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AP Exclusive: Saudi hajj disaster deadliest to ever strike
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,453 people during the hajj, a new tally showed on Friday to make it the deadliest event to ever strike the annual pilgrimage.... 10/9/2015 11:41 AM

Hindu hardliners block Pakistani singer's concert in Mumbai
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A local Hindu nationalist party has protested the presence of a Pakistani singer and forced organizers to cancel his concert in Mumbai, India's entertainment capital.... 10/9/2015 11:38 AM

Popular Filipino entertainer Elizabeth Ramsey dies at 83
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Elizabeth Ramsey, a popular Filipino singer, comedian and actress who entertained crowds with racy gags and a raspy voice, has died. She was 83.... 10/9/2015 11:33 AM

Correction: Libya story
SKHIRAT, Morocco (AP) -- In a story Oct. 8 about the Libyan national unity government, The Associated Press reported erroneously that proposed Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj is a member of the Tripoli-based parliament. He is in fact a Tripoli representative in the internationally recognized Tobruk House of Representatives.... 10/9/2015 11:33 AM

The Latest: Danish lawmaker happy Merkel didn't get prize
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- The latest developments in the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. All times local.... 10/9/2015 11:32 AM

Global stocks rally on expectations of Fed rate hike delay
LONDON (AP) -- Global stock markets are on Friday closing out a solid week on a strong note as minutes to the U.S. Federal Reserve's last policymaking meeting raised expectations that the central bank will keep interest rates at record lows for longer than anticipated.... 10/9/2015 11:23 AM

Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- A Tunisian coalition of workers, employers, human rights activists and lawyers won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for pulling the country that sparked the Arab Spring back onto a path toward democracy and preventing it from descending into civil war.... 10/9/2015 11:23 AM

Libyan authorities detain 300 African migrants
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- A Libyan official with the Islamist-backed government controlling the capital, Tripoli, says they have detained 300 African migrants captured while boarding boats headed to Europe.... 10/9/2015 11:20 AM

Couple cleared of abusing baby, but may never regain custody
LONDON (AP) -- A British couple accused of abusing their baby have been cleared - but may never regain custody of the child, who was taken from them and adopted by another family.... 10/9/2015 11:11 AM

'Overwhelmed' Nobel peace winner describes Tunisia's danger
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- A Tunisian labor leader at the forefront of a democracy movement that won the Nobel Peace Prize says he hopes it's a boon to his nation - and an example to the world.... 10/9/2015 11:10 AM

EU official: Bloc may suspend sanctions on Belarus
BRUSSELS (AP) -- A European Union official says the bloc may suspend sanctions on Belarus, following the release of political prisoners there earlier this year.... 10/9/2015 10:58 AM

Thai beauty queen to dress like a tuk-tuk at Miss Universe
BANGKOK (AP) -- The smoke-belching, ear-splitting, undisciplined rickshaws known as tuk-tuks are part of the chaos on Bangkok's clogged streets.... 10/9/2015 10:57 AM

Official: Moscow could hand over imprisoned Ukrainian
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's justice minister says Moscow is open to discussing handing over to Kiev a Ukrainian pilot charged with the murder of two journalists.... 10/9/2015 10:55 AM

Nepal's parliament to choose new prime minister on Sunday
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's parliament speaker announced Friday that members will vote Sunday to choose a new prime minister of this Himalayan nation.... 10/9/2015 10:54 AM

Israel on high alert as stabbing attacks continue
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A rash of individual attacks between Palestinians and Israelis threatened to spread throughout Israel Friday as a 14-year-old Israeli and a police officer were stabbed in separate incidents while an Israeli stabbed four Arabs in the southern city of Dimona.... 10/9/2015 10:54 AM

The latest: Activists say 20 blasts shook city of Raqqa
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The latest developments as Syrian troops and other nations battle militants in Syria. All times local in Syria.... 10/9/2015 10:52 AM

The Latest: Palestinian shot after attacking Israeli guard
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis following days of violence. (all times local)... 10/9/2015 10:51 AM

The Latest: Migrant arrivals in Greece rise sharply
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.... 10/9/2015 10:51 AM

Gas pipeline from Romania to Moldova to be built in 2016
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- A Moldovan government official says work on a pipeline that will transport natural gas from Romania to the Moldovan capital will begin next year.... 10/9/2015 10:50 AM

Turkey snubs possible PKK ceasefire announcement
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A senior Turkish official has renewed a call on Kurdish rebels to lay down their arms and leave the Turkish territory.... 10/9/2015 10:38 AM

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