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Nigeria: Kidnapped school children released

By JON GAMBRELL
2010-10-01T08:26:23Z
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Kidnappers released 15 school children Friday that they abducted from a bus on their way to school near Nigeria's oil-rich and restive southern delta, a brazen attack highlighting the growing insecurity in the West African nation, a police spokesman said....

Germany celebrates 20 years of reunification

By GEIR MOULSON
2010-10-03T20:07:52Z
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's president celebrated the country's new-found national pride but also stressed that more needs to be done to integrate Muslim and other immigrants as he marked the 20th anniversary of reunification on Sunday....

Myanmar's Suu Kyi plans trip to US in September

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she will accept an award in the United States in September, setting up a new round of international accolades for the Nobel Peace laureate and former political prisoner who was unable to leave her home country for more than two decades....

Toronto anesthesiologist accused of 29 sex attacks

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2010-10-01T02:37:41Z
TORONTO (AP) -- Twenty-nine women have alleged that a doctor sexually assaulted them while they were under anesthetic, and police warned Thursday there could be more victims....

Argentina gives asylum to alleged Chilean assassin

By MICHAEL WARREN
2010-10-01T00:25:36Z
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina granted asylum Thursday to a former leftist guerrilla charged in his native Chile with assassinating a senator and kidnapping a businessman, a decision sure to sour relations between the neighboring countries....

Assange backers ordered to pay up after asylum bid

LONDON (AP) -- A British judge on Monday ordered supporters of Julian Assange to pay thousands of pounds they promised for his bail because the WikiLeaks founder violated the conditions for his release....

Death toll rises to 5 in Jamaican floods, slides

By DAVID McFADDEN
2010-10-01T00:48:42Z
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Searchers scoured muddy river banks and debris-clogged gullies for more victims of Tropical Storm Nicole on Thursday as the confirmed death toll in Jamaica from floods and mudslides rose to five....

Problem at Hovensa refinery triggers oil burnoff

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2010-09-30T21:47:03Z
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) -- A problem at the Hovensa LLC oil refinery triggered a burnoff of heavy oil Thursday that sent up a plume of black smoke, a spokesman said....

Neighbors in shock over massacre of Mexico family

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) -- Grieving neighbors and friends are struggling to understand the horrific killing of eight members of a religious family, including three young children - a massacre that prosecutors in this Mexican border city say was over a $115 debt the father couldn't repay....

Hamas leader: Arafat urged attacks on Israel

By KARIN LAUB and DAN PERRY
2010-10-01T07:17:43Z
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- It has been 10 years since Palestinians began an uprising that swept away peace talks, triggered a ferocious reaction by the Jewish state and left thousands dead on both sides....

Ex-Peru rebels, out prison, run for elected office

By FRANKLIN BRICENO
2010-09-30T20:02:28Z
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- The Shining Path spilled rivers of blood two decades ago as it tried to impose an agrarian-based communist state on Peru, its fighters known to cut off the fingers of voters to discourage participation in elections....

AP Interview: Interpol head warns of Somali threat

By PAISLEY DODDS
2010-09-30T19:39:18Z
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Somalia and other African nations could soon pose more of a terrorist threat than Afghanistan, Interpol's secretary general warned Thursday....

Kurdish rebels extend cease-fire against Turkey

By YAHYA BARZANJI
2010-09-30T18:15:55Z
SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- A leader of Kurdish rebels seeking greater autonomy in Turkey said Thursday the group will extend its unilateral cease-fire for another month in hopes of opening talks with Turkish leaders....

3 police colonels investigated in Ecuador revolt

By GABRIELA MOLINA
2010-10-02T22:19:30Z
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Three police colonels were under criminal investigation Saturday for failing to prevent a massive protest by their subordinates against President Rafael Correa that spun out of control, claiming at least five lives....

Vatican bank chief questioned in probe

By NICOLE WINFIELD
2010-09-30T15:08:36Z
ROME (AP) -- Italian prosecutors questioned the Vatican bank's two top officials on Thursday as part of a money-laundering probe that resulted in the seizure of euro23 million ($30 million) from a Vatican bank account....

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