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Australia says missing plane hunt will take months
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an Australian official said Friday.... 10/24/2014 11:26 AM

AP PHOTOS: North Korea farmers expect good harvest
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Providing enough food to feed the nation is always a struggle for North Korea. But it looks like the residents of Pyongyang won't be lacking for cabbage and vegetables come next month, when the crops will be harvested.... 10/24/2014 11:17 AM

Queen sends first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'
LONDON (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet - and she's signed it "Elizabeth R."... 10/24/2014 11:16 AM

Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appeal
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius could still face a murder conviction and 15 years in prison for killing his girlfriend as prosecutors said Friday they had consulted a South African criminal law expert over an appeal.... 10/24/2014 11:13 AM

Italian court to rule on Dolce&Gabbana tax case
MILAN (AP) -- An Italian prosecutor has demanded that Italy's high court uphold a tax evasion conviction against Milan designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.... 10/24/2014 11:11 AM

Syrian government forces shell rebel areas, kill 9
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say that Syrian government forces have stepped up shelling of rebel-held areas, killing nine people in a village in the country's north.... 10/24/2014 11:11 AM

Cameron: EU secures $1.25 billion for Ebola fight
BRUSSELS (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron says that the European Union and its 28 member nations have secured 1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa.... 10/24/2014 10:56 AM

Britain protests EU demand for more funding
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Britain is protesting a European Union request for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at home for the country to leave the bloc.... 10/24/2014 10:40 AM

Jailed Bangladesh ex-Islamist leader dies
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader, whose imprisonment on war crimes charges triggered violent protests last year, has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital.... 10/24/2014 10:37 AM

UK boy finishes proton therapy in Prague for tumor
PRAGUE (AP) -- A clinic in Prague says British boy Ashya King has completed his proton beam therapy treatment for a life-threatening brain tumor.... 10/24/2014 10:36 AM

British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery
BANGKOK (AP) -- A British woman has died under anesthesia during a cosmetic procedure by an uncertified surgeon at a clinic in Thailand's capital, authorities said Friday.... 10/24/2014 10:35 AM

Tunisian forces assault home, killing 5 women
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisian authorities have assaulted the home of suspected militants to end a 24-hour standoff, killing five women and one man.... 10/24/2014 10:29 AM

Nepal bus accident kills 9, injures dozens
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Police in Nepal say a bus crowded with people heading home for a Hindu festival has veered off a mountain highway, killing nine people and injuring dozens of others.... 10/24/2014 10:27 AM

Iraqi officials say IS militants used chlorine gas
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad.... 10/24/2014 10:25 AM

Gestapo impostor tricked Nazi sympathizers in WWII
LONDON (AP) -- At the height of World War II, Hans Kohout wanted to give the Nazis advance word of a top-secret British tactic that could neutralize an enemy's air defenses, leaving major cities exposed to devastating air raids, according to secret intelligence files released Friday.... 10/24/2014 10:23 AM

2 arrested after explosives found in Denmark
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Danish officials say they have arrested two men in possession of one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of explosive material but it doesn't appear to be terrorism-related.... 10/24/2014 10:18 AM

China, 20 other countries initiate new Asian bank
BEIJING (AP) -- Twenty-one Asian nations have signed on to a China-driven initiative to create a new development bank for Asia that's aimed at boosting infrastructure investment of all kinds. Beijing sees that as a way to raise its international standing, but Washington opposes the move as an unnecessary and potentially damaging rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.... 10/24/2014 10:12 AM

French journalists jailed in Indonesia's Papua
JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) -- Two French television journalists were sentenced to two and a half months in jail Friday for illegal reporting in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua.... 10/24/2014 9:59 AM

UEFA: Serbia gets 3-0 win vs Albania but no points
NYON, Switzerland (AP) -- UEFA awarded Serbia a 3-0 win over Albania on Friday but deducted the three points following the violence that broke out during their European Championship qualifier in Belgrade last week.... 10/24/2014 9:45 AM

Sweden calls off search for submarine
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Swedish authorities called off their weeklong search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago Friday, saying the presumed intruder had probably escaped into the Baltic Sea.... 10/24/2014 8:42 AM