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The Latest: Czech watchdog condemns asylum conditions
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 4:53 PM

The Latest: Russian official: Dutch MH-17 report is 'biased'
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 4:12 PM

EU applauds calm in Guinea vote, calls for transparency
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- The European Union's observer mission in Guinea commended voters for their enthusiasm and peaceful conduct during presidential elections and called for transparency as the electoral commission finalizes the results of the first round.... 10/13/2015 4:07 PM

Myanmar says election to be held as planned despite flooding
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's general election will go ahead as planned on Nov. 8 despite a proposed delay because of recent landslides and flooding, the election commission said Tuesday.... 10/13/2015 3:35 PM

Russia says thwarted Moscow terror attack planned by 12
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian security officials released new details Tuesday about a group suspected of planning a terror attack in Moscow with support from the Islamic State group, saying it was comprised of 12 Russian citizens, including at least one who had been trained in Syria.... 10/13/2015 3:34 PM

Insurgents shell Russian embassy in Syria during rally
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Insurgents fired two shells at the Russian embassy in the Syrian capital on Tuesday as hundreds of pro-government supporters gathered outside the compound to thank Moscow for its military intervention.... 10/13/2015 3:33 PM

Amnesty opens Nigeria office to investigate abuse charges
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Amnesty International opened an office Tuesday in Nigeria, promising to investigate allegations of abuses from oil pollution and forced evictions to charges of military killings of civilians in the fight against Boko Haram Islamic extremists.... 10/13/2015 3:33 PM

Ireland plans tax cuts, spending hikes as economy rebounds
DUBLIN (AP) -- Ireland announced Tuesday it will inject a further 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in tax cuts and spending hikes into its already fast-growing economy as the country accelerates its rebound from an international bailout and banking crisis.... 10/13/2015 3:28 PM

The Latest: Netanyahu plans 'aggressive steps'
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis (all times local):... 10/13/2015 3:28 PM

A glance at the report into the downing of flight MH17
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- After a painstaking 15-month investigation, the Dutch Safety Board has published its final report into what caused Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 to break up high over Eastern Ukraine last year, killing all 298 people on board.... 10/13/2015 3:26 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 said Tuesday there will be no leniency for fugitive filmmaker Roman Polanski if his party wins the Oct. 25 general elections.... 10/13/2015 3:16 PM

Tunisian al-Qaida-linked group kills shepherd
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- A group linked to Al-Qaida's North Africa branch in Tunisia says it has executed a shepherd it abducted Sunday from a mountainous zone near the Algerian border.... 10/13/2015 3:03 PM

Dutch Safety Board: Buk missile downed MH17 in Ukraine
GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands (AP) -- A missile launched from rebel-held Ukraine smashed into Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, ripping off the cockpit, Dutch investigators reported Tuesday, adding that some passengers may have remained conscious for another minute or so as the airflow tore off their clothes and objects spinning through the cabin killed people in neighboring seats.... 10/13/2015 2:46 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 2:44 PM

World's biggest beer makers agree to join forces
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The world's top two beer makers agreed Tuesday to join forces to create a company that would control nearly a third of the global market and threaten to dominate the U.S. by bringing together Budweiser and Miller Genuine Draft.... 10/13/2015 2:44 PM

Pakistani police jailed after deathbed rape accusation
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) -- A senior Pakistani police officer says three police officers have been arrested after a woman set herself on fire and accused them on her deathbed of gang raping her.... 10/13/2015 2:42 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

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

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