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Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.... 10/23/2014 2:39 PM

Cyprus: crews locate small plane wreckage, bodies
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- The bodies of two people have been found near wreckage belonging to a small aircraft that vanished over the Mediterranean Sea while en route to Beirut from Cyprus, the defense minister said Thursday.... 10/23/2014 2:34 PM

1 killed, 11 injured in German gas pipe explosion
BERLIN (AP) -- Authorities say one person was killed and 11 were injured in an explosion after a gas pipe was damaged during construction work in a western German city.... 10/23/2014 2:34 PM

Moscow airport chief resigns after Total crash
MOSCOW (AP) -- The general director of Moscow's Vnukovo Airport and his deputy resigned Thursday and Russian investigators detained four other airport employees following a plane crash that killed a top French oil executive and three crew members.... 10/23/2014 2:29 PM

Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer
BEIJING (AP) -- China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The young billionaire delighted an audience of students at a prestigious Beijing university this week with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.... 10/23/2014 2:27 PM

Tunisia militant shootouts kill 2 people
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Three days before a national election in Tunisia, police clashed with suspected militants in two areas of the country on Thursday and at least two people were killed.... 10/23/2014 2:27 PM

French moving troops toward Libyan border
PARIS (AP) -- A top French military official says the country is moving troops toward the Libyan border within weeks and, along with U.S. intelligence, is monitoring al-Qaida arms shipments to Africa's Sahel region.... 10/23/2014 2:23 PM

Lebanon reports first suspected case of Ebola
BEIRUT (AP) -- A Lebanese man who arrived from West Africa is suspected of having Ebola and was quarantined on Thursday in a Beirut hospital, the first such suspected case in the country, Lebanon's health minister said.... 10/23/2014 2:13 PM

China punishes 17 officials for village clash
BEIJING (AP) -- Local authorities have punished 17 officials in southwest China after one of the most violent land conflicts in recent years left eight people dead, state media reported Thursday.... 10/23/2014 2:09 PM

For teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamless
PARIS (AP) -- The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-old friend. They made it as far as Germany before border guards detained them for questioning.... 10/23/2014 2:09 PM

China's ruling party plans on improving judiciary
BEIJING (AP) -- China's ruling Communist Party announced steps Thursday to improve judicial independence and check political interference in the courts in hopes to boost legal justice and alleviate social tensions. Yet, observers say it has failed to produce meaningful legal checks on the ruling party itself.... 10/23/2014 2:08 PM

Threat to break isolation in Liberia over food
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of isolation because they have no food, the West African nation's state radio reported Thursday.... 10/23/2014 2:06 PM

Activists: Syria airstrikes toll over 500
MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) -- U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Syria have killed more than 500 people, mainly Islamic militants, since they began last month, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani.... 10/23/2014 2:02 PM

NK experts: US must apologize to free detainees
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday.... 10/23/2014 1:59 PM

EU leaders seek more Ebola funding at summit
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union on Thursday came up with another 24.4 million euros ($31 million) to fight Ebola, as the bloc's leaders pressed to create a 1 billion-euro ($1.26 billion) fund to fight the deadly virus.... 10/23/2014 1:53 PM

Dancing priests become Internet sensation
ROME (AP) -- A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.... 10/23/2014 1:46 PM

AP Interview: Russia's Navalny vows to fight Putin
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's most prominent opposition leader is in bare feet, dressed in blue jeans and a checkered shirt, as he opens the door to his apartment in a drab Soviet-era block.... 10/23/2014 1:40 PM

AP NewsAlert
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanese health minister says man suspected of having Ebola quarantined in Lebanon.... 10/23/2014 1:32 PM

Ukraine pins hopes on a new-look parliament
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's parliament is something halfway between a wrestling pit and a shady backroom for hatching deals. Optimists believe Sunday's elections will change all that.... 10/23/2014 1:11 PM

Woman who beat Ebola mourns for her slain dog
MADRID (AP) -- The husband of the Spanish nursing assistant who beat Ebola says his wife now knows that authorities killed their dog Excalibur while she was in the hospital and is questioning that decision.... 10/23/2014 1:10 PM