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Fierce battles in central Syria amid Russian airstrikes
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian troops backed by Russian airstrikes seized control of a village in central Syria on Saturday amid fierce clashes with rebels, part of a ground offensive launched earlier this week.... 10/10/2015 4:01 PM

Pre-election violence in Guinea kills 3, injures 50
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Pre-election violence in Guinea has killed at least three people and injured some 50, a hospital official said Saturday, as the United Nations West Africa head called for calm a day before Guineans are to vote for president.... 10/10/2015 3:46 PM

Former UK Treasury chief Geoffrey Howe dies at 88
LONDON (AP) -- Former British Treasury chief Geoffrey Howe, a prominent figure in Margaret Thatcher's government who helped bring about her downfall after they parted ways over policy toward Europe, has died at 88.... 10/10/2015 3:32 PM

The Latest: North Korea shows off missiles, drones in parade
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- The latest on the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the creation of North Korea's ruling party (all times local).... 10/10/2015 3:29 PM

Kim Jong Un vows N. Korea ready to counter any US threat
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took center stage at a military parade and mass rally in Pyongyang on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the country's ruling party by declaring in a rare speech that the North has no intention of straying from the socialist track established by his grandfather and is ready to stand up to any threat posed by the United States.... 10/10/2015 3:24 PM

Danes OK with zoo's plan to publicly dissect year-old lion
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A Danish zoo is planning to publicly dissect a year-old lion that it has killed to avoid inbreeding - a year after another Danish zoo triggered massive online protests for killing a healthy young giraffe, dissecting it and feeding it to lions in front of children.... 10/10/2015 3:22 PM

Turkish PM says deadly attacks likely were suicide bombings
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Two bomb explosions targeted a peace rally Saturday by leftist and Kurdish activists in the Turkish capital of Ankara, killing 86 people and wounding 186, the country's health minister said.... 10/10/2015 3:19 PM

Palestinians stab Israelis in 2 Jerusalem attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Palestinians carried out two stabbing attacks in Jerusalem on Saturday before being shot dead by police, while another two Palestinians were killed during a violent demonstration near the Gaza border fence.... 10/10/2015 3:13 PM

Turkish PM: There are 'strong signs' the attacks that killed 86 people were suicide bombin...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish PM: There are 'strong signs' the attacks that killed 86 people were suicide bombings.... 10/10/2015 2:59 PM

The Latest: 2 Gaza youths killed in clashes along border
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis (all times local):... 10/10/2015 2:56 PM

For Tunisia, Nobel is good news in troubled, violent year
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- The leader of a Tunisian human rights group that was among the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize says the honor has meaning not just for his country, but for all those mired in war.... 10/10/2015 2:30 PM

Asia's largest film festival closes with record visitors
BUSAN, South Korea (AP) -- A typhoon and a government budget cut did not stop cinema lovers from flocking to Asia's most influential film festival.... 10/10/2015 2:28 PM

9 Irish Gypsies, including infant, die in mobile home fire
DUBLIN (AP) -- Irish police say nine people, including an infant, have died in a fire at a mobile home camp for Ireland's native Gypsies.... 10/10/2015 2:26 PM

Turkey imposes news blackout on 'gruesome' blast images
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's government says it has imposed a temporary news blackout following two blasts that killed 86 people who were gathering for a peace rally in the capital Ankara. The attack was Turkey's deadliest in recent years.... 10/10/2015 2:18 PM

Thousands demonstrate in Germany against EU-US trade deal
BERLIN (AP) -- Tens of thousands of people marched through downtown Berlin on Saturday to protest a planned trans-Atlantic free trade pact.... 10/10/2015 1:45 PM

Belarusian Nobel winner says Lukashenko to be re-elected
BERLIN (AP) -- Svetlana Alexievich, the Belarusian author who just won the Nobel Prize for literature, says there is no doubt Alexander Lukashenko will be re-elected president this weekend.... 10/10/2015 1:32 PM

Afghan president orders investigation into fall of Kunduz
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has appointed a team of investigators to look into the circumstances leading to the Taliban's brief capture of the northern city of Kunduz as well as a U.S. airstrike that destroyed a hospital and killed at least 22 people there, his office said Saturday.... 10/10/2015 1:29 PM

Iraqi officials: Attacks across Baghdad kill 8
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi police say a series of attacks around Baghdad has killed eight people and wounded nearly two dozen.... 10/10/2015 12:59 PM

The Dalai Lama says Buddhist culture most important to him
DHARMSALA, India (AP) -- The Dalai Lama said Saturday he considered it most important to preserve the Buddhist culture that has helped the Tibetan people live together even in exile.... 10/10/2015 12:44 PM

Turkey: Kurdish rebels declare temporary cease-fire
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Kurdish rebels have declared a temporary cease-fire ahead of Turkey's Nov. 1 election.... 10/10/2015 12:43 PM

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