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China says 88 fugitives returned from abroad
BEIJING (AP) -- China's police ministry on Sunday said 88 fugitives wanted on charges of corruption and other economic offenses have been extradited or returned on their own from the United States and other countries in the midst of an anti-graft crackdown.... 9/21/2014 4:08 AM

Chinese town protests over trash incinerator
BEIJING (AP) -- Residents of a town in southern China who oppose a planned trash incinerator have protested for a second weekend and the local government promised not to proceed without public approval.... 9/21/2014 3:36 AM

Guatemala clash over development plans kills 8
PAJOQUES, Guatemala (AP) -- An argument among villagers over plans to build a cement factory and a highway erupted into a battle with guns and machetes, killing at least eight people and wounding dozens, authorities said Saturday.... 9/21/2014 3:32 AM

Rain falls on Baja's tip as storm passes to south
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Tropical Storm Polo churned south of the Baja California Peninsula on Saturday night, whipping up waves along the shore and swirling more rain onto residents trying to recover from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Odile.... 9/21/2014 3:22 AM

Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo.... 9/21/2014 1:12 AM

5 inmates flee prison in Haiti; 2 recaptured
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Five inmates escaped from a prison in Haiti early Saturday, the country's second jail breakout reported in less than two months.... 9/21/2014 12:27 AM

Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants
BEIRUT (AP) -- Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, some hobbling on crutches as others lugged bulging sacks of belongings on their backs.... 9/21/2014 12:19 AM

A transcript of AP interview with Egypt's el-Sissi
CAIRO (AP) -- A transcript of The Associated Press's interview with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.... 9/20/2014 11:33 PM

State media: Suicide car bomber kills 3 in Lebanon
BEIRUT (AP) -- A suicide car bomber reportedly killed three people at a checkpoint manned by the Shiite Hezbollah militia in eastern Lebanon Saturday evening, the state-run news agency reported, as the war in Syria spilled over into its eastern neighbor.... 9/20/2014 11:15 PM

Designers go for the flow at Milan Fashion Week
MILAN (AP) -- Milan designers are making a nonbinding treaty with women.... 9/20/2014 10:11 PM

NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only'
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) -- NATO's top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a "cease-fire in name only," and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made it nearly impossible to determine how many of its troops are operating inside Ukraine.... 9/20/2014 10:01 PM

AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East.... 9/20/2014 8:56 PM

S. Sudan mediators condemns renewed fighting
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Mediators of the conflict in South Sudan say there is renewed fighting there between government and rebel troops.... 9/20/2014 8:48 PM

AP PHOTOS: Refugees stream into Turkey from Syria
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Lugging sacks of belongings, hobbling on crutches, carrying children on their hip, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees in Syria have streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, desperately seeking safety after Islamic State militants attacked their villages.... 9/20/2014 8:34 PM

Yemen sets curfew as fighting roils capital
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's top security body imposed an overnight curfew in restive areas of the capital, Sanaa, on Saturday after Shiite rebels took over the state television building amid heavy clashes and the U.N. envoy to the country signaled that a deal had been reached to end the violence.... 9/20/2014 8:02 PM

Diplomats: Iran receptive to new nuke proposal
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- With Iran refusing U.S. demands that it gut its uranium enrichment program, the two sides are now discussing a new proposal that would leave much of Tehran's enriching machines in place but disconnected from feeds of uranium, diplomats told The Associated Press Saturday.... 9/20/2014 7:10 PM

Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease.... 9/20/2014 7:03 PM

Jailed Venezuelan police chief freed
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A former Caracas police chief whose decade-long imprisonment had rallied Venezuela's opposition has been released from jail on humanitarian grounds to continue serving a 30-year sentence at home.... 9/20/2014 6:33 PM

Investigators at loss to explain Air Algerie crash
PARIS (AP) -- Investigators probing the crash of an Air Algerie jet in July that killed all 116 people on board say they have no solid leads on the cause of the accident.... 9/20/2014 6:19 PM

Spain repatriates priest with Ebola from Africa
MADRID (AP) -- The Spanish government is preparing to repatriate a priest who has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus after working in Sierra Leone.... 9/20/2014 5:52 PM