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Russia claims US running secret bio weapons lab in Georgia

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry said Thursday that the United States appeared to be running a clandestine biological weapons lab in the country of Georgia, allegedly flouting international conventions and posing a direct security threat to ...

Nike ‘deeply concerned’ by ‘disturbing’ Ronaldo rape claim

By ROB HARRIS, AP Global Soccer Writer LONDON (AP) — Pressure built on Cristiano Ronaldo from his sponsors Thursday after Nike joined EA Sports in expressing its deep concern with the rape allegation facing the soccer star. The five-time world player of the year has denied the claim. Late ...

Nearly a week after Indonesia quake, hope fades for missing

By TODD PITMAN and NINIEK KARMINI, Associated Press PALU, Indonesia (AP) — She lay inside a medical tent in the stifling midday heat, wincing in pain at the deep gashes and cuts that covered her body. But all Anisa Cornelia could think about was the love of her life — the man she was ...

Indonesian city begins burying its dead as toll tops 840

By NINIEK KARMINI, Associated Press PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Bright-colored body bags were placed side-by-side in a freshly dug mass grave Monday, as a hard-hit Indonesian city began burying its dead from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 840 people and left ...

Iran Guard launches missiles into Syria over parade attack

By NASSSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard launched six ballistic missiles early Monday toward eastern Syria, targeting militants it blamed for an attack on a military parade in Iran last month while also threatening ...

American, Japanese win Nobel for cancer research

By DAVID KEYTON and JIM HEINTZ, Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded Monday to two researchers from the United States and Japan for advances in discovering how the body's immune system can fight off the scourge of cancer. The 9-million-kronor ($1.01 ...

Canada-US reach deal to stay in trade pact with Mexico

By ROB GILLIES and PAUL WISEMAN, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Canada was back in a revamped North American free trade deal with the United States and Mexico late Sunday after weeks of bitter, high-pressure negotiations that brushed up against a midnight deadline. In a joint statement, ...

Police clash with Catalan separatists in Barcelona

By JOSEPH WILSON, Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Police clashed on Saturday with Catalan separatists in downtown Barcelona as tensions increase before the anniversary of the Spanish region's illegal referendum on secession that ended in violent raids by security ...

Sex abuse scandal: Pope seeks prayers to fight ‘devil’

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis asked Saturday for daily prayers to protect the Catholic Church from what he says are "attacks by the devil," in his latest response to the clerical sex abuse and cover-up scandal roiling his papacy. A Vatican statement ...

Over 380 killed in devastating Indonesia tsunami, quake

By NINIEK KARMINI, Associated Press PALU, Indonesia (AP) — An earthquake-spawned tsunami swept away buildings and killed at least several hundred people on the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi, dumping victims across a devastated landscape that rescuers were struggling to reach ...