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Cameron outlines anti-terror plans

 British Prime Minister David Cameron is proposing new laws that would give police the power to seize passports from Britons who are suspected of having traveled abroad to fight alongside terror groups. More>>

Uruguay says Guantanamo prisoner not imminent

 The transfer of six men held at the Guantanamo Bay prison to Uruguay may not be imminent after all. More>>

Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire

 It looks like a "Looney Tunes" cartoon -- but It isn't Elmer Fudd who's the bumbler. More>>

Stocks in Europe post modest gains

 With U.S. markets closed for the Labor Day holiday, stocks overseas have started the week on a lackluster note. More>>

Pakistani prime minister, army chief talk amid violent protests

 Pakistan's prime minister and army chief have held marathon meetings today over the violent anti-government protests that could force the prime minister to resign. More>>

Asia stocks gain on stimulus hopes, Europe lower

 International stock markets are mixed today, with European shares lower in morning trading amid simmering tensions over Ukraine. More>>

Iran president urges clerics to tolerate Internet

 Iran's president urged the country's clerics Monday to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic Republic. More>>

Rights group: Witness for report on Egypt detained

 Human Rights Watch says one of the witnesses for its investigation into mass killings in Egypt last summer has been detained. More>>

Dutch to send 100 troops to Afghanistan in 2015

 The Dutch government says it plans to send 100 troops to northern Afghanistan as part of a NATO mission due to start in 2015, when the alliance's combat mission in the war-weary nation ends. More>>

Insufficient postage leads to fake drug bust

 Austrian police have announced the breakup of an international gang dealing in phony health products and say insufficient postage provided the major lead. More>>

240 rebels depart Central African Republic capital

 Witnesses say several hundred Muslim rebels have left the capital of Central African Republic and are now heading back to the country's north about eight months after they were forced from power. More>>

Merkel: Arming Kurds in Germany's interest

 Chancellor Angela Merkel has told lawmakers that it's in Germany's interests to arm the Kurdish fighters who are battling Islamic extremists in Iraq. More>>

Belfast bomb alert snarls roads on IRA anniversary

 Police say a bomb alert that shut down Belfast's main motorway on the 20th anniversary of the Irish Republican Army cease-fire was the result of an "elaborate hoax." More>>

Insufficient postage leads to bust of fake drugs

 Austrian police have announced the breakup of an international gang dealing in phony health products and say insufficient postage provided the major lead. More>>

Uruguay says Guantanamo prisoner not imminent

 The transfer of six men held at the Guantanamo Bay prison to Uruguay may not be imminent after all. More>>

Scottish zoo: 'Bad news' for pregnant giant panda

 A Scottish zoo has sounded warnings that a female giant panda may have lost her cub. More>>

UN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes

 The U.N.'s top human rights body on Monday approved the Iraqi government's request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and Iraq. More>>

Last-minute effort to end crisis with Yemen rebels

 A government official says a Yemen presidential envoy has arrived in the northern stronghold of a Shiite rebel group for a last-minute effort to end a standoff with the government. More>>

Albanian main opposition party boycotts Parliament

 Albania's main opposition Democrats are boycotting Parliament, complaining that the socialist-led governing coalition pays no attention to its views. More>>

Paris suburb building blast death toll reaches 8

 The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story apartment building in a Paris suburb has risen to eight after emergency crews pulled the bodies of a man and a woman from the rubble. More>>

Nigerian forces clash with Boko Haram fighters

 Nigerian military officials say they killed about 70 Boko Haram fighters when the Islamic extremists attacked the northeastern town of Bama Monday morning. More>>

Paris suburb building blast death toll reaches 8

The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story apartment building in a Paris suburb has risen to eight after emergency crews pulled the bodies of a man and a woman from the rubble. More>>

French girl investigated over alleged jihad plan

 A 14-year-old French girl has been placed under investigation for allegedly planning to carry out jihad, the third in a group of teenage girls caught before they left home. More>>

Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

 One security expert says British officials must have been hearing something that caused concern, in order for them to raise the country's terror threat level today to "severe," the second-highest level. More>>

