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Call me Jokowi, says Indonesia's president
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's new president says he wants to be called by his nickname, and has revealed who first gave it to him: a French furniture buyer.... 10/22/2014 2:35 PM

Snowplow driver says he didn't see Total CEO's jet
MOSCOW (AP) -- The driver of the snowplow that apparently caused the plane carrying the Total CEO to crash at a Moscow airport says he neither saw nor heard the private jet as it sped toward him down the runway in the dark.... 10/22/2014 2:35 PM

Police: soldier shot at war memorial in Ottawa
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Police say a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial has been by an unknown gunman.... 10/22/2014 2:35 PM

Bomb explodes outside university in Egypt capital
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian security officials say a bomb has exploded outside Egypt's largest and most prominent university, injuring nine people including five policemen.... 10/22/2014 2:26 PM

Police brutality claims shadow Tunisia elections
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- When Mohammed Ali Snoussi was arrested last month in Tunis, witnesses say, police beat him with truncheons, stripped him naked and threatened to rape him in broad daylight.... 10/22/2014 2:25 PM

Iraqi Kurds authorize sending fighters to Kobani
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- The parliament of the Kurdish regional government in Iraq has voted to authorize sending Kurdish fighters known as peshmerga to the embattled town of Kobani in Syria.... 10/22/2014 2:23 PM

Australian finishes marathon swim in Bahamas
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- Dehydrated and exhausted, Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel successfully completed a 78-mile (126-kilometer) swim Wednesday between two islands in the Bahamas.... 10/22/2014 2:21 PM

Nigeria truce is shaky, no news of abducted girls
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Days after Nigeria's military raised hopes with the announcement that Islamic extremists had agreed to a cease-fire, Boko Haram still is fighting and there is no word on the fate of 219 schoolgirls held hostage for six months.... 10/22/2014 2:15 PM

At Berlin Wall, Kerry warns against Cold War redux
BERLIN (AP) -- Surrounded by relics of the Cold War, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his German counterpart warned Wednesday against a return to the bitter divide between east and west over the current crisis in Ukraine.... 10/22/2014 2:13 PM

Iranians protest acid attacks in central city
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Hundreds of Iranians have rallied in the central city of Isfahan to protest a string of acid attacks on women there in recent months.... 10/22/2014 2:12 PM

Total acts swiftly to replace CEO killed in crash
PARIS (AP) -- French oil giant Total SA has named Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive to replace Christophe de Margerie, who was killed earlier this week in a plane crash in Moscow.... 10/22/2014 2:10 PM

9 migrants injured in Spain border fence rush
MADRID (AP) -- Spain says nine African migrants were treated for injuries as some 200 tried to scale border fences separating Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco.... 10/22/2014 2:02 PM

Analysis: Fowle was North Korea's easiest US case
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Why did North Korea free Jeffrey Fowle, and only him, when two other Americans remain in prison there? Probably because Pyongyang considered him the most minor of the three offenders, and may believe that releasing him could improve abysmal U.S. relations and even temper growing international criticism of its human-rights record.... 10/22/2014 1:39 PM

Macedonia police: Man robs graves for gold teeth
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonia may have found its ultimate gold digger.... 10/22/2014 1:35 PM

UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court
LONDON (AP) -- He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card.... 10/22/2014 1:23 PM

Missile, fire from Egypt wounds 2 Israeli troops
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Attackers from the Egyptian side of the border fired an anti-tank missile and gunshots at an Israeli military vehicle on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers in a rare cross-border incident, the military said.... 10/22/2014 1:03 PM

Romanian ex-prison chief fails to show for trial
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A former Romanian prison commander charged with torturing and causing the deaths of 12 political prisoners in the 1950s and 1960s failed to show up for his trial Wednesday, saying he is sick.... 10/22/2014 12:40 PM

Czechs to compensate sterilized Gypsy women
PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech government is working on a plan to compensate Roma women sterilized against their will.... 10/22/2014 12:27 PM

Sweden scales back submarine hunt
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's military has withdrawn some of the ships taking part in a submarine hunt in the Stockholm archipelago.... 10/22/2014 12:23 PM

Polish priest charged with abusing minors
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Prosecutors say a Polish parish priest has been formally charged in his native country with sexually molesting minors in both the Dominican Republic and Poland.... 10/22/2014 12:18 PM