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  • Britain scraps $9 million prison deal with Saudi Arabia
    Associated Press | October 13, 2015 6:44 am
    The U.K. government on Tuesday pulled out of 5.9 million-pound ($9 million) deal to sell prison expertise to Saudi Arabia that had drawn opposition from rights groups and senior politicians.
  • Panda gives birth to 2 cubs at Toronto Zoo
    Associated Press | October 13, 2015 6:40 am
    The Toronto Zoo says a panda on loan from China has given birth to two cubs.
  • Philippines backs US plan to sail ship near Chinese island
    Associated Press | October 13, 2015 6:36 am
    The Philippines on Tuesday backed a reported U.S. plan to challenge China's territorial claims by deploying an American Navy ship close to a Chinese-built island in the South China Sea, saying it was important for the international community to safeguard freedom of navigation in the disputed waters.
  • Vatican seeks to quell talk of letter to pope on family
    Associated Press | October 13, 2015 6:32 am
    The Vatican spokesman on Tuesday denounced the leak of a private letter to Pope Francis by conservative cardinals complaining about the way his big family meeting is being run. But he reminded those responsible that the meeting procedures are set and that they're duty-bound to stick with them.
  • The Latest: White House welcomes Dutch report on crash
    Associated Press | October 13, 2015 6:24 am
    The latest news on the report into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 in eastern Ukraine last year. All times local.
  • Scandal-hit VW to change diesel emissions technology
    Associated Press | October 13, 2015 6:24 am
    Volkswagen's flagship brand plans to change its diesel technology in Europe and North America as well as develop new hybrid and electric vehicles in response to its emissions scandal.
  • The Latest: EU migrant numbers down in September
    Associated Press | October 13, 2015 6:08 am
    The latest news from the wave of refugees and other migrants fleeing Africa, Asia and the Middle East and heading for western Europe. All times local.
  • Dutch Safety Board: Buk missile downed MH17 in Ukraine
    Associated Press | October 13, 2015 6:08 am
    The missile that downed Malaysia Airlines flight 17 exploded less than a meter from the cockpit, killing the crew inside instantly and breaking off the front of the plane, the Dutch Safety Board said Tuesday as it presented the results of an official probe into the crash in eastern Ukraine.
  • Rescuers find passenger alive after Indonesia chopper crash
    Associated Press | October 13, 2015 5:56 am
    A helicopter crash survivor was found floating on plants in Indonesia's largest lake Tuesday and told rescuers the four other people on board also survived by jumping before the craft hit the water Sunday.
  • China jails former oil executive for 20 years for corruption
    Associated Press | October 13, 2015 5:56 am
    A Chinese court sentenced a former senior executive of a state oil company on Tuesday to 20 years in prison after finding him guilty of corruption.
  • Abu Dhabi's Etihad carrier signs $700M deal with IBM
    Associated Press | October 13, 2015 5:44 am
    Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways, one of the Arab Gulf region's largest carriers, has signed a $700 million deal with IBM to develop its security, mobile and analytics technology.
  • Jerusalem attacks kill 3 as wave of violence escalates
    Associated Press | October 13, 2015 5:40 am
    A pair of Palestinian men boarded a bus in Jerusalem and began shooting and stabbing passengers, while another assailant rammed a car into a bus station before stabbing bystanders, in near-simultaneous attacks Tuesday that escalated a monthlong wave of violence. Three Israelis and two attackers were killed.
  • The Latest: Israeli Jew stabs another in failed revenge plot
    Associated Press | October 13, 2015 5:20 am
    The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis (all times local):
  • Turkey bans rally by activists mourning colleagues
    Associated Press | October 13, 2015 5:12 am
    Turkish authorities on Tuesday banned a protest rally and march by trade union and civic society activists who lost friends and colleagues in Turkey's bloodiest terror attack, but hundreds of people defiantly gathered for the protest.
  • US ambassador says Romania still needs a lot of reforms
    Associated Press | October 13, 2015 5:09 am
    The U.S. ambassador to Romania on Tuesday urged politicians to continue reforms, stop political meddling in the management of state-owned companies and create a regulatory system which fosters investment.