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  • Malaysian student sentenced to 1 year for sedition

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court sentenced a student democracy activist to a year in jail on Friday after finding him guilty of sedition, drawing immediate condemnation from human rights groups who accuse the government of using the colonial-era law to stifle freedom of...

  • Roadside bombs kills 5 UN peacekeepers in Mali

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A roadside bomb in northern Mali killed five U.N. peacekeepers and wounded several others on Thursday, a spokesman said of the latest in a string of deadly attacks on the force. A car carrying Chadian troops hit the explosive north of Aguel'hoc, which is near the embattled...

  • Results in Edinburgh push anti-independence side to edge of victory in Scotland

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Results in Edinburgh push anti-independence side to edge of victory in Scotland.

  • Minority scholar denies separatism at China trial

    URUMQI, China (AP) — A prominent Muslim Uighur scholar being tried on separatism charges told a court in far western China that he never advocated the overthrow of Chinese rule in his native Xinjiang, according to his lawyer. Attorney Liu Xiaoyuan said government critic and former Beijing...

  • High turnout seen in Scotland's independence vote

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath — after voters turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum that could end Scotland's 307-year...

  • Thai military ruler apologizes for bikini comment

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military ruler apologized for suggesting that attractive foreign tourists might be unsafe on the country's world-famous beaches if they wear bikinis. The comments came just after the bodies of two British tourists were found bludgeoned to death on the scenic resort...

  • Hunt for missing Malaysia plane to resume

    SYDNEY (AP) — Crews will resume the underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the end of the month, and will begin the search in an area farther south than initially planned, a senior search official said Friday. The search had been due to start next week, but the first of...

  • China's famed tennis player Li Na announces her retirement on her microblog

    BEIJING (AP) — China's famed tennis player Li Na announces her retirement on her microblog.

  • Mexico boosts Los Cabos security after looting

    LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) — Federal police on Thursday vowed to restore order in the hurricane-stricken resort area of Los Cabos after looting emptied store shelves and unnerved residents who worried their homes could be next. Enrique Galindo, national commissioner of the Federal Police, said...

  • Maduro says foreign media behind fears of epidemic

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro accused CNN and other international media on Thursday of conspiring against his government by publishing what he called false reports of a mysterious illness. The head of the college of physicians in the city of Maracay sounded an alarm last...

  • Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — In a desperate bid to slow West Africa's accelerating Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone ordered its 6 million people confined to their homes for three days starting Friday while volunteers conduct a house-to-house search for victims in hiding. At an emergency meeting,...

  • UN warns of food shortages for Syrians

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Thursday said that it is running out of money to pay for its food programs for almost 6 million Syrians who have been displaced by the country's civil war and that aid will be cut. The U.N. World Food Program says that the size of next month's food...

  • Witness: 21 killed by Mexico army had surrendered

    ARCELIA, Mexico (AP) — A woman says she saw Mexican soldiers shoot and kill her 15-year-old daughter after a confrontation with a suspected drug gang even though the teenager was lying wounded on the ground. Twenty others also were shot and killed in rural southern Mexico after they surrendered...

  • Militant gains illustrate plight of Syrian Kurds

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militiamen backed by tanks defiantly advanced Thursday in Syria, capturing more than 20 Kurdish villages as the international community strains to assemble a coalition that might destroy them. The gains highlighted the plight of Syria's Kurds, who have been some of...

  • US: Syrian rebel training may take 12 months

    PARIS (AP) — Moderate Syrian rebels, once they are made battle-ready by a U.S.-led coalition, may be asked to help restore the border between Syria and Iraq that Islamic State group militants have effectively wiped out, the top American military official said Thursday. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey...



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