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Egypt official says working to amend protest law
CAIRO (AP) -- The spokesman of Egypt's transitional justice ministry says the body is drafting amendments to the country's disputed protest law, which bans demonstrations without a police permit.... 9/16/2014 10:32 AM

Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.... 9/16/2014 10:29 AM

Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's parliament has ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union.... 9/16/2014 10:26 AM

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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's parliament ratifies agreement to deepen ties with the European Union .... 9/16/2014 10:22 AM

Ukraine, Scotland dent German investor optimism
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- A key survey of German investor optimism fell in September for the ninth month in a row as the crisis in Ukraine, economic stagnation in Europe and the upcoming independence referendum in Scotland weighed on sentiment.... 9/16/2014 10:18 AM

Stagnant floodwater raising health risk in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Health workers were scrambling Tuesday to manage a mounting health crisis nearly two weeks after massive flooding engulfed much of Kashmir, where they are treating cases of diarrhea, skin allergies and fungus as they hope the stagnant waters do not create conditions for more serious disease outbreaks.... 9/16/2014 10:15 AM

Nobel laureates appeal to South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A group of Nobel peace laureates is appealing to South Africa to grant a visa to the Dalai Lama, who abandoned an attempt to get permission to travel to Cape Town next month.... 9/16/2014 10:13 AM

World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a drop in foreign aid, the World Bank said Tuesday.... 9/16/2014 10:12 AM

2 killed in pileup on mist-shrouded Dutch road
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Emergency services say two people have been killed and an unknown number injured in a pileup at least 150 cars and trucks on a Dutch highway shrouded in thick mist.... 9/16/2014 10:08 AM

Philippine volcano spews lava; thousands evacuated
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines' most active volcano has belched out huge lava fragments that rolled about a kilometer (half a mile) down its slope, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said Tuesday.... 9/16/2014 10:06 AM

Shots fired in Danish courthouse; 1 dead
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A person opened fire Tuesday inside a court building in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, authorities said. One man was killed and another was seriously wounded.... 9/16/2014 10:04 AM

UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimes
GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N. commission investigating war crimes in Syria says President Bashar Assad's government is committing the bulk of atrocities inside the war-torn country, exceeding the toll from the horrific massacres perpetrated by Islamic State fighters.... 9/16/2014 9:52 AM

China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff
BEIJING (AP) -- The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced Tuesday.... 9/16/2014 9:47 AM

Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group
KOEGE, Denmark (AP) -- Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq.... 9/16/2014 9:47 AM

Russian ruble drops to historic low amid sanctions
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's currency dropped to an all-time low against the dollar on Tuesday as investors fret about long-term economic damage from Western sanctions.... 9/16/2014 9:46 AM

Militants attack Pakistani post near Afghan border
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A group of militants attacked a Pakistan army post from neighboring Afghanistan Tuesday morning, sparking a shootout that left 11 insurgents and three soldiers killed, the military said, as government warplanes killed 20 local militants elsewhere in the northwest.... 9/16/2014 9:44 AM

China to send Ebola lab team to Sierra Leone
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The World Health Organization says China is sending a laboratory team to Sierra Leone to help fight the Ebola outbreak, as international efforts to stop the dreaded disease ramp up.... 9/16/2014 9:36 AM

Syrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group
BEIRUT (AP) -- A Syrian military aircraft crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of residents fled to nearby villages in anticipation of expected U.S. airstrikes against the militants, activists said.... 9/16/2014 9:35 AM

Sides in Scottish referendum make final push
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- The two sides in Scotland's independence debate are scrambling to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation.... 9/16/2014 9:25 AM

Drops in food, gas prices push UK inflation down
LONDON (AP) -- Official figures show that inflation in the U.K. eased further below the Bank of England's target in August following falls in food and fuel prices.... 9/16/2014 9:22 AM