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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

Amid new attacks, Israel bars ministers from Jerusalem site
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian stabbed four Israelis with a screwdriver on Thursday before a soldier shot and killed him amid fresh violence that prompted Israel's premier to bar Cabinet ministers and lawmakers from a sensitive Jerusalem holy site at the heart of the latest tensions.... 10/8/2015 6:50 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

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

UEFA says Michel Platini will no longer perform his official duties; no replacement announ...
NYON, Switzerland (AP) -- UEFA says Michel Platini will no longer perform his official duties; no replacement announced.... 10/8/2015 6:27 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

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 6:14 PM

The Latest: Hayatou says Platini can be credible candidate
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest from the FIFA investigation (all time local):... 10/8/2015 6:13 PM

UN wants another year for Haiti peacekeeping mission
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. secretary-general is recommending that the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti stay for another year - which might be its final one.... 10/8/2015 6:05 PM

The Latest: Berlin police hunt for missing migrant boy
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 5:58 PM

Lebanese police use water cannons to disperse protesters
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanese security forces used water cannons and eventually fired tear gas canisters to disperse dozens of anti-government protesters who tried to get past security barricades and reach parliament.... 10/8/2015 5:33 PM

UN: Polio vaccines in Ukraine safe despite local concerns
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says it's worried that millions of doses of polio vaccine might be wasted in Ukraine after a patient group raised concerns that the doses are unsafe.... 10/8/2015 5:26 PM

The Latest: Scholar wonders about Putin reaction to Nobel
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Latest news from the awarding of the Nobel Prize in literature.... 10/8/2015 5:21 PM

Polish parliament's last session before election disturbed
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- As emotions are mounting in the campaign before Poland's general election, an agitated lawmaker on Thursday disrupted parliament's last session before the Oct. 25 vote.... 10/8/2015 5:10 PM

Rwanda court: Constitution allows removal of term limits
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- Rwanda's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by the political opposition that had sought to block constitutional amendments on presidential term limits, clearing the way for President Paul Kagame to run again for office.... 10/8/2015 5:05 PM

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