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Report: Iran car crash kills 14, including Afghans
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A news agency in Iran is reporting that a car crash involving Afghan migrants has killed 14 people.... 8/31/2014 6:51 AM

Iceland raises volcano aviation alert again
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) -- Iceland's authorities on Sunday raised the aviation warning code to red for a region close to the subglacial Bardarbunga volcano after a small fissure eruption in the area.... 8/31/2014 6:50 AM

Building collapses in Paris suburb after explosion
PARIS (AP) -- French authorities say a four-story building in a northeastern Paris suburb has collapsed after an explosion, killing a child. More people are thought to underneath the rubble.... 8/31/2014 6:43 AM

Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A military spokesman and a lawmaker say Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen have broken a two-month siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli.... 8/31/2014 6:43 AM

Somalia: Extremists attack high security prison
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Heavily armed suspected Islamic militants attacked a high security prison in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Sunday in an apparent attempt to free militants held there, police said.... 8/31/2014 6:38 AM

Israeli soldier dies from wounds sustained in Gaza
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says a soldier wounded in fighting in the Gaza Strip has died, bringing the Israeli military toll in the recently concluded conflict to 66.... 8/31/2014 6:35 AM

Algeria soccer death seen part of a wider ills
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- The rocks came raining down after the final whistle of the Algerian soccer match, an increasingly common ritual in stadiums across the country. This time, the violence ended in tragedy: Hit in the head, Albert Ebosse, the league's top goal scorer last season, crumbled to the ground and died in a hospital.... 8/31/2014 6:35 AM

3 killed as protesters clash with Pakistan police
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Thousands of anti-government protesters tried to raid the official residence of Pakistan's prime minister, sparking clashes with police that killed three people and wounded nearly 400 amid cries for the premier to step down, officials said Sunday.... 8/31/2014 6:26 AM

China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader
BEIJING (AP) -- China's legislature on Sunday ruled against allowing open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's leader, saying it would create a "chaotic society" in a decision that promises to ignite political tensions in the Asian financial hub.... 8/31/2014 6:03 AM

Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops still in the hands of the al-Qaida-linked insurgents.... 8/31/2014 5:14 AM

Iran FM says ready to meet Saudi counterpart
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister said Sunday he is ready to meet his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the sidelines of next month's UN General Assembly and to visit the Gulf powerhouse later this year.... 8/31/2014 5:13 AM

Al-Qaida-linked group releases 5 Lebanese soldiers
BEIRUT (AP) -- An al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group has released five Lebanese soldiers captured earlier this month in a cross-border raid, Lebanon's state news agency said Sunday.... 8/31/2014 4:50 AM

Migrant boat carrying 100 capsizes off Libya
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- A Libyan coast guard official says a boat carrying more than 100 migrants has capsized off the coast near the capital.... 8/31/2014 4:45 AM

Australia to fly guns and ammunition into Iraq
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- An Australian military aircraft will soon fly guns and ammunition to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil to help Kurds fight Islamic State militants as part of a U.S.-led multination mission, Australia's prime minister said on Sunday.... 8/31/2014 2:47 AM

Afghanistan crash kills 23
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A van slammed into a fuel tanker in western Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 23 people in the latest horrific accident in a country with poorly maintained roads and often reckless driving.... 8/31/2014 2:43 AM

Pakistani protester dies in clashes with police
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani police on Sunday clashed with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations.... 8/31/2014 2:33 AM

German security official warns of terror threat
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's domestic intelligence chief says he expects Islamic extremists who have traveled to Syria and Iraq will return and commit terror attacks.... 8/31/2014 2:30 AM

German anti-euro party could enter state assembly
BERLIN (AP) -- A party that wants Germany to ditch the euro currency is tipped to win its first seat in a state assembly Sunday.... 8/31/2014 2:09 AM

It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze
TOKYO (AP) -- Hello Kitty, whom many learned last week is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan's cute characters, but she's hardly the only one.... 8/31/2014 1:49 AM

Tunisia recovers bodies of Syrian boat migrants
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- The Tunisian Coast Guard has recovered at least 41 bodies of migrants, mostly Syrians, who drowned trying to sail to Europe, a local official said Saturday.... 8/30/2014 10:18 PM