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MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia sought to assure the public that the kingdom was safe and free of health scares as an estimated 2 million Muslims streamed into a sprawling tent city near Mecca on Thursday for the start of the annual Islamic haj ...more

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BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia says its gas supplies from Russia are down 50 percent for a second day.Prime Minister Robert Fico says national gas company SPP has struck deals to get gas from other sources as a preventive measure.Sl ...more

AP News - 23 mins ago

LONDON (AP) — There's a part of us that loves to be scared.How else to explain the popularity of stories featuring haunted castles, lurking monsters and restless ghosts?Collectively they form a genre known as gothic, the subject of a new ...more

AP News - 41 mins ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police have destroyed a suspicious parcel sent to the Athens Stock Exchange that was stopped at the mailroom and did not disrupt trading.Police said the parcel sent to the stock exchange contained gunpowder and batter ...more

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State group militants launched an assault Thursday on a small town in western Iraq, a military spokesman said, as the United Nations warned that 10 months of violence in the country has taken a heavy toll on civilians.Iraq ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — Doctors have determined that almost all of the dozens of people killed on a Japanese volcano died of injuries from being hit by rocks that flew out during its eruption, police said Thursday.Rescuers have retrieved 47 bodies from the ...more

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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Thomas Eric Duncan rushed to help his 19-year-old neighbor when she began convulsing days after first complaining of stomach pain. Everyone assumed her health problems were related to her being 7 months pregnant. Still, no ambu ...more

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Stefan Lofven has become Sweden's new prime minister at the head of a weak, left-leaning minority government that is expected to struggle to push its agenda through Parliament.Sweden's Parliament on Thursday approved h ...more

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PARIS (AP) — Troubles in Russia's once-booming car market are dampening spirits at the Paris Motor Show.The European car market is seeing a fragile recovery after six years of decline, but CEOs in Paris are scaling back hopes that Russia could h ...more

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CAIRO (AP) — Two suicide car bombings near an eastern airport in Libya killed seven troops and wounded 12 people Thursday, a spokesman for a renegade general said, as fierce clashes erupted nearby between the general's forces and the extremist militias ...more