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Artist says tax case shows China's dark side
BEIJING (AP) -- China's best-known dissident artist, Ai Weiwei, has accused his country's Communist government of losing its principles and using underhanded ploys to try to silence critics.... 9/19/2014 2:49 PM

Sarkozy announces France political comeback
PARIS (AP) -- Nicolas Sarkozy is making a political comeback in France despite his legal troubles.... 9/19/2014 2:43 PM

Nigeria sent $9.3 million cash for arms in SAfrica
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A Nigerian watchdog group Friday demanded an international investigation into the Nigerian government for flying $9.3 million in cash to South Africa to buy weapons.... 9/19/2014 2:38 PM

Car bomb attacks kill 20 people in Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A series of car bombings targeting a Shiite mosque and markets in the Iraqi capital killed at least 20 people Friday, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in Baghdad blamed on Islamic militants who have seized large parts of the country.... 9/19/2014 2:36 PM

The Kuro taste: Peppery tang and hint of squid ink
TOKYO (AP) -- The first Kuro, or black, burger had a black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Now Burger King Japan is going black on black.... 9/19/2014 2:32 PM

Scotland: Who won? Who lost?
LONDON (AP) -- Who won and who lost in Scotland's independence referendum?... 9/19/2014 2:32 PM

German Muslims protest against Islamic State group
BERLIN (AP) -- Thousands of Muslims in Germany have taken part in a "Day of Peace" to protest against the Islamic State extremist group.... 9/19/2014 2:26 PM

UK remains united after Scotland referendum
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- The United Kingdom will stay united. Voters in Scotland resoundingly rejected independence in a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.... 9/19/2014 2:24 PM

Russian investigators deny billionaire's release
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian billionaire's company has claimed he has been freed from house arrest, but its statement was immediately rejected by the nation's top criminal investigation agency.... 9/19/2014 2:20 PM

Uganda's president fires prime minister
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni fired his prime minister, a former ally who is widely expected to seek the presidency in elections in 2016, a decision that some believe signals Museveni's intention to stay in power after 28 years at the helm.... 9/19/2014 2:20 PM

French medic getting experimental Ebola treatment
PARIS (AP) -- Authorities say a French volunteer nurse infected with the Ebola virus is receiving experimental drugs.... 9/19/2014 2:10 PM

Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video sentenced
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the homemade video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes, their lawyer said Friday.... 9/19/2014 2:07 PM

South Africa's murder rate goes up
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African police say there were about 17,000 murders in the country in the year ending in March, reflecting a 5 percent increase over the previous year.... 9/19/2014 2:06 PM

Guinea: 8 people killed on Ebola awareness trip
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- The team of health officials accompanied by journalists came to the village to educate people about how to avoid contracting Ebola. Instead, a group of local residents turned on their would-be benefactors, attacking them with knives and rocks and killing eight of them, witnesses say.... 9/19/2014 2:05 PM

Cambodian police bust Thais with $7M in fake bills
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodian police on Friday arrested three Thai men whom they accused of carrying counterfeit U.S. $100 bills with a face value of $7.16 million.... 9/19/2014 2:03 PM

China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery
BEIJING (AP) -- Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China in the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court.... 9/19/2014 2:01 PM

France strikes Islamic State group's depot in Iraq
PARIS (AP) -- Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said.... 9/19/2014 2:00 PM

OPCW document: Syria had ricin program
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Syrian authorities have declared that they once had a program to produce the deadly toxin ricin, according to an official document of the global chemical weapons watchdog.... 9/19/2014 1:51 PM

8 gamblers caned in Indonesia's Aceh province
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian authorities caned eight convicted gamblers as about 1,000 people watched Friday inside a mosque compound in conservative Aceh province.... 9/19/2014 1:51 PM

Original Marquis de Sade manuscript on display
PARIS (AP) -- The original scroll upon which the Marquis de Sade penned his famed, often-banned tale of sexual extremism is going on public display.... 9/19/2014 1:27 PM