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3 Chinese inmates kill guard, break out of jail
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities set up checkpoints and offered a reward of $48,000 for three inmates who killed a guard, donned police uniforms and escaped Tuesday in a rare jailbreak.... 9/2/2014 12:39 PM

Instead of mushrooms, Austrian finds grenade
VIENNA (AP) -- An Austrian on a woodland search for mushrooms came home with a more dangerous find - a grenade that police say could have been set off by the slightest movement.... 9/2/2014 12:29 PM

Tropical Storm Dolly forms off Mexico's coast
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Tropical Storm Dolly headed Tuesday for a soggy collision with Mexico's Gulf coast.... 9/2/2014 12:25 PM

Officials say Yemeni president dismisses Cabinet
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The Yemeni president on Tuesday dismissed the Cabinet, firing the prime minister for the first time in two years, while partially reversing an earlier decision to lift fuel subsidies in a bid to end a standoff with Shiite rebels holding anti-government protests across the country.... 9/2/2014 12:16 PM

Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops
BEIRUT (AP) -- Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters in a shootout with international troops, an official said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 12:14 PM

Germany opens memorial to Nazis' disabled victims
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany has inaugurated a memorial to more than 200,000 people with physical and mental disabilities who were killed by the Nazis after their lives were deemed "worthless."... 9/2/2014 12:13 PM

Pakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster.... 9/2/2014 12:11 PM

Gunmen in Tunisia attempt to kill politician
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- A secular Tunisian parliamentarian narrowly escaped assassination by six masked gunmen who surrounded his home late at night in a city near the Algerian border, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 12:00 PM

Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists.... 9/2/2014 11:58 AM

Shares mostly rise while dollar gains on euro, yen
TOKYO (AP) -- World stocks were mostly higher Tuesday as investors awaited central bank meetings later this week in Europe and Japan as well as U.S. employment figures. The dollar extended its rally against the euro and the yen on expectations the Fed will be the first major central bank to raise interest rates.... 9/2/2014 11:54 AM

Austrian police arrest suspected Mideast fighter
VIENNA (AP) -- Austrian police say they have detained a man suspected of having fought with Islamic extremists in Syria as he was planning to leave the country.... 9/2/2014 11:53 AM

UK deputy leader criticizes ill boy case
LONDON (AP) -- U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Tuesday it was inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a family who took their ill 5-year-old child to Spain in order for him to receive a revolutionary type of radiation therapy for a brain tumor.... 9/2/2014 11:48 AM

Philippine House rejects Aquino impeachment
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine House of Representatives' justice committee on Tuesday rejected three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III, killing the challenges.... 9/2/2014 11:37 AM

Officials: Egypt bombing kills 11 police officers
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- A roadside bomb exploded Tuesday near an armored police vehicle traveling in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, killing 11 police officers, including a senior official, security and medical officials said.... 9/2/2014 11:32 AM

UN provides aid for record 4.1 million in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- The World Food Program provided assistance to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month, reaching more of those in need with shipments traversing borders and front lines, the agency said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 11:25 AM

Thai junta forces rights group to nix presentation
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's ruling military junta forced a human rights group on Tuesday to cancel a presentation on the precarious rights situation in the Southeast Asian country three months after the army staged a coup.... 9/2/2014 11:24 AM

Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- A court has barred ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the popular app's fight with taxi drivers worldwide.... 9/2/2014 11:22 AM

Police abandon posts in Lesotho, fear for lives
MASERU, Lesotho (AP) -- A Lesotho official says police have been told to abandon their posts and not wear uniforms to avoid being targeted in attacks during the country's continuing power vacuum.... 9/2/2014 11:20 AM

UN warns food prices rising in Ebola-hit countries
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers won't be able to access fields, a U.N. food agency warned Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 11:18 AM

After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 11:10 AM