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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 file photo, a migrant walks outside the makeshift camp in Calais, northern France. French authorities have arrested and convicted a top smuggler and his accomplice who had reigned over desperate migrants trying to sneak to Britain.  (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

France nabs prosperous smuggler sneaking migrants to Britain

French authorities have arrested and convicted a top smuggler and his accomplice who had reigned over desperate migrants trying to sneak to Britain. The arrests cracked the centerpiece of a lucrative network run out of Britain, where the investigation continues, according to Dunkirk deputy prosecutor Amelie Le Sant. A Dunkirk ...

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2016 file photo lions Motshegetsi, left, and Majo look from behind a shrub in the zoo in Leipzig. eastern Germany. One of the lions had to be shot after they escaped from their enclosure Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.  (Jan Woitas/dpa via AP, file)

1 lion recaptured, 1 killed after escape at German zoo

Animal rights activists have called for an investigation after one of two lions who escaped from their cage at the Leipzig Zoo in Germany was shot dead Thursday. The zoo said Majo and Motshegetsi, two juvenile males, had escaped from their enclosure overnight. Keepers were able to corral Majo back ...

FILE - This is a Wednesday, July 20, 2016   file photo of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as he speaks after an emergency meeting of the government in Ankara, Turkey. Erdogan hinted on Thursday  Sept. 29, 2016 that the three-month state of emergency declared following the failed July 15 coup could be extended to over a year, a day after the national security council recommended it be extended for another three months.  (AP Photo/File)

Erdogan hints state of emergency can be extended to a year

Turkey's president hinted on Thursday that the three-month state of emergency declared following the failed July 15 coup could be extended to over a year. Addressing a group of local administrators in Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed criticism over plans for Turkey to prolong the state of emergency, saying ...

In this photo dated Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, Algerian Energy Minister Noureddine Boutarfa, center, gestures as he leaves the International Conference Center in Algiers, Algeria, with Minister of Energy and Industry of Qatar, Bin Saleh Al-Sada, left, and acting Secretary General of OPEC Mohammed Barkindo, after a meeting of oil ministers of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting countries, OPEC, in Algiers, Algeria. OPEC nations reached a preliminary agreement Wednesday to curb oil production for the first time since the global financial crisis eight years ago, in an effort to reduce a global glut of crude that has depressed oil prices for more than two years and weakened the economies of oil-producing nations. (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub)

OPEC deal shows cartel's resolve _ and desperation

OPEC's unexpected agreement to trim production shows the cartel still has the resolve — and even desperation — to try to guide oil prices higher. But don't expect triple-digit crude anytime soon. Ministers from the oil cartel reached a preliminary deal Wednesday in Algeria to cut production for the first ...

FILE - In this March 12, 2015 file photo, people cross the street in front of Spain's Central Bank in Madrid. Spain's central bank warned on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, that the political impasse in the country could have negative economic effects. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)

Spain's central bank warns of cost of political impasse

Spain's central bank has warned that the political impasse in the country could have negative economic effects. The warning came Thursday as the bank revised up its 2016 economic growth forecast for Spain to 3.2 percent from 2.8 percent, and maintained estimates for the subsequent two years at 2.3 percent ...

Tesla rear-ends bus in Germany, driver blames autopilot

Police in northern Germany say that a Tesla driver is blaming the car's autopilot after crashing into the rear end of a bus on a highway. Ratzeburg police say that the crash happened Wednesday afternoon on a stretch of autobahn about 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Hamburg. The Tesla ...

Study: Police using body cameras see huge drop in complaints

A Cambridge University study of British and U.S. police shows a 93 percent decrease in the number of complaints made against officers when they are using body cameras — pivotal findings that suggest the simple devices could reduce conflicts between police and the public. The idea behind the study is ...

Members of the Pakistani Civil Society Forum chant slogans during a demonstration for peace and condemning the raising tension between Pakistan and India, in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. Pakistan's defense minister says its nuclear-armed rival India will "disintegrate" when Kashmir gains independence. Khawaja Muhammad Asif said that Pakistan will continue to extend moral support to the people of the disputed Himalayan region, which is split between Pakistani and Indian control but claimed in its entirety by both. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

India says it has struck militants across Kashmir frontier

India said Thursday it carried out "surgical strikes" against militants across the highly militarized frontier that divides the Kashmir region between India and Pakistan, in an exchange that escalated tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors. Pakistan dismissed the reports that India's military had targeted "terrorist launch pads" inside the Pakistan-controlled part ...

Russia accuses US of siding with 'terrorists' in Syria

Russian officials accused the U.S. on Thursday of siding with "terrorists" in Syria, in a sign of escalating tensions between Moscow and Washington amid the battle for Aleppo. U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby's warning that the collapse of U.S.-Russian cooperation in Syria could lead to a rise in extremism ...

Members of the Knesset guard carry the coffin of former Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, in Jerusalem, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Peres died early Wednesday from complications from a stroke. He was 93. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

The Latest: Russia's Putin expresses condolences over Peres

The Latest on funeral preparations and a nation in mourning at the death of Israel's ninth President, Shimon Peres (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The office of Israel's Prime Minister says Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned Benjamin Netanyahu to express his condolences over the passing of former President Shimon Peres. ...

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