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UN announces government of national unity for divided Libya
SKHIRAT, Morocco (AP) -- The U.N. envoy for Libya is announcing a national unity government for Libya after months of difficult talks between the north African country's two rival governments.... 10/8/2015 10:44 PM

United Nations envoy announces national unity government for Libya, after months of talks
SKHIRAT, Morocco (AP) -- United Nations envoy announces national unity government for Libya, after months of talks.... 10/8/2015 10:36 PM

New tally in Saudi hajj disaster shows at least 1,399 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 10:32 PM

Serbia snatches 2-0 win in Albania in tense Euro qualifier
ELBASAN, Albania (AP) -- Serbia snatched a late 2-0 over Albania with injury-time goals from Aleksandar Kolarov and Adem Ljajic, stunning the hosts in a tense European qualifier.... 10/8/2015 9:58 PM

Mexico names international experts to probe missing students
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican prosecutors say they have picked seven experts from five countries to carry out a new review of the area where drug gang members allegedly killed and incinerated 43 missing college students.... 10/8/2015 9:49 PM

North Korea gears up for lavish anniversary celebration
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- With the international media, foreign guests and ethnic Koreans from around the region descending on their capital, North Koreans are being mobilized en masse to put the finishing touches on one of the few things their country wants the whole world to see - a lavish celebration and military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the nation's ruling party.... 10/8/2015 9:46 PM

Analysts: Court ruling fuels bid to impeach Brazil president
SAO PAULO (AP) -- President Dilma Rousseff's ability to govern Brazil has been dealt a serious blow by a federal audit court ruling that her government violated accounting practices and financial laws last year, a decision that could fuel efforts to impeach her, analysts said Thursday.... 10/8/2015 9:39 PM

Political clashes in Guinea's capital kill 1, injure 12
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Clashes in Guinea's capital between opposition supporters and those of the ruling party have left at least a dozen people injured. A hospital worker says one person has been killed.... 10/8/2015 9:21 PM

Declassified US docs reveal Pinochet ordered killing in US
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Newly declassified U.S. intelligence documents that came to light Thursday reveal that Gen. Augusto Pinochet directly ordered the 1976 assassination of a Chilean diplomat in Washington.... 10/8/2015 9:19 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 trying to spread Cuba's revolution throughout the hemisphere and much of the region was under the thumb of repressive dictatorships.... 10/8/2015 9:18 PM

Report: More than 58,000 violent deaths last year in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil reached a new peak of violence last year with more than 58,000 violent deaths, a watchdog group said Thursday.... 10/8/2015 8:57 PM

The Latest: Palestinians meet UN official to protest 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 8:56 PM

Iran to boycott Frankfurt Book Fair over Rushdie appearance
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran is boycotting this year's Frankfurt Book Fair in protest over a planned opening speech at the venue by India-born British novelist Salman Rushdie.... 10/8/2015 8:37 PM

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

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

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