US: Too soon evaluate Pakistan offensive

U.S. military leaders say it's too soon to tell if Pakistan's offensive against militants in North Waziristan has been effective or simply symbolic. More>>

Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town

 Pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine are in firm control of a strategic coastal town (Novoazovsk), a day after Ukraine said tanks and armored vehicles had invaded from Russia. More>>

Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

 Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of Ebola. More>>

Jamaican ends legal challenge to anti-sodomy law

A Jamaican gay rights activist who brought a legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law says he has withdrawn the case after growing fearful about safety. More>>

Colombian accused in 5,000-plus killings arrested

 Panamanian authorities say they have arrested a fugitive Colombian right-wing militia leader accused in more than 5,000 murders who officials say was posing as a construction company owner. More>>

Members of Jewish sect leave Guatemala village

Members of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group have been forced out of a village in western Guatemala after disputes with indigenous residents over cultural and religious differences. More>>

2 Rwandan army officers charged over incitement

 Two Rwandan army officers have been charged with inciting the public against the government of President Paul Kagame. More>>

Dutch government clamps down on radicalization

 The Dutch government has unveiled a raft of measures aimed at countering radicalization of Muslims in the country, a day after police announced the arrest of two men suspected of recruiting people to fight in conflicts in Syria and Iraq. More>>

Iran confirms US Coast Guard fired at fishing boat

 The chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard navy confirmed in remarks published Friday that a U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired on an Iranian fishing boat in the Persian Gulf this week but insisted the incident was not a "clash." More>>

Mass demonstrations in Yemen against Shiite rebels

 Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis rallied in the capital and across the country against an armed Shiite rebel group which has been holding its own sit-in demanding a new government and the reinstatement of fuel subsidies. More>>

Myanmar discovers it has only 51 million people

 Myanmar has discovered it has only 51 million people -- far less than the previously estimated 60 million. More>>

Boat flips near Dominican coast; at least 1 death

 Dominican authorities are searching for survivors after a boat carrying about 20 migrants apparently capsized off the eastern tip of the country. More>>

Dutch prosecutor in Ukraine for crash inquiry

 The Netherlands has assigned a prosecutor to work in Kiev on the criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. More>>

UN: 'Very fluid' situation on held peacekeepers

 The spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general says the situation with dozens of peacekeepers detained or restricted in movement in Syria remains "very, very fluid" as talks aimed at their release stretched into a second day. More>>

Poland bars Russian plane from its airspace

 Poland has prevented a plane carrying Russia's defense minister from traveling through its airspace, leading to a complaint from Moscow. More>>

French girl investigated over alleged jihad plan

 A 14-year-old French girl has been placed under investigation for allegedly planning to carry out jihad, the third in a group of teenage girls caught before they left home. More>>

Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

 One security expert says British officials must have been hearing something that caused concern, in order for them to raise the country's terror threat level today to "severe," the second-highest level. More>>

US: Too soon evaluate Pakistan offensive

 U.S. military leaders say it's too soon to tell if Pakistan's offensive against militants in North Waziristan has been effective or simply symbolic. More>>

Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town

 Pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine are in firm control of a strategic coastal town (Novoazovsk), a day after Ukraine said tanks and armored vehicles had invaded from Russia. More>>

At heart of Syria fears, extremists returning home

U.S. and European intelligence officials are increasingly worried about lone wolf terrorist attacks by their own citizens returning from fighting in Syria and Iraq. More>>

Pentagon: Iraq operations cost $560 million so far

The Pentagon says that military operations in Iraq have cost more than $560 million so far, including the surveillance flights and airstrikes that began on June 16. More>>

Dutch prosecutor in Ukraine for crash inquiry

The Netherlands has assigned a prosecutor to work in Kiev on the criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. More>>

Britain raises terror threat level

Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May says the country has raised the terror threat level from substantial to severe, but says there is no specific threat. More>>

Senegal confirms its 1st case of Ebola

The Senegalese minister of health says the West African country has its first confirmed case of Ebola. More>>

UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis

The U.N. Security Council is preparing to meet in emergency session on the growing crisis in Ukraine. More>>

