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Australia in talks to send refugees to the Philippines
SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia is in talks to send refugees who try to reach its shores illegally to the Philippines, the immigration minister said Friday.... 10/9/2015 3:13 AM

UN wants another year for Haiti peacekeeping mission
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. secretary-general is recommending that the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti stay for another year - which might be its final one.... 10/9/2015 2:53 AM

Studies say 1/3 of young men in China to die from smoking
BEIJING (AP) -- Research published in the medical journal The Lancet says one in three of all the young men in China are likely to die from tobacco, but that the number can fall if the men quit smoking.... 10/9/2015 2:36 AM

UN announces Libya unity government; 2 sides must OK names
SKHIRAT, Morocco (AP) -- The U.N. envoy for Libya has proposed a national unity government for Libya after months of difficult talks between the north African country's two rival governments, but now it's up to the two parliaments and Libyans themselves to approve it.... 10/9/2015 1:37 AM

Declassified US docs reveal Pinochet ordered killing in US
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Newly declassified U.S. intelligence documents that came to light Thursday reveal that Gen. Augusto Pinochet directly ordered the 1976 assassination of a Chilean diplomat in Washington.... 10/9/2015 1:34 AM

Mexico has warrants for 23 officials in drug lord's escape
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico has issued arrest warrants for 23 former officials, guards or police officers for allegedly participating in the escape of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman or failing to prevent it. Almost all of them are believed to be in custody.... 10/9/2015 1:28 AM

US treasury secretary blames Congress for debt limit delays
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew admonished Congress on Thursday for not moving fast enough to raise the government borrowing limit at a time of heightened fragility in the global economy.... 10/9/2015 1:21 AM

Iamgold to cut 10 percent of workers at Suriname gold mine
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) -- A Canadian company that operates a gold mine in Suriname says it will dismiss roughly 10 percent of its workforce to reduce costs amid low global prices for the precious metal.... 10/9/2015 12:27 AM

Mexican army head is unhappy with law enforcement role
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's defense secretary says the country's army isn't happy doing law enforcement duty, but has no other choice.... 10/9/2015 12:20 AM

Blatter suspended as FIFA president; Platini also banned
ZURICH (AP) -- Sepp Blatter is out of a job at FIFA. Michel Platini might never even get there.... 10/8/2015 11:57 PM

Monarch butterflies begin entering Mexico on migration
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Monarch butterflies have begun entering Mexico on their annual migration from the United States and Canada.... 10/8/2015 11:56 PM

With Platini suspended, FIFA election field more uncertain
LONDON (AP) -- From sure bet to suspended, Michel Platini's career in soccer politics could be over.... 10/8/2015 11:43 PM

EU agrees to speed migrant deportation, buttress borders
LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- The European Union on Thursday took measures to buttress its porous external borders and toughen up its migrant return program in an attempt to build a credible refugee policy that would continue to embrace those fleeing for their lives yet punish those seeking economic gain.... 10/8/2015 10:56 PM

Merkel, Zerai, Pope Francis all in Nobel Peace Prize buzz
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Europe's record-breaking refugee crisis was a hot topic ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize announcement on Friday, but a Saudi blogger, a pope who reveres the Earth and its poorest people and the key players in the Iranian nuclear deal were also generating buzz.... 10/8/2015 10:49 PM

Serbia snatches 2-0 win in Albania in tense Euro qualifier
ELBASAN, Albania (AP) -- Serbia snatched a late 2-0 over Albania with injury-time goals from Aleksandar Kolarov and Adem Ljajic, stunning the hosts in a tense European qualifier.... 10/8/2015 10:48 PM

United Nations envoy announces national unity government for Libya, after months of talks
SKHIRAT, Morocco (AP) -- United Nations envoy announces national unity government for Libya, after months of talks.... 10/8/2015 10:36 PM

New tally in Saudi hajj disaster shows at least 1,399 killed
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,399 people during the hajj pilgrimage, a new tally Thursday showed, 630 more than the kingdom's official toll.... 10/8/2015 10:32 PM

Mexico names international experts to probe missing students
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican prosecutors say they have picked seven experts from five countries to carry out a new review of the area where drug gang members allegedly killed and incinerated 43 missing college students.... 10/8/2015 9:49 PM

North Korea gears up for lavish anniversary celebration
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- With the international media, foreign guests and ethnic Koreans from around the region descending on their capital, North Koreans are being mobilized en masse to put the finishing touches on one of the few things their country wants the whole world to see - a lavish celebration and military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the nation's ruling party.... 10/8/2015 9:46 PM

Analysts: Court ruling fuels bid to impeach Brazil president
SAO PAULO (AP) -- President Dilma Rousseff's ability to govern Brazil has been dealt a serious blow by a federal audit court ruling that her government violated accounting practices and financial laws last year, a decision that could fuel efforts to impeach her, analysts said Thursday.... 10/8/2015 9:39 PM

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