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Turkish security forces clash with Kurds
KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish security forces on Sunday fired tear gas, water and paint pellets on dozens of Kurds in a village on the border with Syria, which tens of thousands of refugees have crossed to escape the Islamic State group.... 9/21/2014 10:12 AM

Pope denounces perversion of religion for violence
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Pope Francis denounced how extremists around the world are "perverting" religion to justify violence as he arrived Sunday in Albania, a Balkan nation where Christians and Muslims endured brutal religious oppression under communism but today live and work together peacefully.... 9/21/2014 10:09 AM

Wife of UK hostage issues plea to militants
LONDON (AP) -- The wife of a British aid worker held hostage by the Islamic State group has issued a statement pleading for the militants to release him.... 9/21/2014 10:03 AM

Afghan presidential candidates sign unity deal
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal Sunday, capped with a hug and a handshake, three months after a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of U.S. and foreign troops.... 9/21/2014 9:47 AM

At Asian Games, rivalries not always about sports
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world's population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There's Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn't. And for good measure, why not throw in some of the most repressive regimes on the planet - North Korea, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan?... 9/21/2014 9:44 AM

Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya is marking one year since four gunmen stormed the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, killing 67 people.... 9/21/2014 9:41 AM

Bomb kills policeman near Egypt foreign ministry
CAIRO (AP) -- Security officials say a roadside bomb went off on a busy downtown Cairo street near the foreign ministry, killing a senior policeman.... 9/21/2014 9:35 AM

Spanish judge indicts 9 persons for cyber fraud
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish judge has charged nine people with fraud for allegedly participating in the theft of $45 million after a massive hacking of a bank's card payments system.... 9/21/2014 9:19 AM

UN: 70,000 Syrians escape fighting to Turkey
BERLIN (AP) -- The U.N. refugee agency says some 70,000 Syrians have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours to escape fighting between Kurdish forces and the Islamic State group.... 9/21/2014 8:47 AM

Last king of Nepal suffers heart attack
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- The last king of Nepal is in stable condition in a hospital after suffering a heart attack, doctors said Sunday.... 9/21/2014 8:43 AM

SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear
CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) -- A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.... 9/21/2014 7:49 AM

AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East.... 9/21/2014 4:59 AM

G-20 says close to goal of $2 trillion in growth
SYDNEY (AP) -- Finance chiefs from the 20 largest economies said on Sunday they are close to reaching their goal of boosting world GDP by more than $2 trillion over the next five years, and will focus on infrastructure investment to help reach the target.... 9/21/2014 4:57 AM

Dalai Lama praises China's leader as 'realistic'
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The Dalai Lama praised Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday for being "more realistic" and principled than his predecessors, a day after Xi's three-day visit to India ended.... 9/21/2014 4:28 AM

China says 88 fugitives returned from abroad
BEIJING (AP) -- China's police ministry on Sunday said 88 fugitives wanted on charges of corruption and other economic offenses have been extradited or returned on their own from the United States and other countries in the midst of an anti-graft crackdown.... 9/21/2014 4:08 AM

Chinese town protests over trash incinerator
BEIJING (AP) -- Residents of a town in southern China who oppose a planned trash incinerator have protested for a second weekend and the local government promised not to proceed without public approval.... 9/21/2014 3:36 AM

Guatemala clash over development plans kills 8
PAJOQUES, Guatemala (AP) -- An argument among villagers over plans to build a cement factory and a highway erupted into a battle with guns and machetes, killing at least eight people and wounding dozens, authorities said Saturday.... 9/21/2014 3:32 AM

Rain falls on Baja's tip as storm passes to south
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Tropical Storm Polo churned south of the Baja California Peninsula on Saturday night, whipping up waves along the shore and swirling more rain onto residents trying to recover from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Odile.... 9/21/2014 3:22 AM

Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo.... 9/21/2014 1:12 AM

5 inmates flee prison in Haiti; 2 recaptured
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Five inmates escaped from a prison in Haiti early Saturday, the country's second jail breakout reported in less than two months.... 9/21/2014 12:27 AM