Hundreds mourn famed Egyptian rights advocate

 Hundreds of Egyptian activists, lawyers and other admirers are gathering to pay a final farewell to one of the country's leading civil rights advocates, a lawyer who represented Islamists, atheists and homosexuals and worked to hold Egypt's decades-old police state accountable for torture and abuse. More>>

Israel finds body where American went missing

 Israeli police say a body has been found in the same area where a U.S. religious student disappeared last week. More>>

Ukraine's leader urges country not to panic

 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is calling on the country to resist giving into panic in the wake of Russian forces entering the country. More>>

Pope to honor dead on both sides of WWI next month

 Pope Francis will honor the dead from both sides of World War I during a visit next month to northern Italy that witnessed some of the decisive final battles of the conflict. More>>

Murder charges filed against Pakistan PM

 Pakistani police have registered allegations of abetting murder against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother over the June killing of 14 supporters of a cleric who is currently leading thousands of anti-government demonstrators in Islamabad. More>>

Docs: Ford made players roll in goose droppings

 Newly released documents say Toronto Mayor Rob Ford once made players on a high school football team roll in goose droppings. More>>

Egypt probes video showing police abuse

A senior Egyptian security official says authorities are probing allegations of police abuse after a video circulated online showing three policemen taunting a nearly naked corpse. More>>

UN: Islamic State group threatens Syria aid access

 A top U.N. aid official says the Islamic State group is taking violence against civilians in Syria "to a new level" and is threatening the cross-border humanitarian aid operations recently approved by the Security Council. More>>

Somalia asks UN court to set maritime boundary

 Somalia has asked the United Nations' highest court to determine the maritime boundary it shares in the Indian Ocean with east African neighbor Kenya. More>>

Pope removes key Benedict XVI protege

 Pope Francis has removed a key protege of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI from the Vatican's liturgy office and sent him back to his native Spain. More>>

Egypt militants post beheading video

 An al-Qaida-inspired militant group in Egypt has posted an online video showing the beheading of four men in the Sinai Peninsula accused of spying for Israel, whose bodies were found earlier this month. More>>

Pakistan army chief to mediate political crisis

 Pakistan's military has stepped in to mediate between the government and opposition protesters who have camped out in the capital for two weeks demanding the resignation of the prime minister over alleged voting fraud. More>>

Dominican gov't slow to issue permits to migrants

 The Dominican Republic is approving the first residency and work permits for migrants under a new program that has drawn more than 115,000 applicants. More>>

Russia defends actions in Ukraine

 Russia's U.N. ambassador is defending his country's actions in Ukraine, saying the government there is "waging war against its own people." More>>

Jamaica agriculture minister dies in Florida

 Officials say a veteran Jamaican lawmaker who served as the island's agriculture and fisheries minister has died in Florida where he traveled to receive treatment for a back condition. More>>

Ranger in Africa's oldest park wounded by grenade

A ranger in Africa's oldest national park has been seriously wounded by a grenade during a confrontation with poachers. More>>

US warplanes bomb targets in northern Iraq

The U.S. military says fighter planes have conducted five airstrikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq. More>>

Uruguayans can now sign up to grow pot at home

People in Uruguay who want to grow marijuana legally can now register with the government to do so. More>>

US Coast Guard fires at Iranian boat in Gulf

 The U.S. Navy says a Coast Guard vessel has fired in self-defense on an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf, and that no Americans were wounded in the encounter. More>>

Uruguayans can now sign up to grow pot at home

 People in Uruguay who want to grow marijuana legally can now register with the government to do so. More>>

Pioneering Egyptian civil rights lawyer dies at 63

 One of Egypt's most prominent civil rights lawyer and campaigner Ahmed Seif has died from complications of heart surgery. He was 63. More>>

Israeli leader declares victory in Gaza war

 Israel's prime minister has declared victory in the Gaza war against Hamas, saying a cease-fire deal gave nothing to the Islamic militant group. More>>

Libya's UN envoy warns of 'full-blown civil war'

Libya's ambassador to the United Nations is warning of "full-blown civil war" if the chaos and division in the North African country continue. More>>

Kenya rangers murder ivory poachers: report

 A rights group alleges that corrupt Kenyan wildlife rangers are killing poachers to cover up the officers' collusion with the gangs slaughtering the country's elephants. More>>

Cypriots protest proposed bank loan legislation

 Hundreds of Cypriots have staged a protest outside the presidential palace against proposed legislation aimed at helping the bailed-out country's beleaguered banks collect on bad loans.

