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Correction: Russia's Media Tycoons story

10/19/2013 5:23am
In a story Oct. 18 about Russia's media tycoons, The Associated Press reported erroneously that News Media Holding earns $1.5 billion per year. The company earns 1.5 billion rubles, or $47 million, a year.

Hollande: expelled 15-year-old can return _ alone

10/19/2013 8:41am
Under fire from the far left and members of his own party, Socialist President Francois Hollande said Saturday that a 15-year-old girl who was detained in front of her classmates and expelled as an illegal immigrant can return to France. But the rest of the family cannot come with her.

British judge clears Madoff sons of wrongdoing

10/19/2013 9:21am
A British judge has cleared Bernard Madoff's sons of wrongdoing in a case brought against them by the liquidator of his estate in Britain, saying in a written ruling that the pair's honesty was not in doubt.

Executed Salesian brother beatified in Hungary

10/19/2013 9:34am
A brother from the Catholic order of the Salesians of Don Bosco was beatified Saturday, 60 years after he was executed by Hungary's communist regime.

Buses in large-scale bridge protest in Portugal

10/19/2013 10:13am
Portuguese workers have protested the country's austerity measures by boarding dozens of buses and crisscrossing one of Lisbon's main bridges with their horns blaring.

Titanic violin sells for over $1.6M at auction

10/19/2013 11:32am
A violin believed to have been played on the Titanic before the doomed vessel sank was auctioned for more than 1 million pounds ($1.6 million) Saturday, a fantastic figure which one collector said may never be beaten.

Italy: protesters throw eggs at finance ministry

10/19/2013 11:57am
Anti-austerity protesters in Rome threw eggs and firecrackers at the Finance Ministry during a march Saturday to oppose cuts to welfare programs and a shortage in low-income housing. Police said 11 people were detained.

Belgian plane crash leaves 11 dead

10/19/2013 2:36pm
A plane carrying parachutists planning to celebrate a birthday with a skydive crashed in Belgium on Saturday, killing all 11 people aboard.

Dutch building where Mati Hari was born burns

10/19/2013 3:08pm
A fire has gutted a building in the Netherlands where Mata Hari, the exotic dancer and World War I spy, was born.