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Video purports to show beheading of US journalist
BEIRUT (AP) -- An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group.... 9/2/2014 5:14 PM

Irish tax take jumps, signals kinder 2015 budget
DUBLIN (AP) -- Ireland's Finance Department says tax collections from a growing economy are unexpectedly strong and have put the country on course to achieve normal deficit levels after six years of austerity.... 9/2/2014 5:11 PM

Ontario police: Bieber charged with assault
TORONTO (AP) -- Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after police said Tuesday he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ontario.... 9/2/2014 5:08 PM

AP NewsAlert
BEIRUT (AP) -- Internet video purports to show beheading of US reporter Steven Sotloff by Islamic State group.... 9/2/2014 5:07 PM

UN: 4 peacekeepers killed in northern Mali, 6 hurt
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- A spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali says at least four peacekeepers are dead and six have been seriously wounded after their convoy hit a mine in the country's violent north.... 9/2/2014 4:54 PM

Tiny Estonia seeks strong support from Obama
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) -- Spooked by Russia's intervention in Ukraine, Estonia is hoping for a strong signal of support from President Barack Obama when he arrives Wednesday in a country that two decades ago had Russian troops on its soil.... 9/2/2014 4:54 PM

AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight
MOSCOW (AP) -- Riding a wave of military gains by pro-Russia rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs.... 9/2/2014 4:52 PM

After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 4:52 PM

Nicaragua calls off search for 4 missing miners
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Nicaragua's government says it has called off a search for at least four missing miners because cave-ins made the effort too dangerous to continue, and hopes have faded that anyone could be found alive after five days.... 9/2/2014 4:49 PM

UK withdrawing warrant for ill boy's parents
LONDON (AP) -- British prosecutors are dropping the case against a couple who ended up in a Spanish jail after they tried to get treatment abroad for their son's severe brain tumor, authorities said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 4:42 PM

UN implores all countries to help on Ebola
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is `losing the battle' against Ebola, while U.N. officials implored all countries to quickly step up their response by contributing health experts and other help.... 9/2/2014 4:40 PM

Saudi arrests 88 suspects in alleged al-Qaida cell
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A top Saudi security official said Tuesday that police had arrested 88 men suspected of being part of an al-Qaida cell that was plotting attacks inside and outside of the kingdom.... 9/2/2014 4:35 PM

3 Frenchmen arrested over hedgehog hunting
PARIS (AP) -- France's animal protection society says it's filed a lawsuit against three men arrested last month in a northwestern Paris suburb for illegally hunting hedgehogs to eat.... 9/2/2014 4:26 PM

Tropical Storm Dolly heads for Mexico's coast
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Tropical Storm Dolly headed Tuesday for a soggy collision with Mexico's Gulf coast.... 9/2/2014 4:14 PM

Swiss urged to toughen anti-corruption law
GENEVA (AP) -- Advocacy group Transparency International is criticizing Swiss law as too soft on financial corruption.... 9/2/2014 4:09 PM

Not Amused: Queen finds cell phone pics troubling
LONDON (AP) -- It's official. She is not amused.... 9/2/2014 4:05 PM

Report accuses Islamic State group of war crimes
BAGHDAD (AP) -- An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of systematic "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq targeting indigenous religious minorities, as well as conducting mass killings of men and abducting women.... 9/2/2014 4:04 PM

China's tight security clashes with unity drive
KUQA, China (AP) -- In this ancient oasis town in China's restive west, assault rifle-toting police officers patrol the cobblestone lanes of ochre-brick houses in an ethnic Uighur neighborhood. Three police surveillance cameras atop a white pole watch over a narrow dirt road frequented mostly by cows. Wanted posters for suspected Uighur assailants are stuck on walls every few hundred feet.... 9/2/2014 4:03 PM

Sudan government closes Iranian cultural centers
CAIRO (AP) -- Sudan announced Tuesday it closed the Iranian cultural center in the capital and other branches, saying the establishment violated its mandate and became a social and ideological threat to the largely Sunni country.... 9/2/2014 3:51 PM

VENICE WATCH: Editor honored; surreal Swede shines
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- 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.... 9/2/2014 3:44 PM