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    Fire Causes Evacuation of French State Radio

    By Candice Naranjo

    PARIS (AP) — A fire at the Paris headquarters of French state radio is sending columns of thick black smoke out of more than a dozen windows Photos of the scene Friday afternoon show smoke pouring from the upper stories of Full Article

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    Town Bans Clown Disguises After Assaults

    By Mario Sevilla

    PARIS (AP) — A small town outside Montpellier in southern France has banned people from disguising themselves as clowns from the streets — especially on Halloween. This week's decision by Mayor Pierre Dudieuzere of Vendargues follows a series of incidents around France Full Article

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    Malala Donates Prize Money To Rebuild School

    By Aaron Pero

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees says Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has donated $50,000 to rebuild a U.N. school in Gaza damaged during this summer's Israel-Hamas war. UNRWA says Malala is donating Full Article

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    Bodies Found in Mexico Where 3 Texans Went Missing

    By Kelli Otis

    MATAMOROS (AP) — Four bodies were found Wednesday east of the border city of Matamaros, near where three young Americans went missing more than two weeks ago, a Mexican state official said. Tamaulipas state investigator Raul Galindo Vira would only confirm Full Article

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    Mystery Solved: Cyst Removal Cause of Kim Jong Un’s Disappearance

    By Candice Naranjo

    CNN) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who recently disappeared from public view for about six weeks, had a cyst removed from his right ankle, a lawmaker told CNN. South Korea's National Intelligence Service told lawmakers during a closed-door Full Article

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    Guy Scott to Become Africa’s First White Leader Since Apartheid

    By Brian Shields

    LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambian President Michael Sata, once dubbed "Mr. King Cobra" for his sharp-tongued remarks, died in a London hospital after a long illness, the Zambian government said Wednesday. Vice President Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, Full Article

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    ISIS and al-Qaeda Appear to Cooperate More

    By Brian Shields

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Al-Qaida is using U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria as a reason to extend olive branches to the renegade Islamic State group, saying the two should stop feuding and join forces to attack Western targets — a reunification Full Article

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    Court Tells UK Man: Nudity is Not a Human Right

    By Jen Scarpelli

    LONDON (AP) — A British man who spurns clothes has lost a legal bid to have public nudity declared a human right. The European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday that Stephen Gough's rights were not violated by repeated arrests and Full Article

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    Body Recovered from South Korean Ferry that Sank in April

    By Brian Shields

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The first body found in three months was being recovered Tuesday from the sunken South Korean ferry, increasing the official death toll to 295, officials said. The government task force said in a statement the body Full Article

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    Ebola Aid Workers to Test New Vaccine

    By Brian Shields

    GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss agency that regulates new drugs has approved the application for a clinical trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine at the Lausanne University Hospital. Swissmedic says the trial will be conducted on 120 volunteer participants with support Full Article

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    Prosecution Says it Will Appeal Pistorius Verdict

    By Jen Scarpelli

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A spokesman for South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority says prosecutors will appeal the verdict and sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, who was handed a 5-year prison term after being convicted of culpable homicide. Prosecution spokesman Nathi Mncube said Full Article

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    Captain Of Soccer Team Killed During Robbery

    By Aaron Pero

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The captain of the South African national soccer team was fatally shot at his girlfriend's house during an attempted robbery Sunday night as he tried to apprehend the intruders, police and an eyewitness said. Goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was Full Article

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    Police: Ottawa Gunman Made Video of Himself Prior to Attack

    By Jen Scarpelli

    (CNN) -- The gunman responsible for the terrorist attack in Ottawa last week was "driven by ideological and political motives" and made a video of himself, police said Sunday. Authorities have previously identified the gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. He opened Full Article

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    Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty for S. Korean Ferry Captain

    By Jen Scarpelli

    Gwangju, South Korea (CNN) -- South Korean prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the captain of the capsized Sewol ferry and life in prison for three other crew members involved in the deadly disaster earlier this year. The death Full Article

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    Cardinals Player Oscar Taveras Dies in Car Accident

    By Katie Lyons

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities say St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras has died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. National police spokesman Jacobo Mateo Moquete confirmed Taveras' death on his Twitter account. Taveras' agent and the Full Article

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    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Wins Re-Election

    By Katie Lyons

    Sao Paulo (CNN) -- Brazil's president won a hotly contested runoff Sunday. With more than 99% of votes counted, incumbent President Dilma Rousseff led with 51.56% of the vote, according to official results. Opposition candidate Aecio Neves had 48. Full Article