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Canadians, Pakistani, Nigerian among dead in Saudi fire
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Three Canadians, a Pakistani and a Nigerian were among those killed in a fire that engulfed parts of a residential compound in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, a Saudi official said.... 8/31/2015 2:20 PM

Dozens of Venezuelan shot by police amid crime crackdown
MARACAY, Venezuela (AP) -- Workers in the industrial complex had been hiding in bathrooms and closets for hours when the shooting stopped. The last of the four suspected thieves, a slightly built man in yellow rain boots, surrendered on the roof, crying out, "Jesus saves!"... 8/31/2015 2:19 PM

Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- A grenade exploded outside Ukraine's parliament during a nationalist protest against a vote to give greater powers to separatist regions in the east, killing one police officer, the interior ministry said. About 100 other officers were injured in the clashes, 10 of them seriously.... 8/31/2015 2:18 PM

Islamic State group seizes 200 residents of Iraqi town
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The mayor of a remote, Islamic State-held town in western Iraq said on Monday that some 200 residents have been detained by the group at an unknown location following clashes there.... 8/31/2015 2:13 PM

Unstable antenna atop Trump tower closes streets in Toronto
TORONTO (AP) -- Police have closed off a number of blocks in Toronto's downtown financial district because of an unstable antenna on the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto.... 8/31/2015 2:11 PM

Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai police issued arrest warrants Monday for two more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality, as part of a widening investigation that yielded its first arrest over the weekend in connection with a deadly bombing in Bangkok two weeks ago.... 8/31/2015 2:04 PM

Indian scholar who criticized idol worship murdered at home
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Following a knock at his front door, an Indian scholar greeted two unidentified visitors and was shot in the head and the chest, becoming the third critic of religious superstition to be killed in the country in three years.... 8/31/2015 2:04 PM

Celebrated Romanian baritone Dan Iordachescu dies at 85
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Celebrated Romanian baritone Dan Iordachescu, who sang at Milan's La Scala and the Vienna State Opera during a half-century career, has died at 85, the Bucharest Opera said Monday.... 8/31/2015 1:51 PM

AP Interview: Migration group ready to help with influx
GENEVA (AP) -- The head of the International Organization for Migration says aid groups like his are ready to help the European Union handle an influx of migrants, but governments must reach out.... 8/31/2015 1:47 PM

5 Filipinos die in creek accident while on charity mission
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Five people on a charity mission drowned and another went missing after they were swept away by a sudden current while crossing a creek in the northern Philippines, officials said Monday.... 8/31/2015 1:41 PM

Gold hunters blocked from site of alleged Nazi gold train
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish authorities have blocked off a wooded area near a railroad track after scores of treasure hunters swarmed southwest Poland looking for an alleged Nazi gold train.... 8/31/2015 1:40 PM

Police: 4 missing in Spanish firework factory blast
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police say four people are missing and four others have been injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain.... 8/31/2015 1:36 PM

Central EU nations reject criticism of actions on migrants
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) -- Slovakia's prime minister has rejected criticism from the West that European Union members from Central Europe are not doing enough to share the burden of the unprecedented influx of migrants.... 8/31/2015 1:27 PM

Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Austria stepped up vehicle inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in a truck, creating a huge traffic jam on the main Budapest-Vienna highway.... 8/31/2015 1:24 PM

Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills
TOKYO (AP) -- Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, some carrying anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans to the beat of a drum against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies.... 8/31/2015 1:20 PM

EU promises faster migrant help, list of 'safe countries'
PARIS (AP) -- A top EU official says the bloc must work faster to set up special migrant processing centers in Greece and Italy, acknowledging that European countries have acted too slowly to handle the huge waves of migrants this year.... 8/31/2015 1:18 PM

Alleged Facebook mention in prayer call sparks Egypt outcry
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptians in a Nile Delta province were outraged on Sunday after a cleric allegedly changed a line in the traditional Islamic call to prayer to mention Facebook.... 8/31/2015 1:14 PM

South Sudan rebel leader: Cease-fire, peace pact in danger
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- South Sudan's rebel leader is warning attacks by government troops on rebel-held areas could sabotage a peace agreement between the warring sides.... 8/31/2015 1:08 PM

Migrants bike into Norway at remote Arctic border crossing
HELSINKI (AP) -- As Europe grapples with record-breaking numbers of migrants, a trickle of asylum seekers from Syria and the Mediterranean region have found an unlikely route: Through Russia to a remote Arctic border post in Norway, partly on bicycles.... 8/31/2015 1:01 PM

US murder suspect extradited to Czech Republic
PRAGUE (AP) -- An American suspected of killing four Czech family members has been extradited from the United States to face trial.... 8/31/2015 12:51 PM

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