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Russian TV series to be advised by murder suspect

MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian production company has hired a man charged with the murder of a Russian agent as a consultant on a TV series about the mysterious death....

French hostage held by al-Qaida returns home

VILLACOUBLAY, France (AP) -- President Francois Hollande, welcoming a freed hostage home, urged French citizens not to travel to areas where they risk being kidnapped....

Senior Gulf officials gather in Qatar after rift

DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Arab leaders from the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council arrived Tuesday to Qatar for the group's first regional summit since an agreement ended an unusually public dispute among the clubby Western-allied nations....

German court throws out Nazi massacre case

BERLIN (AP) -- A German court on Tuesday threw out the case against a former SS man accused of involvement in the largest civilian massacre in Nazi-occupied France, saying there was not enough evidence to bring the 89-year-old to trial....

Police question Uber after India rape allegation

NEW DELHI (AP) -- Indian police questioned an Uber executive Tuesday about the company's claim it conducts comprehensive background checks and a top official called for the taxi-booking service to be banned nationwide after one of its New Delhi drivers was accused of rape....

Nuts! Korean flight delayed by first-class spat

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Forget dust-ups over reclining seats in economy class. There's a new and exclusive twist on inflight anger: Nut rage in first class....

Art, commerce battle over soul of London's Soho

LONDON (AP) -- Madame Jojo's is dead, but the risque London institution is not passing quietly....

New comedy wave tests limits on criticism in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) -- Panfilo, the elderly protagonist in a weekly show on Cuban state television, has a broken water pipe in his house. When the city repair worker says it'll take six months to fix, Panfilo bribes her with a bottle of shampoo and the repair is made the following day....

As US cleans up, it's exporting more pollution

GARDI SUGDUP, Panama (AP) -- Heat-trapping pollution released into the atmosphere from rising exports of U.S. gasoline and diesel dwarfs the cuts made from fuel efficiency standards and other efforts to reduce global warming in the United States, according to a new Associated Press investigation....

Greek govt gambles on early presidential vote

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's conservative-led government has called for a vote in parliament for the country's new president late this month - in a surprise move that will determine its survival in the recession-weary country....

General: Islamic State fighters on their heels

KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Islamic State fighters have lost the initiative in Iraq and are now "on defense" with far less ability to generate the kind of ground maneuvers that enabled the extremists to capture large chunks of Iraq earlier this year, a senior U.S. general said Monday....

In Honduran schools, gangs are in control

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- In primary and secondary schools of this Central American capital, "hallway" is not just another word for corridor but slang for a gantlet of gangsters who hit up instructors for money on the way to the classroom....

Study proves high heels do have power over men

PARIS (AP) -- The well-heeled Marilyn Monroe reportedly once said if you give a girl the right shoes, she can conquer the world....

Pope decries 'material slavery' as holidays start

ROME (AP) -- Pope Francis has prayed that humanity be freed of "slavery" to material things as he visited Rome's swank shopping area near the Spanish Steps....

In Ebola outbreak, bad data adds another problem

LONDON (AP) -- As health officials struggle to contain the world's biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, their efforts are being complicated by another problem: bad data....

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