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AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers sought extremist buyers

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Over the pulsating beat at an exclusive nightclub, the arms smuggler made his pitch to a client: 2.5 million euros for enough radioactive cesium to contaminate several city blocks. Learn More


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Fighting erupts in central Syria amid Russian airstrikes

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops backed by Russian airstrikes battled insurgents in central Syria on Wednesday in the first major ground fighting since Moscow began launching air raids on militants last week, activists said. More »


The Latest: Work on DNA repair wins Nobel chemistry prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Latest developments in the announcements of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): More »


Women suicide bombers kill 15 in mosque at government estate

DAMATURU, Nigeria (AP) — Two women suicide bombers killed 15 people, including themselves, early Wednesday in northeast Nigeria at a mosque in the compound of a government workers' housing estate and at another location there. More »


Palestinian shot after stabbing Israeli in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian woman stabbed an Israeli man who then shot and wounded her in Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday after some of the tight security measures imposed following a series of deadly Palestinian attacks were lifted, police said. More »


VW CEO: recall of cars hit by scandal to begin in January

BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen plans to launch in January a recall of vehicles with software at the center of the emissions-rigging scandal and aims to fix them all by the end of next year, the company's new chief executive says. More »


MSF seeks fact-finding mission over deadly Kunduz strike

GENEVA (AP) — Doctors Without Borders is calling for an independent fact-finding mission under rules of the Geneva Conventions into a U.S. air strike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan that killed at least 22 people. More »


Dictator's son says Filipinos care less about Marcos abuses

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The son of late strongman Ferdinand Marcos said Wednesday that Filipinos are no longer concerned about human rights abuses committed under his father's rule, angering activists who said he wants people to forget his father's dictatorship, which a popular revolt ended 29 years ago. More »


Luxury birthing clinics spur cesarean 'epidemic' in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thais Faria sank into a leather love seat, relaxing under the ministrations first of a masseuse, then a manicurist and finally a hairdresser-cum-makeup artist. Not 24 hours after her daughter was born via cesarean, Faria was being pampered at an upscale Rio de Janeiro maternity clinic. More »


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