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Turkey mulls 'buffer zone' against Jihadist group
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has that Turkey's military is working on plans to establish a "buffer zone" on his country's borders with Iraq and Syria against Islamic militants, Turkish media reports said Tuesday.... 9/16/2014 7:37 AM

Militants attack Pakistani post near Afghan border
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's army says a group of militants have attacked one of its positions from neighboring Afghanistan, sparking a shootout that left 11 insurgents and three soldiers killed.... 9/16/2014 7:36 AM

3 killed, 5 wounded in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- The city council in Donetsk says three people have been killed and five wounded in shelling overnight in the city in eastern Ukraine.... 9/16/2014 7:35 AM

Roadside bomb kills 6 policemen in Egypt
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egypt's Interior Ministry says a roadside bomb has killed five police conscripts and an officer and injured two others near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula.... 9/16/2014 7:16 AM

Researchers explore shipwrecks near San Francisco
GULF OF THE FARALLONES NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY (AP) -- Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.... 9/16/2014 7:11 AM

Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.... 9/16/2014 6:36 AM

Ukraine village hopes for chance to rebuild
NOVOSVITLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) -- The kindergarten building in this village in eastern Ukraine was once a source of pride. Renovated and brightly decorated with money provided by German donors, its classrooms were opening the doors of education to 120 pupils at a time.... 9/16/2014 6:23 AM

Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamic
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, challenging China's traditional relationship with Pakistan, and opening a new chapter in Beijing's ongoing competition for influence with arch-rival Japan.... 9/16/2014 6:01 AM

A look at Myanmar's struggling clay pot industry
TWANTE, Myanmar (AP) -- For generations, the Myanmar town of Twante has been known for its thriving pottery industry. Even today, residents can be seen sitting on wooden stools beneath the thatched roofs of their homes, placing lumps of soft clay onto wheels and shaping it with the gentle press of their fingertips into pots for cooking, storing water, preserving fish or flowers.... 9/16/2014 5:59 AM

Thai police hunt for killer of 2 British tourists
BANGKOK (AP) -- Police on the scenic resort island of Koh Tao in southern Thailand conducted a sweep of hotels and workers' residences Tuesday searching for clues into the slayings of two British tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found on a beach a day earlier.... 9/16/2014 5:51 AM

Eminem publishers sue New Zealand political party
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The music publishers for American rapper Eminem filed a lawsuit Tuesday against New Zealand's ruling political party over the music it used in a campaign commercial.... 9/16/2014 5:48 AM

Philippines warns of possible volcanic eruption
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- One of the Philippines' most active volcanoes is showing signs of heightened unrest and an eruption is possible within weeks, government scientists warned Tuesday.... 9/16/2014 4:56 AM

Typhoon hits southern China, heads to Vietnam
BEIJING (AP) -- A typhoon struck China's southernmost island of Hainan on Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights as it headed northwest toward Vietnam.... 9/16/2014 4:34 AM

Brazil's indigenous seek out city, end up in slums
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- They huddle in a tight circle, shaking seed-filled maracas and shuffling in time to a rhythm that has pulsed through their tribes for generations. The dancers raise their voices in song, conjuring an ancient spirit that vibrates above the traffic roaring from a nearby expressway and the beat of funk music blasting from a neighbor's loudspeaker.... 9/16/2014 4:13 AM

Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) -- A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken region.... 9/16/2014 4:08 AM

Asia stocks lower on caution over Fed meeting
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as investors played it safe ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting.... 9/16/2014 3:51 AM

12 Nigerian troops sentenced to death for mutiny
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Twelve soldiers fighting an Islamic insurgency in northeast Nigeria have been sentenced to death by firing squad for mutiny and attempted murder of their commanding officer.... 9/16/2014 3:48 AM

UN envoy warns Libya on brink of prolonged strife
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Rapidly deteriorating security and deepening political divisions have brought Libya "closer to the brink of protracted conflict and civil strife," the top U.N. envoy in the country warned on Monday.... 9/16/2014 2:18 AM

Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State
PARIS (AP) -- As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference.... 9/16/2014 1:23 AM

Bradley Cooper drops in at London Fashion Week
LONDON (AP) -- London Fashion Week reached its glitziest day Monday, with big names like Burberry and Tom Ford packing in the crowds, the supermodels and the celebrities.... 9/15/2014 11:47 PM