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European Space Agency picks site for comet landing
BERLIN (AP) -- The European Space Agency says it has decided on the spot where it will attempt the first landing on a comet, a maneuver that is one of the key elements of a decade-long mission.... 9/15/2014 9:59 AM

6 killed, 14 wounded in east Ukraine city
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in rebel-held Donetsk, the city council reported Monday - the worst violation yet of the cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops that took effect Sept. 5.... 9/15/2014 9:54 AM

Uganda holds 6 terror suspects, seizes explosives
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- A Uganda military spokesman says six terror suspects were arrested over the weekend in a raid on an al-Shabab cell that was apparently plotting an attack in this East African country.... 9/15/2014 9:42 AM

UN nuke agency indicates slow going on Iran probe
VIENNA (AP) -- The head of the U.N. nuclear agency is indicating that his attempted probe of allegations that Iran worked on nuclear arms is going slowly.... 9/15/2014 9:42 AM

Egypt says boosting security at tourist locations
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's tourism minister says the country is boosting security procedures at tourist destinations in an attempt to buoy the flagging tourism sector following three years of political turmoil.... 9/15/2014 9:31 AM

Israeli court postpones imprisonment of Olmert
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Supreme Court has postponed the start of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's prison sentence pending appeal on his conviction on corruption charges.... 9/15/2014 9:30 AM

Man accused of IS membership on trial in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- A 20-year-old German man went on trial in Frankfurt on Monday on charges he was a member of the extremist Islamic State group, the first such case to come to court in Germany.... 9/15/2014 9:27 AM

Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) -- Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula.... 9/15/2014 9:25 AM

Global stocks down after weak China data
BEIJING (AP) -- World stock markets sank Monday on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence referendum.... 9/15/2014 9:13 AM

'No time to lose' in global push against militants
PARIS (AP) -- With reconnaissance planes already in action, France's president said there was "no time to lose" in the global push to combat extremists from the Islamic State group as he opened an international conference to attack the problem - minus the two countries who share most of Iraq's borders.... 9/15/2014 9:04 AM

Dozens of migrants drown off coast of Libya
CAIRO (AP) -- The spokesman of Libya's coast guard says that a boat carrying at least 250 African migrants to Europe capsized before leaving the coast near the capital, Tripoli, drowning dozens.... 9/15/2014 9:03 AM

Egypt's most prominent activist released on bail
CAIRO (AP) -- Relatives say that Egypt's most prominent activist who is standing retrial after being sentenced to 15 years in prison for violating to the country's draconian protest law, has been released on bail.... 9/15/2014 9:00 AM

Public praise, private Belfast funeral for Paisley
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- Northern Ireland politicians are publicly honoring their former leader, Ian Paisley, as his family holds his funeral in conditions of exceptional privacy.... 9/15/2014 8:51 AM

Iran's top leader discharged from hospital
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been discharged from hospital, a week after he underwent prostate surgery.... 9/15/2014 8:40 AM

Wife says police detain 81-year-old Chinese writer
BEIJING (AP) -- A well-known 81-year-old Chinese writer was taken from his Beijing home and detained by police after he wrote several articles critical of a senior politician, his wife said Monday.... 9/15/2014 8:38 AM

British boy gets 1st proton treatment in Prague
PRAGUE (AP) -- A British boy at the center of an uproar after his parents took him from a U.K. hospital without doctors' consent is receiving the first treatment for his brain tumor in the Czech capital.... 9/15/2014 7:52 AM

Greek island missing out on tourism boom
IOANNINA, Greece (AP) -- What's not to like about this island, with its cobbled streets, traditional stone-built houses, affordable fresh fish, and a quiet 15-minute boat ride from the mainland?... 9/15/2014 7:45 AM

Air France pilot strike amid low-cost tensions
PARIS (AP) -- At least half of Air France flights around the world were canceled Monday as pilots kicked off a weeklong strike, angry that the airline is shifting jobs and operations to a low-cost carrier to better keep up with competition.... 9/15/2014 7:31 AM

Sweden's vote leaders seek to form government
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's Social Democrat-led bloc officially begins the struggle to form a government on Monday, a day after it ousted the center-right ruling coalition in parliamentary elections but fell short of a majority.... 9/15/2014 7:27 AM

Typhoon Kalmaegi blows out of Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A fast-moving typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines Monday after causing flash floods and landslides. Three people died when big waves and strong winds sank a stalled ferry over the weekend.... 9/15/2014 7:22 AM