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Senegal activist: Release 7 men convicted of gay acts
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- A Senegalese activist has called for the release of seven men arrested in July and sentenced to six months in prison for homosexual acts.... 8/28/2015 2:52 PM

Poland to service Bulgaria's Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's defense ministry says the country has reached a preliminary agreement with Bulgaria to modernize the Balkan country's Soviet-era fleet of MiG-29 fighter jets.... 8/28/2015 2:42 PM

Armed group frees 163 children in Central African Republic
GENEVA (AP) -- UNICEF says an armed militia group in Central African Republic has released 163 children, some of thousands who have been conscripted in jobs like cooks, messengers, and even combatants.... 8/28/2015 2:39 PM

The Latest: Syrians on the move seek better life in Europe
GENEVA (AP) -- Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.... 8/28/2015 2:38 PM

Mom angry over $60 for Barcelona match ticket for baby
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish woman is fuming after football club Barcelona made her pay 54 euros ($60) for a match ticket for her 10-month-old baby even though the seat wouldn't be used.... 8/28/2015 2:32 PM

Extremists kill 28 in villages in northeastern Nigeria
BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram extremists killed 28 people during attacks on remote farming and fishing villages in northeast Nigeria, members of a civilian defense group said on Friday.... 8/28/2015 2:25 PM

Mihajlovic already growing tired of questions on Balotelli
MILAN (AP) -- One day after Mario Balotelli's loan back to AC Milan began, Rossoneri coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is already growing tired of questions about the maverick striker.... 8/28/2015 2:19 PM

Indian and Pakistani border guards trade gunfire, 9 killed
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Indian and Pakistani border guards traded gunfire in the divided region of Kashmir, leaving nine civilians dead and another 63 wounded, authorities said Friday.... 8/28/2015 2:14 PM

Attack draws new scrutiny to railways linking open Europe
PARIS (AP) -- Europe's rail system is at the heart of its open borders, a way for passengers to travel on some of the world's fastest and most sophisticated mass transit with no need for passports or even ID.... 8/28/2015 2:12 PM

British journalists detained in Turkey
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) -- Officials and media reports say two British journalists have been detained in Turkey's largest, mainly-Kurdish city, along with their translator.... 8/28/2015 2:11 PM

Erika soaks Puerto Rico after 4 killed in Dominica
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico with rain and wind Friday after killing at least four people and causing devastating floods and mudslides in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, where authorities said about 20 people were still missing.... 8/28/2015 2:08 PM

Greece's caretaker cabinet sworn in ahead of early vote
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's new caretaker government, led by the nation's first female prime minister, was sworn in Friday and headed straight into a cabinet meeting as the country faces an election next month.... 8/28/2015 2:04 PM

Sicily detains 10 smugglers in deaths of 52 migrants
ROME (AP) -- Prosecutors in Sicily detained 10 people on suspicion of smuggling and murder Friday for having allegedly crammed dozens of migrants into the airless hold of a boat where 52 bodies were found this week.... 8/28/2015 2:00 PM

Russian police finds stolen bas relief in right-wing attack
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- Police in St. Petersburg on Friday found fragments of a 100-year old bas relief depicting the mythical demon Mephistopheles which was removed from the facade of a historic building, in a possible right-wing act of revenge.... 8/28/2015 1:53 PM

Indian army kills 5 Naga rebels in remote northeast
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- India's army on Friday killed five insurgents from a Naga rebel group that months earlier attacked the military in the country's remote northeastern region bordering Myanmar, an official said.... 8/28/2015 1:52 PM

200 feared dead in latest migrant disaster off Libya's coast
ZUWARA, Libya (AP) -- Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday in the latest disaster involving desperate people trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean.... 8/28/2015 1:47 PM

Europe's migrant crisis brings tragedy by land and sea
VIENNA (AP) -- Rescue workers counted dozens of victims Friday from the increasingly desperate tide of humanity sweeping into Europe fleeing war, oppression and poverty. Austrian police said 71 people likely suffocated in an airless truck and authorities estimated 200 people drowned off the Libyan coast when two overloaded boats bound for Europe capsized.... 8/28/2015 1:45 PM

Lebanon interior minister calls for restraint in protests
BEIRUT (AP) -- Security forces have orders to show restraint at a planned mass protest against Lebanon's government this weekend, but will not tolerate attempts by "thugs" to make trouble, Lebanon's interior minister said Friday.... 8/28/2015 1:37 PM

Brazil's Rousseff faces growing impeachment threat
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- If the worst economic crisis in a decade, a massive corruption scandal centered on her ruling party and approval ratings in the single digits weren't rough enough for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, she's now faced with an angry rival who controls the possibility of impeachment proceedings against her.... 8/28/2015 1:35 PM

Estonia steps up surveillance along border with Russia
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Estonia is planning to cover a 136-kilometer (84-mile) stretch of land along its border with Russia with state-of-art technology to combat illegal border-crossing and illicit traffic, government officials said Friday.... 8/28/2015 1:35 PM



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