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October 10, 2015 - 10:29am
5 min 49 sec ago

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The leader of a Tunisian human rights group that was among the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize says the honor has meaning not just for his country, but for all those mired in war.

It's also a ray of good news for a North African nation that has suffered two major terror attacks this year.

Abdessatar Ben Moussa, president of the Tunisian League of Human Rights, told The Associated Press on Saturday he saw a message in giving the...

October 10, 2015 - 10:25am
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DUBLIN (AP) — Irish police say nine people, including an infant, have died in a fire at a mobile home camp for Ireland's native Gypsies.

Detectives say they have yet to establish a cause for Saturday's fire at a Dublin housing site for Irish Gypsies, who in Ireland are known as "travelers."

Among the dead are members of two families who lived in neighboring mobile homes at the site in the Dublin Mountain foothills.

Dublin Fire...

October 10, 2015 - 10:20am
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CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — A hospital official and residents say at least three people have died and some 50 have been injured in pre-election violence in Guinea.

A hospital worker, who insisted on anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press, said the deaths and injuries have been caused by violence since Thursday. Opposition demonstrators have clashed with supporters of President Alpha Conde who is running for re-election in polls Sunday....

October 10, 2015 - 10:18am
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's government says it has imposed a temporary news blackout following two blasts that killed 86 people who were gathering for a peace rally in the capital Ankara. The attack was Turkey's deadliest in recent years.

A government spokesman said the blackout Saturday covered images showing the moment of the blast, gruesome or bloody images or "images that create a feeling of panic."

He warned media organizations they could...

October 10, 2015 - 9:32am
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BERLIN (AP) — Svetlana Alexievich, the Belarusian author who just won the Nobel Prize for literature, says there is no doubt Alexander Lukashenko will be re-elected president this weekend.

Alexievich told reporters in Berlin on Saturday that for Lukashenko, who critics call Europe's last dictator, "it plays absolutely no role how we will vote" in the election Sunday.

"As Stalin once said, it's unimportant who votes or for whom, what matters is who...

October 10, 2015 - 8:59am
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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi police say a series of attacks around Baghdad has killed eight people and wounded nearly two dozen.

The deadliest attack Saturday took place in the eastern neighborhood of al-Shaab. A police official says a sticky bomb inside a microbus killed three people and wounded seven.

In Husseiniya, a suburb of northeastern Baghdad, a police official says a roadside bomb near a crowded marketplace killed two people and wounded nine....

October 10, 2015 - 8:55am
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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media and opposition activists are reporting fierce clashes in central Syria as government forces backed by Russian warplanes try to advance against insurgents.

State-run news agency SANA said Saturday that troops seized full control of the village of Atshan in the northern countryside of Hama province.

Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive concentrated in Hama and Idlib provinces earlier this week,...

October 10, 2015 - 8:43am
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Kurdish rebels have declared a temporary cease-fire ahead of Turkey's Nov. 1 election.

A Kurdish rebel statement said Saturday the group is halting hostilities to allow the elections to proceed safely. It said it would not launch attacks but would defend itself against attacks.

The announcement came hours after two bomb explosions in the capital killed at least 30 people and injured 126 others.

The group...

October 10, 2015 - 8:01am
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LONDON (AP) — The family of Britain's former Treasury chief Geoffrey Howe says the longtime Conservative Party figure has died at his home. He was 88.

The family said Saturday that he had died suddenly of a suspected heart attack late Friday night at his home in Warwickshire, north of London.

Prime Minister David Cameron praised Howe's central role in the first government of former leader Margaret Thatcher.

Cameron called Howe "...

October 10, 2015 - 7:37am
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DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The Dalai Lama says he considers it most important to preserve the Buddhist culture that has helped the Tibetan people live together even in exile.

The 80-year-old spiritual leader made the comments Saturday at his first public meeting after returning last week from the U.S., where he had a thorough medical checkup.

Many Tibetans fear that their culture may not endure for long and may weaken after the Dalai Lama is gone....

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