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Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer.... 9/23/2014 3:19 PM

Russia proposes curbs for foreign media ownership
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's parliament has given preliminary approval to a bill limiting foreign ownership in Russian media to 20 percent.... 9/23/2014 3:08 PM

Australian counterterror officer shoots man dead
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A man was shot dead and two counterterrorism police were stabbed in a confrontation in Australia's second largest city on Tuesday, police said.... 9/23/2014 3:06 PM

President: "foreign plot" behind Shiites' advances
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi says the sweep by Shiite rebels over the capital is part of a "foreign plot," implicltly blaming Iran, which he has accused of backing the group.... 9/23/2014 3:03 PM

Life term for China scholar chills ethnic dialogue
BEIJING (AP) -- A life sentence given to a moderate Chinese scholar on Tuesday shows the ruling Communist Party is cutting off dialogue on ethnic tensions and could backfire by radicalizing minorities, scholars and analysts said.... 9/23/2014 3:02 PM

US: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-Jan.
LONDON (AP) -- New estimates by the World Health Organization and the U.S. health agency are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically - the U.S. says up to 1.4 million by mid-January in two nations alone - unless efforts to curb the outbreak are significantly ramped up.... 9/23/2014 3:00 PM

Vatican eyes 'gradual' talks with breakaway group
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican said Tuesday that reconciliation talks are gradually resuming with a breakaway group of traditionalist Catholics following a two-year lull.... 9/23/2014 2:58 PM

South Africa makes nuclear deal with Russia
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa says it has signed a deal with Russia under which Russia's state-owned nuclear company, Rosatom, will provide it with up to eight nuclear reactors.... 9/23/2014 2:57 PM

Assad backs efforts to fight terrorism
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad says he supports any international effort against terrorism, apparently trying to position his government on the side of airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition.... 9/23/2014 2:53 PM

Afghanistan's Karzai takes one last swipe at US
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai used his farewell speech on Tuesday to take one last swipe at the United States, capping a long-testy relationship with the accusation that America hasn't wanted peace in Afghanistan. The U.S. ambassador called the comments ungracious and ungrateful.... 9/23/2014 2:52 PM

British radio DJ convicted of indecent assault
LONDON (AP) -- A jury has found veteran British radio DJ Dave Lee Travis guilty of indecent assault.... 9/23/2014 2:45 PM

Greek PM: no 3rd bailout, will set out reform plan
BERLIN (AP) -- Greece isn't seeking another financial rescue and will soon set out a new economic reform program to underpin the recovery, the country's prime minister said Tuesday as he visited key creditor Germany.... 9/23/2014 2:42 PM

Syrian refugees in Turkey reach 150,000
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Syrian Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State group near the border with Turkey on Tuesday welcomed airstrikes carried out by the United States and five Arab countries against the militants, while more refugees poured into Turkey from Syria to escape the fierce fighting in the region.... 9/23/2014 2:34 PM

UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Challenged by the United Nations chief to set a new course for a warming globe and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases, world leader after world leader Tuesday made promises of billions of dollars and better care of planet Earth.... 9/23/2014 2:33 PM

New jihad appeal makes policing even harder
PARIS (AP) -- The Islamic State group's call on Muslims to go after the "filthy French" and other Westerners multiplies already deep security concerns in nations targeting the militant organization.... 9/23/2014 2:19 PM

Sierra Leone considers repeating Ebola shutdown
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone is considering another nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of Ebola, after a largely successful one in which teams visited more than 1 million households to hand out information on the disease and check for sick people, the president said Tuesday.... 9/23/2014 2:18 PM

Jeep veers off mountain road in Nepal; 11 dead
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A jeep veered off a mountainous road in western Nepal on Tuesday, killing 11 people, police said.... 9/23/2014 2:05 PM

Albania destroys marijuana worth $8.2 billion
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Albania's Interior Ministry says the country's authorities have destroyed marijuana of an estimated market value of 6.4 billion euro ($8.2 billion) this year - more than 60 percent of the country's annual GDP.... 9/23/2014 1:56 PM

Head of Serb church denounces gay pride march
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- The head of Serbia's influential Christian Orthodox church on Tuesday denounced a gay pride march planned for the weekend, adding to tensions over the event, which has faced threats from extremists.... 9/23/2014 1:54 PM

NATO's outgoing chief: 'We cut fat, built muscle"
BRUSSELS (AP) -- When Anders Fogh Rasmussen took over at NATO, the alliance was struggling to contain a growing insurgency in Afghanistan, and some predicted it would soon follow its Cold War foe, the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact, into the dustbin of history.... 9/23/2014 1:42 PM