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AP Top International News At 8:17 p.m. EST

UK police spied on reporters for years, docs show
LONDON (AP) -- In January, freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson returned home from vacation to find a brown paper envelope in his mailbox. He opened it to find nine years of his life laid out in shocking detail....

Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The mayor of a southern Israeli city sparked a national uproar Thursday by barring Israeli Arab construction workers from jobs in local preschools, citing security concerns after a rash of attacks by Palestinian assailants elsewhere in the country....

Boko Haram said to kill about 45 people in Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- The leader of a vigilante fighter group in Nigeria says Boko Haram militants have killed about 45 people in an attack on a village....

Attacks in Kabul raise concerns about security
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan capital has become a city under siege as the Taliban stage almost daily attacks against government and foreign targets, penetrating layers of heightened security and fueling concerns that insurgents have infiltrated the security forces....

Slain beauty queen, sister buried in Honduras
GUALJOCO, Honduras (AP) -- Grieving family members laid to rest a beauty queen and her sister amid drenching rains Thursday, pleading for divine justice after the women were shot to death in what police say was a jealous rage by the sister's boyfriend....

Egypt president considering pardon of journalists
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said on Thursday that a presidential pardon is "being examined" for the three Al-Jazeera journalists who were handed heavy prison terms in a court ruling that raised international outrage....

Papal official tempers point about accused bishops
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The head of Pope Francis' commission to fight clerical sex abuse is tempering his remarks about accountability for bishops accused of covering up for abusive priests, saying they deserve a fair hearing, too....

Mali Ebola crisis deepens with doctor's death
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Mali's emerging Ebola crisis deepened Thursday as the government announced that a doctor had died from the disease, becoming the second health worker fatality linked to a single patient initially thought to have kidney disease....

Corruption saps enthusiasm for east Ukraine rebels
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- As battle raged in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine, cargo trains piled high with coal thundered along rail tracks to keep heating and power going to households in rebel-held territory....

Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation that led to a 13-year-old girl's death in a Nile Delta village, the country's first trial on charges of breaking the ban on the practice....

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Africa
Mali Ebola crisis deepens with doctor's death

Asia
Malaysian officer in New Zealand pleads not guilty

Europe
UK police spied on reporters for years, docs show

Latin America/Caribbean
US sends Guantanamo prisoners to Georgia, Slovakia

Middle East
Tunisia court doubles 2 policemen's rape sentences