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9 Irish Gypsies, including infant, die in mobile home fire

Emergency services attend the scene of a fire in Carrickmines, Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, Oct. Continue reading

Fierce battles in central Syria amid Russian airstrikes

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, Syrian army rocket launchers fire near the village of Morek in Syria. The Syrian army has launched an offensive this week in central and northwestern Syria aided by Russian airstrikes Continue reading

Pre-election violence in Guinea kills 3, injures 50

By BOUBACAR DIALLO, Associated Press CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — A hospital official and residents say at least three people have died and some 50 have been injured in pre-election violence in Guinea. A hospital worker, who insisted on anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press, said the deaths and injuries have been caused by violence since Thursday. Continue reading

Turkey imposes news blackout on ‘gruesome’ blast images

Bodies of victims are covered with flags and banners at the site of an explosion in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. Turkey’s health minister says two bomb explosions in the Turkish capital have killed scores of people Continue reading

Secret Service agent who saved Reagan after shooting dies

FILE – In this Feb. 27, 1985 file photo, President Ronald Reagan bids farewell to Jerry Parr, the Secret Service agent that he credited with saving his life during an assassination attempt on March 30, 1981. Parr retired after 22 years with the elite unit of bodyguards Continue reading

Shia LaBeouf charged with public intoxication in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Actor Shia LaBeouf has been arrested and charged with public intoxication after an incident in Austin, Texas. The Austin Police Department said in a news release that LaBeouf was arrested at 7:33 p.m. Friday. Continue reading

Asia’s largest film festival closes with record visitors

By YOUKYUNG LEE, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A typhoon and a government budget cut did not stop cinema lovers from flocking to Asia’s most influential film festival. The annual Busan International Film Festival drew to a close on Saturday with a record number of visitors and many new Asian movies for the world to enjoy Continue reading

Turkey: Kurdish rebels declare temporary cease-fire

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Kurdish rebels have declared a temporary cease-fire ahead of Turkey’s Nov. Continue reading

Former UK Treasury chief Geoffrey Howe dies at 88

FILE – In this Oct. 14, 1981 file photo, Geoffrey Howe, pauses, during the Conservative Party Conference. The family of Britain’s former Treasury chief Geoffrey Howe says the longtime Conservative Party figure has died at his home Continue reading

Top New Hampshire Republicans tell Christie to keep going

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press EAST HAMPSTEAD, N.H. (AP) — Despite his single-digit poll numbers and the dominance of another tough-talking candidate, Chris Christie is hearing a clear message from influential Republicans in the early voting states of New Hampshire and Iowa: Keep going. Continue reading