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EU to beef up border agency to deal with migrants

Italy has demanded the EU do more to help out, arguing that it shouldn't bear the burden alone since most migrants want to settle in northern Europe, not Italy. More>>

US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse.
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UN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria

 A U.N. panel is finding evidence of crimes by both the Syrian government and by the Islamic State group that is fighting against government troops there. More>>

Uruguayans can now sign up to grow pot at home

 People in Uruguay who want to grow marijuana legally can now register with the government to do so. More>>

Hundreds gather to honor slain journalist Foley

Slain U.S. journalist James Foley is being remembered as a person committed to social justice and as a modest friend who deflected questions about himself. More>>

Australian mining lawmaker apologizes to China

 An Australian mining magnate turned lawmaker, Clive Palmer, has apologized to China over an extraordinary tirade on national television in which he accused the Chinese of shooting their own people and having no system of justice. More>>

Hurricane Marie weakens in Mexican Pacific

 Hurricane Marie has weakened to a Category 2 storm, but continues kicking up high swells along Mexico's northern Pacific coast and threatens to raise dangerous waves along the Southern California coast. More>>

China deploys armed drone to multinational drills

 China's air force says it deployed an armed drone to multinational anti-terrorism drills, underscoring its rapid progress in developing unmanned aerial vehicles. More>>

Car bombing kills at least 8 people in Baghdad

 Iraqi officials say a car bomb in a busy Shiite area in eastern Baghdad has killed at least eight people and wounded 26. More>>

Switzerland murder suspect arrested in New Zealand

 A man accused of murdering his girlfriend 14 years ago in Switzerland has been arrested in New Zealand. More>>

Australia announces $60M to fight radicalization

 The Australian government says it will spend 64 million Australian dollars ($60 million) on measures to counter violent extremism and radicalization as Islamic State continues to recruit foreign fighters to its ranks in Iraq and Syria. More>>

Top general: US needs more info on Islamic State

 The top U.S. military officer says the U.S. has some insights into the activities of Islamic State militants within Syria, but he declined to comment Tuesday on the Obama administration's move to conduct surveillance flights over that country. More>>

Algerian president fires his a top adviser

 Algeria's president on Tuesday dismissed one of his main advisers -- a former prime minister and powerful head of the ruling party -- and banned him from state service. More>>

Argentina says US-based BNY Mellon not welcome

 The Argentine government says it is revoking the operating license of a U.S. bank that has played a central role in the dispute that recently pushed the country into default. More>>

New cease-fire in effect

 A new, open-ended cease-fire is in effect between Israel and Hamas. More>>

Secret US-Russia talks on Ukraine held in Finland

 The Finnish Foreign Ministry says that the United States and Russia held secret talks over Ukraine in Finland in June. More>>

French gov't reshuffle expels dissident ministers

France has reshuffled its government to silence dissidents that had openly criticized Socialist President Francois Hollande's economic policy as he tries to pull the nation out of stagnation and steer it toward growth. More>>

Iran, Saudi diplomats hold rare talks

 Saudi Arabia's state news agency says the kingdom's foreign minister has met with an Iranian deputy foreign minister in the highest-level bilateral talks between the two Mideast powers since moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's election last year. More>>

Italy recovers 24 bodies in deadliest refugee days

 Another 24 bodies were recovered Tuesday from an overturned fishing boat off Italy's southern coast as would-be refugees fleeing increasing instability in Libya saw their deadliest few days this year with more than 300 drowned. More>>

US giving extra $60M in military aid to Tunisia

 The U.S. has announced it will be giving Tunisia another $60 million in military aid next year. More>>

Putin and Poroshenko meet for bilateral talks

 The presidents of Russia and Ukraine are meeting for their first bilateral talks at a much-anticipated summit in Minsk, which many voiced hopes may help bring an end to fighting between Kiev's forces and pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine. More>>

