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Iran arrest 4 over acid attack
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's state media is reporting authorities have arrested four people suspected of throwing acid on women.... 10/20/2014 10:45 AM

Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security
OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) -- Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found.... 10/20/2014 10:42 AM

WHO: Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization has declared that Nigeria is now free of Ebola.... 10/20/2014 10:42 AM

Japan's justice minister undone by cheap paper fan
TOKYO (AP) -- In the heat of summer, they are ubiquitous in Japan: cheap paper fans, advertising this or that company or product, handed out at outdoor events or busy train stations. On Monday, they brought down a politician.... 10/20/2014 10:42 AM

Iraq: Suicide attack kills at least 17 in Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber has targeted a Shiite mosque in central Baghdad, killing at least 17 worshippers.... 10/20/2014 10:31 AM

Germany arrests 2 over IS, Syria rebel links
BERLIN (AP) -- German prosecutors say they've detained two more people following weekend raids on suspected supporters of the Islamic State group and an ultraconservative Syrian rebel organization, Ahrar al-Sham.... 10/20/2014 10:31 AM

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials: Suicide bomber hits Shiite mosque in Baghdad, killing at least 17 worshippers.... 10/20/2014 10:20 AM

British royal couple's second child due in April
LONDON (AP) -- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April - the first time they've offered a month for the royal birth.... 10/20/2014 10:19 AM

Japan trade, justice ministers quit amid scandals
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's trade and justice ministers resigned Monday after allegations they misused campaign funds in the biggest setback so far for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative administration.... 10/20/2014 10:00 AM

After arms drop, US coalition strikes IS group
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian activists say the U.S.-led coalition has launched new airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Kobani, following overnight airdrops of weapons to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town.... 10/20/2014 9:57 AM

EU seeking to find 1 billion euro fund for Ebola
LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- European Union nations are working to find 1 billion euros to help fight Ebola in West Africa and seeking a common approach in dealing with the disease outbreak.... 10/20/2014 9:55 AM

Kerry urges Asia to boost anti-Islamic State push
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appealed Monday for Asian nations to step up their efforts to combat Islamic State extremists and the deadly Ebola virus.... 10/20/2014 9:45 AM

Jews buy homes in contested Arab area of Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Residents in a contested neighborhood of east Jerusalem say Jewish settlers have moved into two buildings - a step that is likely to raise already heightened tensions in the volatile area.... 10/20/2014 9:23 AM

HK leader: 'External forces' involved in protests
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's leader has claimed that "external forces" are participating in student-led pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks, but provided no evidence to back his accusation.... 10/20/2014 8:52 AM

Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia's new president
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots support that swept him to power.... 10/20/2014 7:50 AM

Attacks on Afghan checkpoints kill 4 troops
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Officials say insurgents have attacked several army checkpoints in eastern and southern Afghanistan, killing at least four troops and wounding several people.... 10/20/2014 7:11 AM

Liberia president describes heavy cost of Ebola
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill," noting that Liberia and two other badly hit countries were already weakened by years of war.... 10/20/2014 7:01 AM

Nepal to end rescue operation on trekking route
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal was wrapping up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to have been stranded on a trekking route by a series of deadly blizzards are now safe.... 10/20/2014 6:17 AM

Pilots at Lufthansa long-haul fleet to strike
BERLIN (AP) -- A planned strike by pilots at Lufthansa has been expanded to include a one-day walkout Tuesday at the German airline's long-haul fleet.... 10/20/2014 6:16 AM

Australia's Parliament House lifts face veil ban
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's Parliament House on Monday lifted a short-lived ban on facial coverings including burqas and niqabs after the prime minister intervened.... 10/20/2014 6:09 AM