• Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting far-right activist

    By Luke Baker JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to clashes in East Jerusalem and fears of a new Palestinian uprising. Moataz Hejazi's body lay in a pool of blood…

  • China says agrees with U.S. to speed up military conduct talks

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States agreed at a meeting earlier this month in Washington to speed up talks on a mutual reporting mechanism on major military operations and a code of safe conduct, China's Defense Ministry said on Thursday. Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said the agreement…

  • France investigates mystery drone activity over nuclear plants

    PARIS (Reuters) - France has launched an investigation into unidentified drones that have been spotted over nuclear plants operated by state-owned utility EDF , its interior minister said on Thursday. Seven nuclear plants across the country were flown over by drones between Oct. 5 and Oct. 20, an…

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  • Hawaii's slow-motion disaster: How does a community prepare for lava?

    As the world watches a slow-moving lava flow bear down on the rural Hawaiian community of Pahoa, questions inevitably arise about what can be done in the face of such an inexorable force.

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  • Will nurse Kaci Hickox's stand help quell US hysteria around Ebola?

    Kaci Hickox's battle to reduce the strictures of her home confinement could have an impact on the hysteria that seems to be gripping the nation – but it may not be the one the Maine nurse was hoping for. 

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  • Pew survey: Why Democrats are losing support among Latino voters

    Although Democrats are still the more popular party among Hispanic voters, that popularity is waning, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center.

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  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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  • 150 Iraqi tribesmen opposed to Islamic State found in mass grave

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The bodies of 150 members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe which fought Islamic State have been found in a mass grave, security officials said on Thursday. Islamic State militants took the men from their villages to the city of Ramadi and killed them on Wednesday night and buried them,…

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  • South Africans mourn sport deaths

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Singing hymns and blowing vuvuzelas, South African sporting fans on Thursday paid final respects to three sporting figures who died within three days of each other.

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  • Spanish Vuelta to start from southern coast

    MADRID (AP) — The director of the Spanish Vuelta says the three-week grand tour will start from the southern coastal town of Puerto Banus in 2015.

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  • Rampaging Burkina protesters set parliament ablaze

    Angry demonstrators in Burkina Faso went on the rampage on Thursday in protest at plans to allow President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year rule, setting parliament on fire and wreaking havoc across the capital. Crowds of people broke through a heavy security cordon and stormed the National…

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  • Peshmerga delegation enters Syria's Kobane

    A small delegation of Iraqi Kurdish fighters crossed the Turkish border into Syria's Kobane on Thursday to prepare the way for dozens more to reinforce the town's defenders, a monitor said. "Ten peshmerga (fighters) entered Kobane to coordinate the arrival of their comrades, who are still waiting…

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  • Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland have questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his extradition on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor.

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  • Redknapp resolves differences with Taarabt at QPR

    LONDON (AP) — Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp says he has patched up his differences with Adel Taarabt and could play the Morocco playmaker against Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday.

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  • Stocks mixed after Fed ends stimulus

    HONG KONG (AP) — Stock markets mostly rose in Asia but fell in Europe on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it will end a stimulus program that was as massive as it was controversial. The dollar strengthened after the U.S. central bank hinted at an eventual interest rate hike.

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  • Bayern Munich hosts Dortmund in Bundesliga

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — In the past few years, showdowns between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund were the highlight matches of the Bundesliga seasons. Dortmund usually came out on top, even if Bayern claimed the title at the end.

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  • UK MPs debate drugs policy as study backs decriminalisation

    London (AFP) - British MPs were debating drugs policy on Thursday as a Home Office study backed decriminalisation of mood-altering substances.

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