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Israel bars Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In an unprecedented measure, Israeli police barred Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday in response to stabbing attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded three others, as Israel's prime minister vowed a "harsh offensive" to counter rising violence.... 10/4/2015 12:52 PM

Mainstream Portuguese moderates expected to prevail in vote
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Moderate mainstream parties were expected to triumph in Portugal's general election Sunday, after more radical alternatives failed to exploit public discontent over austerity measures.... 10/4/2015 12:49 PM

New search for ship lost off Bahamas in Hurricane Joaquin
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- Aircraft have returned to the southeastern Bahamas to resume the search for a U.S. cargo ship with 33 people on board that caught in Hurricane Joaquin.... 10/4/2015 12:42 PM

Thousands attend funerals of Iranians killed in hajj crush
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Thousands of mourners attended funeral services in Iran on Sunday for pilgrims killed in a stampede during last month's hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, a disaster that has stoked tensions between the two regional rivals.... 10/4/2015 12:41 PM

The Latest: Israeli-Palestinian tensions soar after attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments after Palestinian stabbing attacks in Jerusalem killed two Israelis and wounded three others, including a toddler, prompting Israeli authorities to take the unprecedented step of closing east Jerusalem's Old City to all Palestinians who do not live, work or study there (all times local).... 10/4/2015 12:32 PM

Syria President: Russia campaign against terror must succeed
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's President Bashar Assad says the air campaign by Russia against terrorists in his country must succeed or the whole region will be destroyed.... 10/4/2015 12:30 PM

10,000 protest in Moldova over missing $1.5 billion
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- About 10,000 people staged an anti-government protest in Moldova's capital on Sunday, demanding a probe into the up to $1.5 billion that disappeared from three of the country's banks last year.... 10/4/2015 12:28 PM

Cameron: Britain will get more drones to fight extremists
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain will get 20 more drones and strengthen its special forces as Britain tries to help quell the growth of the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.... 10/4/2015 12:26 PM

Flash floods on French Riviera kill at least 16
ANTIBES, France (AP) -- Flash flooding around the French Riviera has killed at least 16 people, some drowned in a retirement home and others trapped in cars and campsites. Torrents of muddy water inundated buildings, roads and railway tracks, disrupting movement along the Mediterranean coast Sunday.... 10/4/2015 12:19 PM

Iranian parliament speaker urges decision on nuclear deal
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's parliament speaker on Sunday urged lawmakers to decide on a landmark agreement reached with world powers that would curb Tehran's nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions.... 10/4/2015 12:05 PM

China sending official for North Korean commemorations
BEIJING (AP) -- China is sending a leading member of the Communist Party's all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee to Pyongyang this month for commemorations of the founding of North Korea's ruling party.... 10/4/2015 12:00 PM

Tip of the iceberg: No end in sight to migrant wave
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- One month after the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach - and a week after the European Union agreed to secure its borders - the migrant crisis has largely fallen off the front pages and reporters are going home.... 10/4/2015 11:33 AM

Typhoon roars into south China; tens of thousands evacuated
BEIJING (AP) -- A strong typhoon roared into southern China on Sunday, bringing powerful winds and heavy rain to the region after leaving more than a dozen fishermen missing in the Philippines.... 10/4/2015 11:18 AM

Dubai ruler launches aid and development foundation
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The ruler of Dubai is launching a new foundation to consolidate a range of charitable and human development initiatives that aims to support more than $270 million in projects annually.... 10/4/2015 11:03 AM

Jordanian MP says son joined IS, carried out suicide attack
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- A Jordanian parliament member said he learned from Islamic State-linked media that his son carried out a suicide attack in Iraq, three months after dropping out of medical school and joining the extremist group.... 10/4/2015 11:00 AM

Turkey says Russian airstrikes in Syria 'unacceptable'
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's president says Russian airstrikes that have targeted some foreign-back insurgents in Syria are unacceptable and warned Moscow that it runs the risk of alienating itself in the region.... 10/4/2015 10:52 AM

Indonesia reports 9 more deaths from hajj stampede
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia reported nine more dead over the weekend from the Saudi hajj stampede, raising the country's death toll to 100.... 10/4/2015 10:49 AM

10 jihadi recruitment suspects arrested in Spain, Morocco
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's Interior Ministry says Spanish and Moroccan police have arrested 10 people on suspicion of recruiting jihadi fighters for the Islamic State group.... 10/4/2015 10:49 AM

New Greek Parliament elects Syriza veteran as speaker
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's new Parliament, elected two weeks ago, has chosen Syriza deputy Nikos Voutsis as its speaker.... 10/4/2015 10:03 AM

Bangladesh rejects IS claim of killing Japanese man
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- For the second time in a week, Bangladesh's government on Sunday rejected a claim by the Islamic State group that it was responsible for gunning down a foreigner in the South Asian country.... 10/4/2015 9:46 AM

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