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Putin traveling to Mongolia for 5-hour visit
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin is flying to Mongolia on Wednesday for a working visit amid soaring tensions with Washington and NATO over a Kremlin-backed offensive in Ukraine.... 9/3/2014 3:00 AM

China's top leaders remember victory over Japan
BEIJING (AP) -- Top leaders have commemorated China's World War II victory over Japan as Beijing ramps up its reminders to the world of Japan's historical aggression as relations worsen between the two.... 9/3/2014 2:55 AM

Video purports to show beheading of US journalist
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people."... 9/3/2014 2:53 AM

Colombia high court Oks bullfights in Bogota ring
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- A Colombian high court says bullfights can return to Bogota's historic ring, more than two months after they were suspended by the capital city's mayor.... 9/3/2014 2:50 AM

Maduro replaces Venezuela's longtime oil chief
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- President Nicolas Maduro has replaced the Venezuela's longtime oil minister and economic czar as part of a cabinet shakeup sidelining the most-prominent voice within his administration for much-needed reforms to address the country's economic crisis.... 9/3/2014 2:44 AM

Anti-poverty group urges G20 to tackle corruption
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Anti-poverty organization ONE is urging leaders of the 20 largest economies to act decisively at an annual summit in November against money laundering, bribery, tax evasion and corruption which it estimates costs the world's poorest countries more than $1 trillion a year.... 9/3/2014 2:26 AM

Group says world is losing battle against Ebola
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The international group Doctors Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone."... 9/3/2014 2:19 AM

Report accuses Islamic State group of war crimes
BAGHDAD (AP) -- An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of systematic "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq targeting indigenous religious minorities, as well as conducting mass killings of men and abducting women.... 9/3/2014 2:14 AM

Tropical Storm Dolly heads for Mexico's coast
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Tropical Storm Dolly headed Tuesday for a soggy collision with Mexico's Gulf coast, where authorities suspended school classes and readied shelters.... 9/3/2014 1:37 AM

UN: 4 peacekeepers killed in north Mali, 15 hurt
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- At least four U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 15 wounded when their convoy hit a mine in northern Mali on Tuesday, a spokesman said.... 9/3/2014 1:28 AM

Australia delivers ammunition to Iraqi Kurds
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A military transport jet has made Australia's first delivery of ammunition to Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants in northern Iraq before returning without incident to a United Arab Emirates base, defense officials said on Wednesday.... 9/3/2014 1:13 AM

Uruguay pres denies US pressured on prisoners
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Uruguayan President Jose Mujica is denying that he has been pressured by the United States to let six men being held at the U.S. Navy Base in Guantanamo, Cuba resettle in the South American country.... 9/3/2014 1:04 AM

Northern Mexico state approves same-sex marriage
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The northern state of Coahuila has become the second place in Mexico after the capital to recognize same-sex marriage.... 9/2/2014 11:33 PM

Brazil: new project to clean Olympic waters
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro officials on Tuesday unveiled a new sanitation project that aims to eliminate the stain of raw sewage defiling the waters of Rio de Janeiro's Gloria Marina, where the 2016 Olympic sailing events are to be held.... 9/2/2014 11:25 PM

Switzerland, Singapore, US top economic rankings
GENEVA (AP) -- The United States' competitiveness among global economies has risen to the No. 3 spot behind Switzerland and Singapore in rankings published annually by the World Economic Forum.... 9/2/2014 10:02 PM

Venezuela rails against portrayal in US spy drama
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Critics have mostly ignored the new TNT spy drama "Legends," but it's creating a furor in Venezuela.... 9/2/2014 9:55 PM

Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points.... 9/2/2014 9:17 PM

Ill UK boy's parents freed from custody in Spain
SOTO DEL REAL, Spain (AP) -- The British parents who took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent were released from custody in Spain on Tuesday after authorities in the United Kingdom dropped charges of child cruelty against them.... 9/2/2014 9:14 PM

Bieber charged with assault over photo incident
TORONTO (AP) -- Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation involving a photographer, his lawyer said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 9:04 PM

Nicaragua calls off search for 4 missing miners
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Nicaragua's government said Tuesday it has called off a search for as many as seven missing miners because cave-ins made the effort too dangerous to continue, and hopes have faded that anyone could be found alive after five days.... 9/2/2014 9:00 PM