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Nobel speculation centers on rights activists

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Human rights activists from China and Russia are considered front-runners to win the Nobel Peace Prize next week, while bettors are putting their money on an Italian, a Syrian or an Israeli for the literature award.

October 18, 2008 | By KARL RITTER and DOUG MELLGREN Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Parents file lawsuit in China against dairy firm

BEIJING - The parents of a 1-year-old boy who developed kidney stones after drinking infant formula tainted with an industrial chemical are suing the dairy at the heart of the scandal, state media reported, as tests implicated 15 more companies Wednesday.

October 16, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fire kills 15 at Japanese adult video theater

TOKYO - A man set fire to an adult video theater in western Japan on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people in what police said was a suicide attempt.

October 16, 2008 | By SHINO YUASA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq: government takes command of Sons of Iraq

BAGHDAD - Iraq's Shiite-led government took command Wednesday of thousands of U.S-backed mostly Sunni fighters who turned against al-Qaida, pledging to integrate them into public life in recognition of their help in quelling violence.

October 16, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan officials: 6 killed in US missile strike

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A suspected U.S. missile strike on a Taliban commander's home in Pakistan killed six people, officials said Wednesday, a possible indication that Washington was moving ahead with cross-border raids despite protests from the new government.

October 16, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Money sent home by Mexicans in US drops 12 percent

MEXICO CITY - Mexicans living in the U.S. sent home 12 percent less money in August, the largest drop on record since the Bank of Mexico began tracking remittances 12 years ago, the central bank reported on Wednesday.

October 16, 2008 | By TRACI CARL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


EU monitors begin patrols in Georgian territory

KARALETI, Georgia - European Union monitors began patrolling Georgian territory Wednesday and Russian troops allowed some of them into a buffer zone around the breakaway region of South Ossetia, despite earlier warnings from Moscow they would be blocked.

October 16, 2008 | By MATT SIEGEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ex-Liberia president, son face UN, US charges

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - In separate courts on different continents, former Liberian President Charles Taylor and his American son are standing trial on charges of committing atrocities in neighboring West African nations.

October 16, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Somalia: World can use force against the pirates

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalia will allow foreign powers to use force if necessary against pirates who are holding a ship loaded with tanks for $20 million ransom, raising the stakes for bandits who are facing off against the United States and soon Moscow on the high seas.

October 16, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US envoy takes new nuclear proposal to NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea - Washington's top nuclear negotiator drove to the capital of communist North Korea on Wednesday with a possibly face-saving proposal to persuade the Stalinist regime to honor a nuclear disarmament deal.

October 16, 2008 | By JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hostage drama ended with desert drive to safety

CAIRO, Egypt - The end of a 10-day ordeal for the tour group came far out in the desolate Sahara, when kidnappers lined up some of the captives and cocked their weapons. ''At that moment, we thought we were dead,'' said one Egyptian guide.

October 15, 2008 | By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Africans wary on new US command for continent

DAKAR, Senegal - A new command takes over all U.S. military operations in Africa on Wednesday, a program that many Africans fear has a hidden agenda skewed by the war on terror and a self-interested scramble for resources.

October 15, 2008 | By TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Nobel literature head: US too insular to compete

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Bad news for American writers hoping for a Nobel Prize next week: the top member of the award jury believes the United States is too insular and ignorant to compete with Europe when it comes to great writing.

October 15, 2008 | By MALIN RISING and HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


6 trapped Filipino miners rescued after 1 week

MANILA, Philippines - The miners prayed, first in the light from their lanterns, then in the dark when the batteries failed. Their only sustenance was rain water.

October 15, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan’s intelligence agency gets new chief

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan named a new head of its main intelligence service, a change sure to be scrutinized by American officials who have questioned the powerful spy agency's loyalties in the war on terror.

October 15, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Rise in teen suicide, social media linked

CHICAGO - An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there ...

November 14, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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