Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is challenging more than 100 world leaders to set a new course for a warming world and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases.... 9/23/2014 12:55 PM

Vatican eyes 'gradual' talks with breakaway group
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican says talks are resuming on trying to reconcile with a breakaway group of traditionalist Catholics.... 9/23/2014 12:54 PM

New jihad appeal makes policing even harder
PARIS (AP) -- The Islamic State group's call on Muslims to go after the "filthy French" and other Westerners multiplies already deep security concerns in nations targeting the militant organization.... 9/23/2014 12:54 PM

Shoemaker Jimmy Choo to list shares in London
LONDON (AP) -- Luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo has announced plans to list at least a quarter of its shares on the London Stock Exchange next month.... 9/23/2014 12:52 PM

Spain scraps plans for tough abortion reform
MADRID (AP) -- Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says the government is scrapping plans to restrict the availability of abortion because there was no consensus on change.... 9/23/2014 12:52 PM

Sierra Leone considers repeating Ebola shutdown
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone's president says authorities are considering another nationwide shutdown after a largely successful one in which teams visited more than 1 million households to hand out information on Ebola and check for sick people.... 9/23/2014 12:24 PM

Deutsche Bank co-CEO, 4 others face charges
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Prosecutors in Germany have brought charges against Deutsche Bank co-CEO Juergen Fitschen and two former CEOs in connection with what prosecutors say were false statements in a court case.... 9/23/2014 12:19 PM

Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer.... 9/23/2014 12:11 PM

NATO's outgoing chief: 'We cut fat, built muscle"
BRUSSELS (AP) -- When Anders Fogh Rasmussen took over at NATO, the alliance was struggling to contain a growing insurgency in Afghanistan, and some predicted it would soon follow its Cold War foe, the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact, into the dustbin of history.... 9/23/2014 12:07 PM

Suicide bomber targets army in Pakistan, kills 5
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A suicide car bomber blew himself up near a convoy of security forces in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing five people and wounding 29 others, police said.... 9/23/2014 12:03 PM

Lessons learned 6 months into worst Ebola outbreak
LONDON (AP) -- Six months into the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, scientists say they know more about how the deadly virus behaves. The first cases were reported in Guinea by the World Health Organization on March 23 - before spreading to Sierra Leone, Liberia and elsewhere. Here's a look at what scientists have learned so far.... 9/23/2014 12:02 PM

Islamic militants parade captured Iraqi soldiers
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Residents in a city west of Baghdad say the Islamic State group has paraded Iraqi troops captured in battle earlier this week in a show of strength in the militant stronghold.... 9/23/2014 11:56 AM

China factory index ticks up, easing growth fears
HONG KONG (AP) -- Growth in China's sprawling manufacturing industry unexpectedly ticked higher in September, according to a report Tuesday, easing concerns about the No. 2 economy's recovery.... 9/23/2014 11:46 AM

Indian spacecraft on course to enter Mars' orbit
NEW DELHI (AP) -- With homegrown technology and a remarkably low budget of about $75 million, India was on course to become the first nation to conduct a successful Mars mission on its first try.... 9/23/2014 11:45 AM

Soft data, Syria strikes knock European markets
LONDON (AP) -- European stock markets fell sharply Tuesday after some disappointing economic news and U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria. The falls came despite an unexpectedly strong Chinese manufacturing survey that helped ease worries in Asia over the state of the world's number 2 economy.... 9/23/2014 11:42 AM

28 dead in landslides, floods in northeast India
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Landslides and flash floods triggered by two days of heavy rain have killed at least 28 people in India's remote northeast, officials said Tuesday.... 9/23/2014 11:42 AM

Indian zoo: Tiger kills man who climbed into moat
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A white tiger killed a young man who climbed over a fence at the New Delhi zoo and jumped into the animal's enclosure Tuesday, a spokesman said.... 9/23/2014 11:40 AM

Syria says Washington informed it before strikes
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria said Tuesday that Washington informed President Bashar Assad's government of imminent U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State group, hours before an American-led military coalition pounded the extremists' strongholds across northern and eastern Syria.... 9/23/2014 11:37 AM

France won't stop fight in Iraq despite kidnapping
PARIS (AP) -- France's prime minister said Tuesday his country won't stop fighting Islamic State militants despite demands by kidnappers holding a French hostage.... 9/23/2014 11:15 AM

Ukraine: Cease-fire being upheld on both sides
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- A cease-fire in east Ukraine is being upheld by both government troops and Russia-backed rebels, a senior Ukrainian official said Tuesday, in a first step toward enforcing a truce that has been riddled by repeated violations since it was imposed earlier this month.... 9/23/2014 11:13 AM