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In directorial debut, Portman focuses on her native Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In her feature film directorial debut, Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman brings to life the autobiographical novel of celebrated Israeli writer Amos Oz about his youth during the Jewish state's founding years.... 9/3/2015 8:09 PM

Iran's top leader: No nuclear deal unless sanctions lifted
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's supreme leader said Thursday "there will be no deal" if world powers insist on suspending rather than lifting sanctions as part of a landmark nuclear agreement, and said it is up to Iran's parliament, and not him, to approve or reject it.... 9/3/2015 7:57 PM

The Latest: White House expresses support for Guatemala
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- The latest on the resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina (all times local):... 9/3/2015 7:52 PM

Pope pops out of Vatican, stop to get new glasses
ROME (AP) -- Pope Francis slipped out of the Vatican Thursday for a personal - and very normal - errand: New glasses.... 9/3/2015 7:48 PM

Party in Libya talks optimistic for deal, if conditions met
GENEVA (AP) -- In signs of a possible breakthrough, newly appointed envoys from Libya's Islamist-backed government in Tripoli say they are optimistic about a possible deal toward creating a unity government - on condition that a draft accord is modified first.... 9/3/2015 7:45 PM

Iran Parliament speaker expects heated debate on nuke deal
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iran's Parliament speaker said Thursday he expects a heated debate among Iranian lawmakers before they vote on the nuclear deal between his country and six world powers in about a month.... 9/3/2015 7:44 PM

Turkey renews permit for military operations in Syria, Iraq
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's parliament has voted to renew by another year a mandate allowing the military to conduct operations in Syria and Iraq.... 9/3/2015 7:37 PM

Ukraine: Russians can't own broadcasters
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's parliament has passed a measure banning Russians from establishing or being involved in the business of television and radio stations in the country.... 9/3/2015 7:10 PM

Father of dead boys: 'All I want is to be with my children'
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- He is one among many, far too many. But the plight of one boy, washed up like a piece of debris on a Turkish beach, has focused the world's attention on a wave of war-and-deprivation-fueled migration unmatched since World War II.... 9/3/2015 7:08 PM

Israel bans journalists from voicing opinions in newscasts
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli parliament has passed a law banning journalists working for the country's public broadcast authority from expressing their opinions on air.... 9/3/2015 7:00 PM

AP NewsAlert
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada denies it received refugee application for Syrian family that drowned off Turkey.... 9/3/2015 6:51 PM

Lebanon activists stage hunger strike, want minister to quit
BEIRUT (AP) -- Several Lebanese activists launched an open-ended hunger strike on Thursday, demanding the resignation of the environment minister at the center of the country's trash crisis.... 9/3/2015 6:43 PM

Guatemalan Congress accepts president's resignation
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Guatemala's Congress on Thursday accepted the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina, who submitted it amid a fraud probe that centers on him.... 9/3/2015 6:41 PM

Turkish official: 2 Vice News journalists freed from jail
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Two Vice News journalists who were arrested in Turkey on terror-related charges have been released from jail, a Turkish government official said Thursday. Their assistant will remain jailed pending the conclusion of an investigation.... 9/3/2015 6:41 PM

Official: 9,500 Nigerian refugees return from Cameroon
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- At least 9,500 people have returned to Nigeria since the Cameroonian government said last month it will expel unregistered Nigerian refugees as part of the fight against Boko Haram, a Nigerian official said.... 9/3/2015 6:29 PM

Conservative Maldonado in line as Guatemala's interim leader
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Vice President Alejandro Maldonado, a conservative former high court justice, was expected on Thursday to replace President Otto Perez Molina, who resigned a few hours earlier amid a corruption scandal.... 9/3/2015 6:26 PM

UN to vote on lifting some secrecy around choosing top job
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The selection of the U.N. secretary-general has been largely secretive for 70 years. A vote in the General Assembly next week could begin to change that.... 9/3/2015 6:09 PM

American students attacked with firebomb in West Bank
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli authorities say five American students escaped serious harm after their car was firebombed in the volatile West Bank city of Hebron.... 9/3/2015 5:57 PM

French investigators confirm wing part is from Flight 370
PARIS (AP) -- French investigators have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island in the Indian Ocean as part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people aboard.... 9/3/2015 5:45 PM

Q&A: Syria's civil war at the root of migrant crisis
BEIRUT (AP) -- A 3-year-old boy washes ashore on a Turkish beach. Seventy-one migrants suffocate in a truck in Austria. Daily scenes of chaos unfolding in European cities as governments try to halt a human tide heading north. There seems to be no letup to the horrors triggered by Syria's civil war.... 9/3/2015 5:31 PM



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