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Kim declares N. Korea ready to stand up to any US threat
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared Saturday that his country was ready to stand up to any threat posed by the United States as he spoke at a lavish military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the North's ruling party and trumpet his third-generation leadership.... 10/10/2015 11:13 AM

Belarus' Lukashenko set for re-election
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- In the 21 years under Alexander Lukashenko's rule, Belarus in many ways has seemed little different than the Soviet republic it once was. Dissent is stifled, sometimes harshly. The economy remains largely state-controlled. Even the flag is nearly identical to the Soviet-era emblem.... 10/10/2015 11:07 AM

Palestinian attacker stabs 2 in Jerusalem in latest violence
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian teenager stabbed two Israelis in Jerusalem Saturday before being shot dead by police forces, the latest in a series of stabbing attacks against civilians and soldiers that have spread across Israel and the West Bank in the past week.... 10/10/2015 11:05 AM

Danish zoo plans to publicly dissect lion
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A Danish zoo is planning to publicly dissect a nine-month-old lion - a year after another park's decision to dissect and skin a giraffe and feed it to lions triggered massive online protests.... 10/10/2015 10:42 AM

Pakistani PM says he wants to revive Afghan-Taliban talks
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says his government is trying to revive stalled peace talks between the representatives of Afghan government and the Taliban.... 10/10/2015 10:38 AM

Thousands demonstrate in Germany against EU-US trade deal
BERLIN (AP) -- Thousands of people are gathering in the German capital to protest against a planned trans-Atlantic free trade pact.... 10/10/2015 10:29 AM

Agency cuts Catalonia's credit rating amid political tension
MADRID (AP) -- Uncertainty over Catalonia's political future is set to hurt the independence-minded Spanish region's public finances after an international agency lowered its credit rating.... 10/10/2015 9:46 AM

Afghan president appoints investigators for Kunduz airstrike
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has appointed a commission to investigate a U.S. airstrike in northern Kunduz city that destroyed a hospital and killed at least 22 people, his spokesman said on Saturday.... 10/10/2015 9:36 AM

30 killed, 126 injured in Ankara bomb attacks
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's Interior Ministry says two bomb explosions apparently targeting a peace rally in the capital Ankara has killed 30 people and injured 126 others.... 10/10/2015 9:29 AM

Turkish Interior Ministry: 30 killed, 126 injured in Ankara bomb attacks
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish Interior Ministry: 30 killed, 126 injured in Ankara bomb attacks.... 10/10/2015 9:19 AM

The Latest: Tanks, rocket launchers in North Korean 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 9:14 AM

Gas container explodes in restaurant in China, killing 17
BEIJING (AP) -- A liquefied gas container exploded in a restaurant in eastern China at lunchtime on Saturday, causing a fire and killing 17 people, according to a local authority.... 10/10/2015 8:30 AM

The Latest: Palestinian attacker stabs 2 in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis (all times local):... 10/10/2015 8:11 AM

Portraits of some of the victims in Kunduz hospital bombing
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- On Oct. 3, a U.S. AC-130 gunship - at the request of Afghan ground forces fighting the Taliban, according to the American commander in Afghanistan Gen. John F. Campbell - mistakenly bombed a trauma hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, killing at least 10 patients and a dozen Afghan staffers. Many more were wounded, and many remain missing in the wreckage of the now-abandoned hospital. The aid group's intern... 10/10/2015 7:38 AM

N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un, speaking at parade, says North ready to respond to any US th...
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un, speaking at parade, says North ready to respond to any US threat.... 10/10/2015 7:14 AM

Taiwan leader warns successor to keep status quo with China
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Taiwan's China-friendly president warned his successor Saturday to continue to meet Beijing's condition for dialogue that the two sides see each other as parts of one country, despite growing discontent at home toward the mainland's Communist leadership.... 10/10/2015 5:51 AM

China starts operating lighthouses on South China Sea reef
BEIJING (AP) -- China has started operating two lighthouses on a reef on a disputed island chain in the South China Sea, a state news agency reported, amid rising concerns among the U.S. and China's neighbors about Beijing's maritime ambitions.... 10/10/2015 4:47 AM

Judge issues restraining order that allows Uber in Rio
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A Brazilian judge has issued a temporary restraining order against recently approved legislation that banned the use of smartphone-based ride-hailing-apps like Uber in Rio de Janeiro, the country's second largest city.... 10/10/2015 2:03 AM

AP Exclusive: Saudi crush was deadliest hajj tragedy ever
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- One survivor of last month's crush and stampede at the hajj in Saudi Arabia recalled seeing so many bodies that he couldn't tell how many there were.... 10/10/2015 1:54 AM

Development banks boost funding to fight climate change
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- The world's top development banks pledged Friday to boost their funding to lessen climate change's impact, aiming for the goal of $100 billion a year that rich countries have pledged to transfer to developing countries by 2020.... 10/10/2015 1:17 AM

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