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Smugglers offer $20 passage from Turkey to Syria
ONCUPINAR, Turkey (AP) -- The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour's drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of people waiting to pass into one of the most violent regions in the world. Border guards stand by with machine guns to prevent Islamic militants from joining the flow, but within their sight smugglers offer to take travelers across for a surprisingly small fee.... 10/24/2014 12:33 PM

Cloning whistleblower: Little changed in S. Korea
CHUNCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- The whistleblower 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 12:30 PM

Darth Vader hopes force with him in Ukraine polls
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- One candidate in Ukraine's parliamentary elections hopes to bring voters to the dark side: Darth Alekseyevich Vader.... 10/24/2014 12:29 PM

Gestapo impostor tricked Nazi sympathizers in WWII
LONDON (AP) -- At the height of World War II, Hans Kohout wanted to give the Nazis advance word of a top-secret British tactic that could neutralize an enemy's air defenses, leaving major cities exposed to devastating air raids, according to secret intelligence files released Friday.... 10/24/2014 12:24 PM

180 questioned about election fraud in Romania
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Authorities in Romania say 180 people are being questioned on suspicion of election fraud in a referendum on ousting the president in 2012.... 10/24/2014 12:22 PM

Tunisian forces raid home, kill 6 suspects
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisian authorities stormed the home of suspected militants to end a 24-hour standoff Friday, leaving five women and one man dead in a suburb of Tunis, the capital.... 10/24/2014 12:19 PM

Pat Robertson comment on AIDS angers Kenyans
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyans are expressing anger and shock on social media and radio stations over comments made by popular American evangelist Pat Robertson in a recent TV broadcast where he warned that towels in Kenya could transmit AIDS.... 10/24/2014 12:16 PM

Global stocks rattled by Ebola case in New York
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Global stock markets retreated Friday as the first case of Ebola in New York overshadowed positive economic news.... 10/24/2014 12:16 PM

Poland appeals Europe court ruling on CIA prison
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The Polish government says it is appealing a judgment by Europe's top human rights court, which ruled in July that Warsaw violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to imprison them at a so-called black site in Poland from 2002-2003.... 10/24/2014 12:12 PM

Botswana votes as president seeks second term
GABORONE, Botswana (AP) -- People in Botswana are voting in schools, churches and military tents in an election in which the ruling party is favored to win despite growing discontent in the southern African nation.... 10/24/2014 12:10 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 12:10 PM

Erdogan: FSA sending 1,300 fighters to Kobani
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara will allow hundreds of Syrian rebels to head to the embattled town of Kobani along the Syrian-Turkish border to help Kurdish fighters there in the battle against Islamic State militants.... 10/24/2014 12:10 PM

Britain protests EU demand for more funding
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Britain is protesting a European Union request 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 12:07 PM

Doctors Without Borders: Ebola risk can't be zero
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Doctors Without Borders says that while it takes measures to protect its staff treating Ebola patients, the risk of contagion cannot be entirely eliminated.... 10/24/2014 12:07 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 that toppled a despised president, her dreams of a better future have been blunted by war and near economic collapse.... 10/24/2014 12:05 PM

Beds at Ebola treatment units empty in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, many beds in treatment centers are empty because of the government's order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in the capital be cremated, authorities have determined.... 10/24/2014 12:03 PM

Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.... 10/24/2014 11:36 AM

Pakistan detects more polio cases on awareness day
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- World Health Organization says three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number of those affected by the crippling disease in the country this year to 220.... 10/24/2014 11:36 AM

Australia says missing plane hunt will take months
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an Australian official said Friday.... 10/24/2014 11:26 AM

AP PHOTOS: North Korea farmers expect good harvest
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Providing enough food to feed the nation is always a struggle for North Korea. But it looks like the residents of Pyongyang won't be lacking for cabbage and vegetables come next month, when the crops will be harvested.... 10/24/2014 11:17 AM