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Pot decriminalization bill drafted in Jamaica
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaica's justice minister says legislation has been drafted to decriminalize marijuana on the Caribbean island where the drug has long been pervasive but prohibited.... 9/30/2014 10:31 PM

Luhrmann, Gisele hit Chanel's Parisian boulevard
PARIS (AP) -- They were styles literally made to be worn on the street. But not just any street: this was Chanel's boulevard.... 9/30/2014 10:02 PM

Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray
SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping.... 9/30/2014 9:48 PM

Mexico says 14 of 57 missing students found
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- Fourteen of the 57 students reported missing after weekend shootings that killed six people in the southern state of Guerrero have been located, officials said Tuesday.... 9/30/2014 9:39 PM

Large crowds mark 1991 coup anniversary in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- A large crowd of supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide marched Tuesday through the capital on the anniversary of a 1991 military coup that ousted the country's first democratically elected leader.... 9/30/2014 9:35 PM

US Ebola labs, health equipment arrive in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- American mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and U.S. troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the disease.... 9/30/2014 9:33 PM

Spanish rescued after 12 days trapped in Peru cave
LEIMEBAMBA, Peru (AP) -- A Spanish speleologist has been rescued in Peru after spending 12 days trapped about 400 meters (1,300 feet) underground in a cave in Peru's remote Amazon region.... 9/30/2014 9:12 PM

Iranian filmmakers call for nuclear deal
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Six prominent Iranian movie directors have launched a campaign calling for a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.... 9/30/2014 8:25 PM

EU says Apple gets illegal tax benefits in Ireland
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday the company appears to be benefiting from illegal tax deals there.... 9/30/2014 8:23 PM

At 69, satirist keeps South Africa laughing
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The cross-dressing South African satirist says he doesn't tell jokes and can't remember punchlines.... 9/30/2014 8:23 PM

Gaza lions sent to Jordan after war damages zoo
BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A trio of scrawny lions was brought into Israel from Gaza on Tuesday en route to a better life at a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan after their zoo was damaged in the recent Israel-Hamas war.... 9/30/2014 8:03 PM

Lawmaker: Italian spy agency paid Mafia bosses
ROME (AP) -- An Italian lawmaker has decried a secret arrangement in which intelligence agents paid imprisoned top Mafiosi for information during several of the years when Silvio Berlusconi was premier.... 9/30/2014 7:56 PM

Wave of attacks kills nearly 50 in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A wave of car bombings and other attacks mainly targeting Shiite areas of Iraq killed at least 47 people on Tuesday, including more than 20 in the capital Baghdad, officials said.... 9/30/2014 7:46 PM

Hong Kong leader refuses to meet with protesters
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's leader refused to meet with pro-democracy demonstrators by their midnight deadline Tuesday, despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997.... 9/30/2014 7:30 PM

No images of Hong Kong protests in China's media
BEIJING (AP) -- China's government has cut off news about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a clampdown so thorough that no image of the rallies has appeared in state-controlled media, and at least one man has been detained for reposting accounts of the events.... 9/30/2014 7:15 PM

Algeria identifies some kidnappers of French hiker
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algeria's justice minister said Tuesday that some of the members of the group that kidnapped and beheaded a French hiker have been identified.... 9/30/2014 7:14 PM

UN: Islamic State forcing thousands to flee Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N humanitarian chief on Tuesday said tens of thousands of people are fleeing Syria as the Islamic State militant group expands its grip on large parts of the country despite a U.S.-led airstrike campaign.... 9/30/2014 7:04 PM

US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey
BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq frontier Tuesday, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border that is under assault by the militants, activists said.... 9/30/2014 6:57 PM

Israel, Palestinians part ways in dueling speeches
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In a pair of fiery speeches at the United Nations, the Israeli and Palestinian leaders appear to have abandoned any hope of reviving peace talks and instead seem intent on pressing forward with separate diplomatic initiatives that all but ignore each other.... 9/30/2014 6:42 PM

Guinea-Bissau leader pardons accused in coup try
BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau (AP) -- Guinea-Bissau's new president has pardoned a group of soldiers who were convicted in a failed 2012 coup attempt, according to a decree read out on the radio Tuesday.... 9/30/2014 6:01 PM