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Turkish president seeks 2-state deal in Cyprus
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Turkey's new president says his country will only approve of a deal to reunify Cyprus if it enshrines breakaway Turkish Cypriots as equal partners in a federation with the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot government.... 9/1/2014 5:03 PM

Uruguay says Guantanamo prisoner not imminent
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- A plan to resettle six men held at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo in Uruguay is still being negotiated and is unlikely to occur before upcoming elections in the South American country, an official said Monday.... 9/1/2014 5:01 PM

Mexico sees massive fish die-off at lake
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities say a mass die-off of fish at a lake in western Mexico was not due to natural causes, but the causes are still being investigated and one research said that low water levels could have been responsible.... 9/1/2014 4:34 PM

Americans detained in North Korea call for US help
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.... 9/1/2014 4:11 PM

Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage
HAVANA (AP) -- Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting.... 9/1/2014 4:08 PM

Regional body to help restore stability in Lesotho
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Southern Africa's regional body said Monday it will send an envoy and an observer team to Lesotho to help restore stability and security in the mountainous kingdom where military actions over the weekend caused the prime minister to flee.... 9/1/2014 3:41 PM

Parents of ill UK boy fight extradition from Spain
LONDON (AP) -- The parents say they want to give their 5 year-old-boy with a brain tumor the best chance to live with a revolutionary new treatment they learned about on the Internet. Their British hospital says the boy has a 70 percent to 80 percent chance of survival with the treatment it offers, and it's the parents who are putting the child at risk.... 9/1/2014 3:36 PM

Study claims cave art made by Neanderthals
BERLIN (AP) -- A series of lines scratched into rock in a cave near the southwestern tip of Europe could be proof that Neanderthals were more intelligent and creative than previously thought.... 9/1/2014 3:31 PM

Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending the siege of a Shiite town.... 9/1/2014 2:44 PM

Nigerian forces clash with Boko Haram fighters
BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian military officials say they killed about 70 Boko Haram fighters when the Islamic extremists attacked the northeastern town of Bama Monday morning.... 9/1/2014 2:27 PM

Pakistan's premier challenged by raging protests
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan's prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-government protests that could force the premier of this nuclear-armed country to resign.... 9/1/2014 2:22 PM

Rights group: Witness for report on Egypt detained
CAIRO (AP) -- Human Rights Watch said Monday one of the witnesses for its investigation into mass killings in Egypt last summer was detained, calling for his release.... 9/1/2014 2:13 PM

Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family members to the disease.... 9/1/2014 1:56 PM

Paris suburb building blast death toll reaches 8
PARIS (AP) -- The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story apartment building in a Paris suburb has risen to eight after emergency crews pulled the bodies of a man and a woman from the rubble.... 9/1/2014 1:50 PM

Last-minute effort to end crisis with Yemen rebels
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A Yemeni presidential envoy traveled Monday to the northern stronghold of powerful Shiite rebels for a last-minute effort to end a standoff with the government, an official and a rebel representative said.... 9/1/2014 1:42 PM

Merkel: Arming Kurds in Germany's interest
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel has told lawmakers that it's in Germany's interests to arm the Kurdish fighters who are battling Islamic extremists in Iraq.... 9/1/2014 1:26 PM

VENICE WATCH: McDormand hails female stories
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press:... 9/1/2014 1:20 PM

Scottish zoo: 'Bad news' for pregnant giant panda
LONDON (AP) -- Edinburgh Zoo warned Monday that its female giant panda, Tian Tian, may have lost her cub.... 9/1/2014 1:19 PM

Albanian main opposition party boycotts Parliament
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Albania's main opposition Democrats are boycotting Parliament, complaining that the socialist-led governing coalition pays no attention to its views.... 9/1/2014 1:17 PM

UK: Passports could be seized to fight terrorism
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups.... 9/1/2014 12:52 PM