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Bank of England keeps rates steady
LONDON (AP) -- Bank of England policymakers remain split on raising interest rates, voting 7-2 at their last meeting to maintain a record low rate of 0.5 percent amid increasing pessimism about the global economy.... 10/22/2014 8:57 AM

Marine suspect guarded by US in Philippine camp
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A U.S. Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was transferred Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise that eased a looming irritant over his custody.... 10/22/2014 8:42 AM

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 8:04 AM

Pyongyang races to complete new airport
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Pyongyang isn't exactly an international travel hub. But attracting more tourists is one of North Korea's top agenda items, so thousands of soldier-builders are working feverishly these days to give the capital a fancy new airport.... 10/22/2014 7:40 AM

NKorea tries on the charm to avoid ICC referral
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- For an envoy of the North Korean government, which virtually bans the average citizen's contact with the outside world, Kim Ju Song looks breezily connected. A tablet computer is propped on his table in the United Nations' bustling delegates lounge. He hands out his name card with a Gmail address and mobile number and suggests a "coffee meeting to exchange views."... 10/22/2014 7:38 AM

Red Cross official: 6 months to contain Ebola
BEIJING (AP) -- A top Red Cross official said Wednesday that he is confident the Ebola epidemic that has killed thousands of people in West Africa can be contained within four to six months.... 10/22/2014 7:34 AM

Sweden closes probe into 2010 suicide bombing
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Swedish prosecutors have closed the investigation into a suicide bombing four years ago, saying Taimour Abdulwahab had no accomplices when he blew himself up in downtown Stockholm.... 10/22/2014 7:23 AM

HK protest talks show gap between students, govt
HONG KONG (AP) -- On one side of the table sat the idealistic and earnest young students in jeans and black T-shirts, knapsacks by their sides. Facing them was the line-up of seasoned government officials in their formal suits.... 10/22/2014 7:17 AM

Heineken reports lower third quarter earnings
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Heineken NV says poor weather and weak economies in Europe dragged its third quarter earnings lower, though sales in developing markets grew strongly.... 10/22/2014 7:10 AM

Iraqi students begin new academic year
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Millions of Iraqi students have begun the new academic year a month later than scheduled because thousands of families uprooted from restive areas are sheltering in school buildings.... 10/22/2014 6:59 AM

Kurdish fighters killed in Syria buried in Turkey
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Hundreds of supporters chanting slogans turned out to accompany three Kurdish fighters - two men and a woman barely out of her teens - to their final resting place in a dusty cemetery on the edge of the Turkish town of Suruc, within view of the Syrian border and the besieged town of Kobani. But there was one notable absence: their families.... 10/22/2014 6:41 AM

Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi
HURA, Israel (AP) -- He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern.... 10/22/2014 6:30 AM

Iraqi tribes in Abu Ghraib buck IS takeover
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- The city of Abu Ghraib will never fall to the Islamic State group, Sheikh Khalil Ibrahim Haidan said, launching into discussion at his family farm.... 10/22/2014 6:19 AM

Hunt for 43 students highlights Mexico's missing
IGUALA, Mexico (AP) -- Long before 43 teachers college students disappeared in an attack by police, Maria Guadalupe Orozco's son went missing in the same southern Mexico city of Iguala.... 10/22/2014 6:07 AM

2nd ship to join hunt for missing Malaysian plane
SYDNEY (AP) -- A second ship was preparing to join the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean on Wednesday, as Malaysia's defense minister expressed confidence the plane will be found.... 10/22/2014 5:59 AM

Mexican rights body alleges troops murdered 15
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Soldiers killed as many as 15 people after they surrendered in an abandoned warehouse in southern Mexico last summer, according to a scathing National Human Rights Commission report that lays out allegations of threats, torture, fake autopsies and crime-scene manipulation designed to cover up the illegal acts.... 10/22/2014 5:54 AM

S. Korea dismantles border Christmas tree
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea has pulled down a 43-year-old front-line Christmas tower that North Korea viewed as propaganda warfare, with officials saying Wednesday the structure was unsafe.... 10/22/2014 5:04 AM

Japan's exports up in September, deficit persists
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's trade deficit edged higher in September though exports rose more than expected as the yen weakened to a near six-year low, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday.... 10/22/2014 4:36 AM

AP PHOTOS: Small Paraguay soccer team hits it big
CAPIATA, Paraguay (AP) -- They don't get much smaller than Paraguay's Deportivo Capiata - or bigger than Argentina's legendary Boca Juniors.... 10/22/2014 4:01 AM

Opposition leader Anwar expects to be jailed again
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said he expects Malaysia's top court will dismiss his final appeal against a sodomy conviction next week and that he will be sent to prison for the second time in a decade.... 10/22/2014 3:31 AM