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Erdogan: US airdrop to Kurds in Kobani a mistake
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that the U.S. made a mistake in airdropping weapons to Kurds defending the Syrian city of Kobani from the Islamic State group.... 10/22/2014 3:02 PM

Police: soldier shot at war memorial in Ottawa
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- A gunman shot a Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday, police said. Witnesses said the gunman entered Parliament and shots rang out.... 10/22/2014 2:55 PM

German firm wins appeal in Spain thalidomide case
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish court on Wednesday accepted a German pharmaceutical company's appeal against a ruling that had ordered it to pay compensation to 22 Spaniards who blame their disabilities on the drug thalidomide.... 10/22/2014 2:54 PM

Albania PM seeks to ease tensions with Serbia
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Albania's prime minister has told The Associated Press that the heated spat with Serbia over the use of a drone at a soccer match should not derail both countries' efforts to seek European Union membership.... 10/22/2014 2:51 PM

Pistorius spend first night in single jail cell
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius spent his first night of a five-year jail term in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official.... 10/22/2014 2:46 PM

HK protest talks show gap between students, govt
HONG KONG (AP) -- On one side of the table sat the idealistic and earnest students in jeans and black T-shirts, knapsacks by their sides. Facing them was the lineup of seasoned government officials in formal suits.... 10/22/2014 2:43 PM

10 men acquitted in Kurdish terror finance trial
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A Danish court has acquitted 10 men who were accused of terror financing for providing money to a Kurdish separatist group.... 10/22/2014 2:40 PM

Police arrest 2 people on terror charges
LONDON (AP) -- British authorities have arrested two people on terror charges as it continues to conduct counter-terror operations related to Syria at a brisk pace.... 10/22/2014 2:38 PM

Missile, fire from Egypt wounds 2 Israeli troops
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Attackers from the Egyptian side of the border fired an anti-tank missile and gunshots at an Israeli military vehicle on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers in a rare cross-border incident, the military said.... 10/22/2014 2:38 PM

Call me Jokowi, says Indonesia's president
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's new president says he wants to be called by his nickname, and has revealed who first gave it to him: a French furniture buyer.... 10/22/2014 2:35 PM

Snowplow driver says he didn't see Total CEO's jet
MOSCOW (AP) -- The driver of the snowplow that apparently caused the plane carrying the Total CEO to crash at a Moscow airport says he neither saw nor heard the private jet as it sped toward him down the runway in the dark.... 10/22/2014 2:35 PM

Bomb explodes outside university in Egypt capital
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian security officials say a bomb has exploded outside Egypt's largest and most prominent university, injuring nine people including five policemen.... 10/22/2014 2:26 PM

Police brutality claims shadow Tunisia elections
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- When Mohammed Ali Snoussi was arrested last month in Tunis, witnesses say, police beat him with truncheons, stripped him naked and threatened to rape him in broad daylight.... 10/22/2014 2:25 PM

Australian finishes marathon swim in Bahamas
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- Dehydrated and exhausted, Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel successfully completed a 78-mile (126-kilometer) swim Wednesday between two islands in the Bahamas.... 10/22/2014 2:21 PM

Nigeria truce is shaky, no news of abducted girls
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Days after Nigeria's military raised hopes with the announcement that Islamic extremists had agreed to a cease-fire, Boko Haram still is fighting and there is no word on the fate of 219 schoolgirls held hostage for six months.... 10/22/2014 2:15 PM

At Berlin Wall, Kerry warns against Cold War redux
BERLIN (AP) -- Surrounded by relics of the Cold War, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his German counterpart warned Wednesday against a return to the bitter divide between east and west over the current crisis in Ukraine.... 10/22/2014 2:13 PM

Iranians protest acid attacks in central city
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Hundreds of Iranians have rallied in the central city of Isfahan to protest a string of acid attacks on women there in recent months.... 10/22/2014 2:12 PM

Total acts swiftly to replace CEO killed in crash
PARIS (AP) -- French oil giant Total SA has named Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive to replace Christophe de Margerie, who was killed earlier this week in a plane crash in Moscow.... 10/22/2014 2:10 PM

9 migrants injured in Spain border fence rush
MADRID (AP) -- Spain says nine African migrants were treated for injuries as some 200 tried to scale border fences separating Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco.... 10/22/2014 2:02 PM

Analysis: Fowle was North Korea's easiest US case
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Why did North Korea free Jeffrey Fowle, and only him, when two other Americans remain in prison there? Probably because Pyongyang considered him the most minor of the three offenders, and may believe that releasing him could improve abysmal U.S. relations and even temper growing international criticism of its human-rights record.... 10/22/2014 1:39 PM