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Vatican seeks to end case of letter to pope on family
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican spokesman has denounced the leak of a private letter to Pope Francis complaining about the way his big family meeting is being run. But he has reminded those responsible that the procedures are set and that they're duty-bound to stick with them.... 10/13/2015 12:15 PM

Turkey bans rally by activists mourning colleagues
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish authorities on Tuesday banned a protest rally and march by trade union and civic society activists who lost friends and colleagues in Turkey's bloodiest terror attack, but hundreds of people defiantly gathered for the protest.... 10/13/2015 12:12 PM

Britain scraps $9 billion prison deal with Saudi Arabia
LONDON (AP) -- The U.K. government has pulled out of 5.9 million pound ($9 million) deal to sell prison expertise to Saudi Arabia that drew opposition from rights groups and some senior British officials.... 10/13/2015 12:08 PM

US ambassador says Romania still needs a lot of reforms
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- The U.S. ambassador to Romania on Tuesday urged politicians to continue reforms, stop political meddling in the management of state-owned companies and create a regulatory system which fosters investment.... 10/13/2015 12:04 PM

Dutch Safety Board: Buk missile downed MH17 in Ukraine
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was destroyed by a Buk surface-to-air missile over eastern Ukraine, the Dutch Safety Board said Tuesday as it presented the results of an official probe into the crash.... 10/13/2015 11:55 AM

Jerusalem attacks kill 3 as wave of violence escalates
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A pair of Palestinian men boarded a bus in Jerusalem and began shooting and stabbing passengers, while another assailant rammed a car into a bus station before stabbing bystanders, in near-simultaneous attacks Tuesday that escalated a monthlong wave of violence. Three Israelis and one attacker were killed.... 10/13/2015 11:51 AM

Jerusalem hospital copes with treating victims and attackers
JERUSALEM (AP) -- As a wave of violence sweeps across Jerusalem, victims and perpetrators are often surprised to be reunited - at each other's bedside in the city's largest emergency ward.... 10/13/2015 11:44 AM

Dutch Safety Board: Missile exploded less than a meter (yard) from MH17 cockpit
GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands (AP) -- Dutch Safety Board: Missile exploded less than a meter (yard) from MH17 cockpit.... 10/13/2015 11:41 AM

Taliban withdraw from northern Afghan city
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban said Tuesday they are withdrawing from Kunduz, a strategic northern city that briefly fell to the insurgents last month, as an Afghan official said life there is returning to normal.... 10/13/2015 11:37 AM

Iran test-fires domestically developed torpedo system
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's state TV says the country has successfully test-fired an advanced torpedo system.... 10/13/2015 11:36 AM

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 intervention in Syria.... 10/13/2015 11:31 AM

Ireland plans tax cuts, spending hikes as election looms
DUBLIN (AP) -- Ireland has crafted its second consecutive expansionary budget, with an expected 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in tax cuts and spending hikes, as the country accelerates its recovery from an international bailout and banking crisis.... 10/13/2015 11:26 AM

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 bring together top U.S. brands Budweiser and Miller Genuine Draft.... 10/13/2015 11:21 AM

The Latest: Reconstruction of front of downed plane shown
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 11:20 AM

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 11:14 AM

Blast rocks Chinese port 2 months after fatal explosions
BEIJING (AP) -- The port city of Tianjin in northern China was rocked by a warehouse blast, police said Tuesday, two months after massive explosions in the city left 173 people dead or missing.... 10/13/2015 11:08 AM

Italian region's vice president arrested in corruption probe
MILAN (AP) -- Police have arrested the vice president of the Lombardy region in a corruption probe involving public bids for school renovations and local health care sector contracts.... 10/13/2015 11:04 AM

Iran lawmakers vote to implement nuclear deal
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's parliament voted Tuesday to support implementing a landmark nuclear deal struck with world powers despite hard-line attempts to derail the bill, suggesting the historic accord will be carried out.... 10/13/2015 10:57 AM

Pakistan executes 9, including 4 brothers
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) -- A Pakistani prison official says authorities have hanged nine convicts, including four brothers, the latest in a series of death sentences to be carried out since the country lifted a moratorium last year.... 10/13/2015 10:46 AM

Germany: prosecutors probe mock gallows at PEGIDA rally
BERLIN (AP) -- Prosecutors in the German city of Dresden have opened an investigation after a demonstrator at a protest organized by anti-Islam group PEGIDA carried a mock gallows with nooses marked as being reserved for Chancellor Angela Merkel and her deputy.... 10/13/2015 10:31 AM

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