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Controversial Nobel Prize winners
It's just a prize, right? Maybe so, but the Nobel Prizes have a way of sparking ferocious debate about whether the winners were worthy or whether the judges' decisions were politically biased.
Syrian opposition says leader met UN chief on Russia strikes
The Western-backed Syrian National Coalition opposition group said its leader met with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and urged him to speak out against Russian airstrikes, as a U.N. gathering of world leaders neared its end Saturday.
Iraqi officials: Suicide bomber in Baghdad kills 10
Iraqi officials say a suicide attack on a security checkpoint north of the capital, Baghdad, has killed at least 10 people.
Former UK Treasury secretary Denis Healey dies at 98
The family of Denis Healey says the longtime Labour Party figure and former treasury secretary has died after a brief illness. He was 98.
VW's Audi offers online check if vehicle has trick software
Volkswagen subsidiary Audi says customers in Germany can now go to its website to see if their vehicles are among those installed with software that the company says was used to manipulate U.S. emissions testing.
Croatian court orders retrial in ex-premier's graft case
Croatia's Supreme Court has overturned a graft verdict against former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader and ordered a retrial, citing unspecified violations of the right to a fair trial.
Fighting rages in Yemen near strategic Red Sea strait
Military and security officials say fierce battles are ongoing between military units loyal to Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and pro-Hadi fighters against Shiite Houthi rebels and allied military units in Bab al-Mandab, the strategic southern entrance to the Red Sea.
Russian supply ship heads for space station
An unmanned Russian cargo ship has launched on a journey to the International Space Station.
Town that Volkswagen built from scratch girds for trouble
Wolfsburg is the town that Volkswagen built — literally put on the map in 1938 by the Nazis in pursuit of their dream of a "People's Car."
China manufacturing index ticks higher
Asian stocks rose in holiday-thinned trade Thursday after a Chinese manufacturing index improved and buying appetite strengthened after substantial falls in stock prices in the past quarter.
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