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Guinea-Bissau leader pardons accused in coup try
BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau (AP) -- Guinea-Bissau's new president has pardoned a group of soldiers who were convicted in a failed 2012 coup attempt, according to a decree read out on the radio Tuesday.... 9/30/2014 6:01 PM

UN: Islamic State forcing thousands to flee Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N humanitarian chief on Tuesday said tens of thousands of people are fleeing Syria as the Islamic State militant group expands its grip on large parts of the country despite a U.S.-led airstrike campaign.... 9/30/2014 5:54 PM

Argentina moves to local trustee for bonds
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina deposited a $161 million bond interest payment with a newly appointed local trustee on Tuesday in defiance of a U.S. judge who held it in contempt a day earlier for attempting illegal moves to service its debt.... 9/30/2014 5:52 PM

Tunisia presidential vote to feature 27 candidates
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's election commission has announced that 27 candidates will be competing in November's presidential election.... 9/30/2014 5:51 PM

Catholic priest in Puerto Rico accused of abuse
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest in a small town on the west coast of Puerto Rico is being investigated for improper conduct with a minor and has been suspended from his duties, church and government officials said Tuesday.... 9/30/2014 5:44 PM

Hong Kong leader rejects protesters' demands
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's leader refused to meet with pro-democracy demonstrators by their midnight deadline Tuesday, despite their threats to expand the protests that have clogged the streets with tens of thousands of people in the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997.... 9/30/2014 5:44 PM

Turkey mulls permit for incursions in Syria, Iraq
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's parliament will vote on a motion that would allow foreign forces as well as Turkish soldiers to make incursions into Syria and Iraq from its territory, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Tuesday.... 9/30/2014 5:34 PM

Panama inaugurates Frank Gehry-designed museum
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- After years of delays, Panama has inaugurated a museum designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry that officials hope will become a cultural landmark and symbolize the country's recent economic ascent.... 9/30/2014 5:31 PM

Bahamas strikes tough tone on immigration at UN
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The foreign minister of the Bahamas said Tuesday his country is determined to control illegal immigration, saying that allowing it to balloon could be a "recipe for civil strife."... 9/30/2014 5:30 PM

Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghans as they take over the fight against the Taliban insurgency.... 9/30/2014 5:30 PM

US Ebola labs, health equipment arrive in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- American mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and U.S. troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the disease.... 9/30/2014 5:28 PM

Imprisoned Dutch killer Van der Sloot now a father
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Imprisoned Dutch killer Joran van der Sloot is now a father.... 9/30/2014 5:14 PM

Wife of Islamic State hostage asks for his release
LONDON (AP) -- The wife of a British aid worker held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State group made a televised plea Tuesday asking her husband's captors to free him.... 9/30/2014 5:13 PM

Mexico says 14 of 57 missing students found
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- A government official in southern Mexico says 14 of the 57 students reported missing after weekend shootings have been located.... 9/30/2014 5:12 PM

Guard seizes cocaine haul in Dominican waters
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard says it has seized a haul of cocaine and captured two smugglers in waters south of the Dominican Republic.... 9/30/2014 5:00 PM

Emirates inks deal to manage Angola's airline
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Emirates airline - the Middle East's largest carrier - has signed a 10-year management deal with Angola's national airline in a move that could bolster the Dubai-based carrier's foothold in Africa.... 9/30/2014 4:59 PM

US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey
BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border Tuesday, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish that is under assault by the militants, activists said.... 9/30/2014 4:53 PM

Myanmar and Sri Lankan hard-liners ink agreement
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- A Myanmar Buddhist monk and a Sri Lankan ultranationalist both known for campaigning against Muslims signed an agreement on Tuesday to work together to protect Buddhism, which they say is being challenged worldwide.... 9/30/2014 4:40 PM

EU says Apple gets illegal tax benefits in Ireland
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday the company appears to be benefiting from illegal tax deals there.... 9/30/2014 4:30 PM

Islamist-allied militias in Libya reject UN talks
CAIRO (AP) -- Islamist-allied militias in control of the Libyan capital and the country's top religious body on Tuesday rejected U.N.-led talks that have called for a cease-fire in the battered nation.... 9/30/2014 4:07 PM