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Hundreds of Russians protest destruction of demon sculpture
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- About 500 people have held a protest in Russia's second-largest city over the destruction of a century-old bas-relief of the demon Mephistopheles.... 8/30/2015 2:18 PM

Hungary detains 5th suspect in truck deaths of 71 in Austria
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungarian police have detained a fifth man suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighboring Austria.... 8/30/2015 2:16 PM

Italy's Eni finds 'supergiant' natural gas field off Egypt
ROME (AP) -- The Italian energy company Eni SpA announced Sunday it has discovered a `'supergiant" natural gas field off Egypt, describing it as the `'largest-ever" found in the Mediterranean Sea.... 8/30/2015 2:14 PM

South Sudan rebels: Clashes continue after cease-fire
JUBA , South Sudan (AP) -- Government troops on Sunday attacked a village in South Sudan's volatile Unity state on the first day of a cease-fire that both sides have pledged to implement, according to a rebel-appointed official in the state.... 8/30/2015 1:57 PM

Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news."... 8/30/2015 1:50 PM

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ROME (AP) -- Italian energy giant Eni says it's found the largest-ever gas field in Mediterranean off Egypt.... 8/30/2015 1:26 PM

Poland's mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to the Treblinka death camp - where she was murdered with the Jews.... 8/30/2015 12:58 PM

Mortar round hits posh area of Syria's capital, child killed
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria's official news agency says a mortar round has hit an upscale central Damascus neighborhood, killing a child and wounding four people.... 8/30/2015 12:43 PM

Video shows Palestinian women, Israeli soldier scuffling
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A video showing an Israeli soldier scuffling with Palestinian women and youth at a West Bank protest has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook, shining a light on Israeli military policies in the territory.... 8/30/2015 12:35 PM

Gunmen attack a southwestern Pakistani airport, killing 2
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Gunmen attacked a small airport in restive southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing two officials, authorities said.... 8/30/2015 12:19 PM

Israel has failed to reform Jewish radicals, critics charge
SHIR HADASH OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) -- The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from turning to violence and attacking Palestinians and their property.... 8/30/2015 12:13 PM

Letter from Hungary: Migrants seek EU's field of dreams
ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) -- On the edge of a Hungarian cornfield, the beam from a car's headlights reflects in their eyes: Europe's newest residents, catching their breath, fresh from evading border police.... 8/30/2015 11:55 AM

Mali militia agrees to leave occupied northern town
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- A government-allied militia has agreed to leave a northern Mali town it occupied earlier this month following clashes with Tuareg separatists, a move praised by the country's United Nations peacekeeping mission as helpful for preserving a fragile peace accord.... 8/30/2015 11:53 AM

US-Belgian arrested in Sierra Leone 'blood diamond' case
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) -- Spanish authorities have arrested a businessman with dual American-Belgian citizenship who has been accused of enslavement and pillaging "blood diamonds" during Sierra Leone's civil war, a legal aid group said.... 8/30/2015 11:47 AM

Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option
LONDON (AP) -- A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology.??... 8/30/2015 11:44 AM

Romanian govt examines video of man kidnapped in Africa
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romania's Foreign Ministry says it is working to verify the authenticity of a video of a Romanian security worker pleading for help after being kidnapped by those with ties to the Islamic State group.... 8/30/2015 11:42 AM

Gunmen kill head of security in Yemen's Aden
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Security officials say gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead the head of security in Yemen's port city of Aden.... 8/30/2015 11:34 AM

Police say Bangkok bombing suspect is not cooperating
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai police said Sunday the man arrested in connection with Bangkok's deadly bombing was being uncooperative, possibly not telling the truth to interrogators and would remain in military custody for at least seven days.... 8/30/2015 11:27 AM

Driver arrested, charged with negligence in Swaziland crash
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested, a newspaper in Swaziland reported on Sunday.... 8/30/2015 11:21 AM

China seizes 620 turtles and tortoises smuggled from Vietnam
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese border patrol officials seized 620 wild turtles and tortoises - 510 of them considered endangered - that were found alive in a shipment of frozen seafood from Vietnam, state media said Sunday.... 8/30/2015 11:04 AM



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