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3 Istanbul consulates evacuated
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkish authorities say the consulates of Canada, Belgium and Germany in Istanbul have been evacuated after receiving suspicious packages Friday.... 10/24/2014 4:39 PM

Italian court acquits Dolce&Gabbana in tax case
MILAN (AP) -- Italy's highest court has acquitted Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of tax evasion in a highly publicized case that led the Milan designers to close their Milan stores in protest for several days last year.... 10/24/2014 4:24 PM

WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.... 10/24/2014 4:23 PM

Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Gazing across the Maidan square, Evelina Martirosyan recalls how euphoric she was as she joined protests that changed Ukraine's history. Since the revolution this year that toppled a despised president, her dreams of a better future have been blunted by war and near economic collapse.... 10/24/2014 4:19 PM

Miss Uganda contestants compete in farming
WOBULENZI, Uganda (AP) -- When the Miss Uganda contestants arrived at this sprawling farm outside Kampala, they quickly realized their high-heels would not be useful. So they put on gumboots and strutted awkwardly as they took turns learning how to milk a cow.... 10/24/2014 4:15 PM

Putin accuses US of undermining global stability
MOSCOW (AP) -- The United States is destabilizing the global order by trying to impose its will on other nations, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Friday, warning that the world will face new wars if Washington fails to respect the interests of other countries.... 10/24/2014 4:15 PM

Macedonia: Gay activists hurt in cafe attack
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Police say about 30 people wearing masks and throwing rocks and bottles have attacked members of a gay rights activist group in Macedonia, wounding two of them.... 10/24/2014 4:05 PM

Iraqi officials say IS militants used chlorine gas
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said Friday.... 10/24/2014 4:01 PM

UK rejects 'appalling' EU demand for more money
BRUSSELS (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Friday he would not pay a European Union bill for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at home for the country to leave the bloc.... 10/24/2014 4:01 PM

Ebola: MSF says self-quarantine not needed
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Doctors Without Borders insisted Friday, after one of its doctors who worked in Guinea came down with Ebola in New York City, that self-quarantines are not necessary when there are no symptoms of the disease.... 10/24/2014 3:52 PM

Poland strips Russian journalist of accreditation
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The Polish Foreign Ministry says it has stripped a Russian journalist of his right to work in Poland.... 10/24/2014 3:48 PM

Botswana votes as president seeks second term
GABORONE, Botswana (AP) -- People in Botswana voted Friday in schools, churches and military tents in an election in which the ruling party faces growing opposition to its decades-old dominance in the southern African nation.... 10/24/2014 3:41 PM

Architect Frank Gehry shocks with obscene gesture
MADRID (AP) -- Architect Frank Gehry traveled to Spain to receive a prestigious award but shocked his hosts by responding to a reporter's question with an obscene gesture and making contemptuous comments about most modern architecture.... 10/24/2014 3:27 PM

Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Authorities and ordinary Canadians sifted through confounding shards of a gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power.... 10/24/2014 3:27 PM

Queen sends first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'
LONDON (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet - though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R."... 10/24/2014 3:22 PM

Attack on Egypt army post kills 25
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- An attack on an army post in the restive northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula caused a large explosion and killed 25 people, according to security and medical officials, making it one of the deadliest attacks on security forces since violence spiked following the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last year.... 10/24/2014 3:21 PM

Myanmar army kills journalist it calls Karen rebel
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's army shot dead a journalist who was detained while covering clashes between the army and ethnic rebels at the rugged border, saying he reached for a soldier's gun during an attempted escape, the press council said Friday.... 10/24/2014 3:15 PM

UN authorizes ship inspections for Somali charcoal
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council has authorized the inspection of ships suspected of carrying highly prized charcoal from Somalia, a move aimed at enforcing a ban on charcoal exports and cutting off a lucrative source of funding for the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab.... 10/24/2014 3:12 PM

Tunisian forces raid home, kill 6 suspects
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisian counterterrorism forces stormed a home in a Tunis suburb on Friday after a 24-hour standoff, killing six people and seriously wounding a child, an official said.... 10/24/2014 3:08 PM

Turkey says 1,300 Syria rebels heading to Kobani
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) -- Turkey's president said Friday that Ankara would allow hundreds of Syrian rebels to travel to the embattled border town of Kobani in order to help Kurdish fighters there fend off an Islamic State onslaught.... 10/24/2014 2:54 PM