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Israel finds body where American went missing
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say a body has been found in the same area where a U.S. religious student disappeared last week.... 8/28/2014 11:05 AM

UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said.... 8/28/2014 11:05 AM

Islamic State group kills captured Syrian soldiers
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group killed more than 150 troops captured in recent fighting for a string of military bases in northeastern Syria, shooting some and slashing others with knives in the past 24 hours in the latest mass killing attributed to the extremists, activists said Thursday.... 8/28/2014 10:59 AM

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000
GENEVA (AP) -- The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday.... 8/28/2014 10:43 AM

Hundreds mourn famed Egyptian rights advocate
CAIRO (AP) -- Hundreds of Egyptian activists, lawyers and other admirers are gathering to pay a final farewell to one of the country's leading civil rights advocates, a lawyer who represented Islamists, atheists and homosexuals and worked to hold Egypt's decades-old police state accountable for torture and abuse.... 8/28/2014 10:39 AM

UN: Afghan election audit done around Sept. 10
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A massive audit of Afghanistan's disputed presidential election won't be done until Sept. 10, the U.N. said Thursday, quashing hopes the new president would be determined before an upcoming NATO summit.... 8/28/2014 10:37 AM

Flight returns, 2 women facing charges
TORONTO (AP) -- Two Canadian women are facing charges after authorities say they drank their duty free alcohol in the flight's bathroom, triggered the fire alarm with a cigarette and got into a fight each other, forcing a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba to return to Toronto under a military escort.... 8/28/2014 10:33 AM

UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council is preparing to meet in emergency session on the growing crisis in Ukraine.... 8/28/2014 10:22 AM

Philippine leader: Supreme Court meddling too much
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Thursday that the Supreme Court meddles too much in political issues, reiterating he was open to amend the constitution to clip the judiciary's power.... 8/28/2014 10:21 AM

South African court orders release of tapes
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeals on Thursday ordered the release of taped phone conversations about corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma, a move that could resurrect a case that has dogged the leader since before he took office.... 8/28/2014 10:18 AM

Ukraine: 2 tank columns from Russia enter Ukraine
NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Two columns of Russian tanks and military vehicles fired Grad missiles at a border post in southeastern Ukraine, then rolled into the country Thursday as Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.... 8/28/2014 10:16 AM

2,000 in shelters as Kashmir border troops spar
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Thousands of villagers stayed in shelters near the disputed region of Kashmir's de facto border Thursday after Indian and Pakistani border troops traded gunfire and shelling overnight despite an attempt by their commanders to defuse escalating tensions.... 8/28/2014 10:00 AM

Shaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn smooth
SYDNEY (AP) -- Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn't the wooliest of them all.... 8/28/2014 9:50 AM

Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's first popularly elected president on Thursday, a position that will keep him in the nation's driving seat for at least another five years.... 8/28/2014 9:48 AM

Japanese lawmaker, ex-NFL lineman in North Korea
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Led by a Japanese pro wrestler-turned-politician, about 20 mixed martial artists from around the world - including a former NFL lineman - arrived in North Korea on Thursday to put on a series of exhibition matches this weekend.... 8/28/2014 9:47 AM

Dutch police: Suspected jihad recruiters arrested
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Dutch police say they have arrested two men suspected of recruiting people to fight in Syria and Iraq, the latest arrests in a long-running investigation into home-grown jihadis heading to the Middle East.... 8/28/2014 9:43 AM

Finland suspects Russian airspace violation
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finland's Defense Ministry said it suspects a Russian military aircraft on Thursday violated Finnish airspace - the third such incident in six days.... 8/28/2014 9:35 AM

France suggests Europe could help as Gaza monitor
PARIS (AP) -- France's president called on the international community to help enforce the cease-fire in Gaza, suggesting Thursday that Europe could play a role in monitoring the dismantling of tunnels dug by Hamas militants as well as helping to secure gateways between Gaza and Egypt and Israel.... 8/28/2014 9:28 AM

Germanwings pilots to go on strike Friday
BERLIN (AP) -- German airline pilots said they will go on strike after negotiations between the country's biggest airline Lufthansa and the union representing pilots collapsed Thursday over a long-running dispute regarding wages and early retirement benefits.... 8/28/2014 9:07 AM

Germany readies volcano outbreak measures
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany has put a specialized aircraft and a network of laser measuring stations on stand-by in case Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano erupts.... 8/28/2014 8:55 AM