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Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancers
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before their king in Swaziland's most famous traditional festival on Sunday, despite calls to cancel the reed dance after dozens of participants died in a car crash.... 8/30/2015 7:14 PM

Egypt announces parliamentary vote for October, November
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt on Sunday announced that long-awaited parliamentary elections will take place in October and November, a hoped-for step toward democracy amid a harsh crackdown on dissent.... 8/30/2015 7:13 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 rebels.... 8/30/2015 6:51 PM

Bull gores 66-year-old man to death during Spanish festival
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish mayor says a man has died after being charged down and gored by a bull that was being herded into a northern village as part of annual celebrations to honor its patron saint.... 8/30/2015 6:43 PM

Dominica declares disaster status after storm leaves 20 dead
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) -- Rescue teams worked Sunday to reopen roads to remote communities in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides that killed at least 20 people and left more than 50 missing on the Caribbean island.... 8/30/2015 6:15 PM

US envoy discusses Afghan peace efforts on Pakistan visit
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice met with Pakistani leaders during a visit to the country on Sunday to discuss efforts to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban which were suspended after the announcement of the death of longtime Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.... 8/30/2015 6:03 PM

Letter from Hungary: Migrants seek EU's field of dreams
ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) -- On the edge of a Hungarian cornfield, the beam from a car's headlights reflects in their eyes: Europe's newest residents catching their breaths, fresh from evading border police.... 8/30/2015 5:48 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 5:39 PM

AP NewsAlert
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt announces two-stage parliamentary elections for October, November.... 8/30/2015 5:27 PM

Iran sentences 2 people to jail for spying for US, Israel
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's official IRNA news agency says two people have been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of spying for the United States and Israel.... 8/30/2015 5:22 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

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

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

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

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