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Sweden closes probe into 2010 suicide bombing
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Swedish prosecutors have closed the investigation into a suicide bombing four years ago, saying Taimour Abdulwahab had no accomplices when he blew himself up in downtown Stockholm.... 10/22/2014 7:23 AM

HK protest talks show gap between students, govt
HONG KONG (AP) -- On one side of the table sat the idealistic and earnest young students in jeans and black T-shirts, knapsacks by their sides. Facing them was the line-up of seasoned government officials in their formal suits.... 10/22/2014 7:17 AM

Heineken reports lower third quarter earnings
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Heineken NV says poor weather and weak economies in Europe dragged its third quarter earnings lower, though sales in developing markets grew strongly.... 10/22/2014 7:10 AM

Iraqi students begin new academic year
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Millions of Iraqi students have begun the new academic year a month later than scheduled because thousands of families uprooted from restive areas are sheltering in school buildings.... 10/22/2014 6:59 AM

Marine suspect guarded by US in Philippine camp
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A U.S. Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was transferred Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise that eased a looming irritant over his custody.... 10/22/2014 6:52 AM

Call me Jokowi, says Indonesia's president
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's new president says he wants to be called his nickname, and has revealed who first gave it to him: a French furniture buyer.... 10/22/2014 6:45 AM

Red Cross official: 6 months to contain Ebola
BEIJING (AP) -- A top Red Cross official says he is confident the Ebola epidemic can be contained within four to six months.... 10/22/2014 6:41 AM

Kurdish fighters killed in Syria buried in Turkey
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Hundreds of supporters chanting slogans turned out to accompany three Kurdish fighters - two men and a woman barely out of her teens - to their final resting place in a dusty cemetery on the edge of the Turkish town of Suruc, within view of the Syrian border and the besieged town of Kobani. But there was one notable absence: their families.... 10/22/2014 6:41 AM

Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi
HURA, Israel (AP) -- He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern.... 10/22/2014 6:30 AM

Iraqi tribes in Abu Ghraib buck IS takeover
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- The city of Abu Ghraib will never fall to the Islamic State group, Sheikh Khalil Ibrahim Haidan said, launching into discussion at his family farm.... 10/22/2014 6:19 AM

Hunt for 43 students highlights Mexico's missing
IGUALA, Mexico (AP) -- Long before 43 teachers college students disappeared in an attack by police, Maria Guadalupe Orozco's son went missing in the same southern Mexico city of Iguala.... 10/22/2014 6:07 AM

2nd ship to join hunt for missing Malaysian plane
SYDNEY (AP) -- A second ship was preparing to join the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean on Wednesday, as Malaysia's defense minister expressed confidence the plane will be found.... 10/22/2014 5:59 AM

Mexican rights body alleges troops murdered 15
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Soldiers killed as many as 15 people after they surrendered in an abandoned warehouse in southern Mexico last summer, according to a scathing National Human Rights Commission report that lays out allegations of threats, torture, fake autopsies and crime-scene manipulation designed to cover up the illegal acts.... 10/22/2014 5:54 AM

NKorea tries on the charm to avoid ICC referral
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- For an envoy of the North Korean government, which virtually bans the average citizen's contact with the outside world, Kim Ju Song looks breezily connected. A tablet computer is propped on his table in the United Nations' bustling delegates lounge. He hands out his name card with a Gmail address and mobile number and suggests a "coffee meeting to exchange views."... 10/22/2014 5:05 AM

S. Korea dismantles border Christmas tree
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea has pulled down a 43-year-old front-line Christmas tower that North Korea viewed as propaganda warfare, with officials saying Wednesday the structure was unsafe.... 10/22/2014 5:04 AM

Japan's exports up in September, deficit persists
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's trade deficit edged higher in September though exports rose more than expected as the yen weakened to a near six-year low, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday.... 10/22/2014 4:36 AM

AP PHOTOS: Small Paraguay soccer team hits it big
CAPIATA, Paraguay (AP) -- They don't get much smaller than Paraguay's Deportivo Capiata - or bigger than Argentina's legendary Boca Juniors.... 10/22/2014 4:01 AM

Opposition leader Anwar expects to be jailed again
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said he expects Malaysia's top court will dismiss his final appeal against a sodomy conviction next week and that he will be sent to prison for the second time in a decade.... 10/22/2014 3:31 AM

APEC finance ministers meeting in Beijing
BEIJING (AP) -- Asia Pacific finance ministers are meeting Wednesday in Beijing to consider coordinated responses amid concerns over a slowdown in the regional economy highlighted by lower Chinese growth figures.... 10/22/2014 3:28 AM

Australian officials deny elite troop shortage
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia has recently deployed troops with diagnosed mental illnesses and on multiple tours of duty, but not because of any shortage of elite combat troops, senior officers said Wednesday.... 10/22/2014 3:19 AM