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Norway: group from Syria en route to commit terror
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The head analyst of Norway's intelligence agency says a group of people is en route from Syria "to carry out an act of terror in the West," adding that Norway has been "concretely named" as the target.... 7/25/2014 6:05 AM

BSkyB to take over Italian, German pay TV networks
LONDON (AP) -- London-based satellite broadcaster BSkyB has agreed to take control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany, creating a European pay TV giant, by buying stakes from 21st Century Fox.... 7/25/2014 6:00 AM

Israel hits 30 Gaza homes, kills senior militant
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early Friday, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons, as Israel's Security Cabinet was to meet later in the day to decide whether to expand its operation or consider ideas for a cease-fire.... 7/25/2014 5:34 AM

Jordan shoots down 'aerial target' near Syria
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- A Jordanian military official says his country's air force shot down an "aerial target" near the Syrian border, which eyewitnesses say was a drone.... 7/25/2014 5:21 AM

World markets drift ahead of US data next week
MUMBAI, India (AP) -- European stock markets were down Friday, while Asian markets took cheer from U.S. unemployment claims falling to an eight-year low. Traders were generally cautious at the end of the week, taking a wait-and-see attitude before another set of U.S. indicators due in coming days, including second quarter GDP.... 7/25/2014 5:19 AM

Taliban kill 14 Shiites in Afghanistan road attack
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the side of the road overnight Friday, an official said.... 7/25/2014 5:13 AM

Black box found at site of Air Algerie crash
PARIS (AP) -- French officials dispatched a military unit to secure the site in restive northern Mali where an Air Algerie plane crashed with the loss of 116 people. France's interior minister said Friday that terrorism cannot be excluded as a cause for the tragedy, though it was likely due to bad weather.... 7/25/2014 5:11 AM

Philippine soldiers clash with militants; 5 dead
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine troops attacked a Muslim militant hideout on southern Basilan island, triggering a clash that killed three Abu Sayyaf members believed to have been involved in the 2011 kidnapping of an American woman and her teenage son, a military report said Friday. Two government militiamen were killed and two others were wounded.... 7/25/2014 4:56 AM

Toppled crosses in China spur defiance
WUXI VILLAGE, China (AP) -- The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrounded by rice paddies last month.... 7/25/2014 4:43 AM

Ukraine reports overnight rebel attacks on border
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Ukrainian army on Friday claimed that soldiers came under artillery fire from the Russian side of the border overnight and were attacked by rebels in several other places in the restive east.... 7/25/2014 4:28 AM

Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- For the developers of the world's sixth tallest building near Seoul, a mysteriously shrinking lake and the appearance of small sinkholes in residential neighborhoods couldn't have come at a more inopportune time.... 7/25/2014 4:27 AM

German airlines cancel more Tel Aviv flights
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's two largest airlines say they are not yet resuming flights to Israel even though the European Aviation Safety Agency has lifted a recommendation that airlines refrain from flying to Tel Aviv airport.... 7/25/2014 3:45 AM

Australia readies 90 police for Ukraine crash site
SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a multinational team, the Australian prime minister said Friday.... 7/25/2014 3:38 AM

Hamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel - dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military - is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel.... 7/25/2014 3:22 AM

Surgeons in India remove 232 teeth from teen
MUMBAI, India (AP) -- Dental surgeons in India's largest city say they have removed 232 small "tooth-like structures" from the mouth of a teenage boy with a rare medical condition.... 7/25/2014 3:19 AM

McNuggets pulled from sale in HK after meat scare
HONG KONG (AP) -- McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong have taken chicken nuggets and chicken filet burgers off the menu after a U.S.-owned supplier in mainland China was accused of selling expired meat.... 7/25/2014 3:12 AM

S.Korea lab fails to find out how ferry owner died
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's state-run forensic lab said Friday it has failed to determine the cause of death for a fugitive billionaire blamed for April's ferry disaster, amid mounting public criticism that authorities didn't identify his body for a long time and still continued a massive manhunt for him.... 7/25/2014 2:22 AM

Black boxes from Taiwan air crash investigated
XIXI, Taiwan (AP) -- Investigators on Friday were examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people.... 7/25/2014 2:13 AM

Sri Lankan asylum seekers to be taken to Australia
SYDNEY (AP) -- A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers that has been languishing on board an Australian customs vessel for weeks will temporarily be brought to Australia's mainland and may be sent to India, Australia's government said Friday, following a court challenge and outrage from human rights groups.... 7/25/2014 2:02 AM

Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali
OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso (AP) -- An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week.... 7/25/2014 1:41 AM