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UN: 70,000 Syrians escape fighting to Turkey
BERLIN (AP) -- The U.N. refugee agency says some 70,000 Syrians have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours to escape fighting between Kurdish forces and the Islamic State group.... 9/21/2014 8:47 AM

Security clash with Kurds on Turkey Syria border
OGAN, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish security forces fired tear gas and water cannons on dozens of Kurds at the border with Syria where tens of thousands of Syrian Kurdish refugees have streamed across to escape the Islamic State group.... 9/21/2014 8:44 AM

Last king of Nepal suffers heart attack
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- The last king of Nepal is in stable condition in a hospital after suffering a heart attack, doctors said Sunday.... 9/21/2014 8:43 AM

Bomb kills 3 near Egypt foreign ministry
CAIRO (AP) -- Security officials say a roadside bomb went off on a busy downtown Cairo street, killing two policemen and a passer-by near the foreign ministry.... 9/21/2014 8:29 AM

Afghan presidential candidates sign unity deal
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal Sunday, capped with a hug and a handshake, three months after a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of U.S. and foreign troops.... 9/21/2014 8:14 AM

Pope flags Christian-Muslim ties in Albania
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Pope Francis arrived Sunday in Albania on his first European trip, designed to highlight the Balkan nation's path from a brutal communist state where religion was banned to a model of Christian-Muslim coexistence for a world witnessing conflict in God's name.... 9/21/2014 8:04 AM

SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear
CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) -- A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.... 9/21/2014 7:49 AM

AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East.... 9/21/2014 4:59 AM

G-20 says close to goal of $2 trillion in growth
SYDNEY (AP) -- Finance chiefs from the 20 largest economies said on Sunday they are close to reaching their goal of boosting world GDP by more than $2 trillion over the next five years, and will focus on infrastructure investment to help reach the target.... 9/21/2014 4:57 AM

Dalai Lama praises China's leader as 'realistic'
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The Dalai Lama praised Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday for being "more realistic" and principled than his predecessors, a day after Xi's three-day visit to India ended.... 9/21/2014 4:28 AM

At Asian Games, rivalries not always about sports
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world's population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There's Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn't. And for good measure, why not throw in some of the most repressive regimes on the planet - North Korea, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan?... 9/21/2014 4:24 AM

China says 88 fugitives returned from abroad
BEIJING (AP) -- China's police ministry on Sunday said 88 fugitives wanted on charges of corruption and other economic offenses have been extradited or returned on their own from the United States and other countries in the midst of an anti-graft crackdown.... 9/21/2014 4:08 AM

Chinese town protests over trash incinerator
BEIJING (AP) -- Residents of a town in southern China who oppose a planned trash incinerator have protested for a second weekend and the local government promised not to proceed without public approval.... 9/21/2014 3:36 AM

Guatemala clash over development plans kills 8
PAJOQUES, Guatemala (AP) -- An argument among villagers over plans to build a cement factory and a highway erupted into a battle with guns and machetes, killing at least eight people and wounding dozens, authorities said Saturday.... 9/21/2014 3:32 AM

Rain falls on Baja's tip as storm passes to south
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Tropical Storm Polo churned south of the Baja California Peninsula on Saturday night, whipping up waves along the shore and swirling more rain onto residents trying to recover from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Odile.... 9/21/2014 3:22 AM

Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo.... 9/21/2014 1:12 AM

5 inmates flee prison in Haiti; 2 recaptured
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Five inmates escaped from a prison in Haiti early Saturday, the country's second jail breakout reported in less than two months.... 9/21/2014 12:27 AM

Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants
BEIRUT (AP) -- Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, some hobbling on crutches as others lugged bulging sacks of belongings on their backs.... 9/21/2014 12:19 AM

A transcript of AP interview with Egypt's el-Sissi
CAIRO (AP) -- A transcript of The Associated Press's interview with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.... 9/20/2014 11:33 PM

State media: Suicide car bomber kills 3 in Lebanon
BEIRUT (AP) -- A suicide car bomber reportedly killed three people at a checkpoint manned by the Shiite Hezbollah militia in eastern Lebanon Saturday evening, the state-run news agency reported, as the war in Syria spilled over into its eastern neighbor.... 9/20/2014 11:15 PM