official: Lottery scam linked to killing of Jamaica family
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Attackers killed six members of the same family and set their clapboard home on fire in northern Jamaica, and the island's security minister on Friday linked the massacre to the island's international lottery scam crime rings.... 10/9/2015 9:55 PM

UN agency says Mexican soldiers tortured 4 crime suspects
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The United Nations Committee Against Torture has found that Mexican soldiers tortured four men they detained as crime suspects in a northern state in 2009.... 10/9/2015 9:37 PM

Judge issues restraining order that allows Uber in Rio
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A Brazilian judge has issued a temporary restraining order against recently approved legislation that bans the use of smartphone-based ride-hailing-apps like Uber in Rio de Janeiro, the country's second largest city.... 10/9/2015 9:24 PM

The Latest: US condemns rash of Palestinian attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis (all times local):... 10/9/2015 9:18 PM

AP Exclusive: Saudi crush was deadliest hajj tragedy ever
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- One survivor of last month's crush and stampede at the hajj in Saudi Arabia recalled seeing so many bodies that he couldn't tell how many there were.... 10/9/2015 9:06 PM

Israel struggles to contain wave of stabbing attacks
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Unrest that erupted several weeks ago at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site spread Friday to Gaza in the form of deadly border clashes with Palestinian protesters, as Israeli security forces struggled to contain a wave of Palestinian stabbing attacks against civilians and soldiers.... 10/9/2015 9:03 PM

Suspected jihadists attack central Mali, kill official
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- A mayor says a group of suspected jihadists attacked a village in central Mali, killing a local official in front of his family.... 10/9/2015 8:59 PM

Dominican merchants close border market amid Haiti goods ban
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Merchants in the Dominican Republic have shuttered the biggest border market for trade with Haiti amid that country's ban on some goods entering overland.... 10/9/2015 8:22 PM

The Latest: Obama praises Nobel Peace Prize choice
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- The latest developments in the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. All times local.... 10/9/2015 8:18 PM

Nobel Peace Prize boosts struggling Tunisian democracy
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- It was the fall of 2013 and Tunisia's newfound democracy was in grave danger. The assassination of a left-wing politician had prompted the opposition to walk out of the constitutional assembly. The government was paralyzed, the constitution unfinished and the country on the brink of war.... 10/9/2015 8:09 PM

UN wants peacekeeping drones in South Sudan, which objects
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council is urging the use of unarmed drones in the peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, but the government there says that could cause "disagreement and hostility" as a peace deal tries to take hold.... 10/9/2015 8:08 PM

Turkish journalist detained for tweets critical of president
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Police in Turkey have detained the chief editor of an opposition English-language newspaper for posting tweets critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.... 10/9/2015 7:38 PM

IS advances near Syria's Aleppo despite Russian strikes
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State militants captured a string of villages near Aleppo on Friday in a lightning attack that brought them closer to the prized city in northern Syria, despite a major increase in Russian airstrikes that Moscow insists are targeting the extremists.... 10/9/2015 7:14 PM

Platini retains UEFA title, with no interim leader in place
LONDON (AP) -- Still defiant, UEFA is standing by its man.... 10/9/2015 6:54 PM

UN high post, ensnared in alleged bribe case, ripe for risk
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- This is how a former president of the U.N. General Assembly, arrested this week in an alleged bribery scheme, paid himself, the criminal complaint says: John Ashe accepted more than $3 million from foreign governments and individuals, signed checks to himself and wrote on them "Salary."... 10/9/2015 6:31 PM

Kremlin: Military strikes in Syria not big financial burden
MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says Russian air strikes in Syria haven't put any strain on the government's budget.... 10/9/2015 6:24 PM

Correction: Nobel-Literature story
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- In an Oct. 8 story about the Nobel Prize for literature, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the prize had been awarded only twice for non-fiction prior to 2015, to Winston Churchill and Bertrand Russell. The prize also was awarded in 1902 to Christian Mommsen, most noted for his historical writing on Rome.... 10/9/2015 6:14 PM

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