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  • PM says al-Qaida holds no appeal for India Muslims

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said al-Qaida is "delusional" if it believes it holds any appeal for India's large Muslim population. Earlier this month, the head of the extremist group, Ayman al-Zawahiri, said in a video that it had created an Indian branch that would bring...

  • Poland picks new foreign minister in reshuffle

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister-designate on Friday named a new foreign minister to replace Radek Sikorski, who has been vocal internationally on the conflict in Ukraine. Grzegorz Schetyna, a 51-year-old former interior minister who recently headed the parliamentary commission for...

  • UN rights chief: Migrant deaths may be mass murder

    GENEVA (AP) — The deaths of up to 500 migrants and refugees in an intentional boat-ramming in the Mediterranean Sea last week could be an act of mass murder, the U.N. rights chief said Friday, calling for nations to properly investigate the incident. Up to 500 Syrians, Palestinians, Egyptians...

  • UK to make changes after Scotland vote keeps union

    LONDON (AP) — Voters in Scotland have rejected independence, but leaders of Britain's three largest parties have promised Scots more autonomy than they have won so far. Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he also wants to give England, Wales and Northern Ireland greater independence from...

  • Floods shut down Philippine capital

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Torrential rains from a Tropical Storm Fung-Wong flooded large swathes of the Philippine capital and outlying provinces Friday, leaving three dead and displacing tens of thousands, just days after the region had been drenched by a typhoon. Schools and government...

  • Guinea: 8 people killed on Ebola awareness trip

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's government says eight people who were abducted by angry residents while on an Ebola awareness campaign have been found dead. In a government statement released Friday, authorities said that eight bodies had been found following the violent kidnappings in Womey in...

  • Uganda's president fires top challenger for power

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda fired his prime minister, a former ally who is widely expected to seek the presidency in elections in 2016. Ofwono Opondo, a spokesman for Uganda's government, said on Friday that Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi was the only Cabinet member...

  • Indian state TV sacks anchor over China blunder

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A news anchor for India's state TV channel has been fired after she referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as "Eleven" Jingping — apparently mistaking his name for a Roman numeral, a top official at the station said Friday. Xi left for China on Friday after a three-day visit...

  • French president: First French airstrike destroys depot of Islamic State group in Iraq

    PARIS (AP) — French president: First French airstrike destroys depot of Islamic State group in Iraq.

  • New Zealand's election-day gag: no public politics

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A heated campaign has been running for weeks in New Zealand, but when people go to the polls Saturday, there will be no discussion of the election in the newspapers, on Twitter or even in song. At least until the polls close. Many developed nations try to protect...



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