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China says 197 punished in crackdown on online rumors
BEIJING (AP) -- People recently punished in China's campaign against online rumors include those who circulated an inflated death toll in the Tianjin blasts and who alleged a man committed suicide because of the country's stock market woes, state media reported Monday.... 8/31/2015 1:21 AM

Governor: Boko Haram kills 68 in remote part of Borno State
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- The governor of Borno in northeast Nigeria says Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has killed 68 villagers in a remote area of his state.... 8/31/2015 12:30 AM

Defiant Malaysian PM rejects calls that he step down
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak poured scorn on a huge two-day rally that brought together tens of thousands of yellow-shirted protesters demanding his resignation over a financial scandal.... 8/31/2015 12:04 AM

Windstorm in British Columbia leaves thousands without power
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Emergency crews were working Sunday to clean up in the aftermath of a vicious windstorm that tore through southwestern British Columbia, toppling trees and branches onto power lines and cars and leaving an estimated 500,000 people without electricity.... 8/30/2015 11:06 PM

Dominica declares disaster status after storm leaves 20 dead
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) -- Rescue teams worked Sunday to reopen roads to remote communities in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides that killed at least 20 people and left more than 50 missing on the Caribbean island.... 8/30/2015 10:45 PM

Poland's mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to the Treblinka death camp - where she was murdered with the Jews.... 8/30/2015 9:56 PM

Italy's Eni finds 'supergiant' natural gas field off Egypt
ROME (AP) -- The Italian energy company Eni SpA announced Sunday it has discovered a "supergiant" natural gas field off Egypt, describing it as the "largest-ever" found in the Mediterranean Sea.... 8/30/2015 9:47 PM

Opinion polls predict tight race, fractured Parliament
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Several opinion polls released over the weekend, 3 weeks ahead of Greece's snap election, show a tight race and no overall majority in a Parliament even more fractured than the previous one.... 8/30/2015 9:44 PM

Activists say IS damages ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State militants in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion Sunday, activists said.... 8/30/2015 9:41 PM

Travelers stranded as striking French workers block Calais
PARIS (AP) -- Some travelers trying to cross the English Channel are stranded because French workers are blockading the port of Calais.... 8/30/2015 9:20 PM

Video shows Palestinian women, Israeli soldier scuffling
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A video showing an Israeli soldier scuffling with Palestinian youths and women at a West Bank protest has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook, shining a light on Israeli military policies in the territory.... 8/30/2015 8:35 PM

Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news."... 8/30/2015 7:34 PM

Nestle: Forced labor has no place in our food supply chain
GENEVA (AP) -- Nestle says "forced labor has no place in our supply chain" following a U.S. class action lawsuit that alleges the Swiss food company knowingly supported a system of slave labor and human trafficking to make its Fancy Feast cat food.... 8/30/2015 7:33 PM

Yemen factions gear up for key battle over central province
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's warring factions on Sunday braced for a key battle in a central province, where victory could allow pro-government forces to move rapidly north into the heartland of the country's Shiite rebels.... 8/30/2015 7:28 PM

Letter from Hungary: Migrants seek EU's field of dreams
ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) -- On the edge of a Hungarian cornfield, the beam from a car's headlights reflects in their eyes: Europe's newest residents catching their breaths, fresh from evading border police.... 8/30/2015 7:20 PM

Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancers
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before their king in Swaziland's most famous traditional festival on Sunday, despite calls to cancel the reed dance after dozens of participants died in a car crash.... 8/30/2015 7:14 PM

Egypt announces parliamentary vote for October, November
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt on Sunday announced that long-awaited parliamentary elections will take place in October and November, a hoped-for step toward democracy amid a harsh crackdown on dissent.... 8/30/2015 7:13 PM

Bull gores 66-year-old man to death during Spanish festival
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish mayor says a man has died after being charged down and gored by a bull that was being herded into a northern village as part of annual celebrations to honor its patron saint.... 8/30/2015 6:43 PM

US envoy discusses Afghan peace efforts on Pakistan visit
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice met with Pakistani leaders during a visit to the country on Sunday to discuss efforts to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban which were suspended after the announcement of the death of longtime Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.... 8/30/2015 6:03 PM

AP NewsAlert
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt announces two-stage parliamentary elections for October, November.... 8/30/2015 5:27 PM

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