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Russian Embassy shelled in Syria as insurgents hit back
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The Russian Embassy in Damascus was shelled Tuesday as pro-government demonstrators gathered outside, and Syria's largest insurgent coalition announced an offensive to counter Moscow's airstrikes that have injected new fury in the conflict.... 10/13/2015 6:40 PM

Protests over Spanish court probe of Catalan secession poll
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Thousands of pro-Catalan independence supporters have protested the start of a Spanish court investigation into the regional government's staging of a symbolic referendum on secession from Spain last year.... 10/13/2015 6:40 PM

Turkish PM: Suicide bombers 'originated' from Syria
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey has intelligence suggesting that militants "originating" from Syria were planning to carry out attacks in Turkey, the country's president said Tuesday, but added that no groups were being ruled out in the investigation into a deadly attack on a peace rally.... 10/13/2015 6:34 PM

Okinawa gov revokes approval for relocation of US air base
TOKYO (AP) -- Okinawa's governor on Tuesday revoked approval for work needed to relocate a U.S. air base from one area of the southern Japanese island to another, but the Tokyo government said it would still proceed with the plan.... 10/13/2015 6:19 PM

Journalist says Canada PM abandoned him during Egypt ordeal
TORONTO (AP) -- A Canadian journalist who spent much of last two years jailed in Egypt said Tuesday that he felt "betrayed and abandoned" by Prime Minister Stephen Harper during his ordeal.... 10/13/2015 6:17 PM

Israeli leader vows 'aggressive steps' to halt fighting
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister on Tuesday said he would take a series of "aggressive steps" to halt a wave of violence in Israeli cities after two attacks in Jerusalem left three Israelis dead. Three Palestinians, including two attackers, were also killed.... 10/13/2015 6:12 PM

France, Saudi Arabia deepen alliance with 10B euros in deals
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- France has signed deals worth 10 billion euros ($11.4 billion) with Saudi Arabia, said French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday, underscoring the shared foreign policy stances that have helped deepen the two countries' military and economic ties.... 10/13/2015 6:02 PM

Artist plans to render border fence "invisible"
NOGALES, Sonora, Mexico (AP) -- A California-based artist is leading an effort to paint the border fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico to make it blend in with the landscape.... 10/13/2015 6:00 PM

EU applauds calm in Guinea vote, calls for transparency
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- European Union observers on Tuesday commended voters in Guinea for their enthusiasm and peaceful conduct during a presidential election despite logistical problems, and called for transparency as the electoral commission finalizes the results of the first round.... 10/13/2015 5:55 PM

Yemen's al-Qaida detains 4 after rare protest
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's al-Qaida affiliate detained three journalists and an NGO worker who took part in a rare protest against the militants' rule over the eastern city of Mukalla, security officials said Tuesday.... 10/13/2015 5:51 PM

Top beer makers to join forces to face industry challenges
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The world's biggest beer maker has clinched a deal to take over its nearest rival to stave off two key threats facing big name brands: the surge in popularity of craft brews and weakening sales in the rich markets of the U.S. and Europe.... 10/13/2015 5:38 PM

UN rights expert airs doubts about Belarus election result
GENEVA (AP) -- A U.N. human rights expert is raising doubts about the re-election of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, saying he garnered the highest margin of victory in an election in Europe since World War II.... 10/13/2015 5:24 PM

The Latest: Ukraine defends decision not to close airspace
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The latest news on the report into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine last year. All times local.... 10/13/2015 5:19 PM

Mali official: Attack in north kills at least 6 people
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Mali's army spokesman says at least six people have been killed by suspected jihadists who attacked a convoy escorted by the army in north Mali.... 10/13/2015 5:14 PM

French president is looking to sell new ships to Russia
SAINT-NAZAIRE (AP) -- France is looking to sell new ships to Russia in the future despite the cancellation of a controversial deal for two Mistral-class warships this year, French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday.... 10/13/2015 5:09 PM

Guatemala ends search for victims of slide that killed 280
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Guatemalan authorities are calling off the search for victims buried under a massive landslide that killed at least 280 people near the Central American nation's capital.... 10/13/2015 4:58 PM

The Latest: Czech watchdog condemns asylum conditions
GENEVA (AP) -- The latest news from the wave of refugees and other migrants fleeing Africa, Asia and the Middle East and heading for western Europe. All times local.... 10/13/2015 4:53 PM

Myanmar says election to be held as planned despite flooding
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's general election will go ahead as planned on Nov. 8 despite a proposed delay because of recent landslides and flooding, the election commission said Tuesday.... 10/13/2015 3:35 PM

Russia says thwarted Moscow terror attack planned by 12
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian security officials released new details Tuesday about a group suspected of planning a terror attack in Moscow with support from the Islamic State group, saying it was comprised of 12 Russian citizens, including at least one who had been trained in Syria.... 10/13/2015 3:34 PM

Amnesty opens Nigeria office to investigate abuse charges
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Amnesty International opened an office Tuesday in Nigeria, promising to investigate allegations of abuses from oil pollution and forced evictions to charges of military killings of civilians in the fight against Boko Haram Islamic extremists.... 10/13/2015 3:33 PM

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