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AP Interview: Iran says it disrupts nuclear plots
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran has disrupted plots by foreign spies to recruit its nuclear experts and stopped sabotage attempts through faulty foreign equipment supplied for its facilities, the deputy head of the Islamic Republic's nuclear department told The Associated Press.... 9/2/2014 2:24 PM

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LONDON (AP) -- UK prosecutors withdraw arrest warrant in case of ill child.... 9/2/2014 2:19 PM

UK deputy leader criticizes tumor-boy case
LONDON (AP) -- U.K. prosecutors have withdrawn the arrest warrant in the case of a British couple who took their 5-year-old son to Spain in hopes of getting a new type of radiation therapy for his brain tumor.... 9/2/2014 2:27 PM

6 militants killed in US Somalia strike
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Al-Shabab's top leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 2:15 PM

Saudi executes 4 people for drug smuggling
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it executed another four people it says were found guilty of trying to illegally smuggle large quantities of pills and hashish into the kingdom.... 9/2/2014 2:03 PM

Yemeni president dismisses Cabinet to ease tension
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The Yemeni president on Tuesday dismissed the Cabinet, firing the prime minister for the first time in two years, while partially reversing an earlier decision to lift fuel subsidies in a bid to end a standoff with Shiite rebels holding anti-government protests across the country.... 9/2/2014 1:50 PM

Versatile Viggo speaks French in 'Far From Men'
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- Is there a language Viggo Mortensen doesn't speak?... 9/2/2014 1:49 PM

After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 1:48 PM

Saudi arrests 88 suspects in alleged al-Qaida cell
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A top Saudi security official said Tuesday that police had arrested 88 men suspected of being part of an al-Qaida cell that was plotting attacks inside and outside of the kingdom.... 9/2/2014 1:36 PM

Official: New Polish prime minister this month
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's government spokeswoman says a new prime minister should be appointed before the end of the month to replace Donald Tusk who will take office as the European Council's president in December.... 9/2/2014 1:35 PM

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A dethroned 16-year-old beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday she won't return her bejeweled $100,000 crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.... 9/2/2014 1:31 PM

Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare that it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists.... 9/2/2014 1:15 PM

Greece to toughen penalties on hate speech
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Lawmakers in Greece have begun debating draft legislation to outlaw Holocaust denial and expand prosecution powers against the incitement of racial violence, following scores of violent attacks against immigrants and a surge in popular support for the extreme right Golden Dawn party.... 9/2/2014 1:13 PM

Police abandon posts in Lesotho, fear for lives
MASERU, Lesotho (AP) -- Police in Lesotho have been told to abandon their posts and not wear uniforms to avoid being targeted in attacks in the kingdom's continuing power vacuum, an official said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 1:04 PM

3 Chinese inmates kill guard, break out of jail
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities set up checkpoints and offered a reward of $48,000 for three inmates who killed a guard, donned police uniforms and escaped Tuesday in a rare jailbreak.... 9/2/2014 12:39 PM

Instead of mushrooms, Austrian finds grenade
VIENNA (AP) -- An Austrian on a woodland search for mushrooms came home with a more dangerous find - a grenade that police say could have been set off by the slightest movement.... 9/2/2014 12:29 PM

Tropical Storm Dolly forms off Mexico's coast
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Tropical Storm Dolly headed Tuesday for a soggy collision with Mexico's Gulf coast.... 9/2/2014 12:25 PM

Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops
BEIRUT (AP) -- Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters in a shootout with international troops, an official said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 12:14 PM

Germany opens memorial to Nazis' disabled victims
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany has inaugurated a memorial to more than 200,000 people with physical and mental disabilities who were killed by the Nazis after their lives were deemed "worthless."... 9/2/2014 12:13 PM

Pakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster.... 9/2/2014 12:11 PM