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October 12, 2015 - 4:57am
1 day 2 hours ago

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's new prime minister has taken the oath of office and appointed the leaders of groups that are protesting the new constitution as his deputies.

Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli was sworn in by President Ram Baran Yadav on Monday a day after he was elected in Parliament with support from smaller parties.

He appointed two deputy prime ministers, Bijaya Gachchedar, who leads one of the Madhesi ethnic groups, and Kamal Thapa...

October 12, 2015 - 4:47am
1 day 3 hours ago

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say authorities have seized hundreds of kilograms of ivory along with rhino horns and bear paws and arrested 16 suspected members of a smuggling ring.

The People's Daily online said that police in Beijing on Monday announced the seizure of 804 kilograms of ivory, 11 kilograms of rhino horns and 35 bear paws in a haul worth 24 million yuan ($3.8 million).

This was the result of a crackdown from May to August on the...

October 12, 2015 - 4:25am
1 day 3 hours ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that a female U.N. worker was shot and killed by unknown gunmen in the city of Kandahar.

Samim Akhpolwak, spokesman for the provincial governor in Kandahar province, said on Monday that Toopakai Olfat, an Afghan national, was on her way home from the office when two gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed her.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) confirmed Olfat's death in a...

October 12, 2015 - 4:07am
1 day 3 hours ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's gas monopoly Gazprom says it has resumed supplies to Ukraine that will help the country meet its energy needs through the harsh winter months.

Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said supplies, which were suspended in the spring, recommenced earlier Monday after the company received $234 million in prepayments from Kiev.

The deal, which was signed last month with the help of the European Union, will ensure that Ukraine will receive...

October 12, 2015 - 4:06am
1 day 3 hours ago

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union foreign ministers are meeting to consider how the bloc should react to multiple, ongoing crises in the Middle East and North Africa, with the EU's top diplomat calling Russian military intervention in Syria a "game changer."

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday Russia's military action was "worrisome" and "dangerous" unless it was coordinated with the U.S.-led coalition attacking the Islamic State group....

October 12, 2015 - 4:02am
1 day 3 hours ago

KOLKATA, India (AP) — The Missionaries of Charity, the Roman Catholic order founded by Mother Teresa, says it has decided to close its adoption services in India after the country amended its rules to allow single parents to adopt.

The Missionaries of Charity said over the weekend that allowing single parents to adopt goes against the order's religious beliefs.

India's Central Adoption Resource Authority reviewed its guidelines in July in an effort...

October 12, 2015 - 3:59am
1 day 1 hour ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Developments as tens of thousands of people fleeing war and poverty in their homelands embark on a quest to seek safety in Europe. All times local.


2:40 p.m.

The United Nations' top official for refugees says European Union plans to take in about 160,000 migrants are insufficient, and is urging Europe to provide asylum-seekers with legal immigration options.

Antonio Guterres said the...

October 12, 2015 - 3:54am
1 day 3 hours ago

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been detained for more than a year on charges including espionage, has been convicted, a spokesman for the Iranian judiciary said.

Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi told state TV Sunday night, "He has been convicted, but I don't have the verdict's details."

Ejehi said Rezaian and his lawyer are eligible to appeal the conviction within 20 days.

Leila Ahsan, Rezaian's...

October 12, 2015 - 3:46am
1 day 3 hours ago

BERLIN (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency has issued a safety bulletin to airlines and authorities regarding Iranian and Iraqi airspace after Russian warships in the Caspian Sea last week fired cruise missiles toward Syria.

EASA said in a bulletin dated Friday that "before reaching Syria, such missiles are necessarily crossing the airspace above (the) Caspian Sea, Iran and Iraq, below flight routes" used by commercial aircraft.

The agency...

October 12, 2015 - 3:39am
22 hours 17 min ago

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Latest developments in the announcements of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):


4:40 p.m.

It was Angus Deaton's wife who answered the phone at 6:10 a.m. Monday and handed it to him. The voice on the other end told him the call was from Stockholm.

He says he knew what it was about but was still surprised to be named a Nobel Prize winner.

"I work on a lot of different...

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