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- A Pakistani student prays for 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot last Tuesday by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for women, during a tribute at the Pakistani Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Pakistan airlifted a 14-year-old activist who was shot and seriously wounded by the Taliban to the United Kingdom for treatment Monday, a move that will give her access to the specialized medical care she needs to recover and also protect her from follow-up attacks threatened by the militants. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
- Monks from Takeo province, southwestern Cambodia, pray outside the gate of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh after the death of former King Norodom Sihanouk, Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. Sihanouk died of a heart attack Monday in Beijing, where he had been receiving medical treatment since January for a variety of ailments. He was 89. (AP Photo)
Former Cambodian King dies
- In this photo combination, UCLA professor emeritus Lloyd Shapley, left, is seen at his home Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, and Harvard professor Alvin E. Roth is seen in a 2008 photo provided by Harvard University. Shapley and Roth were awarded the Nobel economics prize Monday for studies on the match-making that takes place when doctors are coupled up with hospitals, students with schools and human organs with transplant recipients. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, Harvard University)
Americans win Nobel Prize in economics
- FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 file photo released by Virunga National Park on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, a baby Grauer's gorilla that had been poached from Kahuzi-Biega National Park is seen at the Senkwekwe Orphan Gorilla Center at Virunga National Park in eastern Congo. Twenty-five species of monkeys, langurs, lemurs and gorillas are on the brink of extinction and need global action to protect them from increasing deforestation and illegal trafficking, researchers said Monday. (AP Photo/Virunga National Park, LuAnne Cadd, HO, File)
25 primate species reported on brink of extinction
- Britain's Prime Minister, David Cameron, left, shakes hands with Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond at St Andrews House in Edinburgh, where he is expected to sign a deal granting Holyrood the power to hold a historic referendum on independence, Monday Oct. 15, 2012. Officials from London and Edinburgh have been meeting for weeks to hammer out details of a vote on Scottish independence. Sticking points included the date and the wording of the question. (AP Photo/PA, Andrew Milligan)
Scots move closer to vote on independence from UK
- FILE - In this July 11, 2011 file photo, a man kisses the hand of Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto at a wedding in Lod, central Israel. Rabbi Pinto has been placed under house arrest and banned from traveling abroad, as police investigate suspicions that he bribed a high-ranking officer for access to his police file. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
Top Israeli rabbi faces house arrest, travel ban
- FILE - In this May 12, 2010 file photo, nomads look on as hungry cattle are fed in a local market in Dakoro, Niger. Six aid group employees were abducted from the guesthouse where they were sleeping in a central Niger town, an eyewitness and the provincial governor said Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. Men in two Toyota pickup trucks pulled up to the guesthouse in the town of Dakoro late Sunday and seized five Nigeriens and a worker from Chad, said Sidi Mohamed, the governor of the Maradi region. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
Six aid workers kidnapped in central Niger
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