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Q&A: Will Deutsche Bank become the next Lehman?
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Germany's biggest bank is looking shaky and some investors fear it could collapse and endanger the wider financial system....

Europe's comet probe Rosetta ends 12-year mission with crash
BERLIN (AP) -- After 12 years of hurtling through space in pursuit of a comet, the Rosetta probe ended its mission Friday with a slow-motion crash onto the icy surface of the alien world it was sent out to study....

Peres, remembered for tireless peace efforts, laid to rest
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Shimon Peres was laid to rest Friday by dozens of world leaders who praised Israel's former president and prime minister for pursuing peace with an indefatigable spirit and optimism, even though his vision of a "new Middle East" was never fulfilled....

Pope in Georgia: Vaguely Russia rebuke, warm Georgia welcome
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) -- Pope Francis issued a vague rebuke to Russia on Friday and received an unexpectedly warm welcome from the leader of the Georgian Orthodox Church as he mixed geopolitics with religion on the first day of a three-day trip to the Caucasus....

Van Gogh paintings stolen in 2002 found in Italian farmhouse
ROME (AP) -- Police investigating suspected Italian mobsters for cocaine trafficking discovered two Van Gogh paintings hidden in a farmhouse near Naples, masterpieces that had vanished in 2002 during a nighttime heist at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, authorities said Friday....

In death, Peres brings Israelis, Palestinians together
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Even in death, Shimon Peres managed to bring Israelis and Palestinians together....

Obama: Peres won his wars but understood the need for peace
JERUSALEM (AP) -- President Barack Obama hailed Shimon Peres Friday as a man who showed the world that justice and hope are at the heart of the Zionist ideal and saw "all people as deserving of dignity and respect."...

Pakistan militant group jumps to prominence with attacks
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- One of Pakistan's most vicious militant groups has dramatically stepped up its attacks over the past month, striking mosques, Christians and security forces in attacks that have killed more than 60 people in what appears to be a backlash to military operations against it....

Syrian monitor: Russian airstrikes killed 9,300 in past year
BEIRUT (AP) -- A year of Russian airstrikes on areas outside government control in Syria have killed more than 9,000 people, displaced tens of thousands and caused widespread destruction, an opposition monitoring group said Friday....

The Latest: US says Syria dialogue with Russia continues
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Pakistan blames India for postponement of SAARC conference

Ruling Bosnian Serbs, pro-EU group face-off in local votes

Latin America/Caribbean
Historic takeover of Puerto Rico's finances, agencies begins

Middle East
The Latest: US says Syria dialogue with Russia continues