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Palestinian killed in clash with Israeli military

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A Palestinian-American teenager was killed during clashes with the Israeli military on Friday amid heightened tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Cholera sickens nearly 1,000 people in Niger

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Doctors Without Borders says a cholera outbreak in the West African country of Niger killed 20 people and has sickened nearly 1,000 people.

France OKs extradition of dissident Kazakh banker

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A French appeals court has authorized the extradition to Russia or Ukraine of a Kazakh dissident banker whose legal case is tangled up in at least five countries.

Canada to give slain soldier hero's send-off

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed Canada's seat of government was given a hero's send-off Friday, with a motorcade along the highway where the country honors its war dead.

4 consulates get suspicious packages in Turkey

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Turkish authorities say the consulates of Canada, Belgium and Germany in Istanbul have been evacuated after receiving suspicious packages Friday.

UN calls on Mexico to do more to find missing students, asks permission to help

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday admonished Mexico to “step up” efforts to locate 43 students who went missing nearly a month ago, a sign that Mexico faces increasing heat over its human rights record.

Poland strips Russian journalist of accreditation

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The Polish Foreign Ministry says it has stripped a Russian journalist of his right to work in Poland.

Miss Uganda contestants compete in farming

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

When the Miss Uganda contestants arrived at this sprawling farm outside Kampala, they quickly realized their high-heels would not be useful. So they put on gumboots and strutted awkwardly as they took turns learning how to milk a cow.

Architect Frank Gehry shocks with obscene gesture

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Architect Frank Gehry traveled to Spain to receive a prestigious award but shocked his hosts by responding to a reporter's question with an obscene gesture and making contemptuous comments about most modern architecture.

UN authorizes ship inspections for Somali charcoal

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The U.N. Security Council authorized the inspection of ships suspected of carrying highly prized charcoal from Somalia on Friday in a stepped-up effort to enforce a ban on charcoal exports and cut off a lucrative source of funding for the al-Qaida linked extremist group al-Shabab.

Myanmar army kills journalist it calls Karen rebel

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Myanmar's army shot dead a journalist who was detained while covering clashes between the army and ethnic rebels at the rugged border, saying he reached for a soldier's gun during an attempted escape, the press council said Friday.

Militant group said to be using chlorine bombs

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

New allegations have emerged that Islamic State extremists have expanded their arsenal with chlorine bombs and captured fighter jets — weapons that could help the militants in Iraq and Syria.

Vienna honors deserters from Hitler's army

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Austria's president apologized Friday for his country's postwar treatment of deserters from Hitler's army as traitors, at the unveiling of a memorial honoring those who fled military duty rather than serve under the Nazi regime.

Macedonia: Gay activists hurt in cafe attack

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Police say about 30 people wearing masks and throwing rocks and bottles have attacked members of a gay rights activist group in Macedonia, wounding two of them.

Spain challenges Canary Island poll on oil plans

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The Spanish government says it will ask the Constitutional Court to block proposals by the Canary Islands regional government to stage a referendum on oil exploration in waters off the popular tourist archipelago.

Rwandan government angry at BBC over documentary

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The Rwandan government, members of parliament and genocide survivors have expressed their anger at the BBC over a recent documentary that suggested the country's president may have had a hand shooting down of his predecessor's plane.

Egypt declares emergency in northern Sinai

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

China's president pledges $81 million in Ebola aid

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

China's president on Friday pledged to provide $81 million in aid to help fight Ebola in the three West African countries at the heart of the crisis.

Putin accuses US of undermining global stability

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

President Vladimir Putin of Russia said Friday that the world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place because of U.S. attempts to enforce its will on other countries and that his nation will not comply.

US to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The United States will pay the Philippines 87 million pesos ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a U.S. Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year, an official said Friday.