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Hong Kong students, officials talk but don't agree
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little Tuesday as the city's Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the key demand of activists camped in the streets now for a fourth week.... 10/21/2014 5:08 PM

Anti-government cleric ends protest in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A fiery anti-government cleric says he has ended his 65-day long sit-in protest in Pakistan's capital Islamabad.... 10/21/2014 5:07 PM

Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack
SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) -- Terrorist ideology inspired a recent convert to Islam to drive his car into two Canadian soldiers, killing one, before he was shot dead by police, authorities said Tuesday.... 10/21/2014 5:07 PM

China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years
BEIJING (AP) -- China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown.... 10/21/2014 5:06 PM

Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crash
MOSCOW (AP) -- Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who helped establish the multinational oil company as one of the world's biggest, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was reportedly drunk.... 10/21/2014 5:03 PM

Police in Macedonia arrest 9 in helicopter scam
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Police in Macedonia have arrested a former Defense Ministry official and eight others for allegedly embezzling $2.8 million from the government by filing fake expenses related to a helicopter maintenance program.... 10/21/2014 5:02 PM

Jerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because of their harsh treatment.... 10/21/2014 4:58 PM

Fashion icon mourned in Dominican homeland
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta is being mourned in his native Dominican Republic as a native son whose glamor raised the profile of a largely poor country.... 10/21/2014 4:52 PM

IS fighters seize weapons airdrop meant for Kurds
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to suppy Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday.... 10/21/2014 4:51 PM

Argentina demands 'Top Gear' apology from BBC
LONDON (AP) -- Argentina's ambassador to Britain on Tuesday demanded an apology from the BBC over an ill-fated trip by car show "Top Gear" to the South American country.... 10/21/2014 4:48 PM

Poland's Sikorski under fire over Russia interview
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's former Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski came under fire Tuesday from the prime minister and political opponents over a U.S. magazine interview in which he allegedly said Russia's president offered Poland the opportunity to jointly carve up Ukraine in 2008.... 10/21/2014 4:41 PM

Submarine hunt exposes Swedish readiness gap
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- The search for a foreign underwater craft in waters off Stockholm has brought back memories of Sweden's submarine hunts during the Cold War - and exposed a key difference.... 10/21/2014 4:37 PM

Fight for Brazil's battleground state heats up
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) -- Brazil's deadlocked presidential race is the most heated since the nation returned to democracy, and nowhere is the battle more bare-knuckled than in the state where both candidates were born.... 10/21/2014 4:33 PM

Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sunni insurgency spearheaded by the Islamic State group.... 10/21/2014 4:28 PM

Rwanda requires US, Spain visitor health reports
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- Rwanda's Ministry of Health is requiring visitors who have been in the United States or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to health authorities upon arrival in Rwanda, the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda said Tuesday.... 10/21/2014 4:23 PM

Spanish woman free of Ebola, final tests shows
MADRID (AP) -- Conclusive tests show a Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola is completely clear of the virus, doctors said Tuesday, signaling a positive outcome in her 15-day battle to survive.... 10/21/2014 4:18 PM

British man guilty in hammer attack on UAE women
LONDON (AP) -- A jury has found a British man guilty of attempted murder in a vicious hammer attack on three female tourists from the United Arab Emirates as they slept with their young children in a luxury hotel in London.... 10/21/2014 4:17 PM

Afghan opium poppy cultivation hits all-time high
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan grew to an all-time high in 2013 despite America spending more than $7 billion to fight it over the past decade, a U.S. report showed on Tuesday.... 10/21/2014 4:14 PM

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison
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 4:00 PM

WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January
GENEVA (AP) -- Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday.... 10/21/2014 3:42 PM