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Britain's Cameron: Independent Catalonia would be out of EU
MADRID (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron says the Catalonia region of Spain would be forced to leave the European Union if separatists manage to pull off a secession drive and carve out a new Mediterranean nation.... 9/4/2015 3:16 PM

The Latest: Spanish citizens offer to help war refugees
BICSKE, Hungary (AP) -- The latest news from the crisis of migrants pouring into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):... 9/4/2015 3:09 PM

Fire in Greek psychiatric hospital leaves 3 dead
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek authorities say a fire at an Athens psychiatric hospital has killed at least three people, believed to be patients.... 9/4/2015 3:08 PM

Supporters of Christian Lebanese leader protest in Beirut
BEIRUT (AP) -- Supporters of a Lebanese Christian leader are gathering in Beirut in a large protest to demand parliament and presidential elections.... 9/4/2015 2:53 PM

Official: Bombs may have been targeting Sinai peacekeepers
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- International peacekeeping vehicles hit by roadside bombs in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula were painted white, different from the desert color scheme used by the Egyptian army, a mission official said Friday, suggesting they were targeted on purpose.... 9/4/2015 2:37 PM

Graffiti comes of age as elderly Portuguese try urban art
COVILHA, Portugal (AP) -- Some are hard of hearing or don't see well, others complain about stiff joints, one is 101 years old. All have become graffiti artists under a project to energize Portugal's elderly.... 9/4/2015 2:35 PM

22 Emirati troops in Saudi-led coalition killed in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Twenty-two members of the United Arab Emirates' military were killed while taking part in Saudi-led operations in Yemen against Shiite rebels known as Houthis, the official news agency WAM said Friday, the largest single loss for the Gulf nation's military to date in the war.... 9/4/2015 2:11 PM

4 men plead guilty in major London jewel heist over Easter
LONDON (AP) -- Four men have pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a major jewel heist in London's Hatton Garden diamond district over the Easter weekend.... 9/4/2015 1:57 PM

Refugees break through police cordon in Hungary, run west
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hundreds of refugees have broken through a police cordon and have begun running westward on a train track leading away from the Bicske railway station in Hungary, interrupting train traffic.... 9/4/2015 1:52 PM

Drowned Syrian boys buried in hometown they fled
KUCUK KENDIRLI, Turkey (AP) -- A Syrian woman and her two young sons who drowned on a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece were buried Friday in their hometown of Kobani, returning to the conflict-torn Syrian Kurdish region they had fled.... 9/4/2015 1:46 PM

Iraq's top cleric demands real steps in fighting corruption
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's top Shiite cleric said on Friday the government must start hunting the "big heads" as part of its anti-corruption drive, calling for "convincing and assuring steps" as proof of the government's seriousness in implementing its highly-touted reform plan.... 9/4/2015 1:40 PM

More heartbreak for Ebola survivor after baby boy dies
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- It was the new beginning that Sierra Leone's first Ebola survivor, Victoria Yillia, had yearned for after losing 21 of her relatives to the disease: a newborn who would allow her and her husband to start a new family.... 9/4/2015 1:24 PM

UN official: Peacekeepers committing crimes must be punished
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- International peacekeepers who commit crimes must be punished, the U.N. human rights chief said on Friday following the revelation of yet another sexual abuse allegation in Central African Republic.... 9/4/2015 1:23 PM

2 men claiming to have found Nazi gold train go on Polish TV
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Two men appeared Friday on Polish TV saying they are the finders of a Nazi train said to be laden with gold - a claim that came as the Polish military inspected the alleged site in southwest Poland.... 9/4/2015 1:14 PM

Indonesia drops high-speed train plan, chooses slower option
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia has dropped its plan to build a high-speed train line and is shifting instead to more economical medium-speed technology, a Cabinet minister said Friday.... 9/4/2015 1:09 PM

3 Indians get 20 years in jail for raping Japanese student
JAIPUR, India (AP) -- A court on Friday sentenced three Indian men to 20 years in prison for raping a Japanese student who was sightseeing in one of the country's most popular tourist destinations.... 9/4/2015 12:47 PM

Soyuz with Russian, Dane, Kazakh docks at space station
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three new crew docked at the International Space Station on Friday after a safe but unusually long two-day flight.... 9/4/2015 12:22 PM

Senior right-wing party members charged with Monday clashes
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Two senior members of a Ukrainian nationalist party were charged Friday with rioting while their leader walked free after being questioned in Kiev in connection with Monday's clashes outside the parliament.... 9/4/2015 11:19 AM

EISENSTADT, Austria (AP) -- Austrian police: Migrants found dead in truck last week included Syrians, Iraqis, Afghans.... 9/4/2015 11:12 AM

Germany's BASF, Russia's Gazprom revive gas asset swap
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's BASF SE is reviving a planned asset swap with Russian gas company Gazprom that was called off last December.... 9/4/2015 11:01 AM

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