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  • Europe won't recognize vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday's planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and would not be recognized by European leaders, a Berlin government spokesman said on Friday. Merkel and Putin held a joint…

    Reuters
  • Canadian who killed police gets five life sentences

    (Reuters) - A man who shot and killed three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and wounded two others in June has been given five life sentences in prison, with no possibility of parole for 75 years, an unprecedented sentence in Canada, according to several media reports. Justin Bourque, 24,…

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  • Eleven dead, over 45 injured in Honduras bus accident

    TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - At least 11 people were killed and over 45 injured in western Honduras on Friday when a bus ran off the road and crashed into a ravine, a government official said. The bus, which landed with its wheels up, was carrying 60 members of a Jehovah's Witness church who were…

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  • Suu Kyi presidency moves a step closer to reality in Myanmar

    Myanmar's president and military chief met with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday, an unprecedented event that could pave the way for major reforms in the once pariah nation.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Spooked governments ban costumes: Where not to celebrate Halloween

    If Halloween means one thing more than any other, it is costumes.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Briefing: What's next for Mexico in case of missing students

    The search for 43 college students who vanished in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, has dragged on for more than a month, capturing national and international attention. Dismay has intensified amid evidence that local politicians, police, and organized crime groups worked together to…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Could gas deal signal Russia - Ukraine detente?

    The very real danger that many Ukrainians could freeze this winter has been averted thanks to a hard-fought deal, brokered and guaranteed by the European Union, that was finalized  between Kiev and Moscow on Friday.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 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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  • Raonic downs Federer at Paris Masters

    PARIS (AP) — Milos Raonic perfectly timed his maiden win over Roger Federer.

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  • Virgin Galactic says space tourism rocket lost

    MOJAVE, California (AP) — Virgin Galactic reported that its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket has been lost in Southern California and the status of the pilots is unclear.

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  • California authorities: 1 fatality, 1 major injury after Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo accident

    MOJAVE, California (AP) — California authorities: 1 fatality, 1 major injury after Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo accident.

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  • Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city.

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  • Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Remembering those who have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday amid hopes that the disease is finally on the decline in this West African country.

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  • Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail — and the threat of a 14 year prison sentence — as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that's ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.

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  • Suarez Navarro beats Pironkova, advances to semis

    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Carla Suarez Navarro advanced to the semifinals of the season-ending Tournament of Champions by beating Tsvetana Pironkova 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Friday.

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  • Italy PM picks Paolo Gentiloni as new foreign minister in surprise choice

    ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi appointed Paolo Gentiloni, a close ally and former communications minister, to be Italy's new foreign minister on Friday, in a surprise decision. Gentiloni, who was sworn in on Friday night by President Giorgio Napolitano, replaces Federica Mogherini,…

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  • Wall Street caps a wild month with a rally

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is capping a seesaw month by jumping to all-time highs just two weeks after enduring its worst slump since 2012.

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  • Yemen's Shiite rebels give president ultimatum

    ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels, who are in control of the capital, gave the president 10 days starting Friday to form a government, hinting at a takeover attempt if their demands are not met.

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