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Obama: No nation gets 'free pass' on climate
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the climate is changing faster than efforts to address global warming.... 9/23/2014 5:24 PM

Syrian refugees in Turkey reach 150,000
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Refugees streaming into Turkey from Syria say their home city, once bustling with 400,000 citizens, has become a ghost town, emptied of all people but a few thousand fighters trying to hold off an onslaught by Islamic militants.... 9/23/2014 5:22 PM

UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Challenged by the United Nations chief to set a new course for a warming globe and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases, world leader after world leader Tuesday made promises of billions of dollars and better care of planet Earth.... 9/23/2014 5:16 PM

Ebola threat to EU is 'low' but readiness needed
MILAN (AP) -- EU health ministers say the chance that the deadly Ebola virus might spread to Europe is "low" but that they must improve coordination and prevention measures just in case.... 9/23/2014 5:14 PM

UN chief welcomes airstrikes in Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations secretary-general welcomed airstrikes against militants in Syria which he said pose "an immediate threat to international peace and security."... 9/23/2014 4:52 PM

UK Labour leader lays out vision for the future
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's opposition leader Ed Miliband laid out his vision Tuesday for the country's top job ahead of national elections in 2015, offering a 10-year-blueprint for the future.... 9/23/2014 4:49 PM

Cameron: Queen seemed relieved after Scottish vote
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has been overheard describing his nervousness about the Scotland referendum and how Queen Elizabeth II appeared relieved when he called to tell her the result.... 9/23/2014 4:40 PM

Ukraine: Cease-fire being upheld on both sides
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- A cease-fire in east Ukraine is being upheld by both government troops and Russia-backed rebels, a senior Ukrainian official said Tuesday, in a first step toward enforcing a truce that has been riddled by repeated violations since it was imposed earlier this month.... 9/23/2014 4:35 PM

Deutsche Bank co-CEO, 4 others face charges
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Prosecutors in Germany have charged Deutsche Bank co-CEO Juergen Fitschen and four other former top officials with lying to judges in a protracted legal battle between the bank and the now-defunct Kirch media group.... 9/23/2014 4:30 PM

Sierra Leone considers repeating Ebola shutdown
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone's president said Tuesday that health workers found "many sick people and corpses" during a three-day lockdown of the country, which is battling an unprecedented Ebola outbreak.... 9/23/2014 4:20 PM

Indian spacecraft on course to enter Mars orbit
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India will soon know if its first interplanetary mission will achieve its goal, when a spacecraft built with homegrown technology for a remarkably low price tag of $75 million begins its final maneuvers into orbit around Mars.... 9/23/2014 4:20 PM

German-US reporter held in Somalia is freed
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A German-American journalist who was kidnapped in Somalia more than two years ago was freed Tuesday, according to a Somali police official and a leader of the Somali pirates who held the journalist.... 9/23/2014 4:14 PM

Azerbaijan nabs 26 alleged militants
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) -- Authorities in Azerbaijan said Tuesday they have arrested 26 citizens of the ex-Soviet nation accused of joining militants in Syria, including the Islamic State group.... 9/23/2014 4:11 PM

British radio DJ convicted of indecent assault
LONDON (AP) -- Veteran British radio DJ Dave Lee Travis was convicted Tuesday of indecent assault.... 9/23/2014 4:10 PM

Spain scraps abortion plan, justice chief quits
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, in a move that brought the resignation of the justice minister who was in charge of introducing a new law.... 9/23/2014 4:09 PM

Algerian troops search for kidnapped Frenchman
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 4:03 PM

Chad considering anti-gay legislation, says group
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Amnesty International says a draft anti-gay bill in Chad represents a backward step for human rights in the country.... 9/23/2014 4:00 PM

US: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-Jan.
LONDON (AP) -- New estimates by the World Health Organization and the U.S. health agency are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically - the U.S. says up to 1.4 million by mid-January in two nations alone - unless efforts to curb the outbreak are significantly ramped up.... 9/23/2014 3:56 PM

South Africa makes nuclear deal with Russia
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa has signed a deal with Russia to get up to eight nuclear reactors built with Russian technology.... 9/23/2014 3:48 PM

World trade body cuts forecasts
BERLIN (AP) -- The World Trade Organization has sharply reduced its forecast for global trade growth this year, pointing to uneven economic growth in countries including China and the U.S.... 9/23/2014 3:45 PM