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AP Photos: Children learn wrestling in Old Havana

HAVANA (AP) -- In a wrestling suit the colors of the U.S. flag, 8-year-old Yodimiler Arias grapples with a classmate in the scorching heat of a Havana afternoon....

Russian plane crash: snowplow driver was drunk

MOSCOW (AP) -- The head of French oil giant Total SA was killed at a Moscow airport when his corporate jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday....

AP PHOTOS: De la Renta's creations over the years

NEW YORK (AP) -- Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers....

Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge....

Lacking a plan, Abbas opts for rhetoric

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The Palestinian president has been speaking in increasingly belligerent tones in recent weeks, accusing Israel of committing "genocide" in Gaza and calling on Palestinians to defend a contested Jerusalem holy site "by any means."...

Final ruling set for US couple convicted in Qatar

DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- An American couple convicted in Qatar of child endangerment will receive a final verdict on their appeal on November 30, a Qatari judge announced on Monday....

Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) -- Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream....

Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficult" not to support them....

WHO: Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria is free of Ebola, the World Health Organization declared Monday of a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease....

Kerry urges Asia to boost anti-Islamic State push

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appealed Monday for Asian nations to step up their efforts to combat Islamic State extremists and the deadly Ebola virus....

Kerry urges Asia to boost anti-Islamic State push

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appealed Monday for Asian nations to step up their efforts to combat Islamic State extremists and the deadly Ebola virus....

Argentine town faces ghosts of its Dirty War

OLAVARRIA, Argentina (AP) -- Shade trees hide the crumbling farm house outside of Olavarria. Hidden at the end of a dirt path, the white plaster coating is falling away from the brick foundation like scabs peeling off an unhealed wound....

Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia's new president

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots support that swept him to power....

Albania, Serbia postpone visit after soccer brawl

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- A planned visit this week by Albania's prime minister to Serbia, the first in nearly 70 years, has been postponed for next month, authorities said Sunday, after political tensions soared between the two Balkan rivals following a soccer brawl....

Tug towing disabled Russian container ship to port

PRINCE RUPERT, British Columbia (AP) -- A large American tug boat was pulling a disabled Russian cargo ship to a port on British Columbia's coast, ending fears that the vessel carrying hundreds of tons of fuel would drift ashore, hit rocks and spill....

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