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AP Top International News At 1:20 p.m. EST

Mubarak verdict due, but Egyptians' interest wanes
CAIRO (AP) -- Amal Shaker's 25-year-old son Ahmed was fatally shot in the back on the "Friday of Rage," one of the bloodiest days of Egypt's 2011 uprising against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Nearly four years later, she is still waiting for justice....

With incentives and brute force, IS subdues tribes
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group is employing multiple tactics to subdue the Sunni Muslim tribes in Syria and Iraq under its rule, wooing some with gifts - everything from cars to feed for their animals - while brutally suppressing those that resist with mass killings....

Ebola aid dogged by coordination lags in Guinea
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Eight months into West Africa's Ebola outbreak, officials and medical aid providers say that aid efforts in Guinea still suffer from poor coordination, hampering deployments of international support to help quell the virus....

Diplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, poverty
GENEVA (AP) -- The World Trade Organization has pulled off a major deal that could boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually after years of negotiation....

Pope condemns Islamic State violence
JERUSALEM (AP) -- On the eve of a trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis is urging religious and political leaders to speak out against attacks on Christians by Islamic State extremists....

Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and compounds housing international agencies and companies - as well as the homes of some senior Afghan government officials....

OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices
VIENNA (AP) -- Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result....

Private firms filling Latin America's security gap
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A panic alert flashed across Alberto Herrera's computer screen. Men claiming to be with the notorious Gulf Cartel had stopped a convoy transporting chemicals through a lawless region of northeastern Mexico. They seized two drivers from an escort truck and demanded the valuable cargo in exchange for their release....

Mosul residents: IS group cuts phones in Iraq city
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Militants from the Islamic State group blocked all mobile phone networks in the largest Iraqi city they control, Mosul, accusing informants in the city of tipping off coalition forces to their whereabouts, residents told The Associated Press on Thursday....

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see....

AP Photo
AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty
World Video
Up to the Minute
Africa
Ebola aid dogged by coordination lags in Guinea

Asia
Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district

Europe
OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

Latin America/Caribbean
Brazil's Rousseff names banker as finance minister

Middle East
Pope condemns Islamic State violence


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