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AP PHOTOS: Fairy-tale night for girls in Rio slum
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Dressed in long evening gowns, girls from Rio de Janeiro's Santa Marta "favela" slum have celebrated a fairy-tale evening in a debutante ball sponsored by local police.... 8/30/2014 6:24 PM

Missing British boy with tumor found in Spain
LONDON (AP) -- A critically ill 5-year-old boy who was taken out of a British hospital against doctors' advice has been found in Spain, police said Saturday.... 8/30/2014 6:16 PM

Pakistan protesters march on PM's residence
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani police charged with batons and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters marching toward the prime minister's official residence and the adjacent parliament building in Islamabad on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators. Nearly 125 people were injured in the clashes between police and demonstrators demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.... 8/30/2014 6:12 PM

Silva surges ahead of Brazil's presidential vote
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil's once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country's famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime favorite reeling from a one-two punch of bad news.... 8/30/2014 5:56 PM

22 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua
BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing continued Saturday.... 8/30/2014 4:59 PM

EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position.... 8/30/2014 4:52 PM

Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights
BEIRUT (AP) -- Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.... 8/30/2014 4:43 PM

Tunisia recovers bodies of Syrian boat migrants
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisian authorities say the country's coast guard has recovered at least 41 bodies of migrants, mostly Syrians, who drowned trying to sail to Europe.... 8/30/2014 3:58 PM

Pacino does double duty at Venice Film Festival
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- Al Pacino made two trips up the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, with a pair of movies about aging, regret, giving up and letting go.... 8/30/2014 3:37 PM

Gulf meeting ends without clear end to Qatar spat
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A meeting of Gulf foreign ministers ended on Saturday without a clear way out of a monthslong diplomatic spat with Qatar, although some envoys signaled that progress had been made.... 8/30/2014 3:31 PM

Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip's battered and neglected housing stock following the war between Hamas and Israel.... 8/30/2014 3:29 PM

Somali troops oust militants from southern town
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somali government troops fighting alongside African Union troops ousted Islamic militants from a southern town they have been controlling, an official said Saturday.... 8/30/2014 3:14 PM

Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains
STAROBESHEVE, Ukraine (AP) -- As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter.... 8/30/2014 3:11 PM

EU leaders pick Italian as bloc's new top diplomat
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union leaders on Saturday picked Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, to become the 28-nation bloc's top diplomat for the next five years.... 8/30/2014 3:06 PM

Bahraini activist detained on arrival to kingdom
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Police detained Bahraini human rights campaigner Maryam al-Khawaja after her arrival in the Gulf country on Saturday, her mother said.... 8/30/2014 2:43 PM

Clashes at Stockholm protest against neo-Nazis
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Swedish riot police briefly clashed with counterdemonstrators at a neo-Nazi rally in Stockholm on Saturday, two weeks before a parliamentary election.... 8/30/2014 2:35 PM

Pakistani protesters head toward premier's house
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister's home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators.... 8/30/2014 2:24 PM

Yemen clash kills 4 troops, 13 suspected militants
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Clashes in Yemen between the army and al-Qaida's local branch killed at least 13 suspected militants and four troops Saturday, military officials said.... 8/30/2014 1:08 PM

Iran's president dodges question on held reporter
CAIRO (AP) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declined to specifically discuss the case of a detained Washington Post journalist during a nationally televised news conference Saturday.... 8/30/2014 12:56 PM

VENICE WATCH: Director's praise for Robin Williams
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- VENICE, Italy - The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press:... 8/30/2014 12:46 PM