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April 23rd, 2014
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Court says Gbagbo must stay in pretrial detention

10/29/2013 3:06am
International Criminal Court appeals judges say former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has to stay in custody ahead of his trial on charges of orchestrating post-election violence in 2010.

Australia maintains ban on Huawei for security

10/29/2013 3:41am
Australia's new government said Tuesday it will maintain a 2-year-old ban that excludes Chinese tech giant Huawei from working on the nation's high-speed broadband network.

Lawsuit expenses hit Deutsche Bank profit

10/29/2013 4:13am
Deutsche Bank said Tuesday net profit dwindled to a bare 51 million euros ($70 million) in the third quarter after it set aside 1.2 billion euros for losses from lawsuits.

Australian War Memorial keeps 'God' reference

10/29/2013 4:14am
The Australian War Memorial has reversed a contentious decision to remove "known unto God" from the Tomb of the Australian Unknown Soldier after a public and political outcry.

Former BBC driver facing sex charges is found dead

10/29/2013 4:51am
A former BBC driver facing trial for sex offenses has been found dead at his home after failing to turn up in a London court.

Serbian lawyer, activist Srdja Popovic dies at 75

10/29/2013 5:38am
Srdja Popovic, a prominent Serbian lawyer and advocate of human rights and democracy during both the communist era and the rule of late strongman Slobodan Milosevic, has died. He was 75.

Greek ex-minister: We spied on 2 US ambassadors

10/29/2013 7:32am
A former foreign minister of Greece revealed Tuesday that his country's intelligence services had eavesdropped on the phone conversations of U.S. ambassadors to Athens and Ankara in the 1990s.

Uganda arrests Somalia peacekeepers over theft

10/29/2013 8:00am
At least 40 Ugandan soldiers, including an army brigadier who held a position near the top of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, have been recalled from Somalia and arrested as a Ugandan military panel investigates allegations they stole from the mission, Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda, spokesman for Uganda's military, said Tuesday.

Judge suspends construction on Brazilian dam

10/29/2013 9:02am
A federal judge has suspended construction on a massive dam in the heart of Brazil's Amazon rain forest on grounds that environmental commitments have not been met.

Russian military helicopter crashes, crew survives

10/29/2013 9:21am
A Russian military helicopter on a test flight crashed near apartment buildings on the outskirts of Moscow on Tuesday, but both pilots survived and there was no damage on the ground, officials said.

70.3M records, 30 days: NSA report draws Paris ire

10/29/2013 9:55am
French President Francois Hollande has criticized the United States' spying practices involving its allies.

Letter bomb targets top UK official in N. Ireland

10/29/2013 10:21am
A letter bomb addressed to Britain's top official in Northern Ireland has been defused after being detected inside Stormont Castle, the government center in Belfast.

UBS shares fall as legal costs threaten profit

10/29/2013 11:03am
Shares in Swiss bank UBS skidded lower Tuesday after it warned it may miss its earnings targets due to the potential costs of new legal cases.

South African white extremist plotters sentenced

10/29/2013 12:02pm
White extremists who set off a series of bombs, plotted to overthrow the South African government and kill Nelson Mandela were given jail terms Tuesday, ending the first major treason trial under post-apartheid laws that many hope will deter future radicals.

Syrian refugees face hardships in Jordan's cities

10/29/2013 12:33pm
Nine-year-old Aya Qassem tried to recite the Arabic alphabet, but stopped halfway through. She couldn't remember all the letters because she hasn't been to school in two years.

Most Syrian refugees in Jordan live in cities

10/29/2013 12:45pm
A look at Syrian refugees in Jordan and in the region, with figures provided by U.N. aid agencies and the Jordanian government:

AP PHOTOS: Syrians flee besieged Damascus suburb

10/29/2013 1:50pm
Nearly 2,000 Syrians fled the war-ravaged Damascus district of Moadamiyeh Tuesday with the help of aid workers during a temporary cease-fire, a result of a rare agreement between government forces and rebels to avert a humanitarian crisis.

Brazil: Water shortage dries Rio de Janeiro taps

10/29/2013 2:01pm
Taps were dry across a wide swath of Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, some for nearly a week straight, prompting a flurry of criticism of the state water company and forcing some desperate residents of this Olympic city to fill plastic bottles with water from streams.

UK PM unveils plans for Islamic Market Index

10/29/2013 2:43pm
Prime Minister David Cameron is taking strides to tap the burgeoning interest in Islamic finance, announcing the launch of a new Islamic Market Index in London and plans for Britain to be the first non-Muslim country to issue an Islamic bond.

Brazil to extradite ex-premier to Turks & Caicos

10/29/2013 4:34pm
Officials in the Turks & Caicos Islands say a Brazilian court has ordered the extradition of a former premier accused of corruption while leader of the tiny British Caribbean territory.

Jamaica minister gives update on port proposal

10/29/2013 5:27pm
A Jamaican official says a study has reviewed the natural resources of the island's largest protected area as the government advances plans for a possible Chinese-financed port in the zone.

Istanbul's new rail tunnel links Europe and Asia

10/29/2013 6:14pm
Turkey has opened an underwater railway tunnel linking Europe and Asia, and the two sides of Istanbul, realizing a plan initially proposed by an Ottoman sultan about 150 years ago.

St. Lucia pathologist rules on death in custody

10/29/2013 7:28pm
The official pathologist for the small Caribbean country of St. Lucia has ruled that a young man died from asphyxia in a police lockup, but offered no further clarification on his death, officials said Tuesday.

Uruguay to withdraw its UN peacekeepers from Haiti

10/29/2013 8:11pm
Uruguay's president says he plans to remove his country's nearly 1,000 peacekeeping troops from Haiti.

Congo army makes inroads against weakened rebels

10/29/2013 8:28pm
RUMANGABO, Congo (AP) _ The Congolese army colonel marched triumphantly into town, welcomed by cheering crowds waving palm leaves after his soldiers retook this base in their latest offensive to quash the M23 rebels.

Mexican maquiladora industry cry foul on new taxes

10/29/2013 10:23pm
Industry groups say President Enrique Pena Nieto's proposed tax overhaul, expected to pass the Senate late Tuesday or early Wednesday, could strangle one of Mexico's economic success stories, the border factories known as maquiladoras.

Communist Cuba's new private industry: 3D theaters

10/29/2013 11:01pm
The streets of central Havana were dark and almost silent as a young married couple climbed a chipped marble staircase to the top of an aging building.
 
   
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