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16 killed in northwest China coal mine collapse
BEIJING (AP) -- A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, an official said Saturday, highlighting the persistence of safety problems in the industry despite a leveling off of demand.... 10/25/2014 8:43 AM

Tunisians skeptical on eve of historic election
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- In a raucous cafe in a Tunis slum, men talked in loud voices and paid little attention to the politicians debating on the television mounted on the wall. Qais Jebali swiftly made espressos behind the bar and explained why no one in the gritty neighborhood of Tadamon cared about the upcoming elections.... 10/25/2014 8:34 AM

Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group.... 10/25/2014 8:32 AM

Tunisians gear up for pivotal elections
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisians vote Sunday to elect a permanent parliament and complete a democratic transition that began when they overthrew their long-ruling dictator in 2011.... 10/25/2014 8:23 AM

Expert: 8,000 more Rohingya flee Myanmar
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the long-persecuted minority fleeing by boat in the last two weeks, according to residents and a leading expert.... 10/25/2014 8:20 AM

Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran has hanged a woman convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her.... 10/25/2014 8:01 AM

Europe's bank test aims to strengthen economy
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The European Central Bank on Sunday will reveal the results of a yearlong search through the books of Europe's 130 biggest banks, a key part of the region's effort to recover from its debt and economic crisis.... 10/25/2014 7:14 AM

Outgoing president's party leads Uruguay contest
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- The political party of outgoing President Jose Mujica, who gained international notice for social reforms such as legalization of marijuana and gay marriage, leads going into Sunday's election to replace him but victory is far from assured.... 10/25/2014 4:21 AM

Brazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters'
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian voters electing a new president this weekend are being asked to decide what scares them least: the incumbent's warnings about the "ghosts of the past," or her challenger's charges about the "monsters of the present."... 10/25/2014 4:06 AM

Nepal bus crash kills 14, injures dozens
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A Nepal bus packed with people, including Israeli tourists and locals heading home for a Hindu festival, veered off a mountain highway, killing 14 and injuring dozens, police said Saturday.... 10/25/2014 3:13 AM

15 jailed for life in Argentina 'dirty war' trial
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- An Argentine court has convicted and sentenced to life in prison 15 former military, police and civilian officials for abductions, torture and killings of dozens of dissidents during the country's 1976-83 dictatorship.... 10/25/2014 2:45 AM

Brazil presidential rivals face off in debate
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil's presidential candidates faced off in a heated debate Friday night just two days before their runoff election, with the focus on allegations of corruption and arguments over who could best spark a stalled economy.... 10/25/2014 2:23 AM

Hong Kong protesters to vote on govt offers
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong democracy activists will hold a two-day referendum starting Sunday to gauge protesters' response to government proposals to end the monthlong street occupation.... 10/25/2014 2:08 AM

Egypt declares emergency in northern Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.... 10/25/2014 1:58 AM

Malaysian officer back to face New Zealand charges
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A Malaysian military officer was back in a New Zealand court Saturday to face sexual assault charges five months after he left the country under the protection of diplomatic immunity.... 10/25/2014 1:01 AM

Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said Friday.... 10/24/2014 11:27 PM

After attacks, Canada balances security, openness
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Canada treasures its image as an orderly, open society, a place where the seat of government welcomes weekly public yoga sessions on its front lawn beneath a monument called the Peace Tower.... 10/24/2014 11:18 PM

Dominican agents detain woman with $70K in stomach
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Dominican Republic officials say they have arrested a woman who was carrying more than $70,000 in her stomach and $69,000 hidden inside her suitcase.... 10/24/2014 11:03 PM

4 dead during attempted Dominican prison break
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Authorities in the Dominican Republic say at least four inmates died and two guards were injured during an attempted prison escape orchestrated by armed gunmen.... 10/24/2014 10:12 PM

Public donations pay for Argentine national park
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentines have a new national park that is home to endangered species like jaguars and crowned solitary eagles, thanks to donations from the public to cover the initial cost.... 10/24/2014 10:04 PM