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US strike targets leader of Somali extremist group
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander saying Tuesday that he was in a car that was struck and that six people died.... 9/2/2014 8:03 PM

Mexico plans $9.2B airport project for capital
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- President Enrique Pena Nieto announced the construction of a new international airport for Mexico City on Tuesday, saying it will quadruple the capacity of the current one.... 9/2/2014 8:01 PM

Calais mayor might close port to stop migrants
PARIS (AP) -- The mayor of Calais is considering closing the French city's lucrative port if Britain doesn't make a "strong gesture" to control a growing tide of migrants trying to sneak across the English Channel.... 9/2/2014 7:46 PM

Video purports to show beheading of US journalist
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people."... 9/2/2014 7:44 PM

Venezuela rails against portrayal in US spy drama
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Critics have mostly ignored the new TNT spy drama "Legends," but it's creating a furor in Venezuela.... 9/2/2014 7:35 PM

Irish tax haul jumps, signals kinder 2015 budget
DUBLIN (AP) -- Ireland's tax collections are beating targets and have put the country on course to achieve normal deficit levels after six years of austerity, the government announced Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 7:13 PM

Bieber charged with assault over photo incident
TORONTO (AP) -- Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation involving a photographer, his lawyer said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 7:13 PM

Macedonian premier, opposition leader, go to court
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- A Macedonian court is hearing a private lawsuit by the country's prime minister against the opposition leader for alleged slanderous allegations concerning a bank sale.... 9/2/2014 7:11 PM

Islamic fighters besiege Nigerian city: Senator
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Thousands of Nigerians are fleeing a northeastern city amid conflicting reports that it has been seized by Boko Haram Islamic extremists, a federal senator said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 6:48 PM

Ukraine military routed as Russia talks tough
NOVOKATERYNIVKA, Ukraine (AP) -- The Ukrainian solders were an easy target as they launched a desperate run to safety. Pounded by a gauntlet of rocket shells, blown up in their vehicles, they died by the dozens.... 9/2/2014 6:39 PM

Pakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster.... 9/2/2014 6:38 PM

A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years. But what danger does it immediately pose?... 9/2/2014 6:34 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 6:32 PM

Spanish judge orders release of ill boy's parents
SOTO DEL REAL, Spain (AP) -- Spanish officials have ordered the immediate release of a detained British couple who were wanted by police in the United Kingdom after they took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent.... 9/2/2014 6:29 PM

AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight
MOSCOW (AP) -- Riding a wave of military gains by Russia-backed rebels, 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 6:20 PM

Nicaragua calls off search for 4 missing miners
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Nicaragua's government said Tuesday 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 6:11 PM

UN: 4 peacekeepers killed in north Mali, 15 hurt
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- At least four U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 15 wounded when their convoy hit a mine in northern Mali on Tuesday, a spokesman said.... 9/2/2014 5:47 PM

Seismic activity calms down near Iceland volcano
LONDON (AP) -- Experts say the seismic activity near the Bardarbunga volcano on Iceland is calming down while tall fountains of fire and lava continue to lick the air along a volcanic fissure, producing a huge plume of steam and gas.... 9/2/2014 5:37 PM

Group says world is losing battle against Ebola
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone" as authorities race to contain the disease.... 9/2/2014 5:32 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