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  • Northeast Nigeria bus station blast kills 40 people: sources

    YOLA, Nigeria (Reuters) - A roadside bomb tore through a bus station near a busy junction in northeast Nigeria on Thursday, killing 40 people including five soldiers, witnesses and a security source on the scene said. The security source and witness Abubakar Adamu, a mechanic who narrowly avoided…

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  • Two civilians killed in shelling in east Ukraine rebel city

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - A 12-year-old boy and a 55-year-old woman were killed by shelling in the eastern Ukrainian separatist stronghold of Donetsk on Thursday, the city administration reported, despite a Sept. 5 ceasefire deal. According to UN data an average of 13 soldiers, rebels, and…

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  • In Syria, desperate residents see little hope in U.N. Aleppo truce plan

    BEIRUT/GAZIANTEP, Turkey (Reuters) - As winter sets in along the front lines of Aleppo, residents are desperate for the sort of relief United Nations officials hope a new ceasefire push will soon bring to the war-battered Syrian city. The plan, led by the U.N. peace envoy to Syria, Staffan de…

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  • General strike shuts down services across Greece

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Services across Greece shut down Wednesday as unions staged a 24-hour general strike and held peaceful demonstrations to protest further austerity cuts in the cash-strapped country.

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  • Pope condemns Islamic State violence

    JERUSALEM (AP) — On the eve of a trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis is urging religious and political leaders to speak out against attacks on Christians by Islamic State extremists.

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  • Oil prices tank as OPEC leaves output unchanged

    LONDON (AP) — Oil companies saw their shares take a beating Thursday as crude prices slid to their lowest in over four years in the wake of OPEC's decision to maintain production levels even though prices have fallen sharply in recent weeks.

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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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  • 11 burned bodies found in southern Mexico

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities said Thursday they have found the partly burned bodies of 11 men dumped on the side of a road in the southern state of Guerrero.

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  • Australian batsman Hughes dies from head injury

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a "catastrophic" injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a match.

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  • France to stop credits for coal projects in developing countries

    PARIS (Reuters) - France will eliminate export credits for energy projects in developing countries which involve coal, the most polluting fossil fuel, President Francois Hollande said on Thursday. The European Union is phasing out subsidies for domestic coal plants by 2018 in line with its efforts…

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  • Barcelona faces tough Valencia in Spanish league

    MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi will be looking for a hat trick of hat tricks when Barcelona takes on Valencia in the Spanish league on Sunday.

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  • Red Cross seeks $1.68 billion for 2015

    GENEVA (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross is asking donors for $1.68 billion next year to help people caught up in armed conflicts, its biggest request ever and 25 percent larger than the current budget.

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  • England drop Farrell, recall Twelvetrees for Australia

    LONDON (AFP) - England dropped Andy Farrell to the bench and recalled specialist centre Billy Twelvetrees to midfield on Thursday in a bid to finish a disappointing November campaign with victory against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday.

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  • Virgin, Stagecoach expand UK rail operation

    LONDON (AP) — Richard Branson's Virgin company will next year play an increased role in train service linking Scotland to London.

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  • Manhunt after pair stabbed to death in Surrey

    London (AFP) - Police on Thursday launched a manhunt for a Lithuanian builder after two people were stabbed to death in Surrey.

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  • Image of Asia: A confetti shower greets Pacquiao

    In this photo by Aaron Favila, Manny Pacquiao waves at thousands of fans amid a shower of confetti during a hero's welcome at the financial district of Makati, south of Manila, Philippines, where he was accompanied by his political allies in a motorcade. The Filipino boxer on Sunday defeated Chris…

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  • Bangladesh batsman Tamim fined 15 percent of fee

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal has been fined 15 percent of his match fee while Zimbabwe batsman Hamilton Masakadza received an official reprimand for their behavior during the third one-day international on Wednesday.

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