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Turkey mulls 'buffer zone' against Jihadist group
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkey's military is working on plans to establish a "buffer zone" against Islamic militants, on the country's borders with Iraq and Syria, Turkish media reports said Tuesday.... 9/16/2014 8:15 AM

Syria aircraft crashes in city held by IS group
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say that a Syrian military aircraft has crashed in a city that is a main stronghold of the militant Islamic State group.... 9/16/2014 8:14 AM

Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Several legal groups in South Africa say they are concerned about harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder.... 9/16/2014 8:12 AM

Scottish mistrust of Conservatives key in campaign
LONDON (AP) -- With Thursday's referendum looming, proponents of Scottish independence are using one of the main weapons in their armory - Scotland's widespread mistrust of the Conservative Party.... 9/16/2014 8:04 AM

Scotland took long road to independence vote
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring - and unfinished, ever since the money to build it ran out two centuries ago.... 9/16/2014 8:00 AM

Russia's ruble drops to historic low
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's currency has dropped to an all-time low against the U.S. dollar as it continues to suffer from the fallout of economic sanctions.... 9/16/2014 7:55 AM

Dirty water raising health risk in flooded Kashmir
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Experts worry a health crisis could be looming nearly two weeks after massive flooding engulfed much of Kashmir, with countless bloated livestock carcasses now floating across the waterlogged region.... 9/16/2014 7:45 AM

Militants attack Pakistani post near Afghan border
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's army says a group of militants have attacked one of its positions from neighboring Afghanistan, sparking a shootout that left 11 insurgents and three soldiers killed.... 9/16/2014 7:44 AM

3 killed, 5 wounded in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- The city council in Donetsk says three people have been killed and five wounded in shelling overnight in the city in eastern Ukraine.... 9/16/2014 7:35 AM

Roadside bomb kills 6 policemen in Egypt
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egypt's Interior Ministry says a roadside bomb has killed five police conscripts and an officer and injured two others near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula.... 9/16/2014 7:16 AM

Researchers explore shipwrecks near San Francisco
GULF OF THE FARALLONES NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY (AP) -- Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.... 9/16/2014 7:11 AM

Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.... 9/16/2014 6:36 AM

Ukraine village hopes for chance to rebuild
NOVOSVITLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) -- The kindergarten building in this village in eastern Ukraine was once a source of pride. Renovated and brightly decorated with money provided by German donors, its classrooms were opening the doors of education to 120 pupils at a time.... 9/16/2014 6:23 AM

Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamic
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, challenging China's traditional relationship with Pakistan, and opening a new chapter in Beijing's ongoing competition for influence with arch-rival Japan.... 9/16/2014 6:01 AM

A look at Myanmar's struggling clay pot industry
TWANTE, Myanmar (AP) -- For generations, the Myanmar town of Twante has been known for its thriving pottery industry. Even today, residents can be seen sitting on wooden stools beneath the thatched roofs of their homes, placing lumps of soft clay onto wheels and shaping it with the gentle press of their fingertips into pots for cooking, storing water, preserving fish or flowers.... 9/16/2014 5:59 AM

Thai police hunt for killer of 2 British tourists
BANGKOK (AP) -- Police on the scenic resort island of Koh Tao in southern Thailand conducted a sweep of hotels and workers' residences Tuesday searching for clues into the slayings of two British tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found on a beach a day earlier.... 9/16/2014 5:51 AM

Eminem publishers sue New Zealand political party
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The music publishers for American rapper Eminem filed a lawsuit Tuesday against New Zealand's ruling political party over the music it used in a campaign commercial.... 9/16/2014 5:48 AM

Philippines warns of possible volcanic eruption
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- One of the Philippines' most active volcanoes is showing signs of heightened unrest and an eruption is possible within weeks, government scientists warned Tuesday.... 9/16/2014 4:56 AM

Typhoon hits southern China, heads to Vietnam
BEIJING (AP) -- A typhoon struck China's southernmost island of Hainan on Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights as it headed northwest toward Vietnam.... 9/16/2014 4:34 AM

Brazil's indigenous seek out city, end up in slums
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- They huddle in a tight circle, shaking seed-filled maracas and shuffling in time to a rhythm that has pulsed through their tribes for generations. The dancers raise their voices in song, conjuring an ancient spirit that vibrates above the traffic roaring from a nearby expressway and the beat of funk music blasting from a neighbor's loudspeaker.... 9/16/2014 4:13 AM