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The Latest: Israel sets age limit on Jerusalem holy site
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis following days of violence. (all times local)... 10/9/2015 6:49 AM

Hindu hardliners block Pakistani singer's concert in Mumbai
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A local Hindu nationalist party has protested the presence of a Pakistani singer and forced organizers to cancel his concert in Mumbai, India's entertainment capital.... 10/9/2015 6:43 AM

The Latest: 542 people rescued in 24 hours off Greece
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.... 10/9/2015 6:40 AM

Asian stocks gain on hopes Fed won't hike rates this year
TOKYO (AP) -- Asia stock markets rose Friday on expectations the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at a record low for several more months. Energy stocks advanced with the price of oil.... 10/9/2015 6:36 AM

UN high post, ensnared in alleged bribe case, ripe for risk
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- This is how a former president of the U.N. General Assembly, arrested this week in an alleged bribery scheme, paid himself, the criminal complaint says: John Ashe accepted more than $3 million from foreign governments and individuals, signed checks to himself and wrote on them "Salary."... 10/9/2015 5:05 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 4:48 AM

8 memorable presidents of the UN General Assembly
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- There have been 70 presidents of the U.N. General Assembly, some memorable for their accomplishments, others for their political views, allegations against them, and the reputations of the countries they represent. The arrest of the 68th president, John Ashe of Antigua, in an alleged bribery case has put the spotlight on the presidency of the 193-member world body, which rotates every year by region. Here is a look at eight memorable General Assembly presidents... 10/9/2015 4:23 AM

Mexican site yields new details of sacrifice of Spaniards
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Excavations at the site of one of the Spanish conquistadors' worst defeats in Mexico are yielding new evidence about what happened when the two cultures clashed - and a native people, at least temporarily, was in control.... 10/9/2015 4:01 AM

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

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

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