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16 killed in northwest China coal mine collapse

16 killed in northwest China coal mine collapse

14 mins ago
BEIJING (AP) — A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, an official said Saturday, highlighting the persistence of safety problems in the industry despite a leveling off of demand. Full Story
Tunisians skeptical on eve of historic election

Tunisians skeptical on eve of historic election

23 mins ago
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — In a raucous cafe in a Tunis slum, men talked in loud voices and paid little attention to the politicians debating on the television mounted on the wall. Qais Jebali swiftly made espressos behind the bar and explained why no one in the gritty neighborhood of Tadamon cared about the upcoming elections. Full Story
Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

25 mins ago
SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group. Full Story
Europe's bank test aims to strengthen economy

Europe's bank test aims to strengthen economy

1 hour 55 mins ago
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank on Sunday will reveal the results of a yearlong search through the books of Europe's 130 biggest banks, a key part of the region's effort to recover from its debt and economic crisis. Full Story
Expert: 8,000 more Rohingya flee Myanmar

Expert: 8,000 more Rohingya flee Myanmar

2 hours 40 mins ago
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the long-persecuted minority fleeing by boat in the last two weeks, according to residents and a leading expert. Full Story

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Outgoing president's party leads Uruguay contest

Outgoing president's party leads Uruguay contest

4 hours 36 mins ago
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The political party of outgoing President Jose Mujica, who gained international notice for social reforms such as legalization of marijuana and gay marriage, leads going into Sunday's election to replace him but victory is far from assured. Full Story
Brazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters'

Brazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters'

4 hours 51 mins ago
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian voters electing a new president this weekend are being asked to decide what scares them least: the incumbent's warnings about the "ghosts of the past," or her challenger's charges about the "monsters of the present." Full Story
16 killed in China coal mine collapse

16 killed in China coal mine collapse

5 hours 8 mins ago
BEIJING (AP) — A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, China's official news agency said Saturday. Full Story