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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 11:26 PM

Dutch probe: Buk missile downed Malaysian jet in Ukraine
GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands (AP) -- The missile shot skyward from war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. With deadly accuracy more than six miles up, it detonated just in front of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner, sending hundreds of jagged steel shards ripping through its aluminum skin at up to 5,600 mph and shearing the cockpit from the rest of the plane.... 10/13/2015 10:47 PM

UN official criticizes lack of women at peace tables
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Fifteen years after a landmark U.N. resolution called for women to be included in decision-making positions at every level of peacemaking and peace building, activists and a top U.N. official blamed the 193 U.N. member states on Tuesday for the scarcity of women at negotiating tables.... 10/13/2015 10:33 PM

Guatemala ends search for victims of slide that killed 280
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Guatemalan authorities on Tuesday called 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 10:21 PM

Palestinians assailants often leave behind ordinary lives
JERUSALEM (AP) -- They lived ordinary lives with ordinary ambitions - an electrician saving up to get married, a fitness buff, a worker in a butcher shop, a teen with plans for study in Europe after high school. But then these young Palestinians seemingly snapped.... 10/13/2015 9:58 PM

New films scrutinize Brazil's World Cup legacy
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Last year's World Cup in Brazil may have been the "cup of cups" for soccer fans, but for Brazilian taxpayers, who forked out some $11.5 billion for the month-long tournament, its legacy has proven negative, according to two new films.... 10/13/2015 9:40 PM

Jamaica's Marlon James wins Booker Prize for Marley-inspired 'Brief History of Seven Killi...
LONDON (AP) -- Jamaica's Marlon James wins Booker Prize for Marley-inspired 'Brief History of Seven Killings'... 10/13/2015 8:49 PM

Burkina Faso sets new post-coup election date for Nov. 29
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Political party representatives say Burkina Faso's presidential and parliamentary elections will take place on Nov. 29 after a short-lived coup in September upset the original election timeline.... 10/13/2015 8:35 PM

Chronology of violence between Palestinians and Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A rash of Palestinian stabbing attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers in recent weeks has killed eight Israelis and at least 29 Palestinians. The unrest began a month ago, when Palestinians repeatedly barricaded themselves inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, hurling stones and firebombs at police. Tensions were fueled by Palestinian allegations that Israel plans to change the delicate arrangement at the hilltop compound, sacr... 10/13/2015 8:24 PM

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Burkina Faso's former Marxist revolutionary leader, who was killed nearly three decades ago, was shot about ten times in the chest, legs and head according to an autopsy report, a family lawyer said Tuesday.... 10/13/2015 8:13 PM

Top beer makers to join forces to face industry challenges
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The world's biggest beer maker clinched a deal Tuesday to take over its nearest rival in a bid to stave off the megabrewers' most serious problems: the surge in popularity of craft brews and weakening sales in the rich markets of the U.S. and Europe.... 10/13/2015 8:01 PM

Artist plans to render border fence 'invisible'
NOGALES, Mexico (AP) -- Armed with sky-blue paint, artist Ana Teresa Fern??ndez began to "erase" the border fence that splits up Mexico and the U.S. on Tuesday.... 10/13/2015 7:42 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 any election in Europe since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union.... 10/13/2015 7:25 PM

Protests over Spanish court probe of Catalan secession poll
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Thousands of pro-Catalan independence supporters on Tuesday protested the start of a Spanish court investigation into the regional government's symbolic referendum on secession from Spain last year.... 10/13/2015 7:23 PM

Moldova thanks Romania for $171 million loan
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Moldova's prime minister has thanked Romania for a 150 million euro ($171 million), five-year loan which he said will be spent on modernizing the former Soviet republic, which wants to join the European Union.... 10/13/2015 7:17 PM

Panda gives birth to 2 cubs at Toronto Zoo
TORONTO (AP) -- The Toronto Zoo says a panda on loan from China has given birth to two cubs.... 10/13/2015 6:59 PM

Vatican seeks to quell talk of letter to pope on family
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican spokesman on Tuesday denounced the leak of a private letter to Pope Francis by conservative cardinals complaining about the way his big family meeting is being run. But he reminded those responsible that the meeting procedures are set and they're duty-bound to stick with them.... 10/13/2015 6:59 PM

The Latest: US condemns Palestinian attacks against Israelis
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis (all times local):... 10/13/2015 6:58 PM

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

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

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