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Saudi court sentences 18 to prison for terrorism
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced 18 people to prison on charges of financing terrorism, collecting information about compounds where foreigners reside, providing hideouts for fugitives and possessing unlicensed weapons.... 8/21/2014 10:29 AM

Flooding in Nepal kills US tourist, capsizes boat
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Officials in Nepal say a tourist from United States died while trying to cross a flooded river in western Nepal and an overcrowded boat crossing another swollen river capsized leaving at least two people missing.... 8/21/2014 10:08 AM

Ukraine: Some Russian aid trucks clearing customs
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Some Russian trucks in a massive aid convoy began the process of clearing customs Thursday at a rebel-held border crossing in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian border guard service said.... 8/21/2014 10:06 AM

Greek mound excavators: No tours please, too busy
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace.... 8/21/2014 10:02 AM

Indonesia court rejects election loser's appeal
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's top court has rejected an appeal by losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto over alleged fraud in last month's polls.... 8/21/2014 10:00 AM

Mongolia, China pledge $10 billion in annual trade
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) -- China and Mongolia pledged Thursday to almost double their annual bilateral trade to $10 billion by 2020 as President Xi Jinping became the first Chinese head of state in more than a decade to visit this sprawling resource-rich nation sandwiched between China and Russia.... 8/21/2014 9:56 AM

Children used as child soldiers in South Sudan
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The U.N.'s top official for children and armed conflicts says the use of child soldiers and violence against children is commonplace in South Sudan's year of warfare.... 8/21/2014 9:54 AM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's top court rejects appeal by losing presidential candidate over alleged poll fraud.... 8/21/2014 9:50 AM

Voice, image give clues in hunt for Foley's killer
LONDON (AP) -- Police and intelligence services are using image analysis and voice-recognition software, studying social media postings and seeking human tips as they scramble to identify the militant recorded on a video showing the killing of American journalist James Foley.... 8/21/2014 9:46 AM

South Africa: man dead after orange pelting
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Two men in rural South Africa are suspected of killing a farmworker with oranges, police said Thursday.... 8/21/2014 9:43 AM

SAfrican lawmakers protest presidential scandal
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Opposition lawmakers have heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state spending on the president's private home.... 8/21/2014 9:42 AM

Pakistan protest leader backs out of talks
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan suspended talks with the government Thursday after it appointed a new police chief in the capital ahead of a possible crackdown on thousands of anti-government protesters who have besieged parliament.... 8/21/2014 9:30 AM

Russia checks more McDonald's after closing 4
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald's restaurants in the Ural region following food safety complaints, local news agencies reported Thursday, a day after four branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.... 8/21/2014 9:29 AM

With Erdogan at helm, Turkey to choose premier
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Recep Tayyip Erdogan prepared to choose his successor as prime minister Thursday, with expectations high that the man who has dominated Turkish politics for more than a decade will stay in charge once he is president.... 8/21/2014 9:12 AM

39 dead, dozens missing after Japan landslides
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese police said the death toll from rain-triggered landslides on the outskirts of Hiroshima city rose to 39 on Thursday with 51 people still missing, as search efforts continued in the devastated area.... 8/21/2014 9:09 AM

Swedish town celebrates link to the Bronx
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Nearly four centuries after Jonas Bronck set foot in America, his birthplace in southern Sweden is finally recognizing its historical link to the New York borough that bears his name.... 8/21/2014 9:09 AM

Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts - in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards.... 8/21/2014 9:06 AM

Hunt for German neo-Nazis was 'complete disaster'
BERLIN (AP) -- An official inquiry has concluded that police and security services in Germany bungled the hunt for three neo-Nazis who years later turned out to be the main suspects in a far-right murder spree.... 8/21/2014 8:54 AM

Thai army ruler named prime minister
BANGKOK (AP) -- Three months after overthrowing an elected government, Thailand's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will prolong his rule and bolster the military's grip on power.... 8/21/2014 8:46 AM

Sealed off Liberia slum calm amid Ebola outbreak
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Calm returned Thursday to a slum in the Liberian capital that was sealed off in the government's attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between residents and security forces, but now the tens of thousands of residents worried about getting food.... 8/21/2014 8:41 AM