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Spanish mayor denies his town destroyed Stone Age tomb
MADRID (AP) -- The mayor of a village in northwestern Spain denies his town council destroyed a heritage-protected Stone Age monument to replace it with a picnic table.... 8/30/2015 3:15 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 3:13 PM

Fire at Saudi oil company residence kills 11
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A large fire broke out Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 200, officials in the kingdom said.... 8/30/2015 3:06 PM

Israel has failed to reform Jewish radicals, critics charge
SHIR HADASH OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) -- The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from turning to violence and attacking Palestinians and their property.... 8/30/2015 2:56 PM

Video shows Palestinian women, Israeli soldier scuffling
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A video showing an Israeli soldier scuffling with Palestinian women and youth at a West Bank protest has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook, shining a light on Israeli military policies in the territory.... 8/30/2015 2:43 PM

Plane crashes at Austrian air show, fatally injuring pilot
VIENNA (AP) -- Authorities say a small plane has crashed at an air show in southern Austria, fatally injuring the pilot.... 8/30/2015 2:37 PM

Hundreds of Russians protest destruction of demon sculpture
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- About 500 people have held a protest in Russia's second-largest city over the destruction of a century-old bas-relief of the demon Mephistopheles.... 8/30/2015 2:18 PM

Hungary detains 5th suspect in truck deaths of 71 in Austria
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungarian police have detained a fifth man suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighboring Austria.... 8/30/2015 2:16 PM

South Sudan rebels: Clashes continue after cease-fire
JUBA , South Sudan (AP) -- Government troops on Sunday attacked a village in South Sudan's volatile Unity state on the first day of a cease-fire that both sides have pledged to implement, according to a rebel-appointed official in the state.... 8/30/2015 1:57 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 1:50 PM

AP NewsAlert
ROME (AP) -- Italian energy giant Eni says it's found the largest-ever gas field in Mediterranean off Egypt.... 8/30/2015 1:26 PM

Poland's mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to the Treblinka death camp - where she was murdered with the Jews.... 8/30/2015 12:58 PM

Mortar round hits posh area of Syria's capital, child killed
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria's official news agency says a mortar round has hit an upscale central Damascus neighborhood, killing a child and wounding four people.... 8/30/2015 12:43 PM

Gunmen attack a southwestern Pakistani airport, killing 2
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Gunmen attacked a small airport in restive southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing two officials, authorities said.... 8/30/2015 12:19 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 breath, fresh from evading border police.... 8/30/2015 11:55 AM

Mali militia agrees to leave occupied northern town
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- A government-allied militia has agreed to leave a northern Mali town it occupied earlier this month following clashes with Tuareg separatists, a move praised by the country's United Nations peacekeeping mission as helpful for preserving a fragile peace accord.... 8/30/2015 11:53 AM

US-Belgian arrested in Sierra Leone 'blood diamond' case
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) -- Spanish authorities have arrested a businessman with dual American-Belgian citizenship who has been accused of enslavement and pillaging "blood diamonds" during Sierra Leone's civil war, a legal aid group said.... 8/30/2015 11:47 AM

Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option
LONDON (AP) -- A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology.??... 8/30/2015 11:44 AM

Romanian govt examines video of man kidnapped in Africa
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romania's Foreign Ministry says it is working to verify the authenticity of a video of a Romanian security worker pleading for help after being kidnapped by those with ties to the Islamic State group.... 8/30/2015 11:42 AM

Gunmen kill head of security in Yemen's Aden
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Security officials say gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead the head of security in Yemen's port city of Aden.... 8/30/2015 11:34 AM

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