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Canada police bring charges against Syrian in rendition case
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's national police force is charging a former Syrian military intelligence officer for allegedly torturing a Canadian engineer transferred by the U.S. to an overseas detention center.... 9/1/2015 6:14 PM

Lawyer: Turkey arrested journalists to deter foreign media
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A lawyer representing two Vice News journalists and their assistant on Tuesday denounced a Turkish court's decision to arrest them on terror-related charges, calling it a government attempt to deter foreign media from reporting on the conflict with Kurdish rebels.... 9/1/2015 6:14 PM

Israel asks UN to reject Palestinian attempt to raise flag
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Israel on Tuesday urged U.N. leaders to reject a Palestinian attempt to raise their flag at U.N. headquarters as early as next month's gathering of world leaders there.... 9/1/2015 6:03 PM

Rio head vows to introduce viral testing in Olympic waters
LONDON (AP) -- Olympic organizers promised Tuesday to introduce viral testing in the polluted waters in Rio de Janeiro where about 1,400 athletes will compete in next year's games.... 9/1/2015 6:01 PM

A look at what migrants are carrying with them to Europe
ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) -- To survive days on end of walking and improvised camping in harsh weather, they must concentrate on essentials: pain medicine, foot powder and first aid, food and personal hygiene items. The savviest have smartphones with backup battery power and SIM cards that work in the countries they're passing through. Otherwise, they can end up walking in circles without satellite navigation, particularly at night, when many travel to avoid police.... 9/1/2015 5:49 PM

Bond author sorry for saying Idris Elba 'too street' for 007
LONDON (AP) -- The author of the new James Bond novel apologized on Tuesday after he said that British actor Idris Elba is "too street" to play 007.... 9/1/2015 5:46 PM

Canada in recession; PM Harper denies it as election looms
TORONTO (AP) -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper, campaigning for a fourth term on a record of economic growth, has refused to recognize that Canada is in a recession, despite new data to the contrary.... 9/1/2015 5:44 PM

Egypt gas find sparks panic in Israel about Israeli reserves
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Egypt's new natural gas bonanza is causing an uproar in Israel, with energy stocks plummeting and recriminations over indecisiveness and infighting that have delayed production from the country's own gas fields.... 9/1/2015 5:40 PM

Egyptian woman tops squash world ranking
CAIRO (AP) -- The Professional Squash Association ranked Egyptian Raneem El Welily as the world's No. 1 women's player on Tuesday, making her the first Egyptian woman to hold the sport's top spot.... 9/1/2015 5:34 PM

Extremists attack Malian army checkpoint, killing 2 soldiers
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Suspected Islamic extremists attacked an army checkpoint in Timbuktu early Tuesday, killing at least two soldiers and injuring one, the government said.... 9/1/2015 5:32 PM

Pope marking day to stress care for creation
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is pushing ahead with his protect-the-environment priorities, presiding over a prayer service in St. Peter's Basilica Tuesday for the "care of Creation."... 9/1/2015 4:59 PM

Multiple suicide attacks kill 12 Iraqi troops, militiamen
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A series of suicide attacks by the Islamic State group outside a town in Iraq's western Anbar province on Tuesday killed 12 soldiers and allied Sunni militiamen, military and hospital officials said.... 9/1/2015 4:56 PM

Chaos in Budapest train station amid Europe's migrant crisis
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Chanting "Freedom! Freedom!," angry migrants demanded to be let aboard trains bound for Austria and Germany after Hungary temporarily suspended all rail traffic Tuesday from its main Budapest terminal and brawny police forced hundreds of migrants out of the train station.... 9/1/2015 4:55 PM

Lebanese stage sit-in at ministry over trash crisis
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanese security forces dragged a number of activists out of the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut, where they were staging an hours-long sit-in on Tuesday demanding the minister's resignation over a trash crisis that has ignited mass protests.... 9/1/2015 4:42 PM

Sailor who fell ill after Rio regatta feeling better
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- A German sailor who fell ill after competing in a pre-Olympic test event in the filthy waters off Rio de Janeiro says he is recovering from his skin infections.... 9/1/2015 4:41 PM

Sweden optimistic over questioning Assange in London
HELSINKI (AP) -- Swedish officials said Tuesday they are optimistic about reaching a general agreement on legal assistance with Ecuador which could pave the way to questioning WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London on outstanding accusations against him.... 9/1/2015 4:26 PM

UN: This El Nino to be among the strongest since 1950
GENEVA (AP) -- The current El Nino weather pattern may be on track to become one of the strongest in more than half a century, experts at the World Meteorological Organization said Tuesday.... 9/1/2015 4:25 PM

Palestinians: Abbas says won't seek top PLO, Fatah posts
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has told political confidants he won't seek re-election to the top posts in the Palestine Liberation Organization or his Fatah movement in upcoming elections, two participants in the meeting said Tuesday.... 9/1/2015 4:23 PM

From 'Everest' to Depp, highlights of the Venice Film fest
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- It's a sure sign that summer's over and the awards season is around the corner - the feast of fall film festivals.... 9/1/2015 4:16 PM

Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis declared on Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the "sin of abortion" if they repent with a "contrite heart," saying he is acutely aware some feel they have no choice but to abort.... 9/1/2015 4:14 PM

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