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Nigerian official: Boko Haram trying to hit Lagos
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's Islamic extremist rebels Boko Haram are trying to extend their violent campaign across the country including Lagos, the country largest city, an intelligence official said Sunday... 8/30/2015 5:09 PM

Germany, France, Britain press for EU action on migrants
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany, France and Britain pressed Sunday for better processing of migrants arriving in southern Europe and for a European Union-wide list of countries considered safe, and a special meeting of EU interior and justice ministers was called for Sept. 14.... 8/30/2015 5:00 PM

Italy's Eni finds 'supergiant' natural gas field off Egypt
ROME (AP) -- The Italian energy company Eni SpA announced Sunday it has discovered a "supergiant" natural gas field off Egypt, describing it as the "largest-ever" found in the Mediterranean Sea.... 8/30/2015 4:44 PM

Lebanon parliament chief promises talks on political impasse
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's parliament speaker on Sunday promised high-level talks to try to find a way out of long-running political gridlock that sparked large anti-government protests, including this weekend.... 8/30/2015 5:12 PM

Sierra Leone: Officials confirm new Ebola death
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital.... 8/30/2015 4:36 PM

Plane crashes at Austrian air show, fatally injuring pilot
VIENNA (AP) -- A small plane crashed at an air show in southern Austria on Sunday, fatally injuring the pilot, authorities said.... 8/30/2015 4:28 PM

Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills
TOKYO (AP) -- Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, holding up anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies to the beat of a drum.... 8/30/2015 4:25 PM

Yemen factions gear up for key battle over central province
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's warring factions on Sunday braced for a key battle in a central province, where victory could allow pro-government forces to move rapidly north into the heartland of the country's Shiite Houthi rebels.... 8/30/2015 4:23 PM

Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news."... 8/30/2015 4:06 PM

Hungary detains 5th suspect in truck deaths of 71 in Austria
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- A fifth man suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighboring Austria has been detained, Hungarian police said Sunday.... 8/30/2015 4:01 PM

Suu Kyi tells voters to ignore intimidation in Nov. election
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told voters Sunday to ignore intimidation and to cast their ballots without fear in the upcoming general election.... 8/30/2015 3:53 PM

Malaysian PM pours scorn on huge rally demanding he quit
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak poured scorn Sunday on a huge two-day rally that brought together tens of thousands of yellow-shirted protesters demanding his resignation over a financial scandal.... 8/30/2015 3:52 PM

IS fighters try to push into new district in Syrian capital
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State fighters on Sunday pushed into a large district in southern Damascus, clashing with rival militants just a few kilometers from the center of the Syrian capital, the extremist group and Syrian activists said.... 8/30/2015 3:42 PM

Pakistan officials: US envoy discusses Afghan peace efforts
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani officials say visiting U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice has discussed efforts to revive Afghan peace talks.... 8/30/2015 3:41 PM

Spanish mayor denies his town destroyed Stone Age tomb
MADRID (AP) -- The mayor of a village in northwestern Spain denies his town council destroyed a heritage-protected Stone Age monument to replace it with a picnic table.... 8/30/2015 3:15 PM

Fire at Saudi oil company residence kills 11
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A large fire broke out Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 200, officials in the kingdom said.... 8/30/2015 3:06 PM

Israel has failed to reform Jewish radicals, critics charge
SHIR HADASH OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) -- The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from turning to violence and attacking Palestinians and their property.... 8/30/2015 2:56 PM

Video shows Palestinian women, Israeli soldier scuffling
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A video showing an Israeli soldier scuffling with Palestinian women and youth at a West Bank protest has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook, shining a light on Israeli military policies in the territory.... 8/30/2015 2:43 PM

Hundreds of Russians protest destruction of demon sculpture
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- About 500 people have held a protest in Russia's second-largest city over the destruction of a century-old bas-relief of the demon Mephistopheles.... 8/30/2015 2:18 PM

South Sudan rebels: Clashes continue after cease-fire
JUBA , South Sudan (AP) -- Government troops on Sunday attacked a village in South Sudan's volatile Unity state on the first day of a cease-fire that both sides have pledged to implement, according to a rebel-appointed official in the state.... 8/30/2015 1:57 PM



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