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October 9, 2015 - 7:55am
6 hours 20 min ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's central bank says state investment fund 1MDB violated foreign exchange rules and must repatriate a total of $1.83 billion that it used abroad.

The central bank said Friday that 1MDB obtained permission for overseas investments based on "inaccurate or without complete disclosure of material information." It said it has recommended criminal prosecution of the fund, although the attorney-general said Thursday that it found no...

October 9, 2015 - 7:53am
6 hours 20 min ago

LONDON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter confirms the U.S. has indications that four Russian cruise missiles crashed in Iran rather than Syria, suggesting there were malfunctions.

It's the first public comment by a U.S. official on the cruise missile failures.

Carter is speaking at a press conference in London with British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon. The British are part of the coalition striking Islamic State fighters in Iraq, but not doing...

October 9, 2015 - 7:20am
6 hours 40 min ago

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan official with the Islamist-backed government controlling the capital, Tripoli, says they have detained 300 African migrants captured while boarding boats headed to Europe.

Military spokesman Mohamed al-Shamy said Friday that the migrants, mainly from sub-Saharan Africa, were captured Tuesday on a beach east of Tripoli.

"This is the largest group we have ever caught at once," he said.

Thousands of...

October 9, 2015 - 7:18am
6 hours 40 min ago

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A new tally shows last month's crush and stampede at the Saudi hajj was the deadliest event to ever strike the annual pilgrimage.

The Associated Press count Friday shows at least 1,453 people died Sept. 24 in Mina near the holy city of Mecca. That figure comes from statements and officials' comments from 19 of the over 180 countries that sent citizens to the five-day annual pilgrimage.

Saudi officials have said...

October 9, 2015 - 7:11am
6 hours 40 min ago

LONDON (AP) — A British couple accused of abusing their baby have been cleared — but may never regain custody of the child, who was taken from them and adopted by another family.

Karrissa Cox and Richard Carter took their 6-week-old baby to a hospital in 2012 when it suffered bleeding in the mouth. Doctors saw bruising and what they thought were fractures, and Cox and Carter were accused of child cruelty and neglect.

This week, prosecutors dropped...

October 9, 2015 - 7:01am
6 hours 40 min ago

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Elizabeth Ramsey, a popular Filipino singer, comedian and actress who entertained crowds with racy gags and a raspy voice, has died. She was 83.

Her daughter, Jaya Ramsey, said in a Facebook post that Ramsey died in her sleep Thursday, two months after suffering a stroke. "Mama Beth is now with our Lord. ... Love and laughter, she has given not just our family but the whole nation," her daughter said.

Ramsey entered the...

October 9, 2015 - 6:57am
6 hours 40 min ago

BANGKOK (AP) — The smoke-belching, ear-splitting, undisciplined rickshaws known as tuk-tuks are part of the chaos on Bangkok's clogged streets.

Soon however, the tuk-tuk will stroll down a more refined runway, when Miss Thailand pays homage to her country at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant dressed as the iconic rickshaw.

The "Tuk Tuk Thailand" dress will be worn by Aniporn Chalermburanawong in the costume round at the pageant in December in the United...

October 9, 2015 - 6:55am
6 hours 40 min ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's justice minister says Moscow is open to discussing handing over to Kiev a Ukrainian pilot charged with the murder of two journalists.

Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian pilot who served in a volunteer battalion fighting alongside government troops against Russia-backed rebels, says she was kidnapped by Russians after she was captured by the rebels in June 2014. Russian prosecutors insist that Savchenko escaped from the rebels and was caught when she...

October 9, 2015 - 6:50am
6 hours 50 min ago

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A Moldovan government official says work on a pipeline that will transport natural gas from Romania to the Moldovan capital will begin next year.

The pipeline, which is expected to become operational in May 2018, will help lessen the former Soviet republic's dependency on Russia. It is an extension of one running from the northern Romanian city of Iasi to Ungheni, a Moldovan town near the Romanian border.

Valeriu Triboi,...

October 9, 2015 - 6:38am
6 hours 50 min ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A senior Turkish official has renewed a call on Kurdish rebels to lay down their arms and leave the Turkish territory.

Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan's comments Friday came amid reports that the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, was preparing to announce a unilateral cease-fire that would last until Turkey's Nov. 1 elections.

Yalcin dismissed the possible announcement as a tactical maneuver and said Turkey would maintain...

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