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Russia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

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.

Official: Man slashes 3 schoolchildren in China

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A man in southeastern China slashed a first-grader to death and severely injured two others Friday in the country's latest violent attack on children.

Hawaii town shows how to live with lava

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Ten miles from the Hawaii town of Pahoa that is being menaced by a stream of lava from Kilauea volcano, there's another community that was almost entirely swallowed by the molten rock nearly 30 years ago.

RBS sets aside $639 million for currency probe

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Royal Bank of Scotland, which is majority-owned by the U.K. government, has set aside 400 million pounds ($639 million) to cover potential fines arising from international investigations into alleged manipulation of foreign currency trading.

Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

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.

Hungary suspends Internet tax after huge protests

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Following large-scale protests, Hungary's prime minister said Friday that the government would suspend a planned tax on Internet use and reconsider the matter next year.

Japan's huge pension fund to boost share purchases

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Japan's $1.1 trillion public pension fund on Friday approved a plan to double its holdings of shares and cut back sharply on bonds to help improve investment returns and meet its obligations to a swelling number of retirees.

Tropical Storm Vance moving slowly in Pacific

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Tropical Storm Vance is moving slowly in the Pacific far from Mexico's coast.

Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later.

Chinese official allegedly hides $33M in bribes

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Investigators in China have found more than 200 million yuan ($33 million) in cash at the home of an energy official accused of bribe-taking, in the country's largest cash seizure ever, a senior prosecutor said Friday.

Greek police clear apartment used by rebel monks

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Dozens of Greek police took part in an operation Friday to clear an apartment used as a hostel by a rebel monastery whose monks have been declared schismatic by the Orthodox Church.

The nation's weather

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Weather Underground Forecast for Friday, October 31, 2014

Group argues Redskins lawsuit should be tossed

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Five Native Americans are asking a Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit the Washington Redskins filed after the group successfully challenged the team's name, arguing it is offensive.

Gas ready to drop below $3 for 1st time in 4 years

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

The average price of gasoline in the U.S. hit $3 a gallon Friday, and should soon drop below the benchmark for the first time since December 2010.

Former NBA player to argue for conviction reversal

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A former NBA player convicted in a real estate Ponzi scheme was due in court to argue for a new trial.

San Francisco to mark World Series win with parade

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Police say up to 2 million Giants fans could turn out to cheer the World Series champions in a downtown San Francisco parade featuring double-decker buses for the players and floats of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Language fluency case back before Navajo court

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

The Navajo Nation's highest court is taking up a request Friday to hold election officials in contempt for not removing a disqualified candidate from the ballot.

Romania to vote for new leader; corruption ignored

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Romanians go to the polls Sunday to elect a new leader as President Traian Basescu steps down after 10 years. Prime Minister Victor Ponta is favored to win over challengers who include a city mayor and a glamorous lawyer. Here's a look at this Balkan nation's vote:

Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Sony's losses ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink.

3 die when train strikes SUV in southern Illinois

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Officials say three members of a family were killed when their SUV was struck by a freight train at a crossing in southern Illinois.