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Ex-Salvador leader sent to prison to await trial
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- A special police unit in El Salvador has moved a former president to prison to await trial on charges of embezzlement and illicit enrichment.... 9/19/2014 10:25 PM

Brown credited with turning Scot independence tide
KIRKCALDY, Scotland (AP) -- Dour. Grim. Downright uninspiring. When Gordon Brown ended a disappointing three years as British prime minister in 2010, few would have credited him as the man most likely to swing a popular vote ever again.... 9/19/2014 10:07 PM

France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq
PARIS (AP) -- France is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq.... 9/19/2014 10:07 PM

Virus tally nears 500,000 in Dominican Republic
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- The mosquito-borne virus known as chikungunya has sickened nearly 500,000 people in the Dominican Republic, including 109 newborn babies, an official with the Caribbean country's health ministry said Friday.... 9/19/2014 10:06 PM

Iran, 6 powers seek to unblock nuclear talks
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- With little more than two months to deadline, Iran and six world powers on Friday launched a fresh effort at narrowing stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in exchange for full sanctions relief.... 9/19/2014 10:02 PM

Mexico agency hears witness of army-gang faceoff
ARCELIA, Mexico (AP) -- Mexico's Civil Rights Commission said Friday it has talked to a witness who claims soldiers killed 20 men and one woman after they surrendered following a June confrontation in rural southern town.... 9/19/2014 9:54 PM

Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote
LONDON (AP) -- Scotland's decision to reject independence from the United Kingdom gave British markets a short-term lift Friday but worries over future constitutional changes kept a lid on the relief rally.... 9/19/2014 9:53 PM

Russia: info 'war' in Malaysian plane disaster
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia's U.N. ambassador cast doubt on the Netherlands-led investigation into the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine's rebel territory and called Friday for a new probe assisted by the United Nations.... 9/19/2014 9:48 PM

Mexico struggles to return order to Los Cabos
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Authorities struggled Friday to restore services and calm residents five days after Hurricane Odile knocked out power, water and phone service along the Baja Peninsula, sparking widespread looting in the resort area of Los Cabos.... 9/19/2014 8:58 PM

After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence.... 9/19/2014 8:50 PM

Pre-Hispanic codex returns to Mexico from London
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Three volumes of hand-written, indigenous accounts that vividly describe the history of pre-Hispanic Mexico are on public display in the country's capital after returning to the country from London.... 9/19/2014 8:39 PM

UN urges global support for Iraq to fight terror
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council urged the international community Friday to expand support for the Iraqi government as it fights the Islamic State group and its allies, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said there is a role for nearly every country in the world - including Iran.... 9/19/2014 8:39 PM

Virus toll nears 500,000 in Dominican Republic
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Health authorities in the Dominican Republic say a mosquito-borne virus has now sickened nearly 500,000 people in the country, which is among the hardest hit by the outbreak in the Caribbean.... 9/19/2014 8:34 PM

Lawyer: EU court agrees to hear Berlusconi appeal
ROME (AP) -- A lawyer for ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi said Friday the European Court for Human Rights has agreed to take up one point of an appeal related to a tax fraud conviction that cost him his Senate seat.... 9/19/2014 8:25 PM

Paraguay: 3 guerrillas die in clash with troops
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) -- Paraguay's government says three members of a recently formed guerrilla group have died in a clash with security forces in the South American country.... 9/19/2014 8:16 PM

2 Iranians arrested in Kenya with forged passports
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A Kenyan official says two Iranians carrying forged Israeli passports have been arrested in Nairobi.... 9/19/2014 8:09 PM

Germany, France to provide airlifts in Ebola fight
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany says it plans to work with France to establish airlifts to Ebola-affected countries.... 9/19/2014 7:39 PM

France: Sarkozy announces political comeback
PARIS (AP) -- Nicolas Sarkozy may want his old job back.... 9/19/2014 7:32 PM

Air France pilots extend strike to Sept. 26
PARIS (AP) -- Air France pilots are prolonging a walkout that has grounded more than half the airline's flights all week.... 9/19/2014 7:08 PM

Syrian Kurds fleeing IS group cross into Turkey
BEIRUT (AP) -- Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria in the past 48 hours.... 9/19/2014 7:02 PM