Algerian president fires a top adviser

 Algeria's president on Tuesday dismissed one of his main advisers -- a former prime minister and powerful head of the ruling party -- and banned him from state service. More>>

White House says no decision made on Syria intervention

 Syria says it's ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group. But Damascus is also warning the United States against carrying out airstrikes without its consent, saying any such attack would be considered an aggression. More>>

Leaders clash in final debate before Scotland vote

 Scotland's leading politician vied with Britain's former treasury chief in a heated televised debate Monday, making a final push to capture wavering voters three weeks ahead of a historic referendum on Scottish independence. More>>

Freed reporter's Dad praises son's noble cause

 The father of the American journalist freed by Islamic militants has praise for his son and others who venture into dangerous lands like Syria to "bear witness ... tell the truth about what's going on." More>>

Costa Rica police seize cocaine, $1.5 M in cash

 Costa Rican authorities say they have seized a small plane carrying $1.5 million in cash and 880 pounds (400 kilograms) of cocaine. Officials also detained four Costa Rican and two Mexican men. More>>

Mexico to increase surveillance of railroad lines

 A Mexican federal official says the government plans to improve railway surveillance and increase the speed of northbound trains in hopes of deterring Central American migrants from riding on top of freight cars. More>>

Defense rests in Blackwater trial

Four Blackwater security guards have rested their defense in the shootings that killed or wounded over 30 Iraqis seven years ago in Baghdad. More>>

Slovenia's parliament approves newcomer as premier

 Slovenia's parliament has approved political newcomer Miro Cerar as the crisis-stricken eurozone country's next prime minister. More>>

100 African migrants drown off Libyan coast

 An official with Libya's coast guard says at least 100 African migrants trying to reach Europe have drowned off the coast near the capital, Tripoli. More>>

Greek archaeologists enter large underground tomb

 Archaeologists excavating an ancient tomb under a massive burial mound in northern Greece have entered the underground structure, which appears to have been looted in antiquity. More>>

NKorea protests UN refusal of meeting on exercises

 North Korea is criticizing the U.N. Security Council for not accepting its latest request for an emergency session on U.S.-South Korean military exercises this month. More>>

Nigeria: Boko Haram claims it is Islamic Caliphate

 Boko Haram, the Islamic extremist group operating mainly in northeastern Nigeria, claims it has added the city of Gwoza to an Islamic state that it has established in northeastern Nigeria. More>>

Norwegian Muslims rally against Islamic militants

 Norway's prime minister and other politicians have joined Muslim leaders and thousands of other people for a demonstration in Oslo against radical Islamists. More>>

Yemen Shiite rebels harden their protest demands

 Yemen's Shiite rebel group has presented the government with new demands in order to stop their protests, hardening their positions and prolonging the standoff that has brought protest tents to the capital. More>>

Fire in Greece abates after threatening 4 villages

 Greek authorities have brought under partial control a large forest fire that threatened villages near a major archaeological site in the south of the country. More>>

Gaza attacks trigger Israeli exodus from border

 More Israelis today are leaving their homes along the border with the Gaza Strip. More>>

Ukrainian president dissolves parliament

 Ukraine's president on Monday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions. More>>

Officials: 2 car bombs in Baghdad kills 15 people

 Iraqi police officials say two car bombs in a busy commercial district in Baghdad have killed at least 15 people and wounded another 21. More>>

Weapons convoys seen rolling in eastern Ukraine

 AP reporters say convoys of military weaponry and supplies have been coming from the direction of Russia into rebel-held Ukraine. More>>

Vatican: Ex-envoy can be tried by Dominican court

 The Vatican said Monday that its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, accused of sexually abusing young boys in the Caribbean country, had lost his diplomatic immunity and could be tried by Dominican or other courts. More>>

Americans infected with Ebola to be released from hospital Video included

Two Americans who contracted Ebola will be released today from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, ABC News has learned. More>>

American killed in Syria a journalist at heart Video included

Journalist James Foley was captured once covering the uprising in Libya so he knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there. More>>

