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Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Prosecutors in Poland have questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his extradition on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor.

South Africans mourn sport deaths

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Singing hymns and blowing vuvuzelas, South African sporting fans on Thursday paid final respects to three sporting figures who died within three days of each other.

Stocks mixed after Fed ends stimulus

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Stock markets mostly rose in Asia but fell in Europe on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it will end a stimulus program that was as massive as it was controversial. The dollar strengthened after the U.S. central bank hinted at an eventual interest rate hike.

Ukraine-Russia gas talks deadlocked in Brussels

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Talks to guarantee that Russian gas imports flow into rival Ukraine throughout the winter appeared to be an impasse Thursday because of doubts over payments from Kiev.

Volkswagen Q3 profits jump 56 percent

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Automaker Volkswagen AG says that net profit jumped 56 percent in the third quarter as the company sees continuing sales growth in China and Europe.

UN chief criticizes female genital mutilation

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is lauding the British newspaper The Guardian for its work to raise awareness about female genital mutilation.

Malala donates prize money to rebuild Gaza school

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees says Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has donated $50,000 to rebuild a U.N. school in Gaza damaged during this summer's Israel-Hamas war.

UK court says Libyan can sue over rendition

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

A British court says a former Libyan military commander can sue the U.K. government for its alleged role in his detention and rendition.

German 'Autobahn sniper' sentenced to 10 ½ years

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

A court in Germany has sentenced a trucker to 10 ½ years in prison for shooting at fellow drivers more than 700 times over a five-year period.

Amid murder case, Philippines says US pact stays

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is "imperfect" but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.

Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered a northern Syrian border town, crossing over from Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Kobani, activists said.

Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps.

N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Japan is not exactly Ebola country, but when a high-level delegation from Tokyo arrived in Pyongyang this week, two of the first people they met were dressed in full hazmat gear.

Protesters break into Burkina Faso parliament

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Protesters surged passed police lines Thursday and broke into Burkina Faso's parliament ahead of a vote to allow the president to seek another term next year.

Sweden recognizes Palestinian state

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Sweden's new government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state at a time of increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.

Reporter's family urges Iran to release him

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The family of an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post who has been jailed in Iran since July is urging authorities to release him, saying on Thursday that his continued incarceration without charge is a "farce."

UK opens National Sperm Bank amid donor shortage

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Britain opened a National Sperm Bank on Thursday to help meet rising demand for donors.

South Korea soldiers convicted in hazing death

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

A South Korean military court sentenced six soldiers to up to 45 years in prison on Thursday for bullying and beating a subordinate who died, the Defense Ministry said.

Hopes fade for 18 trapped Turkish miners

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

A senior government official says hopes are fading for 18 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in southern Turkey.

Iran foils sabotage attempt on heavy water tanks

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Iranian authorities have foiled a sabotage attempt involving tanks used for the transportation of heavy water, a key component in nuclear reactors, an Iranian newspaper reported on Thursday.