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Egypt's foreign reserves fall amid fears of devaluation
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's foreign currency reserves fell for the third consecutive month in September, according to central bank figures, putting pressure on authorities to devalue the currency, limit non-essential imports and take urgent steps to promote investment.... 10/8/2015 4:32 PM

Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus wins Nobel literature prize
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday for chronicling the great tragedies of the Soviet Union and its successor states through the voices of female soldiers, survivors of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and former Soviet citizens dejected by the collapse of communism.... 10/8/2015 4:31 PM

Amid new attacks, Israel bars ministers from Jerusalem site
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian stabbed four Israelis with a screwdriver on Thursday before a soldier shot and killed him amid fresh violence that prompted Israel's premier to bar Cabinet ministers and lawmakers from a sensitive Jerusalem holy site at the heart of the latest tensions.... 10/8/2015 4:28 PM

The Latest: Blatter's Twitter account removes job title
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest from the FIFA investigation (all time local):... 10/8/2015 4:27 PM

Benin businessman accused in poisoning plot back from exile
COTONOU, Benin (AP) -- Relatives say a businessman once accused of trying to have Benin's president poisoned has returned to the West African country after several years of self-imposed exile.... 10/8/2015 4:27 PM

Kosovo opposition disrupts parliament with tear gas
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- Opposition lawmakers in Kosovo disrupted parliament's session on Thursday, using tear gas and whistles to protest the government's recent EU-sponsored deal with Serbia giving the country's Serb-majority areas greater powers.... 10/8/2015 4:25 PM

The Latest: Palestinian killed in clash with Israeli forces
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis following days of violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank (all times local).... 10/8/2015 4:23 PM

Merkel, Zerai, Pope Francis all in Nobel Peace Prize buzz
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Europe's record-breaking refugee crisis was a hot topic ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize announcement on Friday, but a Saudi blogger, a pope who reveres the Earth and its poorest people and the key players in the Iranian nuclear deal were also generating buzz.... 10/8/2015 4:19 PM

Activists: IS group kills 3 Syrian Christian captives
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say Islamic State militants have shot and killed three Assyrians from among nearly 200 members of the Syrian Christian minority abducted in February.... 10/8/2015 4:14 PM

FIFA suspends Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for 90 days
ZURICH (AP) -- Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini, the former France great who had been favored to take over as FIFA leader, were both suspended for 90 days Thursday, plunging soccer's governing body deeper into crisis.... 10/8/2015 4:13 PM

UN: Polio vaccines in Ukraine safe despite local concerns
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says it's worried that millions of doses of polio vaccine might be wasted in the Ukraine after concerns were raised by a patient group that the doses are unsafe.... 10/8/2015 3:56 PM

The Latest: Slovakia to help police Hungary's borders
LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.... 10/8/2015 3:51 PM

Qatar royal sentenced by Prague court
PRAGUE (AP) -- A Prague court has convicted a Qatari royal family member of sexually abusing minors and sentenced him to 11 months and eight days in prison.... 10/8/2015 3:48 PM

Haiti voters grapple with packed field for presidency
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Cities and towns across Haiti are plastered with colorful campaign ads, leaving voters struggling to differentiate a swarm of candidates who grin from posters, banners and billboards slapped on nearly everything that doesn't move and a few that do.... 10/8/2015 3:44 PM

No-fly zone to be enforced over William and Kate's home
LONDON (AP) -- British authorities are enforcing a no-fly zone over Prince William and his wife Kate's country home for security reasons.... 10/8/2015 3:41 PM

NATO leaves door open for troops to remain in Afghanistan
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO is leaving the door open for a larger security force in Afghanistan than initially planned after 2016, but officials said Thursday the alliance is waiting for the U.S. to announce its decision, which could come as soon as next week.... 10/8/2015 3:24 PM

Bach calls for 'external' candidate to take over FIFA
LONDON (AP) -- Declaring that "enough is enough," IOC President Thomas Bach called Thursday for an "external presidential candidate" to take over FIFA and restore credibility to world soccer's scandal-scarred governing body.... 10/8/2015 3:24 PM

Polish parliament's last session before election disturbed
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- As emotions are mounting in the campaign before Poland's general election, an agitated lawmaker on Thursday disrupted parliament's last session before the Oct. 25 vote.... 10/8/2015 3:15 PM

Italian prosecutor: convicted US diplomat held in Portugal
MILAN (AP) -- A former CIA operative convicted of the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric as part of the extraordinary renditions program has been detained in Portugal and is awaiting a decision on whether she will be turned over to Italy to serve her six-year sentence, a top Italian prosecutor said Thursday.... 10/8/2015 3:13 PM

Hamburgers might be on the menu for Russian cosmonauts
MOSCOW (AP) -- Hamburgers could soon be debuting on Russian menus in space.... 10/8/2015 3:07 PM

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