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North Korea denies hacking Sony, U.S. stands by its assertion

SEOUL/WASHINGTON - North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander" and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States. | Video

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French police shoot dead knife-wielding man in police station

PARIS - French police on Saturday shot dead a man shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is the greatest") who stabbed and wounded three officers in a police station, authorities said.

2:48pm EST

Greek polls show anti-bailout leftists still ahead but lead slips

ATHENS - Greece's radical leftist Syriza party would beat the ruling conservatives if an election were held now but its lead has shrunk from last month, two opinion polls showed on Saturday.

Greece 3:22pm EST

Liberian voter turnout low as Ebola overshadows senate election

MONROVIA - Turnout for Liberian parliamentary elections on Saturday appeared to be low as concerns about Ebola kept many voters at home.

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Egypt's Sisi meets Qatari envoy, signaling possible detente

CAIRO - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met a special envoy of the emir of Qatar on Saturday, the latest step in a Saudi-brokered effort to repair relations, regional news agencies reported.

Egypt 2:36pm EST

Egypt charges captain, officer of Kuwaiti ship with manslaughter

CAIRO - Egypt's public prosecutor charged the captain and first officer of a Kuwaiti container ship with manslaughter in connection with a collision in the Red Sea this month that killed 25 Egyptian fishermen, state news agency MENA said on Saturday.

Egypt 3:20pm EST

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