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Germany and France try to turn tide of European skepticism
STRASBOURG, France (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande has forcefully defended a stronger Europe and, in response to an insult from the far-right, said those who disagree should leave the EU.... 10/7/2015 4:00 PM

Elephant electrocuted in India when tree falls on power line
NEW DELHI (AP) -- As their forest habitats shrink and villages edge closer, it's not uncommon for wild elephants in India to destroy crops and homes and sometimes even kill people.... 10/7/2015 3:58 PM

Belgian government faces big protests over austerity
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Trade unions on Wednesday mobilized about 100,000 workers for the second time in a year to protest the free-market regulations and austerity measures that the center-right government has been pushing through during its first year in office.... 10/7/2015 3:58 PM

Nigeria: Female suicide bombers kill 18 including in mosque
DAMATURU, Nigeria (AP) -- Suicide bombers killed at least 18 people Wednesday in three dawn attacks including in a mosque in the northeastern Nigerian town of Damaturu, officials and witnesses said.... 10/7/2015 3:55 PM

Trio wins Nobel Prize for mapping how cells fix DNA damage
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Three scientists from Sweden, the U.S. and Turkey won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for showing how cells repair damaged DNA - work that has inspired the development of new cancer treatments.... 10/7/2015 3:55 PM

Study: Mammals thrive in Chernobyl exclusion zone
MOSCOW (AP) -- Nearly 30 years after a nuclear reactor caught fire and spewed a lethal cloud of radiation, some species of mammals are thriving in the zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, a new study says.... 10/7/2015 3:54 PM

The Latest: UK wants UN vote soon on refugee smuggling
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.... 10/7/2015 3:53 PM

FIFA ethics panel meets to discuss Sepp Blatter, Platini
LONDON (AP) -- A member of the FIFA ethics committee says they are meeting in Zurich to discuss cases involving FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini.... 10/7/2015 3:50 PM

AP Interview: Nobel gives scientist recognition in China
BEIJING (AP) -- The time could not have been more hostile for Chinese scientists. Research came to a virtual halt and intellectuals were routinely persecuted. But Tu Youyou, then a 39-year-old researcher, was summoned to join a secretive military project during the Cultural Revolution to find a cure for malaria for soldiers in North Vietnam.... 10/7/2015 3:49 PM

The Latest: Nobel winner found out from colleague's email
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Latest developments in the announcements of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):... 10/7/2015 3:44 PM

Honduran soccer club president arrested in US
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- The president of one of Honduras' most famed soccer clubs was scheduled to appear in federal court in Miami Wednesday following his arrest on money laundering charges, according to court documents.... 10/7/2015 3:42 PM

Holocaust-era archive places thousands of documents online
BERLIN (AP) -- The International Tracing Service says it has begun putting its Holocaust-era archive online for the first time, including photos of items seized from concentration camp victims and other historical documents.... 10/7/2015 3:33 PM

London Film Festival puts focus on women, onscreen and off
LONDON (AP) -- The London Film Festival opens Wednesday with "Suffragette," the story of British women who fought for the right to vote - a milestone on a journey to equality that many believe is still unfinished.... 10/7/2015 3:33 PM

Israeli team advances in contest to send spacecraft to moon
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A team of Israeli engineers is the first to advance in an international competition sponsored by Google to send a privately-funded spacecraft to the moon, contest organizers announced Wednesday.... 10/7/2015 3:28 PM

Putin spends his birthday playing hockey with NHL stars
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin spent his 63rd birthday on the ice Wednesday, playing hockey with NHL stars against Russian officials and tycoons.... 10/7/2015 3:17 PM

Nobel Prize in literature: What to look out for
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- On Thursday, the winner of this year's Nobel Prize in literature will be announced by the first ever female permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius. Will the prize awarding body choose to honor the occasion by picking a female winner? Will it break new ground by giving the prize to a journalist? Or will it rush to bestow the coveted prize on one of the many aging favorites? The secretive academy drops no hints on whom they are considering bu... 10/7/2015 2:48 PM

Abe reshuffles Cabinet, adding minister to focus on economy
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday to focus on reviving the world's No. 3 economy, adding a new minister to coordinate recently announced economic projects.... 10/7/2015 2:30 PM

Zimbabwe official: 5 arrested for poisoning 11 elephants
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- A Zimbabwean wildlife official says five people are in police custody and being questioned over the killing of 11 elephants poisoned by cyanide at Hwange National Park in the west of the country.... 10/7/2015 2:27 PM

Russia fires missiles as Syrian troops launch ground push
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive Wednesday in central Syria, in the first major combined air-and-ground assault since Moscow began its military campaign in the country last week.... 10/7/2015 2:20 PM

The Latest: Jerusalem mayor photographed with assault rifle
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).... 10/7/2015 2:15 PM

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