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Algerian army says top Al-Qaida militant killed
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algeria's Defense Ministry says army forces have ambushed and killed a top militant with links to Al-Qaida.... 9/22/2014 4:12 PM

UK premier hosts talks on Scottish voting rights
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron sought Monday to limit the divisive political fallout following the Scottish referendum, gathering senior Conservatives at his official country retreat to placate anger over promises made to Scotland to keep it in the United Kingdom.... 9/22/2014 4:09 PM

Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Some 130,000 Kurdish refugees fleeing Islamic militants have crossed the border from Syria into Turkey in the past four days, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday as fighting raged close to Turkey's southern border.... 9/22/2014 4:04 PM

Heavy rains trigger landslides in northeast India
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Heavy rains in parts of northeastern India triggered landslides and flash floods, killing at least seven people, officials said Monday.... 9/22/2014 3:49 PM

Greece: Homeless used in VIP taxi scam
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Police have busted a phony VIP taxi service in Greece that was using the bank accounts of homeless people to collect deposits from cab drivers.... 9/22/2014 3:46 PM

Kiev notes progress on eastern Ukraine cease-fire
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Both government troops and pro-Russian rebels began withdrawing heavy artillery in the east of the country, Ukrainian officials said Monday, a significant step toward implementing an effective cease-fire in the region.... 9/22/2014 3:39 PM

Iran arrests 11 over insulting text messages
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- An Iranian newspaper says 11 people have been arrested in the south after allegedly sending text messages deemed insulting to the founder of the Islamic Republic, the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.... 9/22/2014 3:33 PM

Iraqi Kurdish forces receiving western training
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A senior Iraqi commander in the western Anbar province says at least 40 soldiers were killed in recent suicide bombings carried out by Islamic State militants and another 68 have been captured.... 9/22/2014 3:30 PM

Draghi: Euro recovery losing momentum
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- European Central Bank head Mario Draghi defended the bank's new stimulus programs as he warned that the weak economic recovery in the eurozone "is losing momentum."... 9/22/2014 3:23 PM

Romania's spy chief quits, will run for president
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- The head of Romania's foreign spy agency has resigned to run for president in the Nov. 2 election, fueling debate about the presence of spies in the country's political life.... 9/22/2014 3:17 PM

Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Streets in Sierra Leone's capital bustled again Monday after an unprecedented nationwide shutdown during which officials said more than 1 million households were checked for Ebola patients and given information on the deadly disease. But the government delayed an announcement on how many new cases had been discovered.... 9/22/2014 3:14 PM

New Afghan leader promises equal rights for women
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's new president-elect pledged in his victory speech on Monday to give women prominent roles in his government and told his nation that women are important to the country's future.... 9/22/2014 3:13 PM

New Polish govt loses some foreign policy heft
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's last government was a strong voice internationally on Ukraine, supporting Kiev's pro-Western reforms and calling for sanctions on Russia to punish it for its aggression there.... 9/22/2014 3:06 PM

Egypt: Brotherhood leader, 104 referred to trial
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's top prosecutor has referred the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 104 supporters to trial on charges of murder and terrorism.... 9/22/2014 2:55 PM

Germany asks soldiers to volunteer to fight Ebola
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's defense minister is asking for volunteers from the country's military to staff a clinic it plans to set up in West Africa, where the deadly Ebola disease has claimed more than 2,600 lives.... 9/22/2014 2:55 PM

Death toll rises in Nigeria building collapse
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A total of 115 people, including 84 South Africans, died in the Sept. 12 collapse of a building at a church complex in Nigeria, the South African government said Monday.... 9/22/2014 2:50 PM

Yemeni official: 340 killed in week-long fighting
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni medical officials say 200 more bodies have been retrieved from the streets of the capital, Sanaa, bringing to 340 the death toll from a week of fierce clashes between Hawthi Shiite rebels on one side and Sunni militiamen and army troops on the other.... 9/22/2014 2:27 PM

Greek authorities confront smugglers, 3 injured
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek authorities say three people have been injured during a confrontation between the coast guard and smugglers trying to ferry migrants from Turkey to an eastern Aegean Sea island.... 9/22/2014 2:21 PM

UN says Libya's rival groups agree to hold talks
CAIRO (AP) -- Libya's rival groups have agreed to hold talks later this month, the first such negotiations since the latest surge in violence that left the country torn between two parliaments and governments, the United Nations mission in Libya said.... 9/22/2014 2:11 PM

French premier rejects notion country is 'sick'
BERLIN (AP) -- France's prime minister on Monday dismissed the view that his country is "sick," and insisted that it is both willing and able to carry out economic reforms.... 9/22/2014 2:01 PM