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Canadian PM bans Chinese media from Arctic trip
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada said Friday "past incidents and behaviors" are to blame for China's official news agency and the Communist Party newspaper being banned from an Arctic trip with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.... 8/22/2014 2:52 PM

Morocco arrests suspected Islamic State members
RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- Morocco has announced the arrest of two suspected members of the Islamic State group.... 8/22/2014 2:39 PM

Draghi: ECB can't do it all, governments must act
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said Friday the bank is ready to do more to boost the shaky recovery in the 18 countries that use the euro - but warns governments must join in efforts to reduce stubbornly high unemployment.... 8/22/2014 2:35 PM

Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -- Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew.... 8/22/2014 2:28 PM

Mexico creates special economic-crime force
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico is now launching a special 5,000-strong police force to combat industrial, farm and business crime.... 8/22/2014 2:18 PM

2 French girls probed as would-be jihadis
PARIS (AP) -- Two French girls, aged 15 and 17, have been captured by a security net that authorities are using to ferret out citizens who are considering traveling to other countries to join jihads.... 8/22/2014 2:09 PM

Merkel slams Russia over Ukraine convoy
BERLIN (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel has accused Russia of risking a further escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine by sending an aid convoy into the region without Kiev's permission.... 8/22/2014 1:51 PM

Yemen's Shiite-rebel group escalate standoff
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Thousands of supporters of Yemen's powerful Shiite rebel group escalated their standoff with the government on Friday, setting up tents near three ministries to press for the replacement of a prime minister they depict as "manipulated" by their rival Islamist group, the Muslim Brotherhood.... 8/22/2014 1:38 PM

UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000
GENEVA (AP) -- The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday.... 8/22/2014 1:37 PM

Ebola spreads in Nigeria with 2 new cases
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's largest cities.... 8/22/2014 1:36 PM

US, EU, NATO condemn Russian aid convoy move
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Frustrated by a week of delays, Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without the approval of the government in Kiev. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion" that aimed to provoke an international incident.... 8/22/2014 1:33 PM

Sunnis pull out of Iraq talks after mosque attack
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Sunni lawmakers pulled out of talks on forming a new Iraqi government after militants attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside Baghdad during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people.... 8/22/2014 1:22 PM

Amnesty: Mali holding children detainees as adults
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Children accused of belonging to armed militias in Mali and participating in the country's ongoing unrest are languishing in jails and being held alongside adults, an international human rights group charged. .... 8/22/2014 1:16 PM

Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque with bags over their heads and shot in front of hundreds of people. The killings came in response to Israel's deadly airstrike against three top Hamas military commanders.... 8/22/2014 1:12 PM

Serbia says it won't impose sanctions on Russia
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Despite pressure from the European Union, Serbia will not impose sanctions against Russia or curb its food exports to that country, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday.... 8/22/2014 12:50 PM

German policeman on trial in dismemberment killing
BERLIN (AP) -- A German police officer went on trial Friday accused of strangling and chopping up a man he met in an Internet chat forum devoted to cannibalism.... 8/22/2014 12:36 PM

NATO criticizes Russian convoy sent into Ukraine
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO's secretary general has condemned Russia for sending a "so-called humanitarian convoy" into eastern Ukraine without the consent of the Ukrainian government.... 8/22/2014 12:26 PM

Pope's Iraq envoy: Minorities need to be defended
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis' envoy to Iraq says religious minorities being attacked by Islamic militants must be defended now and given international protection so they can return home, reinforcing the Vatican's position that military force is justified in this case.... 8/22/2014 12:22 PM

Rains raise search risk after Japan landslides
TOKYO (AP) -- Forecasts of more heavy rains in western Japan raised the risk Friday of further landslides in Hiroshima, hindering efforts to locate dozens of people still missing after hills around the city collapsed earlier this week.... 8/22/2014 12:17 PM

Dead floppy drive: Kenya recycles global e-waste
MACHAKOS, Kenya (AP) -- In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons of hazardous electronic-waste the world generated last year.... 8/22/2014 11:57 AM