Obama to host UN summit on foreign fighters threat

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.S. administration says that President Barack Obama will host a summit meeting of the U.N. Security Council next month to focus on the threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters. More>>

Humanitarian crisis easing in Iraq

U.S. officials say the humanitarian crisis in Iraq is easing. More>>

Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq Video included

 President Barack Obama says he's authorized the U.S. military to carry out airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic militants if they advance toward the city of Erbil. More>>

Canada: Chinese hackers infiltrated government org

The Canadian government says Chinese hackers have infiltrated the computer systems of the country's top research and development organization. More>>

Nigeria seeks to borrow $1 billion for military

 Nigeria's president says he wants to borrow $1 billion from abroad for equipment and training for the military fighting an Islamic insurgency. More>>

UN chief names de ap to be Syria point man

 U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has officially named veteran Italian-Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura to be the new U.N. point man on Syria, with a mandate to try to end the conflict now in its fourth year. More>>

Iraq says 'terrorists' seize chemical weapons site

 Iraq has informed the United Nations that the Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad where 2,500 chemical rockets filled with the deadly nerve agent sarin or their remnants were stored along with other chemical warfare agents. More>>

11 Honduran miners trapped in small gold mine

 Rescue workers using picks and shovels are clearing rubble as they try to reach 11 miners trapped since Wednesday inside a wildcat gold mine in southern Honduras. More>>

8 of Honduran miners rescued from small gold mine

 A Honduran official says eight miners have been rescued from a small gold mine while three remain trapped. More>>

Lawyers: Ex-Ivory Coast leader eager for trial

Lawyers for Ivory Coast's former president say their client is eager to stand trial on charges of crimes against humanity so those truly responsible for his country's crisis will be brought to justice. More>>

Aid, recovery workers targeted in southern Mexico

Prosecutors in Mexico's southern Guerrero state say drug gang members were responsible for the killing of three government aid workers whose beaten bodies were found in a clandestine burial site.
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Greece's first public revenues chief steps down

Greece's first public revenues chief, whose job was created in 2012 at the insistence of bailout creditors, has stepped down citing "personal grounds," the country's finance ministry says.
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Egypt's government levies $25 tax on tourists

An Egyptian airport official says authorities have levied a new airport tax on tourists leaving the country, a move that has been criticized as being a further deterrent for vacationers considering the country as a holiday destination. More>>

German Parliament extends Holocaust pensions

Germany's Parliament has unanimously approved a measure extending pension payments for thousands of elderly Jews who were forced to work for the Nazis in ghettos. More>>

Austria: Imam alleged to recruit Islamic fighters

An Islamic preacher has been arrested on suspicion of recruiting young Chechens living in Austria to fight for Islam in Syria. More>>

Witnesses: Boko Haram seizing villages in Nigeria

Witnesses report that militants from the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram (BOH'-koh hah-RAHM') are taking over villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing and terrorizing civilians and political leaders. More>>

3 officers killed, 2 injured in Canada shooting

Police say three officers have been shot dead and two others injured and they are searching for a suspect in the east coast Canadian province of New Brunswick. More>>

China says 29 arrested in anti-terror crackdown

China says 29 people have been arrested in what it calls an anti-terrorism crackdown in the northwestern region of Xinjiang following a series of deadly attacks blamed on Muslim extremists. More>>

Ax-hefting Dutch clown, friends punished for prank

A Dutch court has convicted three men of threatening behavior after one dressed up as a clown and chased unsuspecting cyclists with an ax. More>>

Moose disrupts handicraft class at Swedish school

Schoolchildren in western Sweden received a surprise visit during their handicraft class when a moose jumped through the window. More>>

Lebanon takes measures to stop Syrian refugees

Lebanon has begun implementing measures to stop the flow of Syrian refugees into the tiny country. More>>

Hospital: Released soldier Bergdahl is stable

A U.S. military hospital in Germany says Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is in "stable condition and receiving treatment for conditions requiring hospitalization" after arriving from Afghanistan and five years of captivity. More>>

Cuba agent: US-Afghan prisoner swap a precedent

A Cuban intelligence agent who spent years in jail in the United States says the exchange of five Taliban detainees for a U.S. Army sergeant held captive in Afghanistan could set a precedent for a similar swap with Cuba. More>>

