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Polls close in New Zealand election
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Polling booths closed Saturday in New Zealand's general election with Prime Minister John Key seeking a third term in office.... 9/20/2014 7:27 AM

Jihadi ideologue calls for freeing British hostage
CAIRO (AP) -- A renowned jihadi ideologue has urged the Islamic State group to release British aid worker Alan Henning, saying Islam forbids harming non-Muslims who work with relief agencies.... 9/20/2014 7:21 AM

Turkey: 49 hostages have been freed
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday that 49 hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis.... 9/20/2014 7:07 AM

Philippine storm moves north, leaves 5 dead
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A storm that brought torrential monsoon rains which flooded much of the Philippine capital gained strength and battered the country's northernmost provinces Saturday with heavy downpours and strong winds.... 9/20/2014 6:41 AM

India, China quietly struggle in Indian Ocean
NEW DELHI (AP) -- At first glance, it looks like a diplomatic love-fest. There was Chinese President Xi Jinping, toasting the birthday of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a quiet dinner earlier this week in Modi's home state. There were the two leaders, deep in conversation as they walked along the Sabarmati River, Xi dressed in a Nehru jacket.... 9/20/2014 6:38 AM

Ancient Indian sport of kabaddi gains popularity
NEW DELHI (AP) -- An ancient Indian sport that looks like a mixture of tag, dodgeball and wrestling has barreled back into the Indian national consciousness to become one of the country's most popular sports, trailing only cricket.... 9/20/2014 4:38 AM

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.... 9/20/2014 4:38 AM

Cambodian police bust Thais with $7M in fake bills
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Three Thai men arrested in Cambodia for allegedly carrying counterfeit U.S. $100 bills with a face value of more than $7 million planned to circulate the fakes in rural areas where they would be less likely to be detected, police said Saturday.... 9/20/2014 3:55 AM

Mexico agency hears witness of army-gang faceoff
ARCELIA, Mexico (AP) -- Mexico's Civil Rights Commission said Friday it has talked to a witness in the case of a June 30 slaying of 22 people at a warehouse in southern Mexico.... 9/20/2014 2:42 AM

Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants and withdraw heavy weapons and foreign fighters in order to ensure a stable truce in eastern Ukraine.... 9/20/2014 1:47 AM

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 11:53 PM

UN reaffirms support for force in Golan Heights
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council on Friday reaffirmed its unconditional support for maintaining the U.N. peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights that has been caught up in Syria's civil war.... 9/19/2014 11:46 PM

6 dead in cartel-style killings in western Mexico
MORELIA, Mexico (AP) -- The bound bodies of six men were found dumped on a street Friday in the western Mexico state of Michoacan, where authorities have claimed to be making headway against drug gang violence.... 9/19/2014 11:45 PM

Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages.... 9/19/2014 11:16 PM

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

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