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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

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 2:15 PM

Syria says Washington informed it before strikes
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria said Tuesday that Washington informed President Bashar Assad's government before a U.S.-led military coalition launched airstrikes pounding strongholds of the Islamic State extremists across northern and eastern Syria.... 9/23/2014 2:12 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

Australian counterterror officer shoots man dead
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Police say a man has been shot dead and two counterterrorism police have been stabbed in a confrontation in Australia's second largest city.... 9/23/2014 2:04 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

France won't stop fight in Iraq despite kidnapping
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algerian police and soldiers combed the imposing Djura Djura mountains on Tuesday searching for a kidnapped Frenchman that a security official said had been snatched by a former al-Qaida commander.... 9/23/2014 1:41 PM

UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is challenging more than 100 world leaders at a climate summit to set a new course for a warming world and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases.... 9/23/2014 1:40 PM

Spain scraps plan for tough abortion restrictions
MADRID (AP) -- The Spanish government has scrapped plans to restrict the availability of abortion because there was no consensus for change, the prime minister said Tuesday.... 9/23/2014 1:36 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 1:35 PM

Magazine: German-US reporter held in Somalia freed
BERLIN (AP) -- German weekly Der Spiegel says a German-American journalist who was kidnapped in Somalia two years ago has been freed.... 9/23/2014 1:34 PM

Greek PM: no 3rd bailout, will set out reform plan
BERLIN (AP) -- Greece's prime minister says his country isn't seeking another international financial rescue and has indicated that a new economic reform plan is coming soon.... 9/23/2014 1:30 PM

Indian zoo: Tiger kills man who climbed into moat
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A white tiger killed a young man who climbed over a fence at the New Delhi zoo and jumped into the animal's enclosure Tuesday, a spokesman said.... 9/23/2014 1:13 PM

28 dead in landslides, floods in northeast India
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Landslides and flash floods triggered by two days of heavy rain have killed at least 28 people in India's remote northeast, officials said Tuesday.... 9/23/2014 1:12 PM

Report: German family kidnapped in Yemen are dead
BERLIN (AP) -- A spokesman for a German family kidnapped in Yemen five years ago says the couple and their young son are dead.... 9/23/2014 1:06 PM

Islamic militants parade captured Iraqi soldiers
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Islamic State group on Tuesday paraded Iraqi troops captured in battle earlier this week in a militant stronghold west of Baghdad, residents said.... 9/23/2014 1:04 PM

Vatican eyes 'gradual' talks with breakaway group
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican says talks are resuming on trying to reconcile with a breakaway group of traditionalist Catholics.... 9/23/2014 12:54 PM