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Sweden's new government recognizes Palestinian state; Israel criticizes the move

STOCKHOLM - Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem....

posted: October 30,2014

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Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops start entering Syrian town of Kobani from Turkey, activists say

SURUC, Turkey - Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered a northern Syrian border town, crossing over from Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Kobani, activists said....

South Korean soldiers given up to 45 years in prison in hazing death of subordinate

SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean military court sentenced six soldiers to up to 45 years in prison on Thursday for bullying and beating a subordinate who died, the Defence Ministry said....

Top Ebola officials in Liberia and Sierra Leone describe successes amid looming danger

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while Sierra Leone is "in a crisis situation which is going to get worse," the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said....

Polish prosecutors question filmmaker Roman Polanski, wanted in US on 1977 sex charges

WARSAW, Poland - Prosecutors in Poland have questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his extradition on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor....

Piano maker Steinway & Sons moving flagship showroom to new Manhattan location

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Piano maker Steinway & Sons has announced it will move to a new Manhattan location next year....

Donor shortage: UK opens National Sperm Bank to meet rising demand for donors

LONDON - Britain opened a National Sperm Bank on Thursday to help meet rising demand for donors....

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