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Canada gunman wanted a passport to go to Mideast

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

He seemed lost, "did not fit in," had drug problems, and went more than five years without seeing his mother. In recent weeks, he had been living at a homeless shelter and had talked about wanting to go to Libya — or Syria — but became agitated when he couldn't get a passport.

In Iraq, Blackwater verdict provides no relief from bitterness

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Like most Iraqis, Ali Abbas Mahmoud didn’t know when he awoke Thursday that a jury in Washington had found four former Blackwater security guards guilty the previous day in one of the most infamous episodes of the U.S.-led occupation. That’s because the verdicts weren’t widely reported by the Iraqi media.

Poll: Rousseff takes lead in Brazil president race

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has pulled ahead of her rival and taken a six-point lead just days before Sunday's presidential vote, according to a poll released Thursday.

AP News Alert

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Police: Ottawa gunman had recently applied for a passport, believe he intended to go to Syria.

Canadian police: no link between soldier attacks

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Canadian police say they have found no connection between the two attacks on soldiers this week.

Cremation fears leave empty Ebola beds in Liberia

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, more than half the beds in treatment centers in the capital remain empty, an unintended consequence of the government's order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in Monrovia be cremated.

Today’s understatement: ‘Maybe we didn’t pay enough attention to the Hitler thing’

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

The question of the day in Switzerland: “Would you like your coffee with Hitler or without?”

Canada remembers soldier killed in attack

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Canadians mourned the army reservist killed in a terrorist attack on Parliament Hill, with friends remembering Cpl. Nathan Cirillo as a devoted father so ready to make people smile that he was once known as the class clown.

New mass grave evidence at Mladic trial

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

U.N. judges have ruled prosecutors may present evidence from a recently discovered mass grave against former Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic — a decision that will further delay a verdict at his war crimes trial.

China announces legal reforms, but commitment is in doubt

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

China’s Communist Party on Thursday announced new legal policies that, among other things, would punish local officials found to be interfering with judicial cases.

Ex-Mountie hero of shooting at Canada's Parliament

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder.

Berlusconi: Let's legalize gay civil unions

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Silvio Berlusconi is pushing for the legalization of civil unions between gays in Italy, but not same-sex marriage.

AP Interview: Libya FM wants Tripoli negotiations

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Libya's newly appointed foreign minister said Thursday that he hopes to see a negotiated solution to the standoff in the capital, Tripoli, where Islamist-allied militias have taken over the city and forced out the elected lawmakers.

Royal Protection officer arrested in ammo probe

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

British police say an officer assigned to the royal protection unit has been arrested after ammunition was found in personal lockers on the grounds of Buckingham Palace.

Nokia turnaround since handset unit sale continues

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Nokia is showing signs that it has turned around its fortunes following the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft.

Puma helps drive Kering's Q3 sales

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Kering, the company Saint Laurent couture and Puma streetwear, says revenue grew 3.3 percent in the third quarter even as its Gucci brand continued to see sales slump.

Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Lebanon announced on Thursday it will not accept any more refugees from neighboring war-torn Syria, except in what authorities deem to be "exceptional" cases — a move that could prevent tens of thousands of Syrians from escaping the civil war.

Pope condemns extraordinary renditions in law talk

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Pope Francis has condemned the practice of extraordinary renditions used by the CIA after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

AP Interview: Jerusalem mayor vows to calm city

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Jerusalem's mayor on Thursday called for a crackdown against a wave of Palestinian unrest, as police beefed up security after a Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded light rail train station and killed a baby girl.

Trading restriction halts Portugal Telecom slide

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

A ban on the short-selling of Portugal Telecom shares helped the stock rebound following a plunge that analysts say leaves it vulnerable to a takeover bid.