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This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks rose again Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, putting the market on track for the best week in almost two years. Amazon plunged after the company reported dismal third-quarter results, but that wasn't enough to drag the rest of the market down. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
US stock market has best week in nearly 2 yearsStocks rise, helped by results from Microsoft, others; S&P 500's best week since January 2013
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Myanmar army kills journalist it calls Karen rebelMyanmar army says it killed journalist trying to flee, alleges he was captain in Karen rebels
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US to compensate Philippines for coral reef damageUS agrees to pay for damage caused by US Navy ship to protected Philippine coral reef
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China's president pledges $81 million in Ebola aidChina's president pledges $81 million to help fight Ebola in West Africa
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Anti-occupied protesters demand to remove the barricade in the occupied area in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong protesters to vote on staying in streetsPro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong to vote on government talks offer or staying in streets
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Australia says missing plane hunt will take monthsAustralia says hunt for missing Malaysian plane progressing but likely to take many months
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French journalists jailed in Indonesia's PapuaFrench journalists get 2 1/2 months in jail for illegal reporting in Indonesia's Papua
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Riot police watch protesters placing a mock coffin during a rally outside the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The rally was held to coincide with the funeral of Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude in Olongapo city in northwest Philippines. U.S. marine PFC Joseph Scott Pemberton is being tagged as a suspect and is now detained in a US facility inside the sprawling general headquarters of the Philippine armed forces. The coffin reads: "Down with U.S. Imperialism." (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot2 rings of security _ 1 US, 1 Filipino _ around arrested Marine reflect sore spot in relations
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Farmers spray fertilizer on cabbage crops which will be harvested early next month and used mainly to make Kimchi at the Chilgol vegetable farm on the outskirts of Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. It looks like the residents of Pyongyang won’t be lacking for cabbage and vegetables come next month, when the crops will be harvested. Providing enough food to feed the nation is always a struggle for North Korea, which suffered a near cataclysmic famine in the 1990s but has since managed to increase its agricultural production to what international organizations believe is closer to the self-sufficiency level than the country has seen in years. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
AP PHOTOS: North Korea farmers expect good harvestAP PHOTOS: Despite dry spell, North Korean farmers expect good vegetable harvest next month
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Jailed Bangladesh ex-Islamist leader diesBangladesh ex-Islamist leader convicted of war crimes dies of heart attack in hospital
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British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgeryBritish woman dies during cosmetic surgery in Thailand; doctor arrested
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Nepal bus accident kills 9, injures dozensOvercrowded bus drives off Nepal mountain road, killing 9 and injuring dozens
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Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei attends the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. China and 21 other Asian nations have signed on to the new international bank opposed by Washington as an unnecessary rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.(AP Photo/Takaki Yajima, Pool)
China, 20 other countries initiate new Asian bank21 countries initiate new China-backed Asian bank opposed by US as rival to existing lenders
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, detained American Jeffrey Fowle is interviewed by journalists at the Koryo National Club in Pyongyang, North Korea. Fowle was detained for six months for leaving a Bible in a nightclub in the city of Chongjin, where he was visiting with a foreign tour group. He was flown out of North Korea on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, on a U.S. military jet that two Associated Press journalists spotted at Pyongyang's international airport. Why did North Korea free Fowle, and only him, when two other Americans remain in prison there? Probably because Pyongyang considered him the most minor of the three offenders, and may believe that releasing him could improve abysmal U.S. relations and even temper growing international criticism of its human-rights record. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)
NKorea signals US must apologize to free detaineesUS must apologize to free 2 remaining American prisoners, North Korean legal experts say
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Insurgents kill 5 in attack in Afghanistan: policeAfghan police: Insurgents open fire on car, killing 5 people and wounding 2
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