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Beckham urges Scottish voters to keep union
LONDON (AP) -- David Beckham is urging voters in Scotland to vote against independence.... 9/15/2014 10:19 AM

Air France strike as Europe faces low-cost shakeup
PARIS (AP) -- At least half of Air France flights around the world were canceled Monday as pilots kicked off a weeklong strike, angry that the company is shifting jobs and operations to a low-cost carrier to better keep up with rivals.... 9/15/2014 10:14 AM

Snowden: NSA collects mass data on New Zealanders
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Former National Security Agency systems analyst turned leaker Edward Snowden says the NSA is collecting mass surveillance data on New Zealanders through its XKeyscore program and has set up a facility in the South Pacific nation to tap into vast amounts of data.... 9/15/2014 10:13 AM

Austria plans to forbid Islamic extremist symbols
VIENNA (AP) -- Austria plans to introduce a law banning symbols of the Islamic State group and 18 other extremist groups.... 9/15/2014 10:10 AM

Israel court: Olmert to remain free pending appeal
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Supreme Court on Monday postponed the start of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's prison sentence pending appeal on his conviction on corruption charges.... 9/15/2014 10:04 AM

Dozens of migrants drown off Libyan coast
CAIRO (AP) -- A boat carrying at least 250 African migrants to Europe capsized before leaving the coast near the Libyan capital on Monday, drowning dozens, a coast guard spokesman said.... 9/15/2014 10:03 AM

2 British tourists found dead on Thai beach
BANGKOK (AP) -- The bodies of two British tourists were found Monday on a beach in southern Thailand and police said their heads had been beaten in a gruesome attack.... 9/15/2014 10:02 AM

European Space Agency picks site for comet landing
BERLIN (AP) -- The European Space Agency says it has decided on the spot where it will attempt the first landing on a comet, a maneuver that is one of the key elements of a decade-long mission.... 9/15/2014 9:59 AM

6 killed, 14 wounded in east Ukraine city
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in rebel-held Donetsk, the city council reported Monday - the worst violation yet of the cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops that took effect Sept. 5.... 9/15/2014 9:54 AM

Uganda holds 6 terror suspects, seizes explosives
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- A Uganda military spokesman says six terror suspects were arrested over the weekend in a raid on an al-Shabab cell that was apparently plotting an attack in this East African country.... 9/15/2014 9:42 AM

UN nuke agency indicates slow going on Iran probe
VIENNA (AP) -- The head of the U.N. nuclear agency is indicating that his attempted probe of allegations that Iran worked on nuclear arms is going slowly.... 9/15/2014 9:42 AM

Egypt says boosting security at tourist locations
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's tourism minister says the country is boosting security procedures at tourist destinations in an attempt to buoy the flagging tourism sector following three years of political turmoil.... 9/15/2014 9:31 AM

Man accused of IS membership on trial in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- A 20-year-old German man went on trial in Frankfurt on Monday on charges he was a member of the extremist Islamic State group, the first such case to come to court in Germany.... 9/15/2014 9:27 AM

Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) -- Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula.... 9/15/2014 9:25 AM

Global stocks down after weak China data
BEIJING (AP) -- World stock markets sank Monday on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence referendum.... 9/15/2014 9:13 AM

'No time to lose' in global push against militants
PARIS (AP) -- With reconnaissance planes already in action, France's president said there was "no time to lose" in the global push to combat extremists from the Islamic State group as he opened an international conference to attack the problem - minus the two countries who share most of Iraq's borders.... 9/15/2014 9:04 AM

Egypt's most prominent activist released on bail
CAIRO (AP) -- Relatives say that Egypt's most prominent activist who is standing retrial after being sentenced to 15 years in prison for violating to the country's draconian protest law, has been released on bail.... 9/15/2014 9:00 AM

Public praise, private Belfast funeral for Paisley
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- Northern Ireland politicians are publicly honoring their former leader, Ian Paisley, as his family holds his funeral in conditions of exceptional privacy.... 9/15/2014 8:51 AM

Iran's top leader discharged from hospital
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been discharged from hospital, a week after he underwent prostate surgery.... 9/15/2014 8:40 AM

Wife says police detain 81-year-old Chinese writer
BEIJING (AP) -- A well-known 81-year-old Chinese writer was taken from his Beijing home and detained by police after he wrote several articles critical of a senior politician, his wife said Monday.... 9/15/2014 8:38 AM