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Canadian soldier dies following car attack
SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) -- One of two Canadian soldiers hit by a car in a city near Montreal has died and authorities are examining whether the driver's links to radical Islam had spurred the attack.... 10/21/2014 12:15 PM

Total CEO dead in runway crash; plow driver drunk
MOSCOW (AP) -- Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday.... 10/21/2014 12:13 PM

UK suspect extradited to US to face terror charges
LONDON (AP) -- A mentally ill British man accused of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon has been extradited to the U.S. after losing a nine-year legal battle.... 10/21/2014 12:12 PM

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.... 10/21/2014 12:08 PM

Jerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli archaeologists say they have discovered a stone with Latin engravings that could help answer questions surrounding a Jewish revolt nearly 2,000 years ago.... 10/21/2014 12:02 PM

Pistorius out of Paralympic events for 5 years
LONDON (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete in Paralympic events during the entirety of his five-year prison sentence.... 10/21/2014 12:01 PM

China relief helps shore up markets
LONDON (AP) -- European stocks rebounded Tuesday after figures showed China's economic growth slowed less than feared. U.S. shares were poised to make further gains at the open too amid further signs that markets have found a surer footing.... 10/21/2014 11:55 AM

Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani promised on Tuesday that Iran will stand by Iraq in the neighboring country's fight against the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State group.... 10/21/2014 11:53 AM

WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January
GENEVA (AP) -- A top World Health Organization official says the hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data about whether they are safe by December - and they could be in experimental field use by January.... 10/21/2014 11:41 AM

Pakistan pulls anti-government TV channel off air
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- An anti-government TV news channel in Pakistan was taken off air for 15 days after a high court ruled that the broadcaster was "maligning" the country's judiciary, the country's media regulation authority said.... 10/21/2014 11:41 AM

Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and slashed the tires of buses bearing ads promoting female worship at a key Jerusalem holy site, Israeli police said Tuesday.... 10/21/2014 11:35 AM

Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone, on the other side of the country from where the first cases emerged months ago, is soaring with more than 20 deaths daily, the government and local media reported Tuesday.... 10/21/2014 11:33 AM

Top Romanian lawmaker in corruption probe resigns
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A key lawmaker in Romania has quit Parliament after prosecutors announced they are seeking his arrest on suspicion of influence peddling two weeks before a presidential election.... 10/21/2014 11:30 AM

US military drone makes 'hard landing' in Niger
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The U.S. military says one of its surveillance drones made what the military labeled a "hard landing" at an airport in Niger.... 10/21/2014 11:26 AM

Pope to visit Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia in Turkey
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis will visit sites that recall Turkey's often-tumultuous history at a cultural crossroads between continents and faiths during a three-day visit to the country next month.... 10/21/2014 11:24 AM

Bodies found of 2 South Koreans in Thai boat crash
BANGKOK (AP) -- The bodies of two South Korean tourists were found in waters near Thailand's southern resort city of Phuket on Tuesday, two days after the tourist boat they were in collided with a fishing vessel, police said.... 10/21/2014 11:12 AM

HK leader: Room to discuss election committee
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's Beijing-backed leader said Tuesday his government won't let the public nominate candidates to succeed him, as thousands of protesters demand, but he added that there's room to discuss how to form a key committee that would pick candidates.... 10/21/2014 11:09 AM

British surveillance drones to fly over Syria
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's defense ministry says Royal Air Force drones will fly intelligence-gathering missions over Syria, in a broadening of U.K. operations against the Islamic State group beyond Iraq.... 10/21/2014 11:09 AM

Head of Iran's chief clerical body dead at 83
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A leading Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, who headed the country's most influential clerical body charged with choosing or dismissing the nation's supreme leader, has died. He was 83.... 10/21/2014 10:39 AM

Strike shuts Lisbon subway for 12th time this year
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- The Portuguese government's plan to privatize debt-heavy public transport companies is meeting tough opposition from trade unions as Lisbon subway workers walked off the job for the 12th time this year.... 10/21/2014 10:14 AM