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Rebel leader insists he wanted to restore peace in Congo
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A rebel leader known as "The Terminator" told judges trying him at the International Criminal Court on Thursday that he was a professional soldier who never attacked civilians and tried to restore peace during a brutal conflict in eastern Congo.... 9/3/2015 2:08 PM

Boat carrying migrant workers capsizes off Malaysia; 14 dead
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- A wooden boat crammed with migrant workers who were headed back to Indonesia capsized Thursday off Malaysia's western coast, killing at least 14 people, a maritime official said.... 9/3/2015 2:07 PM

Member of Dutch air force may have joined Islamic State
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Netherlands' Defense Ministry announced Thursday that a serving member of the Dutch air force may have traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group.... 9/3/2015 2:04 PM

Q&A: What to look for with Guatemala's former president
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- President Otto Perez Molina has resigned amid a corruption scandal after a judge issued an order to detain him in the case.... 9/3/2015 1:58 PM

Guatemala president resigns amid corruption probe
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has resigned in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink, a spokesman said early Thursday.... 9/3/2015 1:54 PM

Hungary blasts EU on migration amid chaos at train station
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungary's leader railed Thursday at Germany and EU leaders for lacking urgency in dealing with Europe's migrant crisis as chaos reigned back home, where migrants by the thousands surged into Budapest's main train station after police ended their two-day blockade of its entrance.... 9/3/2015 1:53 PM

Turkey skeptical Bangkok bomb suspects are Turks
BANGKOK (AP) -- Turkey expressed skepticism Thursday over reports that its nationals were involved in the Aug. 17 bombing of a Bangkok landmark that killed 20 people, as Thai authorities reported finding a "suspicious fluid" during a raid at a third home linked to suspects in the attack.... 9/3/2015 1:52 PM

7 suspected in Mali attacks arrested in Ivory Coast
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Authorities say at least seven jihadis accused of attacking the Malian military in the country's south have been arrested in neighboring Ivory Coast.... 9/3/2015 1:41 PM

NATO opens military center in Lithuania amid Ukraine crisis
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) -- Fighter jets roaring overhead, NATO on Thursday inaugurated a military center in the Lithuanian capital amid growing concerns in the Baltic countries over Russia's military presence.... 9/3/2015 1:40 PM

Mondrian show in Berlin traces artist's evolution of style
BERLIN (AP) -- Abstract compositions of black lines and rectangles filled with red, blue and yellow highlight a new Piet Mondrian exhibition in Berlin.... 9/3/2015 1:39 PM

Head of UN investigative panel on Syria calls IS 'desperate'
GENEVA (AP) -- The Islamic State group appears "desperate" and is losing ground to Kurdish fighters who are battling the radicals "on behalf of humanity," the head of a U.N. panel on Syria said Thursday.... 9/3/2015 1:39 PM

The Latest: Guatemalan president resigns in corruption probe
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- The latest on the resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina (all times local):... 9/3/2015 1:30 PM

ECB's Draghi hints at further stimulus for eurozone
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The European Central Bank is ready to give the eurozone economy a bigger dose of stimulus should inflation across the 19-country bloc fail to pick up as planned, President Mario Draghi said Thursday.... 9/3/2015 1:28 PM

Portugal's hot and dry August worsens drought conditions
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portugal's weather service says the country is enduring its second-worst drought since comprehensive records began 70 years ago.... 9/3/2015 1:22 PM

The Latest: ECB's Draghi says inflation target must stand
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The latest on the European economy as the European Central Bank meets to discuss its monetary policy (all times local):... 9/3/2015 1:18 PM

Bayern Munich sets up training camp for refugee children
MUNICH (AP) -- Bayern Munich is to create a training camp for refugee children and adolescents while donating a further 1 million euros ($1.1 million) toward refugee projects in response to the European migrant crisis.... 9/3/2015 1:10 PM

Aunt had tried to sponsor family who drowned off Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The 3-year-old in blue shorts and a red T-shirt photographed face-down in the surf set out for Europe only after Canada had rejected his family's refugee application, a Canadian lawmaker says.... 9/3/2015 1:09 PM

Turkish official: 2 Vice News journalists freed from jail
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Two Vice News journalists who were arrested in Turkey on terror-related charges have been released from jail, a Turkish government official said Thursday. Their assistant will remain jailed pending the conclusion of an investigation.... 9/3/2015 12:55 PM

Iran says Assad has 'pivotal' role in any Syria solution
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- President Bashar Assad has a "pivotal" role to play in the war on terrorism and in any political settlement to Syria's devastating civil war, a senior Iranian official said Thursday.... 9/3/2015 12:52 PM

Iran's top leader: No nuclear deal unless sanctions lifted
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's supreme leader said Thursday "there will be no deal" if world powers insist on suspending rather than lifting sanctions as part of a landmark nuclear agreement, and said it is up to Iran's parliament, and not him, to approve or reject it.... 9/3/2015 12:45 PM



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