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French court extends adoption rights to lesbians
PARIS (AP) -- France's highest court has ruled that married lesbians are allowed to adopt their partner's child born through in vitro fertilization or other medically assisted reproduction.... 9/23/2014 10:41 AM

Afghanistan's Karzai takes one last swipe at US
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai used his farewell speech on Tuesday to take one last swipe at the United States, capping a long-testy relationship with the accusation that America hasn't wanted peace in Afghanistan.... 9/23/2014 10:36 AM

Poll: German anti-euro party support at 10 percent
BERLIN (AP) -- A poll shows support hitting 10 percent for a new German party, which combines an anti-euro stance with a wider appeal to protest voters, following state election successes.... 9/23/2014 10:29 AM

Indian spacecraft on course to enter Mars' orbit
NEW DELHI (AP) -- With home-grown technology and a remarkably low budget of about $75 million, India was on course to become the first nation to conduct a successful Mars mission on its first try.... 9/23/2014 10:28 AM

WHO: 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no changes
LONDON (AP) -- New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up, according to an analysis published online Tuesday by the New England Journal of Medicine.... 9/23/2014 10:27 AM

Indian zoo: Tiger kills man who climbed into moat
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A white tiger killed a young man who climbed over a fence at the New Delhi zoo and jumped into the animal's enclosure Tuesday, a spokesman said.... 9/23/2014 10:23 AM

Germany pushes for solution to Ukraine gas spat
BERLIN (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing for a solution to the long-running gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine ahead of a meeting of the two countries' energy ministers this week.... 9/23/2014 9:48 AM

Lawyer: Uighur scholar in China gets life sentence
BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese court imposed a life sentence Tuesday on a moderate scholar who championed the country's Uighur minority, the most severe penalty in a decade for anyone in China convicted of illegal political speech.... 9/23/2014 9:32 AM

France won't stop fight in Iraq despite kidnapping
PARIS (AP) -- France's prime minister says his country won't stop fighting Islamic State militants despite demands by kidnappers holding a French hostage.... 9/23/2014 9:29 AM

Eurozone survey signals waning growth
LONDON (AP) -- Further evidence emerged Tuesday to show that the 18-country eurozone economy is failing to find any renewed momentum despite a raft of stimulus measures from the European Central Bank.... 9/23/2014 9:21 AM

Israel military shoots down Syrian aircraft
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military shot down a Syrian fighter jet that infiltrated its airspace over the Golan Heights on Tuesday morning - the first such downing in decades, heightening tensions in the volatile plateau.... 9/23/2014 9:20 AM

Rights group: Nepal conflict-era rapes unpunished
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Both government troops and communist guerrillas raped women during Nepal's decadelong insurgency but the violence has gone largely unpunished, in part because of a short time limit for reporting attacks, a human rights group said Tuesday.... 9/23/2014 9:13 AM

Ukraine rebels say they withdraw heavy artillery
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Russia-backed rebels in east Ukraine say that they are pulling back heavy artillery from front-line positions in response to similar moves by the Ukrainian army, a first step toward satisfying a truce agreement signed last week.... 9/23/2014 9:02 AM

Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer.... 9/23/2014 8:49 AM

Poland plans to buy missiles for its F-16s from US
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland hopes to finalize a multimillion deal with U.S. company Lockheed Martin Corp. by November that includes cruise missiles for its F-16 fighter jets, the Polish defense minister said Tuesday.... 9/23/2014 8:45 AM

Euro area gets new 10-euro bill
BERLIN (AP) -- The 18 countries that use the euro currency have a new 10-euro ($13) note, which the European Central Bank says has enhanced security features that will make it harder to counterfeit.... 9/23/2014 8:44 AM

UN says there's unprecedented demand for food aid
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The World Food Program's top official said it's unprecedented that the U.N. aid agency finds itself simultaneously responding to half a dozen major crises in addition to helping the largest number of refugees in the world since World War II.... 9/23/2014 8:38 AM

Together at Asian Games, Koreas still far apart
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- When the first world record fell at the Asian Games - to a North Korean weightlifter - elated South Korean fans pounded drums and stood to cheer.... 9/23/2014 8:36 AM

Syria says Washington informed it before strikes
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The Syrian foreign ministry said Tuesday that Washington informed Damascus' envoy to the United Nations before launching airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria, attacks that activists said inflicted casualties among jihadi fighters and civilians on the ground.... 9/23/2014 8:36 AM

PKK leader: Kurds should mobilize against IS
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The imprisoned leader of a Kurdish rebel group fighting Turkey has called for a mass mobilization of all Kurds against the Islamic State militant group which is fighting Kurdish forces in Syria.... 9/23/2014 8:35 AM