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SAfrica: 4 guilty in murder try on Rwandan general
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A South African court found four men guilty Friday of an attempt to murder an exiled former Rwandan general in front of his home in Johannesburg, an attack that the general said was ordered by Rwandan President Paul Kagame.... 8/29/2014 11:17 AM

Myanmar discovers it has only 51 million people
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar has discovered it has only 51 million people - far less than the previously estimated 60 million.... 8/29/2014 11:16 AM

Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town
NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Pro-Russia separatists, relaxed and well-equipped, held firm control on Friday of the strategic coastal town of Novoazovsk, a day after Ukraine claimed tanks and armored vehicles had invaded from Russia.... 8/29/2014 11:13 AM

Cameron promises tough action to fight militants
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron says he'll introduce new laws to combat terror suspects, pledging to seize passports to fight what he described as an extremist threat more dangerous than any previously seen.... 8/29/2014 11:00 AM

Dutch government clamps down on radicalization
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- The Dutch government unveiled a package of measures Friday aimed at countering radicalization of Muslims in the country, a day after police announced the arrest of two men suspected of recruiting people to fight in conflicts in Syria and Iraq.... 8/29/2014 10:53 AM

Mass demonstrations in Yemen against Shiite rebels
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis rallied in the capital and across the country against an armed Shiite rebel group which has been holding its own sit-in demanding a new government and the reinstatement of fuel subsidies.... 8/29/2014 10:44 AM

US delivers military aid to Lebanese army
BEIRUT (AP) -- The United States has delivered its first emergency shipment of weapons to Lebanon, officials said Friday, to help bolster military forces as part of a broader regional response to combat the growing threat posed by Islamic extremists.... 8/29/2014 10:38 AM

EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia
MILAN (AP) -- Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with more sanctions.... 8/29/2014 10:35 AM

Iran confirms US Coast Guard fired at fishing boat
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard navy confirmed in remarks published Friday that a U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired on an Iranian fishing boat in the Persian Gulf this week but insisted the incident was not a "clash."... 8/29/2014 10:34 AM

Worrying eurozone inflation sags again to 0.3 pct
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Inflation in the 18 countries that use the euro sank to an annual 0.3 percent in August, a sign of economic weakness that is putting pressure on the European Central Bank to take drastic steps to save a stalling recovery.... 8/29/2014 10:26 AM

Palestinian leader say Hamas caused prolonged war
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused Hamas of needlessly extending fighting in the Gaza Strip, causing a high death toll.... 8/29/2014 10:24 AM

Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants
CHAHUITES, Mexico (AP) -- Mexico's largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous route.... 8/29/2014 10:16 AM

Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's first international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organizers said Friday.... 8/29/2014 10:11 AM

Owen Wilson in Venice with 'She's Funny That Way'
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- Movies - they don't make `em like they used to. Well, Peter Bogdanovich does.... 8/29/2014 10:10 AM

Eyeing China, Japan seeks record defense budget
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's Defense Ministry on Friday requested money for F-35 stealth fighter jets as part of its biggest-ever budget to bolster its ability to defend remote southern islands, including ones also claimed by an increasingly assertive China.... 8/29/2014 10:07 AM

Iraqi town holds out against militant juggernaut
BAGHDAD (AP) -- As Islamic militants rampaged across northern Iraq in June, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the hardscrabble town of Amirli decided to stay and fight.... 8/29/2014 10:05 AM

At least 25 trapped in mine landslide in Nicaragua
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Rescuers worked Friday to reach at least 25 miners trapped in a gold mine landslide in northern Nicaragua.... 8/29/2014 10:02 AM

Pakistani premier denies asking army to mediate
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's prime minister on Friday denied asking the country's military chief to mediate with opposition leaders and protesters who have camped for two weeks outside parliament in the capital, Islamabad, demanding his resignation over alleged voting fraud.... 8/29/2014 9:59 AM

44 Fijian soldiers held captive by rebels in Syria
SUVA, Fiji (AP) -- Forty-four Fijian soldiers working as U.N. peacekeepers remained captive to a militant group in Syria on Friday while 75 Philippine soldiers were in tense standoff with the rebels, according to the two Pacific nations.... 8/29/2014 9:56 AM

Israel identifies body as missing American student
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli forensic investigators on Friday identified a recently found body as that of a U.S. religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week, Israeli police said, adding that he had been buried near Jerusalem.... 8/29/2014 9:52 AM