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  • UN: At least 1,119 Iraqis killed in September

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations said Wednesday that at least 1,119 Iraqis died in violence in September but that the real figure was likely much higher since the reported death toll did not include killings in areas controlled by the Islamic State group. Iraq has been facing an unprecedented...

  • Ireland unit seeking secret IRA graves finds body

    DUBLIN (AP) — Forensic experts searching for the long-hidden graves of Irish Republican Army victims say they have found the remains of a body during a month-long search of bogland. The Independent Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains says it cannot confirm yet whether Wednesday's...

  • Philippines won't send troops to unclear mission

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president said Wednesday his government would no longer deploy peacekeepers in "impossible" missions like the Golan Heights, where Filipino forces were attacked by Syrian insurgents. President Benigno Aquino III said hundreds of Filipino peacekeepers...

  • World's 1st bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50

    TOKYO (AP) — It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky." Zipping cross-country in a super-high-speed train has become commonplace in many countries these days, but it was unheard of when Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50...

  • Protesters to HK boss: Quit or we occupy buildings

    HONG KONG (AP) — Student leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong warned Wednesday that if the territory's leader doesn't resign by the end of Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings. By raising the stakes in the standoff, the...

  • Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Rebels in eastern Ukraine appeared to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport in Donetsk Wednesday, a strategic victory for the pro-Russian separatists that further undermines a shaky cease-fire in the region. Ukraine's National Security and Defense...

  • Report: 5 Spanish soldiers face trial for torture

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's El Pais newspaper says five soldiers who served in Iraq face trial on charges of torture for brutally beating two Iraqi prisoners. El Pais on Wednesday said a Madrid military court indicted the five following investigations into an amateur video published by the paper,...

  • Official: School blasts kill 17, including 10 kids

    DAMASCUS (AP) — A Syrian official says 17 people, including 10 children, have been killed in twin explosions near a school in the central city of Homs. The explosions took place as children were leaving school at the end of classes on Wednesday in a neighborhood dominated by minority Alawites,...

  • Bomb explodes outside Spanish town hall

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's Interior Ministry is blaming an outlawed separatist group for a bomb explosion outside a town hall in the northwestern region of Galicia. Ministry delegate for the region Samuel Juarez said all signs indicated the explosion Wednesday outside the town hall of Baralla was...

  • Pakistan lawyer: British man on death row attacked

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A lawyer for a mentally-ill British man on death row in Pakistan has asked authorities to keep his client in hospital after he was wounded by a prison guard. The attorney, Aamer Anwar, says Mohammed Asghar's life is in danger if he is taken back to prison. Asghar was arrested...

  • 7 arrested in Greece in migrant smuggling ring

    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have arrested seven people, including an airline pilot and a ground crew staff member, on suspicion of participating in a ring smuggling migrants onto flights from Thessaloniki to other EU countries. Giorgos Pantelakos, head of Thessaloniki's...

  • Syrian official: 17 people killed, including 10 children, in car bombs near Homs school

    DAMASCUS (AP) — Syrian official: 17 people killed, including 10 children, in car bombs near Homs school.

  • UK drops terrorism case for ex-Guantanamo inmate

    LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors have dropped terrorism charges against a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who is a high-profile advocate for the rights of terror suspects. Moazzam Begg had been due to stand trial next week on seven counts relating to the war in Syria. On Wednesday, a judge at...

  • Bodies found on Japan volcano, raising toll to 48

    OTAKI, Japan (AP) — One body recovered near the volcano's summit was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between huge boulders bigger than large refrigerators. Police who recovered a dozen bodies on Wednesday portrayed a painful scene of...

  • Pro-democracy protesters vow to occupy government buildings if Hong Kong leader doesn't resign

    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters vow to occupy government buildings if Hong Kong leader doesn't resign.



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