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  • New search planned for grave of Spanish poet Lorca
    Associated Press | October 31, 2014 8:02 am
    Archeologists will start inspecting the land in an area in southern Spain near where the acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca is believed to have been executed and buried at the start of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, officials said Friday.
  • Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons
    Associated Press | October 31, 2014 8:02 am
    The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous. The impromptu murals of death illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule.
  • Shelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide
    Associated Press | October 31, 2014 7:56 am
    Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative housing for them to move to.
  • Uganda-North Korea ties grow amid democracy doubts
    Associated Press | October 31, 2014 7:55 am
    President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda gave a state banquet late Thursday in honor of North Korea's ceremonial head of state, praising Pyongyang for what he said was its prominent role in fighting imperialism.
  • Hello Kitty's 40 years of cuteness and cool
    Associated Press | October 31, 2014 7:54 am
    When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty.
  • Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police
    Associated Press | October 31, 2014 7:50 am
    The Islamic State group is conducting a purge, killing dozens of former policemen and soldiers living in areas of Iraq under its control, in a campaign apparently aimed at preventing any uprising against its extremist rule.
  • North Korean Ebola policies hit tourism businesses
    Associated Press | October 31, 2014 7:48 am
    North Korea's quarantine of arriving foreigners to prevent Ebola has not disrupted business with the nation's largest trading partner, Chinese businesspeople say, although a tourist ban has hurt travel agencies that run tours to the reclusive country.
  • Burkina Faso leader steps down, vote in 90 days
    Associated Press | October 31, 2014 7:36 am
    President Blaise Compaore stepped down Friday after 27 years in power following a wave of protests against his rule.
  • Trooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt
    Associated Press | October 31, 2014 7:36 am
    Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" at the suspect in a fatal ambush on a Pennsylvania state police barracks as troopers led him from his first court appearance Friday following a grueling seven-week manhunt.
  • US consumer spending down 0.2 percent in September
    Associated Press | October 31, 2014 7:18 am
    U.S. consumer cut spending in September for the first time in eight months, as incomes grew at the slowest pace this year. The figures underscore nagging economic soft spots that are expected to ease in the coming months.
  • US, global stocks get big boost from Bank of Japan
    Associated Press | October 31, 2014 7:18 am
    Stocks in the U.S. and across the globe rose sharply Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced a new stimulus package to boost the country's struggling economy. Japan's stock market jumped 4.8 percent to reach its highest level since 2007.
  • Peshmerga fighters leave Kobani to return later
    Associated Press | October 31, 2014 6:54 am
    The 10 peshmerga fighters from Iraq who entered the embattled northern Syrian town of Kobani one day earlier returned to Turkey Friday to prepare for their forces' full deployment, a Kurdish official in Kobani said.
  • Russia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays
    Associated Press | October 31, 2014 6:48 am
    Russia will resume shipping natural gas to Ukraine after Kiev pays off its first debt installment for past supplies of gas next week, officials said Friday.
  • Fire causes evacuation of French state radio
    Associated Press | October 31, 2014 6:42 am
    A fire at the Paris headquarters of French state radio is sending columns of thick black smoke out of more than a dozen windows.
  • Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site
    Associated Press | October 31, 2014 6:24 am
    Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city.
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