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Israel, Palestinians part ways in dueling speeches
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In a pair of fiery speeches at the United Nations, the Israeli and Palestinian leaders appear to have abandoned any hope of reviving peace talks and instead seem intent on pressing forward with separate diplomatic initiatives that all but ignore each other.... 9/30/2014 6:42 PM

No images of Hong Kong protests in China's media
BEIJING (AP) -- China's government has cut off news about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a clampdown so thorough that no image of the rallies has appeared in state-controlled media, and at least one man has been detained for reposting accounts of the events.... 9/30/2014 6:41 PM

Algeria identifies some kidnappers of French hiker
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algeria's justice minister has told state television that some of the members of the group that kidnapped and beheaded a French hiker have been identified.... 9/30/2014 6:39 PM

Wave of attacks kills more than 40 across Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A wave of car bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed at least 41 people on Tuesday, including 22 in the capital Baghdad, officials said.... 9/30/2014 6:33 PM

Lawmaker: Italian spy agency paid Mafia bosses
ROME (AP) -- An Italian lawmaker has decried a secret arrangement in which intelligence agents paid imprisoned top Mafiosi for information during several of the years when Silvio Berlusconi was premier.... 9/30/2014 6:32 PM

British warplanes launch first strikes in Iraq
SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon says British warplanes launched airstrikes against fighters from the Islamic State group in Iraq for the first time.... 9/30/2014 6:29 PM

Guinea-Bissau leader pardons accused in coup try
BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau (AP) -- Guinea-Bissau's new president has pardoned a group of soldiers who were convicted in a failed 2012 coup attempt, according to a decree read out on the radio Tuesday.... 9/30/2014 6:01 PM

UN: Islamic State forcing thousands to flee Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N humanitarian chief on Tuesday said tens of thousands of people are fleeing Syria as the Islamic State militant group expands its grip on large parts of the country despite a U.S.-led airstrike campaign.... 9/30/2014 5:54 PM

Argentina moves to local trustee for bonds
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina deposited a $161 million bond interest payment with a newly appointed local trustee on Tuesday in defiance of a U.S. judge who held it in contempt a day earlier for attempting illegal moves to service its debt.... 9/30/2014 5:52 PM

Tunisia presidential vote to feature 27 candidates
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's election commission has announced that 27 candidates will be competing in November's presidential election.... 9/30/2014 5:51 PM

Catholic priest in Puerto Rico accused of abuse
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest in a small town on the west coast of Puerto Rico is being investigated for improper conduct with a minor and has been suspended from his duties, church and government officials said Tuesday.... 9/30/2014 5:44 PM

Hong Kong leader rejects protesters' demands
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's leader refused to meet with pro-democracy demonstrators by their midnight deadline Tuesday, despite their threats to expand the protests that have clogged the streets with tens of thousands of people in the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997.... 9/30/2014 5:44 PM

Turkey mulls permit for incursions in Syria, Iraq
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's parliament will vote on a motion that would allow foreign forces as well as Turkish soldiers to make incursions into Syria and Iraq from its territory, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Tuesday.... 9/30/2014 5:34 PM

Panama inaugurates Frank Gehry-designed museum
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- After years of delays, Panama has inaugurated a museum designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry that officials hope will become a cultural landmark and symbolize the country's recent economic ascent.... 9/30/2014 5:31 PM

Bahamas strikes tough tone on immigration at UN
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The foreign minister of the Bahamas said Tuesday his country is determined to control illegal immigration, saying that allowing it to balloon could be a "recipe for civil strife."... 9/30/2014 5:30 PM

Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghans as they take over the fight against the Taliban insurgency.... 9/30/2014 5:30 PM

US Ebola labs, health equipment arrive in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- American mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and U.S. troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the disease.... 9/30/2014 5:28 PM

Imprisoned Dutch killer Van der Sloot now a father
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Imprisoned Dutch killer Joran van der Sloot is now a father.... 9/30/2014 5:14 PM

Wife of Islamic State hostage asks for his release
LONDON (AP) -- The wife of a British aid worker held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State group made a televised plea Tuesday asking her husband's captors to free him.... 9/30/2014 5:13 PM

Mexico says 14 of 57 missing students found
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- A government official in southern Mexico says 14 of the 57 students reported missing after weekend shootings have been located.... 9/30/2014 5:12 PM