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Amnesty opens Nigeria office to investigate abuse charges
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Amnesty International is opening an office in Nigeria, promising to investigate allegations of abuse including oil pollution, forced evictions and charges of military killings of civilians in the fight against Boko Haram Islamic extremists.... 10/13/2015 2:11 PM

Wild aurochs-like cattle reintroduced in Czech Republic
MILOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) -- Such an animal has not been seen on Czech territory for hundreds of years.... 10/13/2015 1:52 PM

Saudi airstrikes pound rebel supply lines in Yemen's south
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Security officials say airstrikes from a Saudi-led coalition targeting Yemen's Shiite rebels have killed eight rebel fighters in a renewed attempt to cut their supply lines to the country's third largest city.... 10/13/2015 1:51 PM

Germany's top-selling daily combats ad blockers
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's biggest-selling daily is giving online readers who use ad-blocking software a choice: turn it off, or you can't read any content unless you pay a subscription.... 10/13/2015 1:51 PM

Portugal begins granting citizenship to Sephardic Jews
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portugal has started granting citizenship rights to the descendants of Jews it persecuted five centuries ago.... 10/13/2015 1:48 PM

China-Nepal border point reopens after earthquake repairs
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's fuel crisis eased slightly Tuesday as the Himalayan nation began issuing gasoline for private vehicles while also reopening a northern border crossing with China that had been damaged by April's devastating earthquake.... 10/13/2015 1:47 PM

Opposition head: no leniency for Roman Polanski if we rule
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The leader of Poland's conservative opposition Law and Justice party says there will be no leniency for fugitive filmmaker Roman Polanski if his party wins the Oct. 25 general elections.... 10/13/2015 1:45 PM

Britain scraps $9 million prison deal with Saudi Arabia
LONDON (AP) -- The U.K. government on Tuesday pulled out of 5.9 million-pound ($9 million) deal to sell prison expertise to Saudi Arabia that had drawn opposition from rights groups and senior politicians.... 10/13/2015 1:41 PM

Panda gives birth to 2 cubs at Toronto Zoo
TORONTO (AP) -- The Toronto Zoo says a panda on loan from China has given birth to two cubs.... 10/13/2015 1:38 PM

Philippines backs US plan to sail ship near Chinese island
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines on Tuesday backed a reported U.S. plan to challenge China's territorial claims by deploying an American Navy ship close to a Chinese-built island in the South China Sea, saying it was important for the international community to safeguard freedom of navigation in the disputed waters.... 10/13/2015 1:33 PM

Vatican seeks to quell talk of letter to pope on family
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican spokesman on Tuesday denounced the leak of a private letter to Pope Francis by conservative cardinals complaining about the way his big family meeting is being run. But he reminded those responsible that the meeting procedures are set and that they're duty-bound to stick with them.... 10/13/2015 1:28 PM

Scandal-hit VW to change diesel emissions technology
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Volkswagen's flagship brand plans to change its diesel technology in Europe and North America as well as develop new hybrid and electric vehicles in response to its emissions scandal.... 10/13/2015 1:22 PM

The Latest: Dutch leader asks Russia to cooperate with probe
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The latest news on the report into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 in eastern Ukraine last year. All times local.... 10/13/2015 1:14 PM

Dutch Safety Board: Buk missile downed MH17 in Ukraine
GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands (AP) -- The missile that downed Malaysia Airlines flight 17 exploded less than a meter from the cockpit, killing the crew inside instantly and breaking off the front of the plane, the Dutch Safety Board said Tuesday as it presented the results of an official probe into the crash in eastern Ukraine.... 10/13/2015 1:05 PM

The Latest: EU migrant numbers down in September
GENEVA (AP) -- The latest news from the wave of refugees and other migrants fleeing Africa, Asia and the Middle East and heading for western Europe. All times local.... 10/13/2015 1:05 PM

China jails former oil executive for 20 years for corruption
BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese court sentenced a former senior executive of a state oil company on Tuesday to 20 years in prison after finding him guilty of corruption.... 10/13/2015 12:54 PM

Abu Dhabi's Etihad carrier signs $700M deal with IBM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways, one of the Arab Gulf region's largest carriers, has signed a $700 million deal with IBM to develop its security, mobile and analytics technology.... 10/13/2015 12:42 PM

Area IDed by Dutch Safety Board as launch site of missile that downed MH17 was held by reb...
GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands (AP) -- Area IDed by Dutch Safety Board as launch site of missile that downed MH17 was held by rebels.... 10/13/2015 12:39 PM

Jerusalem attacks kill 3 as wave of violence escalates
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A pair of Palestinian men boarded a bus in Jerusalem and began shooting and stabbing passengers, while another assailant rammed a car into a bus station before stabbing bystanders, in near-simultaneous attacks Tuesday that escalated a monthlong wave of violence. Three Israelis and two attackers were killed.... 10/13/2015 12:37 PM

Rescuers find passenger alive after Indonesia chopper crash
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) -- Rescuers say a passenger from a helicopter that crashed two days ago was found alive floating on a lake in western Indonesia.... 10/13/2015 12:24 PM

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