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Japan earthquake collapses homes, causes injuries
TOKYO (AP) -- A strong earthquake late Saturday struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in a ski resort town and injuring more than 20 people, officials said.... 11/23/2014 12:03 AM

Mexico confirms US agent wounded in north in July
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The Mexican navy confirmed on Saturday that a U.S. marshal was wounded in Mexico while working with naval personnel in the northwestern state of Sinaloa during the summer.... 11/22/2014 10:53 PM

Poland's ruling party wins local elections
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Results for local elections in Poland show the governing Civic Platform party as the winner, a surprise outcome given that exit polls had predicted a defeat for the pro-European party.... 11/22/2014 10:17 PM

Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle.... 11/22/2014 9:34 PM

Albania opens secret bunker built by communists
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- A gigantic, secret bunker that Albania's communist regime built underground decades ago to survive a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union or the United States has been opened to the public for the first time.... 11/22/2014 9:24 PM

Morocco to celebrate birth of its royal twins
PARIS (AP) -- Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco are expecting twins next month and the first one born will be the prince's royal heir.... 11/22/2014 9:01 PM

Russian tourist arrested for vandalizing Colosseum
ROME (AP) -- Italian authorities say a Russian tourist has been fined 20,000 euros ($25,000) for engraving a big letter `K' on a wall of the Colosseum, the latest act of vandalism by tourists at the ancient structure.... 11/22/2014 8:58 PM

Search continues at ancient Greek burial mound
AMPHIPOLIS, Greece (AP) -- Scientists have opened the second phase of their excavation of the vast 4th-century BC burial mound in Amphipolis town in search of more tombs and bodies.... 11/22/2014 8:54 PM

Hitler watercolor sold for $162,000 at auction
BERLIN (AP) -- A watercolor of Munich's old city hall believed to have been painted by Adolf Hitler a century ago was sold for 130,000 euros ($162,000) at an auction in Germany on Saturday.... 11/22/2014 8:37 PM

C. African Republic women stage topless protest
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Residents say hundreds of women have marched topless through a town in the Central African Republic to protest sectarian violence.... 11/22/2014 8:34 PM

Kerry says gaps remain in talks about Iran's nukes
VIENNA (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is warning of "serious gaps" in the talks about a nuclear deal with Iran, and if major differences persist the possibility of extending past Monday's deadline is seeming more likely.... 11/22/2014 7:47 PM

Fog forces 5 US choppers to land in Polish field
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Officials say that that fog forced five U.S. Army helicopters to make an emergency landing in a Polish field and spend the night there, the second such incident since September.... 11/22/2014 7:26 PM

Biden announces new aid for Syrian refugees
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged from a nearly four-hour meeting Saturday, offering no indication that the U.S. and Turkey had bridged their differences about how to deal with Islamic State fighters or Syrian President Bashar Assad.... 11/22/2014 7:02 PM

Source: NKorean escapes kidnap attempt in Paris
PARIS (AP) -- A North Korean student with family ties to the regime in his country escaped a kidnapping bid in Paris, where he was studying, and is now in hiding, a French source with knowledge of the case said Saturday.... 11/22/2014 5:59 PM

Anti-government protest in Albania's capital
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Albanians protested on Saturday against their government's economic policies, including tax and energy price increases.... 11/22/2014 5:01 PM

Geneva hospital: Cuban doctor with Ebola stable
BERLIN (AP) -- A Swiss hospital says a Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone is in a stable condition after nearly two days of treatment.... 11/22/2014 4:28 PM

Egypt lawyers union: Judge 'terrorizing' attorneys
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's lawyers union has criticized an Egyptian judge for "disparaging" and "terrorizing" the defense team of a prominent activist on trial over a 2011 protest.... 11/22/2014 4:23 PM

Mali: New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Mali on Saturday confirmed a new case of Ebola and said two more suspected patients are being tested, raising concern about a further spread of the disease which has already killed at least five people in the country.... 11/22/2014 3:48 PM

Hundreds evacuated after London hotel explosion
LONDON (AP) -- A suspected gas leak touched off an explosion in the basement of the Hyatt Regency Churchill in London, injuring 14 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of hotel guests, authorities said Saturday.... 11/22/2014 3:44 PM

Pope meets with autistic children
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis tenderly embraced children with autism spectrum disorders, some of whom avoided meeting his gaze, during an audience Saturday aimed at offering solidarity to people living with the condition.... 11/22/2014 3:37 PM