Is N. Korean airline world's worst? It may be the quirkiest

Is N. Korean airline world's worst? It may be the quirkiest

If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travelers a stern lecture, or worse.

Hungary bars migrants from trains; smugglers wait in wings

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Hungary bars migrants from trains; smugglers wait in wings
Hungary stunned migrants and European partners Tuesday by blocking asylum-seekers from its westbound trains, a move that raised new challenges for the EU's passport-free travel zone and could drive many into the reckless hands of cross-border smugglers.

Canada in recession; PM Harper denies it as election looms

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Canada in recession; PM Harper denies it as election looms
Canada has fallen into a recession, dragged down by falling energy prices and economic troubles in China.
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The chief executive of SodaStream, the beverage maker that is shuttering its West Bank factory in the face of international boycott calls, accused his company's critics Wednesday of anti-Semitism and hurting the interests of the Palestinian workers they claim to protect.
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UN says deal reached on increasing flow of supplies to Yemen

The United Nations on Wednesday said it has reached agreement with Yemen's government and a Saudi-led military coalition on increasing the flow of badly needed goods like food and fuel to Yemen.
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AP Interview: Rescuer says world must protect antiquities

A reserve colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps who led an international hunt for looted antiquities from Iraq a decade ago said Wednesday that the West needs to deploy forces to protect Mideast archaeological sites from extremists like the Islamic State group.
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France dismisses inquiry into Yasser Arafat's death

French magistrates have decided to dismiss an inquiry into the 2004 death of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, whose widow claims he was poisoned.
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Bombs at mosque in Yemen's capital kill at least 20 people

An Islamic State-claimed suicide bomber and a subsequent car bombing killed at least 20 people Wednesday at a mosque in Yemen's rebel-held capital, Sanaa, amid the country's raging civil war, officials said.
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American dancers teach technique, confidence in South Africa

A day before the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater begin the South African leg of their international tour, the company's dancers taught a master class in Johannesburg's historic Soweto township on Wednesday.
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New Ukraine doctrine declares Russia military opponent

Ukraine's national security council on Wednesday approved a new military doctrine that declares Russia to be a military opponent and calls for the country to pursue NATO membership.
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Migrant tempers fray as Hungary blocks trains for 2nd day

Hundreds of frustrated migrants demanding passage to Germany jostled with riot police beside Budapest's main international train station Wednesday as Hungary spent a second day trying to keep thousands of asylum seekers from spilling deeper into Europe.
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Mali, neighboring countries plan force to fight extremists

Mali's defense ministry adviser says that five neighboring countries have met to discuss a joint force to fight extremism in the region.
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Indonesia extradites ex-police officer sought in US murder

A former Austin, Texas, police officer sought in the murder of his pregnant girlfriend was extradited Wednesday from Indonesia to the United States.
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Pakistan corruption lets militants get national ID cards

Foreign Islamic militants have been able to secure Pakistani national identity cards for years in exchange for bribes as low as $100, giving them vastly greater freedom to operate, according to a report by Pakistan's top intelligence agency obtained by The Associated Press.
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Slovak foreign minister: migrant crisis may unite far-right

Slovak's foreign minister said Wednesday that the flood of migrants crossing Europe could unite the far-right in his country, calling it a "scary" prospect.
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VENICE WATCH: Festival pays tribute to horror-meister Craven

The Venice Film Festival is adding a dose of horror to its high-toned lineup, in tribute to the late director Wes Craven.
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Greek authorities find shotguns, ammunition on freighter

Greek authorities say a partial inventory of unregistered weapons found on a Libya-bound freighter includes nearly 500,000 rounds of ammunition and 5,000 "police-style" shotguns.
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Residents: Bloody scene after Somalia attack

A day after Islamic extremists overran an African Union military base in Somalia, shaken residents of an adjacent town were describing the daring attack and its aftermath. One resident said some soldiers may have been taken captive by the rebels.
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12 migrants drown off Turkish coast, 2 still missing

At least 12 migrants, including five children, drowned off the Turkish coast Wednesday when two boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized, Turkish officials said. The tides washed up the body of one small boy on the beach, leaving witnesses in tears.
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Anti-government protests resume in Burundi

Anti-government protesters have resumed in some neighborhoods in Burundi's capital after residents accused the police of harassment.
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