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October 8, 2015 - 11:48am
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PRAGUE (AP) — A Prague court has convicted a Qatari royal family member of sexually abusing minors and sentenced him to 11 months and eight days in prison.

Hamad bin Abdallah bin Thani Al Thani was convicted in 2005 of sexually abusing underage girls in the Czech Republic and sentenced to 30 months in prison.

He was extradited to Qatar before an appeals court canceled the ruling. Qatar assured Czechs he would be prosecuted there.

October 8, 2015 - 11:41am
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LONDON (AP) — British authorities are enforcing a no-fly zone over Prince William and his wife Kate's country home for security reasons.

The move, which comes into force on Nov. 1, prohibits planes and drones flying below 2,000 feet (610 meters) within a circular area 1.5 miles across over Amner Hall, located on Queen Elizabeth II's Sandringham country estate in eastern England.

In a legal document explaining the move, the Department of Transport...

October 8, 2015 - 11:23am
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LONDON (AP) — Declaring that "enough is enough," IOC President Thomas Bach called Thursday for an "external presidential candidate" to take over FIFA and restore credibility to world soccer's scandal-scarred governing body.

In a strongly worded statement, the International Olympic Committee president said FIFA must speed up its reform process and consider appointing a respected outside figure who can bring legitimacy and public confidence to the body.

October 8, 2015 - 10:47am
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LONDON (AP) — In sweet-toothed Britain, the hottest entertainment sensation is a televised baking contest in which amateur pastry chefs battle it out over cakes, tortes, trifles and flans.

And in a country roiled by questions of immigration and identity, "The Great British Bake Off" has produced a new heroine — a headscarf-wearing Muslim woman who's a genius with sugar, eggs and flour.

Nadiya Hussain was crowned winner of the contest on a program...

October 8, 2015 - 10:27am
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LONDON (AP) — Actor Daniel Craig has said he wants to move on from the James Bond franchise and that, for now, he would rather slit his wrists than do another Bond movie.

In an interview with Time Out magazine, in which he was asked whether he could imagine doing another Bond film, Craig said: "Now? I'd rather break this glass and slash my wrists. ... I'm over it at the moment. We're done. All I want to do is move on."

The 47-year-old is reprising...

October 8, 2015 - 10:16am
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BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is leaving the door open for a larger security force in Afghanistan than initially planned after 2016.

But officials say the alliance is waiting for the U.S. to announce its decision, which could come as soon as next week.

NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg says decisions will be made based on a detailed security assessment that will determine the size of the force, where they will be based and how long they will stay. He...

October 8, 2015 - 10:12am
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials say Turkish police have seized material allegedly used by Islamic State militants to produce coins for the group and arrested six foreign nationals.

A statement from a local governor's office said police had seized the coin-making equipment inside a building in Gaziantep city, near the border with Syria, as well as in the suspects' vehicles. It said the coins produced are used as currency in IS-controlled areas.


October 8, 2015 - 9:55am
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LONDON (AP) — U.S presidential candidate Donald Trump has begun the latest round in his legal battle against a Scottish offshore wind farm project.

The Republican billionaire, who owns a luxury golf resort in Scotland, wants five British Supreme Court justices to stop wind turbines being built off the Aberdeenshire coast.

Trump argues that the 11-turbine wind farm, approved by the Scottish government in 2013, will spoil the view for guests at his...

October 8, 2015 - 9:43am
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MILAN (AP) — A top Italian anti-terrorism prosecutor says an ex-U.S. diplomat convicted of the CIA kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric has been detained in Portugal.

Armando Spataro told The Associated Press that Sabrina De Sousa was arrested at Lisbon Airport Monday. She was released from custody on Wednesday but her passport was seized pending a court decision on whether to turn her over to Italy to serve her six-year sentence.

De Sousa was among 26...

October 8, 2015 - 9:40am
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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court says a prosecutor wants to open an investigation into the 2008 war between Georgia and Russia, which would be the tribunal's first full-scale probe outside Africa.

The court said Thursday that Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is seeking a full investigation because her preliminary examination found "reasonable basis" to believe crimes were committed during the brief war in which hundreds were killed. Three judges...

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