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Poland's Tusk denies claim on partition offer
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's former prime minister, Donald Tusk, has denied that Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that Russia and Poland carve up Ukraine.... 10/24/2014 6:46 AM

Sweden calls off search for submarine
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Swedish authorities say they have called off their weeklong search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago.... 10/24/2014 6:37 AM

Protesters in HK to vote on staying in streets
HONG KONG (AP) -- Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps.... 10/24/2014 6:25 AM

NK expert says US must apologize to free detainees
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them.... 10/24/2014 6:24 AM

Jailed Bangladesh ex-Islamist leader dies
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader, whose imprisonment on war crimes charges triggered violent protests last year, has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital.... 10/24/2014 6:11 AM

China, 20 other countries initiate new Asian bank
BEIJING (AP) -- China and 20 other Asian nations signed on Friday to a new Beijing-backed international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.... 10/24/2014 5:59 AM

Malaysian man crawls for 3 days after car smash
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- A Malaysian man seriously injured in a car accident crawled through jungle for three days before happening upon an isolated village, authorities said Friday.... 10/24/2014 5:45 AM

Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Government leaders gathered in a show of resolution a day after a deadly attack on Canada's Parliament, as authorities and everyday Canadians sifted through confounding shards of the gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power.... 10/24/2014 5:45 AM

Cloning whistle-blower: little change in S. Korea
CHUNCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- The whistle-blower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero.... 10/24/2014 5:23 AM

China launches experimental moon orbiter
BEIJING (AP) -- China launched an experimental spacecraft Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.... 10/24/2014 2:32 AM

EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.... 10/24/2014 1:18 AM

Mexican governor steps aside over disappearances
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The governor of Guerrero state announced Thursday that he's stepping aside while an investigation continues nearly a month after 43 students disappeared and six people were killed in an attack that has implicated local police and politicians in the city of Iguala.... 10/24/2014 12:20 AM

Student's mysterious death sparks Mexico protests
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Several hundred students marched through a city in central Mexico on Thursday to demand justice for a schoolmate who turned up dead after witnesses said he was detained by police.... 10/24/2014 12:08 AM

Gestapo impostor tricked Nazi sympathizers in WWII
LONDON (AP) -- Hans Kohout had a plan, according to secret documents released Friday.... 10/23/2014 11:02 PM

EU leaders seek more Ebola funding at summit
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Britain pledged an additional 100 million euro ($126 million) to fight Ebola and Prime Minister David Cameron called on the other European Union leaders at a summit to step up their efforts to contain the deadly virus too.... 10/23/2014 10:43 PM

1st Ebola case in W. African nation of Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Mali reported its first case of Ebola late Thursday, marking a major setback for West African efforts to contain the deadly virus that now has affected six countries in the region and left nearly 5,000 dead.... 10/23/2014 10:38 PM

Ex-Mountie hero of shooting at Canada's Parliament
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder.... 10/23/2014 9:35 PM

Cremation fears leave empty Ebola beds in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, more than half the beds in treatment centers in the capital remain empty, an unintended consequence of the government's order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in Monrovia be cremated.... 10/23/2014 9:28 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 9:15 PM

Poll: Rousseff takes lead in Brazil president race
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has pulled ahead of her rival and taken a six-point lead just days before Sunday's presidential vote, according to a poll released Thursday.... 10/23/2014 8:26 PM