China wows the world with largest single-dish radio telescope

China wows the world with largest single-dish radio telescope

Scientific wonder will probe deep into universe.

UK police arrest man in hacking of Pippa Middleton's phone

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UK police arrest man in hacking of Pippa Middleton's phone
London police say they have arrested a 35-year-old man suspected of hacking the iCloud account of Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, and stealing 3,000 photographs.

N. Korean defectors sold as brides in China want kids back

N. Korean defectors sold as brides in China want kids back
After fleeing North Korea to avoid extreme poverty and oppression, the young woman allowed a stranger to arrange a marriage for her with a rural Chinese farmer because she had nowhere to go. An even more painful decision came later.
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Colombia to sign historic peace deal on ending long conflict

Colombia will take a big step toward emerging from its long nightmare of bloody violence Monday when the government and the country's largest rebel movement sign a peace accord that emerged from four hard years of negotiations.
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Surfer in stable condition after Australian shark attack

A teenage surfer was in stable condition after he was bitten by a shark Monday at the same Australian beach where a Japanese surfer was fatally mauled last year, officials said.

Pemex says fire put out on tanker off Mexico's Gulf coast

A fire on a tanker carrying gasoline and diesel off Mexico's Gulf coast was put out Sunday, a day after the blaze began, the country's state oil company said.

Asian stocks mostly lower ahead of US presidential debate

Asian shares were mostly lower Monday as market attention turned from action from central banks to the U.S. presidential race, with a closely watched debate upcoming.

UK financial sector confidence falls further amid Brexit

A new survey shows that optimism in the financial services sector has fallen for a third consecutive quarter — the longest drop since the global financial crisis in 2009.

A Syrian refugee balances life in Germany with chaos at home

At the intersection, Mohammed al-Haj waited patiently for the "green man." No cars were coming, no policemen watching. Back home in Syria, he wouldn't hesitate.

Jordanian writer on trial over cartoon gunned down outside courthouse

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Spain's regional elections give boost to Rajoy's party

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Brazilian city council candidate shot dead at Rio rally

Brazilian police say gunmen have killed a city council candidate as he was leaving a political rally outside Rio de Janeiro.
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Britain's Prince William, Kate tour Vancouver without kids

Prince George and Princess Charlotte stayed behind with their nanny as Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, continued their tour of British Columbia on Sunday, a day after George left Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hanging on a high-five.

Jewish settlement soccer clubs bring politics to the pitch

The Beitar Shabi Givat Zeev players huddled around for a training session, lobbing soccer balls as an autumn evening breeze swept through the surrounding rocky hills. It was a routine scene played out on soccer fields around the world, but if Palestinian authorities have their way, the team could soon find itself permanently sidelined.

Priest reported kidnapped found slain in western Mexico

A missing Mexican priest was found shot dead off the side of a highway in western Mexico days after he was kidnapped from his parish residence, state prosecutors said Sunday. He was the third Roman Catholic priest to be slain in Mexico in the last week.

At least 26 killed in Aleppo as UN meets over Syria

At least 26 civilians were killed in fresh government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday, as the United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting on the spiraling violence in Syria but failed to take any action because of deep divisions between Russia and the Western powers.

APNewsBreak: FIFA disbands racism task force, says job done

FIFA has disbanded its anti-racism task force, declaring the work complete despite ongoing concerns about discriminatory behavior at matches in 2018 World Cup host Russia.

Bosnian Serbs vote in referendum banned by top court

Bosnian Serbs on Sunday voted in a referendum banned by the country's constitutional court, risking Western sanctions against their autonomous region and criminal charges against their leaders.

4 wounded in shooting in Swedish city of Malmo

Swedish police say four people have been wounded in a shooting in Malmo, the country's third-largest city.

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UN chief pledges help for talks to reunify divided Cyprus

The United Nations secretary-general promised Sunday to lend his personal support to rival Cypriot leaders who are locked in complex talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically divided island nation.