France hosts dueling dinners for Obama, Putin

French President Francois Hollande certainly won't go hungry this Thursday night. He's dining twice -- first with U.S. President Barack Obama, then with Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

Mob torches Christian shops in Egypt ahead trial

A mob of angry Islamic extremists burned shops owned by Coptic Christians near the ancient city of Luxor on Monday, hours before a trial for a Coptic Christian accused of blasphemy, a security official said. More>>

Nigerian police ban protests over kidnapped girls

Nigerian police said Monday they have banned protests in the capital demanding that the government rescue more than 200 girls still held captive by Boko Haram militants. More>>

Thai army chief: elections could occur in 1 year

The head of the military junta that took control of Thailand in a coup last week says elections may not take place for more than a year because peace and reforms must be achieved first. More>>

Vandals deface Jewish graves in northern Greece

Greek authorities say vandals have attacked the Jewish cemetery of Thessaloniki, whose Jewish population was nearly wiped out during World War II. More>>

Clashes between rebels, tribesmen kill 12 in Yemen

Security officials and tribal leaders in Yemen say clashes between Shiite rebels and tribesmen backed by national army units have killed at least 12 people. More>>

Faux 'shaman' jailed for 10 years for fraud

A fraudulent faith healer who convinced victims she was a shaman and conned them out of almost 1 million pounds ($1.7 million) has been jailed for 10 years. More>>

Pakistan arrests 4 suspects in woman's stoning

Pakistani police said Friday that they have arrested four more people in connection with the killing of a pregnant woman who was beaten and stoned to death by her family for marrying without their permission. More>>

Thousands rally to support renegade Libya general

Several thousand Libyan protesters have taken to the streets for a second week to support a renegade general who launched an armed campaign against Islamist militias in the restive east of the country. More>>

Sudan won't install Iranian anti-aircraft missiles

Sudan's Foreign Ministry says the country won't install Iranian anti-aircraft missiles in the country after earlier exploring the idea following suspected Israeli airstrikes there in 2012. More>>

Magnate Carlos Slim opens aquarium in Mexico

Mexican magnate Carlos Slim has inaugurated a four-level, underground aquarium that is the biggest in Latin America, housing 3,000 animals belonging to 230 species. More>>

North Korea sentences S. Korean missionary to life

North Korea says it has sentenced a South Korean missionary to hard labor for life for allegedly trying to set up underground churches and spying. More>>

Hagel: China territorial claims destabilize region

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is warning an international security conference that the U.S. "will not look the other way" when nations such as China try to restrict navigation or ignore international rules and standards. More>>

6 US men detained in Honduras for weeks

The U.S. State Department has confirmed that six American men who were aboard a ship have been detained in Honduras since May 5. More>>

Indigenous groups demonstrate in Brazil's capital

Police say more than 300 indigenous people of different ethnic groups are rallying again in front of Brazil's Justice Ministry to protest against legislation that would reduce the size of some Indian reservations. More>>

Bulgarian ex-minister gets 4 years in jail

A former Bulgarian interior minister has been sentenced to four years in prison for obstructing an investigation against a senior police official. More>>

Liberian women protest for dead husbands' benefits

Dozens of women who claim their husbands were killed in Liberia's 14 years of conflict have staged a protest demanding the payment of their late husbands' benefits.
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Truckloads of Thai soldiers block protest as junta bans all anti-coup demonstrations

More than 1,000 Thai troops and police have sealed off one of Bangkok's busiest intersections to prevent a planned protest, as authorities say they will no longer allow demonstrations against last week's military coup. More>>

Vatican: Israel, Palestine prayer meeting June 8

The Vatican says the prayer meeting at the Vatican with the pope and the Israeli and Palestinian presidents will take place on June 8. More>>

Iran reports its first death from MERS virus

Iran's official news agency is reporting the Islamic Republic has suffered its first fatality from the Middle Eastern respiratory virus. More>>

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    Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:03:45 GMT
    President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish these days about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession. And the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the...More >>
    President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for...More >>
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