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S. Korea detain US man in waters near border
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- An official says South Korean border guards have arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across the border into rival North Korea.... 9/17/2014 2:00 AM

US organizing summit on UN peacekeeping next week
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States is organizing a summit on U.N. peacekeeping on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly next week that will be addressed by Vice President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame.... 9/17/2014 1:53 AM

Fijians go to polls after 8 years of military rule
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Thousands of Fijians got their first chance to vote in eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation of 900,000.... 9/17/2014 1:52 AM

Ban: UN 'taking lead' on global fight on Ebola
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The head of the United Nations said Tuesday that the world body is "taking the lead now" on international efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed some 2,400 people and could spread further.... 9/17/2014 1:19 AM

Venezuelan protesters discuss explosives in video
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Two Venezuelan activists recently deported by Colombia have surfaced in a video that purportedly shows them discussing plans to stockpile weapons and launch attacks on government targets in apparent attempt to destabilize President Nicolas Maduro's rule.... 9/17/2014 12:46 AM

Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) -- The Mexican government began airlifting the first of tens of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes.... 9/17/2014 12:05 AM

Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists.... 9/17/2014 12:04 AM

Thai police search for clues after 2 Brits slain
BANGKOK (AP) -- Police on a scenic Thai resort island searched hotels and workers' residences Tuesday looking for clues into the slayings of two British tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found on a beach a day earlier.... 9/16/2014 11:38 PM

FARC rebel ambush kills 7 police in Colombia
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's police chief says leftist rebels have killed seven police officers and injured five in an ambush in the country's northwest.... 9/16/2014 11:04 PM

UN leader begins term during period of 'tumult'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Sam Kutesa began his first day as president of the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday by describing the current year as "tumultuous" and the year ahead as "momentous" for the United Nations as it marks its 70th anniversary.... 9/16/2014 11:02 PM

King Richard III died painfully on battlefield
LONDON (AP) -- England's King Richard III might well have lost his kingdom for a horse.... 9/16/2014 10:44 PM

UN brokers agreement to start Gaza rebuilding
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations has brokered an agreement to enable the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, giving a lead role to the Palestinian Authority while involving the private sector, the U.N.'s top Mideast envoy said Tuesday.... 9/16/2014 10:40 PM

Adam Driver shifts into hyper drive
TORONTO (AP) -- It comes as something of a shock to be talking with Adam Driver and hear so little cursing. Nothing is thrown. No explicit sexual act is performed.... 9/16/2014 9:36 PM

Brazil police, housing activists in violent clash
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Police and housing activists in Brazil's biggest city clashed violently on Tuesday after authorities evicted about 200 families who had illegally occupied an empty hotel in downtown Sao Paulo.... 9/16/2014 9:35 PM

Doctor to provide medical update on Toronto mayor
TORONTO (AP) -- A doctor will provide a medical update on controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's tumor on Wednesday, Ford's brother said.... 9/16/2014 9:19 PM

UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola
GENEVA (AP) -- The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a "human catastrophe."... 9/16/2014 8:49 PM

67 South Africans dead in Nigeria building
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- The death toll in the collapse of a building in Nigeria last week rose on Tuesday when the South African president said 67 South Africans died and dozens were injured in the accident.... 9/16/2014 8:27 PM

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia
BRUSSELS (AP) -- A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn't have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he's a menace to society and can't live knowing that.... 9/16/2014 8:09 PM

Russian billionaire placed under house arrest
MOSCOW (AP) -- A billionaire Russian tycoon was placed under house arrest Tuesday in a money-laundering case that has drawn comparisons with a government crackdown on Russia's Yukos oil company more than a decade ago.... 9/16/2014 7:58 PM

Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Leonardo DiCaprio's movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his new role - as a U.N. Messenger of Peace.... 9/16/2014 7:58 PM