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Honduras prosecutor unaware of US money laundering case
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- Honduras' top prosecutor said Thursday he had no information about allegations of money laundering laid out in a U.S. indictment against three members of one of the country's most powerful business families.... 10/8/2015 8:30 PM

New tally in Saudi hajj disaster shows over 1,390 killed
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,399 people during the hajj pilgrimage, a new tally Thursday showed, 630 more than the kingdom's official toll.... 10/8/2015 8:18 PM

With Platini suspended, FIFA election field more uncertain
LONDON (AP) -- From sure bet to suspended, Michel Platini's career in soccer politics could be over.... 10/8/2015 8:13 PM

The Latest: Czechs to boost migrant checks on Austria border
LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.... 10/8/2015 8:13 PM

Puerto Rico to restructure Education Department amid crisis
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico says it will transfer more than 600 employees from the island's Department of Education to other divisions and agencies in a push to reorganize the government amid an economic crisis.... 10/8/2015 8:11 PM

Clashes intensify in Syria from Russian-backed offensive
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Clashes intensified Thursday between Syrian troops and insurgents in central and northwestern Syria, part of what a top general called a "wide-ranging" offensive aided by Russian airstrikes and apparently aimed at clearing positions near government strongholds on the coast.... 10/8/2015 8:10 PM

UN protests assault of staff allegedly by South Sudan forces
UNITY STATE, South Sudan (AP) -- The U.N. has protested alleged physical assault of its military and civilian personnel by members of the South Sudanese army at a roadblock in Central Equitoria state.... 10/8/2015 8:06 PM

Study: Eurasian farmers migrated to Africa 3,000 years ago
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists say they have extracted ancient DNA from the skull of a man buried in the highlands of Ethiopia 4,500 years ago that supports the theory that Eurasian farmers migrated into Africa some 3,000 years ago.... 10/8/2015 7:50 PM

Israeli leader calls for calm amid spiraling attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to calm Israelis Thursday as a wave of Palestinian stabbing attacks spread deeper into Israel and clashes erupted across the West Bank, vowing to combat the growing violence without alienating international allies.... 10/8/2015 7:37 PM

The Latest: Sheikh Salman calls for FIFA ExCo meeting
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest from the FIFA investigation (all time local):... 10/8/2015 7:28 PM

Rome mayor resigns over expense scandal
ROME (AP) -- Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino resigned Thursday following a scandal over his expense accounts that became the convenient final straw in a months-long campaign by opponents inside and out of his Democratic Party to force him from office.... 10/8/2015 7:24 PM

Tanzania police charge Chinese woman with smuggling ivory
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) -- A Chinese woman has been charged in a Tanzanian court with smuggling nearly 1.9 tons of ivory as wildlife activists applauded the move by Tanzanian authorities to crack down on the illegal ivory trade, which has devastated the elephant population in just a few years.... 10/8/2015 7:21 PM

Vatican defends reports of synod after pope's words disputed
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican press office defended its reporting of a big meeting on family issues Thursday after a dispute arose over what Pope Francis told bishops behind closed doors about his hopes for a free and open debate.... 10/8/2015 7:02 PM

Blatter suspended as FIFA president; Platini also banned
ZURICH (AP) -- Sepp Blatter is out of a job at FIFA. Michel Platini might never even get there.... 10/8/2015 6:57 PM

Migrant influx boosts right-wing in key Austrian election
VIENNA (AP) -- Just a few days after more than 100,000 people turned out in Vienna to support refugees, an anti-refugee party is poised to land a huge coup - a win at the polls that could see them take control of the Austrian capital.... 10/8/2015 6:50 PM

Declassified US docs reveal Pinochet ordered killing in US
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Newly declassified U.S. intelligence documents reveal that Gen. Augusto Pinochet directly ordered the 1976 assassination of a Chilean diplomat in Washington, D.C.... 10/8/2015 6:49 PM

The Latest: PM tries to calm Israelis after attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis following days of violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank (all times local).... 10/8/2015 6:33 PM

Latin America rolls out red carpet for once-scorned IMF
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- The last time the IMF held its annual meetings in Latin America, Ernesto "Che" Guevara was at work spreading Cuba's revolution throughout the hemisphere and much of the region was under the thumb of repressive dictatorships.... 10/8/2015 6:30 PM

New Nobel literature prize winner transcends easy categories
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- With a reporter's eye and an artist's heart, Svetlana Alexievich writes of the catastrophes, upheaval and personal woes that have afflicted the Soviet Union and the troubled countries that succeeded it. Her writings, characterized by plain language and detail so visceral it's sometimes painful to read, won her this year's Nobel literature prize.... 10/8/2015 6:26 PM

NATO talks tough on Russia in Syria, with scant action
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO talked tough Thursday about Moscow's expanding military activity in Syria, but the U.S.-led alliance's chief response to the Russian airstrikes and cruise missile attacks was a public pledge to help reinforce the defenses of member nation Turkey if necessary.... 10/8/2015 6:23 PM

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