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In Pakistan, a coup that wasn't

10/25/2014 02:23 PM EDT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — It had all the elements of a classic coup: thousands descending on the capital, clashing with police outside parliament and commandeering state TV to demand the ouster of a civilian leader who had locked horns with the military in a country with a long history of turmoil and dictatorship. 
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Clashes in northern Lebanon kill 5, wound others
10/25/2014 02:18 PM EDT - BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese troops battled Islamic militants in the northern city of Tripoli for a second day Saturday, with five people killed and more than a dozen wounded in the clashes, the Lebanese army and state media said. Full Story

Top Israeli minister: 'crisis' in US relationship
10/25/2014 01:54 PM EDT - JERUSALEM (AP) — A top Israeli minister says there is a "crisis" in in the country's relations with the United States that must be fixed. Full Story

Extremists launch new attack on Syrian border town
10/25/2014 01:38 PM EDT - MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Fighters from the Islamic State group launched Saturday a new offensive on the northern Syrian town of Kobani after shelling the area from their positions nearby, activists and a Kurdish official said. Full Story

Suicide attack kills 8 Shiite militiamen in Iraq
10/25/2014 10:47 AM EDT - BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say a suicide bombing has killed eight Shiite militiamen just north of Baghdad. Full Story

Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack
10/25/2014 02:13 PM EDT - CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 31 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants. Full Story

Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist
10/25/2014 07:00 AM EDT - TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her, the official IRNA news agency reported. Full Story

16 killed in northwest China coal mine collapse
10/25/2014 04:45 AM EDT - BEIJING (AP) — A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, an official said Saturday, highlighting the persistence of safety problems in the industry despite a leveling off of demand. Full Story

Tunisians gear up for pivotal elections
10/25/2014 04:25 AM EDT - TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians vote Sunday to elect a permanent parliament and complete a democratic transition that began when they overthrew their long-ruling dictator in 2011. Full Story

Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist
10/25/2014 02:05 PM EDT - TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed. Full Story

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Custom urns courtesy of company's 3-D printer

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota startup is using a 3-D printer to create custom urns shaped like objects that were important to the person whose remains they hold. Full Story
Your guide to a memorable Yorktoberfest

For craft beer connoisseurs, beer festivals offer an ideal opportunity to sample new offerings without shelling out the often high cost of limited-availability brews. Full Story
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Lupita Nyong'o seeks Va. slave-trade preservation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — "Twelve Years a Slave" actress Lupita Nyong'o is lending her star power to the opposition to a minor league baseball stadium in what was once the center of Richmond's thriving slave-trading center. Full Story