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Taliban shooting survivor speaks in 'I Am Malala'

10/08/2013 1:18am
A year ago, Malala Yousafzai was a 15-year-old schoolgirl in northwest Pakistan, thinking about calculus and chemistry, Justin Bieber songs and "Twilight" movies.

Telecoms firm Alcatel-Lucent to cut 10,000 jobs

10/08/2013 4:56am
Telecommunications equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA said Tuesday that it plans to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide over the next two years, the latest cost-cutting drive from the loss-making company.

French opera, theater director Chereau dies at 68

10/08/2013 6:34am
Patrice Chereau, a celebrated French actor and director in film, theater and opera who was renowned for cutting-edge productions, has died, officials said Tuesday. He was 68.

Czech Budvar claims victory over AB InBev in Italy

10/08/2013 7:11am
The state-owned Czech brewery Budejovicky Budvar NP said on Tuesday an Italian court has banned its bitter rival, beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev, from using the Budweiser trademark in that country, the latest ruling in their long legal battle over the brand name.

British police arrest 4 in Silk Road investigation

10/08/2013 7:26am
British police say they have made four arrests as part of the U.S.-led investigation of Silk Road, until recently the Internet's most notorious illegal drug site.

Watchdog: Anti-bribery rules not being enforced

10/08/2013 7:36am
An anti-corruption watchdog ranks the U.S. and Germany as the most active at enforcing rules prohibiting multinational companies from using bribes in foreign markets, but said Tuesday that half the world's top exporters are doing little or nothing at all to investigate or prosecute offenders.

Azerbaijan's president set for easy re-election

10/08/2013 7:38am
Oil-rich Azerbaijan is booming and the wealth is trickling down to its poorest people. It all means that its president doesn't even need to clamp down too hard to ensure he extends a decades-long dynastic rule in elections this week.

Turkey's Erdogan meets Hamas leader

10/08/2013 8:12am
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is meeting Hamas chief Khalid Mashaal in Ankara.

Polish cleric clarifies comment about pedophilia

10/08/2013 11:20am
A top official in Poland's Catholic Church has apologized for a comment he made about pedophilia by priests, but said he did not mean to suggest that child victims were partially responsible.

Lack of worker skills threatens European recovery

10/08/2013 11:28am
Andrea Ortiz, a 24-year-old Spaniard, has degrees in law and business yet works in a multinational clothing company as a store clerk. She has little hope of advancement and fears that when finally she does get a job she wants, she'll have no idea how to do it well.

Paris wins bid to host 2018 Gay Games

10/08/2013 12:00pm
Paris has won the bid to host the 2018 Gay Games, the lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender community's answer to the Olympics.