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Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Relatives of the dead, survivors and shop owners converged outside Nairobi's Westgate Mall on Sunday, lighting candles and laying flowers in memory of those killed a year ago when gunmen stormed the upscale mall.... 9/21/2014 4:33 PM

2 al-Shabab suspects arrested in Frankfurt
BERLIN (AP) -- German authorities have arrested two suspected members of the Somali-based extremist group al-Shabab after they landed at Frankfurt airport Saturday.... 9/21/2014 4:04 PM

Arab states lag in media war against extremists
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- As the Islamic State group battles across Syria and Iraq, pushing back larger armies and ruling over entire cities, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated media campaign that has rallied disenfranchised youth and outpaced the sluggish efforts of Arab governments to stem its appeal.... 9/21/2014 3:52 PM

New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president on Sunday only hours after the two leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief executive.... 9/21/2014 3:47 PM

Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Pope Francis called Sunday for moderate Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held up the Balkan nation as a model for interfaith harmony.... 9/21/2014 3:47 PM

Sierra Leone reaches final day of Ebola lockdown
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone's capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola disease, volunteers said.... 9/21/2014 3:44 PM

US general: Arab nations need to help in Iraq
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- The U.S.-led military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday.... 9/21/2014 3:43 PM

Paris prison opens doors for Heritage Days
PARIS (AP) -- Paris' mythic La Sante prison opened its heavily guarded doors to visitors Sunday as part of the country's annual Heritage Days festival.... 9/21/2014 3:38 PM

Yemen state media: Prime minister resigns
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's prime minister resigned Sunday, the state news agency reported, following days of violence that left more than 140 dead and prompted thousands to flee their homes.... 9/21/2014 3:32 PM

Erdogan: Turkey won't give hostage release details
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The Turkish government won't reveal details of a covert operation that ensured the release of 49 people held hostage by the Islamic State group, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday.... 9/21/2014 3:28 PM

Chinese town protests over trash incinerator
BEIJING (AP) -- Residents of a town in southern China who oppose a planned trash incinerator have protested for a second weekend and the local government promised not to proceed without public approval.... 9/21/2014 3:28 PM

Hopes dim for return of Philippine troops to Golan
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said he's been told security threats on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights are not expected to ease soon, dimming hopes that U.N. peacekeepers can be deployed back to the region in the near future.... 9/21/2014 3:26 PM

Last king of Nepal suffers heart attack
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- The last king of Nepal is in stable condition in a hospital after suffering a heart attack, doctors said Sunday.... 9/21/2014 3:22 PM

Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting
MOSCOW (AP) -- Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia's alleged complicity in the conflict.... 9/21/2014 3:15 PM


SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen state news agency says prime minister has resigned.... 9/21/2014 3:10 PM

Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000
KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) -- The number of refugees seeking shelter in Turkey from the Islamic State group's advance across northern Syria has hit 100,000 in less than a week, an official said Sunday.... 9/21/2014 2:58 PM

France charges 5 in Islamic State recruiting ring
PARIS (AP) -- French authorities have filed preliminary charges against five people, including a sister and brother, suspected of belonging to a ring specialized in recruiting young female fighters for the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.... 9/21/2014 2:48 PM

Roadside bomb kills 2 policemen in Egypt's capital
CAIRO (AP) -- A roadside bomb went off on Sunday on a busy downtown Cairo street near the Nile-side Egyptian Foreign Ministry, killing two senior policemen, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.... 9/21/2014 2:36 PM

Attacks kill 10 people in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Bomb and mortar fire attacks killed ten people in Shiite areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday, as Iraqi security forces said they succeeded in breaking a siege on soldiers who had been surrounded by Islamic State militants west of Baghdad.... 9/21/2014 2:18 PM

German families to sue Ukraine over MH17 crash
BERLIN (AP) -- German relatives of three people killed in the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17 plan to sue Ukraine for negligence, a lawyer for the families said Sunday.... 9/21/2014 1:57 PM