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The Galveston County Daily News : World

October 24, 2014

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Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.

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AP PHOTOS: North Korea farmers expect good harvest
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:02 am

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Providing enough food to feed the nation is always a struggle for North Korea. But it looks like the residents of Pyongyang won't be lacking for cabbage and vegetables come next month, when the crops will be harvested.

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Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appeal
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:02 am

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius could still face a murder conviction and 15 years in prison for killing his girlfriend as prosecutors said Friday they had consulted a South African criminal law expert over an appeal.

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Syrian government forces shell rebel areas, kill 9
Posted: October 24, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say that Syrian government forces have stepped up shelling of rebel-held areas, killing nine people in a village in the country's north.

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Italian court to rule on Dolce&Gabbana tax case
Posted: October 24, 2014

MILAN (AP) — An Italian prosecutor has demanded that Italy's high court uphold a tax evasion conviction against Milan designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.

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Cameron: EU secures $1.25 billion for Ebola fight
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:02 am

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron says that the European Union and its 28 member nations have secured 1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

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Britain protests EU demand for more funding
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:02 am

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain is protesting a European Union request for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at home for the country to leave the bloc.

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UK boy finishes proton therapy in Prague for tumor
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:02 am

PRAGUE (AP) — A clinic in Prague says British boy Ashya King has completed his proton beam therapy treatment for a life-threatening brain tumor.

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Tunisian forces assault home, killing 5 women
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:02 am

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities have assaulted the home of suspected militants to end a 24-hour standoff, killing five women and one man.

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