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Pope pops out of Vatican, stop to get new glasses
ROME (AP) -- Pope Francis slipped out of the Vatican Thursday for a personal - and very normal - errand: New glasses.... 9/3/2015 7:48 PM

Party in Libya talks optimistic for deal, if conditions met
GENEVA (AP) -- In signs of a possible breakthrough, newly appointed envoys from Libya's Islamist-backed government in Tripoli say they are optimistic about a possible deal toward creating a unity government - on condition that a draft accord is modified first.... 9/3/2015 7:45 PM

Iran Parliament speaker expects heated debate on nuke deal
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iran's Parliament speaker said Thursday he expects a heated debate among Iranian lawmakers before they vote on the nuclear deal between his country and six world powers in about a month.... 9/3/2015 7:44 PM

Turkey renews permit for military operations in Syria, Iraq
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's parliament has voted to renew by another year a mandate allowing the military to conduct operations in Syria and Iraq.... 9/3/2015 7:37 PM

Iran's top leader: No nuclear deal unless sanctions lifted
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's supreme leader said Thursday "there will be no deal" if world powers insist on suspending rather than lifting sanctions as part of a landmark nuclear agreement, and said it is up to Iran's parliament, and not him, to approve or reject it.... 9/3/2015 7:35 PM

Ukraine: Russians can't own broadcasters
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's parliament has passed a measure banning Russians from establishing or being involved in the business of television and radio stations in the country.... 9/3/2015 7:10 PM

Father of dead boys: 'All I want is to be with my children'
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- He is one among many, far too many. But the plight of one boy, washed up like a piece of debris on a Turkish beach, has focused the world's attention on a wave of war-and-deprivation-fueled migration unmatched since World War II.... 9/3/2015 7:08 PM

Israel bans journalists from voicing opinions in newscasts
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli parliament has passed a law banning journalists working for the country's public broadcast authority from expressing their opinions on air.... 9/3/2015 7:00 PM

AP NewsAlert
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada denies it received refugee application for Syrian family that drowned off Turkey.... 9/3/2015 6:51 PM

Lebanon activists stage hunger strike, want minister to quit
BEIRUT (AP) -- Several Lebanese activists launched an open-ended hunger strike on Thursday, demanding the resignation of the environment minister at the center of the country's trash crisis.... 9/3/2015 6:43 PM

Guatemalan Congress accepts president's resignation
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Guatemala's Congress on Thursday accepted the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina, who submitted it amid a fraud probe that centers on him.... 9/3/2015 6:41 PM

Turkish official: 2 Vice News journalists freed from jail
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Two Vice News journalists who were arrested in Turkey on terror-related charges have been released from jail, a Turkish government official said Thursday. Their assistant will remain jailed pending the conclusion of an investigation.... 9/3/2015 6:41 PM

Official: 9,500 Nigerian refugees return from Cameroon
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- At least 9,500 people have returned to Nigeria since the Cameroonian government said last month it will expel unregistered Nigerian refugees as part of the fight against Boko Haram, a Nigerian official said.... 9/3/2015 6:29 PM

The Latest: Guatemala congress OKs resignation of president
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- The latest on the resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina (all times local):... 9/3/2015 6:28 PM

Conservative Maldonado in line as Guatemala's interim leader
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Vice President Alejandro Maldonado, a conservative former high court justice, was expected on Thursday to replace President Otto Perez Molina, who resigned a few hours earlier amid a corruption scandal.... 9/3/2015 6:26 PM

UN to vote on lifting some secrecy around choosing top job
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The selection of the U.N. secretary-general has been largely secretive for 70 years. A vote in the General Assembly next week could begin to change that.... 9/3/2015 6:09 PM

American students attacked with firebomb in West Bank
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli authorities say five American students escaped serious harm after their car was firebombed in the volatile West Bank city of Hebron.... 9/3/2015 5:57 PM

French investigators confirm wing part is from Flight 370
PARIS (AP) -- French investigators have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island in the Indian Ocean as part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people aboard.... 9/3/2015 5:45 PM

Q&A: Syria's civil war at the root of migrant crisis
BEIRUT (AP) -- A 3-year-old boy washes ashore on a Turkish beach. Seventy-one migrants suffocate in a truck in Austria. Daily scenes of chaos unfolding in European cities as governments try to halt a human tide heading north. There seems to be no letup to the horrors triggered by Syria's civil war.... 9/3/2015 5:31 PM

German soccer clubs, fans rush to support migrants
BERLIN (AP) -- A training camp for migrant children. A $1.1 million donation. German lessons.... 9/3/2015 5:31 PM

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