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Fashion icon mourned in Dominican homeland

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Designer Oscar de la Renta was mourned Tuesday in the Dominican Republic as a native son who brought glamour and prestige to a largely poor country better known for baseball and beaches than elegant evening wear.

Congo doctor Mukwege wins EU human rights prize

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

European lawmakers have awarded their top human rights prize to Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege who campaigns against sexual violence targeting women in war.

Assad pursues withering campaign against rebels

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government.

Ukraine, Russia end gas talks without breakthrough

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Ukraine and Russia on Tuesday failed to get a decisive breakthrough in their standoff over gas supplies to Kiev and will resume European Union-sponsored talks next week.

Ancient Greek well yields rare wooden statue

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Archeologists in Greece have uncovered a rare wooden statue preserved in the muddy depths of an ancient well in Piraeus, the port of Athens.

Pistorius sentencing: What it means

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

How much prison time will Oscar Pistorius ultimately serve for killing his girlfriend? And will the double-amputee Olympian ever run competitively again on the carbon-fiber blades that made him one of the world's most recognizable athletes?

IAPA: press freedom deteriorating in the Americas

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The Inter American Press Association says freedom of the press has sharply deteriorated in the Americas over the last six months.

Police find dead infants in Winnipeg locker

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The remains of as many as four dead infants were found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, Canadian police said Tuesday, though it was not yet clear if the deaths were homicides.

Police in Macedonia arrest 9 in helicopter scam

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Police in Macedonia have arrested a former Defense Ministry official and eight others for allegedly embezzling $2.8 million from the government by filing fake expenses related to a helicopter maintenance program.

Fight for Brazil's battleground state heats up

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Brazil's deadlocked presidential race is the most heated since the nation returned to democracy, and nowhere is the battle more bare-knuckled than in the state where both candidates were born.

Hong Kong students, officials talk but don't agree

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little Tuesday as the city's Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the key demand of activists camped in the streets now for a fourth week.

El Salvador’s fight against gold mine will be decided in D.C.

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Somewhere trapped in the earth below Francisco Pineda’s feet are an estimated 1.4 million ounces of gold, and he wants the ore to remain there.

British man guilty in hammer attack on UAE women

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

A jury has found a British man guilty of attempted murder in a vicious hammer attack on three female tourists from the United Arab Emirates as they slept with their young children in a luxury hotel in London.

UK eavesdropping agency head defends work

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The outgoing leader of Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency has offered a vigorous defense of its work, insisting the organization had delivered security while protecting privacy to the greatest extent possible.

Oil CEO in sad toll of famed plane crash victims

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA whose silver handlebar earned him the nickname "Big Mustache," died late Monday at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, according to Russian investigators.

Rights group: LGBT Jamaicans targets of violence

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are the targets of unchecked violence and discrimination in Jamaica, frequently refused housing or employment in the Caribbean country typically described as the region's most hostile to LGBT citizens, a leading human rights group says in a report released Tuesday.

Afghan opium poppy cultivation hits all-time high

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan grew to an all-time high in 2013 despite America spending more than $7 billion to fight it over the past decade, a U.S. report showed on Tuesday.

Spanish woman free of Ebola, final tests show

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Conclusive tests show a Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola is cured of the virus, doctors said Tuesday, signaling a huge step forward in her 15-day battle for survival.

NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing.

Submarine hunt exposes Swedish readiness gap

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The search for a foreign underwater craft in waters off Stockholm has brought back memories of Sweden's submarine hunts during the Cold War — and exposed a key difference.