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Britain: Evidence suggests Russian Metrojet downed by bomb

LONDON (AP) — Evidence suggests a Russian jet that crashed over Egypt's Sinai desert may have been brought down by a bomb, the British government said Wednesday, suspending flights to and from the Sinai Peninsula as a precaution.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2015

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Conflict hard to ignore as stabbings reach Israeli heartland

RISHON LEZION, Israel (AP) — Darya Zelenkov was working her shift in a downtown clothing shop in this central Israeli city when she was startled by a knife-wielding Palestinian trying to burst in. The quick-thinking saleswoman quickly slammed the glass door in his face.

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Deep distrust persists between Iran, US despite nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As Iran marks the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, one could be forgiven for thinking relations were just as bad as ever between the Islamic Republic and America.

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Afghans swell migrant tide as they flee war, unemployment

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — As a recent high school graduate from a middle-class Kabul family, Mohammed Fahim Aazar has the means to go to college and pursue a profession in Afghanistan, but instead he's acquired a $5,600 visa and a plane ticket to Turkey, where he will embark on the migrant trail to Europe.

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In VW inquiry, states scrutinize ads to build case

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, Volkswagen lured customers with "clean diesel" ads that sent cars zooming off the lot and the company's revenues spiraling. Now, in the wake of VW's admission that its software cheated emissions tests, those ads could bring major sticker shock for the German automaker.

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1st refugees relocated from Greece fly to Luxembourg

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Thirty refugees left Greece for Luxembourg on Wednesday, the first from Greece under a new EU relocation plan but only a minuscule fraction of the hundreds of thousands of asylum-seekers who have entered Greece this year.

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Policy fights, funding battles still pose shutdown threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a broad budget deal, the White House and congressional Republicans must resolve dozens of policy issues and spending fights if they are to avoid a holiday season government shutdown.

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Mayor: Fight not over for Houston nondiscrimination measure

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Mayor Annise Parker has rallied supporters of a defeated ordinance that would have established nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people in the city, telling them the fight isn't over.

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