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Eminem publishers sue New Zealand political party
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The music publishers for American rapper Eminem are suing New Zealand's ruling political party over the music it used in a campaign commercial.... 9/16/2014 4:45 AM

Philippines' Mayon volcano showing signs of unrest
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- One of the Philippines' most active volcanos is showing signs of heightened unrest and an eruption is possible within weeks, government scientists warned Tuesday.... 9/16/2014 4:38 AM

Typhoon hits southern China, heads to Vietnam
BEIJING (AP) -- A typhoon struck China's southernmost island of Hainan on Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights as it headed northwest toward Vietnam.... 9/16/2014 4:34 AM

Brazil's indigenous seek out city, end up in slums
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- They huddle in a tight circle, shaking seed-filled maracas and shuffling in time to a rhythm that has pulsed through their tribes for generations. The dancers raise their voices in song, conjuring an ancient spirit that vibrates above the traffic roaring from a nearby expressway and the beat of funk music blasting from a neighbor's loudspeaker.... 9/16/2014 4:13 AM

Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) -- A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken region.... 9/16/2014 4:08 AM

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets foreign convoy
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A police official in Kabul says that a suicide car bomber has targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy.... 9/16/2014 4:07 AM

Asia stocks lower on caution over Fed meeting
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as investors played it safe ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting.... 9/16/2014 3:51 AM

12 Nigerian troops sentenced to death for mutiny
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Twelve soldiers fighting an Islamic insurgency in northeast Nigeria have been sentenced to death by firing squad for mutiny and attempted murder of their commanding officer.... 9/16/2014 3:48 AM

6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday - the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept. 5.... 9/16/2014 2:23 AM

UN envoy warns Libya on brink of prolonged strife
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Rapidly deteriorating security and deepening political divisions have brought Libya "closer to the brink of protracted conflict and civil strife," the top U.N. envoy in the country warned on Monday.... 9/16/2014 2:18 AM

Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State
PARIS (AP) -- As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference.... 9/16/2014 1:23 AM

Bradley Cooper drops in at London Fashion Week
LONDON (AP) -- London Fashion Week reached its glitziest day Monday, with big names like Burberry and Tom Ford packing in the crowds, the supermodels and the celebrities.... 9/15/2014 11:47 PM

UN takes over C. African Republic peacekeeping
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- The United Nations took over a regional African peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic on Monday, nine months after sectarian violence erupted that has left at least 5,000 people dead and has forced tens of thousands of Muslims to flee into exile in neighboring countries.... 9/15/2014 10:41 PM

Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone accused the World Health Organization on Monday of being "sluggish" in facilitating an evacuation of a doctor who died from Ebola before she could be sent out of the country for medical care.... 9/15/2014 10:02 PM

Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families argue over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and their elders tending to say they want to remain in the United Kingdom.... 9/15/2014 9:27 PM

Merkel: Russia must withdraw troops from Ukraine
BERLIN (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Russia must withdraw its troops from Ukraine for a peace plan there to work.... 9/15/2014 9:03 PM

Pope meets with Argentine judge in Dirty War probe
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis met Monday with an Argentine judge who played a key role in the recent convictions of two former military officers for one of the most notorious crimes of the country's Dirty War.... 9/15/2014 8:55 PM

Jean Paul Gaultier to stop making ready-to-wear
PARIS (AP) -- The house of Jean Paul Gaultier has announced that it is stopping women's and men's ready-to-wear collections.... 9/15/2014 8:36 PM

Air France strike amid Europe's low-cost shakeup
PARIS (AP) -- Air France canceled at least half its flights around the world on Monday as pilots began a weeklong strike, highlighting the trouble Europe's flagship airlines face in keeping up with low-cost competitors.... 9/15/2014 7:31 PM

UN Security Council to meet on Ebola
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States called an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council Thursday on the Ebola crisis in West Africa, saying the situation on the ground is "dire" and getting worse every day.... 9/15/2014 7:26 PM