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Euthanasia cases up 13 percent in Netherlands

09/24/2013 2:10am
The commission that vets cases of euthanasia in the Netherlands says cases rose by 13 percent in the Netherlands in 2012 from 2011, the sixth consecutive year of increases.

International prosecutor condemns Kenya attack

09/24/2013 3:58am
The International Criminal Court prosecutor said Tuesday she is prepared to work with Kenya to bring to justice the attackers responsible for the deadly siege on an upscale Nairobi shopping mall.

Pope names future Newark archbishop

09/24/2013 4:27am
The pope has named a new bishop to help out and eventually take over for the archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, who is under fire for his handling of a sexually abusive priest.

Bosnian custom officials detained over corruption

09/24/2013 5:31am
Police in Bosnia have detained several high-ranking customs officials, accusing them of tax and customs evasion and money laundering worth millions of euros.

NYC's Bloomberg launches European city contest

09/24/2013 7:05am
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is offering European cities millions of dollars to be government groundbreakers, tapping his personal fortune to extend his cities-as-civic-laboratories campaign overseas as the end of his own tenure nears.

Spanish war journalist kidnapped in Syria

09/24/2013 8:02am
Spain's interior minister says a correspondent from the Spanish newspaper El Periodico has been kidnapped in Syria by an organization linked to al-Qaida.

UN chemical weapons inspectors returning to Syria

09/24/2013 9:20am
The United Nations says the team of chemical weapons inspectors led by Swedish expert Ake Sellstrom will return to Syria on Wednesday.

Serbian capital Belgrade's mayor ousted

09/24/2013 10:02am
The mayor of the Serbian capital, who leads the country's main opposition party, has been ousted from the position by the ruling populist majority.

AP Interview: War criminal urges peace in Bosnia

09/24/2013 10:10am
A convicted Bosnian Serb war criminal who spent 13 1/2 years in prison for persecuting and forcibly expelling non-Serbs during the country's 1992-95 war urged Bosnians on Tuesday to stop hating, forgive each other and move on for the benefit of all.

UK opposition woos voters with cheap energy pledge

09/24/2013 10:10am
Britain's main opposition leader is trying to woo voters with an alternative to austerity, vowing to reward Britons suffering a "cost-of-living crisis" in the wake of the global financial meltdown.

Former Czech PM marries his mistress

09/24/2013 3:19pm
Former Czech Prime Minister Pertr Necas and his one-time chief of staff _ both of whom have been ensnared by a major anti-corruption sting operation _ have gotten married in a secret ceremony, according to the media and a lawyer.

Kenya attack unfolded in up and down Twitter feeds

09/24/2013 3:53pm
As the deadly attack unfolded inside Kenya's Westgate mall, the militants who claimed responsibility for the spreading mayhem sent out tweet after tweet, taunting the Kenyan military, defending the mass killings and threatening more bloodshed.

Benedict defends abuse record in letter to atheist

09/24/2013 4:10pm
Seven months after leaving the papacy, emeritus Pope Benedict XVI broke his self-imposed silence Tuesday by releasing a letter to one of Italy's best-known atheists in which he denied covering up for sexually abusive priests and defended Christianity to non-believers.