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Fire extinguished on cargo ship off Norway

11/17/2013 2:28am
A fire aboard a cargo ship carrying armored vehicles and other military supplies to a military exercise in Norway has been extinguished.

Bulgarian students demand end to govt corruption

11/17/2013 5:26am
Ivaylo Dinev believes the time has come to change his world. To do so, he's chosen a tactic straight from the 1960s _ the sit-in.

Georgia inaugurates philosopher as president

11/17/2013 6:56am
Georgia on Sunday inaugurated a new president, 44-year-old philosopher and former university rector Giorgi Margvelashvili, who pledged to strengthen the former Soviet republic's ties with the West and maintain its commitment to NATO.

Pope jokes he's a pharmacist, prescribing prayers

11/17/2013 7:08am
Joking that he's like a pharmacist, Pope Francis is promoting prayer as medicine for the heart.

Frenchman escaped 11 months captivity in Nigeria

11/17/2013 8:16am
A French engineer kidnapped in northern Nigeria 11 months ago escaped on a motorcycle without paying ransom and will fly back to France on Sunday, police said.

Report: British spy agency monitors luxury hotels

11/17/2013 8:23am
The German magazine Der Spiegel says the British intelligence agency GCHQ monitors bookings of at least 350 luxury hotels around the world to automatically track foreign diplomats and government officials who might be staying there.

Topless women disrupt anti-abortion rally in Spain

11/17/2013 10:18am
An anti-abortion rally in Spain by Christian groups has been disrupted by a five topless women from the feminist group Femen chanting "Abortion is sacred."

2 Chileans charged with causing Spain church blast

11/17/2013 11:31am
A Spanish judge on Sunday charged two Chileans with belonging to a terrorist organization, detonating an explosion in a cathedral last month, and conspiring to stage a similar attack at a monastery.

JFK death news sent `wave of grief' around world

11/17/2013 12:07pm
There is a quiet and somber feel to this small piece of America on an English hillside, near where the Magna Carta was sealed eight centuries ago.

Thousands in Greece march in memory of 1973 revolt

11/17/2013 12:27pm
Tens of thousands joined peaceful marches through Greece's two biggest cities Sunday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of a bloody student uprising against the then dictatorship.

Trash strike in Spain's capital ends after 13 days

11/17/2013 12:40pm
A trash collectors' strike that left Madrid's streets piled high with garbage has ended after 13 days, with workers voting to accept a deal hammered out by trade unions and employers.

Warsaw subway fire sends 8 people to hospital

11/17/2013 1:56pm
A state-of-the-art Warsaw subway train has caught fire, forcing the evacuation of some 200 people and sending eight to the hospital.

Serbs redo vote in tense northern Kosovo city

11/17/2013 3:10pm
Minority Serbs in a tense northern Kosovo city cast ballots under tight security on Sunday, redoing a vote that was derailed when masked men attacked staff and destroyed voting materials.