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AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers sought terrorist buyers

Desmond Butler and Vadim Ghirda, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 7:51pm

Over the pulsating beat at an exclusive nightclub, the arms smuggler made his pitch to a client: 2.5 million euros for enough radioactive cesium to contaminate several city blocks.

Transplanting ovarian tissue helps some women have babies

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 5:24pm

The biggest study ever of women who had ovarian tissue removed, frozen and transplanted suggests the experimental technique is safe and can help about one third of them to have babies.

Guatemala ring leader ordered held in protective isolation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 3:22pm

A judge in Guatemala has ordered the alleged leader of a customs corruption scandal to be held in protective isolation at a maximum security prison amid fears for his life.

Carter sounds nearly ready to open combat jobs to women

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 2:23pm

Defense Secretary Ash Carter sounded like he's nearly made up his mind about opening all combat jobs to women, as he told U.S. troops in Sicily on Tuesday that limiting his search for qualified military candidates to just half the population would be "crazy."

Portugal's president urges parties to unite, seek compromise

Barry Hatton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 2:02pm

Portugal's president urged politicians on Tuesday to set aside their bickering and find compromises in the national interest after an election that threatened to bring a period of damaging instability.

After weeks of unrest, Palestinian leader appeals for calm

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 1:31pm

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Tuesday for calm after several weeks of heightened unrest with Israel, saying his people had no interest in any further "escalation" and urging renewed dialogue.

Carter: "Deeply regrets" Afghanistan hospital attack

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 1:31pm

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Defense Department "deeply regrets the loss of innocent lives" from a U.S. military airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan.

Belarus' president says he doesn't want Russian air base

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 12:11pm

Belarus doesn't want to host a Russian military air base, President Alexander Lukashenko said Tuesday, a statement that highlighted a strain between the two neighbors and allies.

Luxury birthing clinics spur cesarean 'epidemic' in Brazil

Jenny Barchfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 10:09pm

Thais Faria sank into a leather love seat, relaxing under the ministrations first of a masseuse, then a manicurist and finally a hairdresser-cum-makeup artist. Not 24 hours after her daughter was born via cesarean, Faria was being pampered at an upscale Rio de Janeiro maternity clinic.

Kerry stops in Haiti to discuss election preparations

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 9:01pm

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stopped in Haiti's capital on Tuesday to discuss preparations for the country's upcoming elections and encourage people to refrain from disrupting balloting after a messy parliamentary first round in August.

4 arrested in connection with Sydney police worker's killing

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 7:52pm

Police arrested four people during a series of raids Wednesday in connection with the slaying of a civilian police worker, which officials have said they believe was linked to terrorism.

AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers shopped radioactive material to IS and other terrorists

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 7:01pm

AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers shopped radioactive material to IS and other terrorists.

UN envoy says peace process is 'back on track' in Mali

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 4:37pm

The U.N. envoy for Mali said Tuesday "the peace process is back on track" after violence in August threatened to disrupt an agreement between the government and separatist rebels.

Mexico City investigates reports of dog poisoning at park

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 4:33pm

A popular dog run in a picturesque Mexico City park remained closed Tuesday following reported cases of dog poisoning.

Prosecutor: Burkina Faso coup leader formally charged

Brahima Ouedraogo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 4:01pm

A military prosecutor says the general who took power after last month's coup now has been formally charged along with one other formal top official accused of supporting the overthrow of Burkina Faso's government.

Dominican Republic reports increase in dengue deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 2:11pm

Authorities in the Dominican Republic say there has been a 78 percent increase in the number of dengue-related deaths compared with last year.

Ukraine rebels to delay local election, sidestep tense topic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 1:51pm

Officials in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine announced Tuesday they will postpone local elections that were going to be held shortly, sidestepping a contentious issue that had blocked progress toward a resolution for the war in Ukraine.

Somalia's extremists vow violence against British troops

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 12:51pm

A spokesman for Somalia's Islamic extremists says their rebels will fight the British troops that are to be deployed to the country as peacekeepers.

Journalist released from prison in Egypt leaves country

Merrit Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 12:11pm

Mohamed Fahmy, a journalist who was released from prison in Egypt last month, posted on social media that he left the country Tuesday.