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Correction: Great Escape anniversary story
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- In a story from March 25, 2014, about a 1944 escape of Allied airmen from a Nazi prisoner camp, The Associated Press erroneously reported the nationality of one of the survivors. He was Dutch, not Danish.... 9/1/2015 4:04 PM

Spain: Police search family house of train attacker
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police on Tuesday searched the family house of the Moroccan man arrested for trying to stage an attack on a high-speed train traveling to Paris last month.... 9/1/2015 4:00 PM

Somali militants overrun base of African Union forces
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Al-Shabab overran an African Union base in southern Somalia early Tuesday, a Somali military official said, in the latest display of the Islamic extremists' capacity to hit back amid a prolonged offensive against them.... 9/1/2015 3:59 PM

UK police: Mother, 4 children detained in Turkey
LONDON (AP) -- British police say a mother and her four young children from London who were believed to be on their way to Syria have been detained in Turkey.... 9/1/2015 3:58 PM

5 things to watch at the IFA gadget show in Berlin
BERLIN (AP) -- Some 1,500 companies and over 250,000 people are expected to visit Europe's flagship technology show, the IFA in Berlin, when it opens to the public on Friday.... 9/1/2015 3:51 PM

Monsoon floods swamp northeast Indian villages, 21 dead
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Monsoon floods have inundated hundreds of villages across the northeast Indian state of Assam, killing at least 21 people in the last four days and forcing some 800,000 people to leave their homes.... 9/1/2015 3:47 PM

Dutch government to appeal landmark climate change ruling
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Dutch government is appealing a landmark court ruling that ordered it to slash greenhouse gas emissions, in a case seen as a possible precedent for similar legal action around the world.... 9/1/2015 3:47 PM

Ukraine's parliament shows cracks over devolving powers
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's parliament majority showed cracks Tuesday after a right-wing party said it was leaving the coalition over a measure to give more power to Ukraine's regions, including the rebel-held east.... 9/1/2015 3:47 PM

Nigeria's ex-security adviser denies weapons charge
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's former national security adviser pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of possessing weapons illegally.... 9/1/2015 3:45 PM

UNESCO chief: IS destruction of Syrian temple 'intolerable'
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State militants in Syria committed an "intolerable crime against civilization" by destroying the Temple of Bel, one of the ancient world's most iconic monuments, the head of the U.N. cultural agency said Tuesday.... 9/1/2015 3:44 PM

Benedict Cumberbatch, Helen Mirren lead London Film Fest
LONDON (AP) -- Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch and Maggie Smith are among the British stars to attend this year's London Film Festival.... 9/1/2015 3:43 PM

Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis declared on Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the "sin of abortion" if they repent with a "contrite heart," saying he is acutely aware some feel they have no choice but to abort.... 9/1/2015 3:41 PM

Egyptian woman tops squash world ranking
CAIRO (AP) -- The Professional Squash Association has ranked Egyptian Raneem El Welily as the world's No.1 female player, making her the first Egyptian woman to hold the sport's top spot.... 9/1/2015 3:37 PM

The Latest: EU eyes legal action for migration violations
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- The latest developments as tens of thousands of migrants flood into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):... 9/1/2015 3:32 PM

Japan scraps Olympic logo over plagiarism allegation
TOKYO (AP) -- Tokyo Olympic organizers on Tuesday decided to scrap the logo for the 2020 Games following another allegation its Japanese designer might have used copied materials.... 9/1/2015 3:30 PM

Kuwait refers 26 to court following major weapons bust
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Kuwait's public prosecutor says his office has referred 26 people to court on allegations that include illegal weapons possession, committing acts harmful to the country's unity, and having "furtive contacts" with Iran and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.... 9/1/2015 3:27 PM

Sweden optimistic over questioning Assange in London
HELSINKI (AP) -- Swedish officials say they are optimistic about reaching agreement with Ecuador on legal assistance which could pave the way to questioning WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London on outstanding accusations against him.... 9/1/2015 3:20 PM

Palestinians: Abbas says won't seek top PLO, Fatah posts
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Two officials say Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has told confidants he won't seek re-election to the top posts in the Palestine Liberation Organization or his Fatah movement in upcoming elections.... 9/1/2015 3:15 PM

Iranian Guard chief says US 'still the Great Satan'
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard said Tuesday that the U.S. is still the "Great Satan," regardless of the nuclear deal struck with Americans and world powers over the Islamic Republic's contested nuclear program.... 9/1/2015 3:10 PM

Lebanese group stages sit-in at ministry over trash crisis
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanese protesters marched into the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut Tuesday, staging a sit-in outside the minister's office and demanding his resignation over the country's snowballing trash crisis.... 9/1/2015 3:03 PM

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