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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 3:56 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

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 3:41 PM

Political skills above language for EU's Tusk
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Donald Tusk's English is shaky, his French nonexistent, and his nation - Poland - has only sat at the EU table since 2004.... 9/2/2014 3:40 PM

Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points.... 9/2/2014 3:33 PM

UK withdrawing warrant for ill boy's parents
LONDON (AP) -- U.K. prosecutors are withdrawing the arrest warrant in the case of a British couple who took their 5-year-old son out of the country in hopes of getting a new type of radiation therapy for his brain tumor.... 9/2/2014 3:30 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 3:27 PM

Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout
BRUSSELS (AP) -- While Ukraine's leaders are trying to win the war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, they appear to be losing the battle to resurrect the country's battered economy.... 9/2/2014 3:26 PM

UN warns food prices rising in Ebola-hit countries
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers won't be able to go to their fields, a U.N. food agency warned Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 3:25 PM

AP Interview: Iran says it disrupts nuclear plots
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran has disrupted plots by foreign spies to recruit its nuclear experts and stopped sabotage attempts through faulty foreign equipment supplied for its facilities, the deputy head of the Islamic Republic's nuclear department told The Associated Press.... 9/2/2014 3:18 PM

Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31
CAIRO (AP) -- Fierce clashes in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militiamen and rival forces loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 fighters on both sides, a security official said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 3:03 PM

6 militants killed in US Somalia strike
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Al-Shabab's top leader was in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 2:57 PM

Yemeni president dismisses Cabinet to ease tension
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The Yemeni president on Tuesday dismissed the Cabinet including the prime minister who led it for two years, while partially reversing an earlier decision to lift fuel subsidies in a bid to end a standoff with Shiite rebels holding anti-government protests across the country.... 9/2/2014 2:55 PM

Greece to toughen penalties on hate speech
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Lawmakers in Greece on Tuesday began debating draft legislation to outlaw Holocaust denial and expand prosecution powers against the incitement of racial violence, following scores of violent attacks against immigrants and a surge in popular support for the extreme right Golden Dawn party.... 9/2/2014 2:45 PM

AP NewsAlert
LONDON (AP) -- UK prosecutors withdraw arrest warrant in case of ill child.... 9/2/2014 2:19 PM

Saudi executes 4 people for drug smuggling
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it executed another four people it says were found guilty of trying to illegally smuggle large quantities of pills and hashish into the kingdom.... 9/2/2014 2:03 PM

Versatile Viggo speaks French in 'Far From Men'
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- Is there a language Viggo Mortensen doesn't speak?... 9/2/2014 1:49 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 1:48 PM

Official: New Polish prime minister this month
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's government spokeswoman says a new prime minister should be appointed before the end of the month to replace Donald Tusk who will take office as the European Council's president in December.... 9/2/2014 1:35 PM