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Suicide bombers kill 15 at north Nigerian college

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Two suicide bombers killed at least 15 students Wednesday at a government college in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, police and emergency officials said.

UN says building materials to Gaza may quadruple

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

A deal reached on war-battered Gaza's reconstruction is set to be implemented in the coming months, with the amount of building materials entering the territory expected to quadruple, a U.N. official said Wednesday, in the first details of the agreement to emerge.

15 Syrian children die after getting vaccinations

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of northwestern Syria, while the death toll from two days of government airstrikes on a central city climbed to nearly 50, a heavy toll even by the vicious standards of the country's civil war, activists said.

Nigerian preacher faces scrutiny after disaster

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

A Nigerian televangelist whose exuberant followers across Africa and beyond believe he has powers of healing and prophesy is now under scrutiny after one of his buildings collapsed, killing at least 70 people.

1st UK volunteer gets experimental Ebola vaccine

|Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

British scientists say a former nurse has become the first person in the country to receive an experimental Ebola vaccine in an early trial to test its safety.

Is Scotland and France's 'Auld Alliance' back?

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

As the Scottish decide whether to break from the union with England, the embers of an even older Scottish alliance are being revived: "The Auld Alliance" with the French.

Paralympics head won't promote Pistorius' return

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

As Oscar Pistorius awaits sentencing for the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp, it's uncertain if the fallen sports icon will ever race again. What's clearer is that the Paralympic leadership will not be encouraging any comeback by the double amputee sprinter.

Japan seeks backing for whaling despite UN ruling

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Japan sought international backing Wednesday for its highly criticized plan to resume whale hunting in the Antarctic next year, despite a ruling against it by the top U.N. court.

Indonesia adds more copters to fight forest fires

|Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Indonesia on Wednesday added more water-dropping helicopters to fight forest and plantation wildfires that are spreading haze across the region, limiting visibility and increasing air pollution.

Researchers locate site of gas chambers in Poland

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Polish and Israeli Holocaust researchers say they have discovered the exact location of the building that housed gas chambers at Sobibor, one of the death camps operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland.

Puerto Rico police arrest reggaeton star Don Omar

|Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar was arrested Wednesday in the U.S. territory on suspicion of domestic violence.

Top Saudi clerics issue edict against terrorism

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Saudi Arabia's highest body of religious scholars issued a stern ruling on Wednesday calling terrorism a "heinous crime" and saying perpetrators including Islamic State militants deserve punishment in line with Islamic law.

French case against Iran opposition group dropped

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

French judges have thrown out terrorism-linked charges against nine members of an exiled Iranian opposition group, closing the last part of a case that began 11 years ago with mass arrests that provoked several deaths by protesters setting themselves afire.

Czechs to train Iraqi helicopter pilots

|Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

The Czech Defense Ministry says it has signed a deal with Iraq to provide training to 31 helicopter pilots from the Iraqi air force.

Experts: Chopin's heart shows signs of TB

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

The preserved heart of composer Frederic Chopin contains signs of tuberculosis and possibly some other lung disease, medical experts said Wednesday.

AP Interview: Iraq premier nixes US ground troops

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the "puzzling" exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight the Islamic State group.

Britain might learn from split of Czechoslovakia

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

If Scotland says yes to independence in Thursday's referendum, there might be a lesson to learn from the amicable split of Czechoslovakia on Jan. 1, 1993. Known as a "velvet divorce," the breakup was nothing like the secessionist wars that raged in Yugoslavia. It was as peaceful and smooth as the 1989 Velvet Revolution that threw off oppressive communist rule in Czechoslovakia, and is considered a success even by its opponents.

Finland: 4 charged with funding Somali militants

|Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Prosecutors in Finland have charged four people with financing terrorism for allegedly collecting money for an al-Qaida linked militant group in Somalia.

Liberia president praises US for Ebola help pledge

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

People critically ill with Ebola languishing in an ambulance for hours as paramedics seek a place for them. Treatment centers filling up as soon as they are opened. The situation is so dire in Liberia that its president welcomed a U.S. pledge to send troops and treatment centers, but said much more needs to be done.

Qatar emir: No support for extremists

|Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

The emir of Qatar says his oil-rich Gulf nation has provided no support for the Islamic State extremist group.