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State media: Suicide car bomber kills 3 in Lebanon
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's state media says that three people were killed in a suicide car bombing at a checkpoint manned by the Shiite Hezbollah militia.... 9/20/2014 8:23 PM

Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo.... 9/20/2014 8:11 PM

Yemen sets curfew as fighting roils capital
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's top security body imposed an overnight curfew in restive areas of the capital, Sanaa, on Saturday after Shiite rebels took over the state television building amid heavy clashes and the U.N. envoy to the country signaled that a deal had been reached to end the violence.... 9/20/2014 8:02 PM

Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants
BEIRUT (AP) -- Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, some hobbling on crutches as others lugged bulging sacks of belongings on their backs.... 9/20/2014 7:24 PM

Designers go for the flow at Milan Fashion Week
MILAN (AP) -- Milan designers are making a nonbinding treaty with women.... 9/20/2014 7:13 PM

Diplomats: Iran receptive to new nuke proposal
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- With Iran refusing U.S. demands that it gut its uranium enrichment program, the two sides are now discussing a new proposal that would leave much of Tehran's enriching machines in place but disconnected from feeds of uranium, diplomats told The Associated Press Saturday.... 9/20/2014 7:10 PM

Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease.... 9/20/2014 7:03 PM

Jailed Venezuelan police chief freed
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A former Caracas police chief whose decade-long imprisonment had rallied Venezuela's opposition has been released from jail on humanitarian grounds to continue serving a 30-year sentence at home.... 9/20/2014 6:33 PM

Investigators at loss to explain Air Algerie crash
PARIS (AP) -- Investigators probing the crash of an Air Algerie jet in July that killed all 116 people on board say they have no solid leads on the cause of the accident.... 9/20/2014 6:19 PM

AP Interview: El-Sissi ready to back anti-IS fight
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told The Associated Press on Saturday he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group but called for a "comprehensive strategy" to tackle the roots of extremism across the region.... 9/20/2014 6:10 PM

Spain repatriates priest with Ebola from Africa
MADRID (AP) -- The Spanish government is preparing to repatriate a priest who has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus after working in Sierra Leone.... 9/20/2014 5:52 PM

Egypt court sentences 5 to death on terror charges
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court on Saturday convicted and sentenced five people to death on charges of forming a terrorist group and attacking a church, killing one policeman, the country's state news agency reported.... 9/20/2014 5:40 PM

10 activists, officers killed in Libya
CAIRO (AP) -- Targeted killings in Libya over two days left 10 rights activists, journalists, and members of the security forces dead in the country's east, local security officials said Saturday.... 9/20/2014 5:20 PM

Buffer zone agreed upon in Ukrainian peace talks
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters.... 9/20/2014 5:19 PM

NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only'
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) -- NATO's top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a "cease-fire in name only," and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made it nearly impossible for outsiders to determine how many of its troops are operating inside Ukraine.... 9/20/2014 4:48 PM

Lack of trust keeps Iran, US away from coalition
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran and the United States share a common enemy in the Islamic State militant group, but a deep-seated lack of trust has so far kept the longtime foes from publicly joining hands in a coalition to defeat the extremists.... 9/20/2014 4:37 PM

Rescuers save 50,000 as floods hit south Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's disaster management agency said Saturday that rescuers with boats and helicopters had evacuated about 50,000 people from the country's south after raging floods inundated more villages there.... 9/20/2014 4:36 PM

Kenya police chief warns residents to be vigilant
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's police chief asked residents Saturday to be "extra vigilant" of attacks in the week following Sunday's anniversary of the Westgate Mall attack.... 9/20/2014 4:24 PM

Afghan presidential vote result to come Sunday
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's drawn-out presidential election may finally be coming to an end.... 9/20/2014 2:08 PM

S. Sudan mediators condemns renewed fighting
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Mediators of the conflict in South Sudan say there is renewed fighting there between government and rebel troops.... 9/20/2014 1:55 PM