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Islamist group kidnaps Frenchman in Algeria
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- A splinter group from al-Qaida's North African branch has kidnapped a French citizen and announced on Monday that it will kill him unless France ends its participation in air strikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq.... 9/22/2014 8:12 PM

Guatemala emergency measures after deadly clash
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Guatemalan authorities have suspended some constitutional rights in a central municipality where 11 villagers died in a battle with guns and machetes.... 9/22/2014 8:08 PM

Islamic State group calls for attacking civilians
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group's spokesman said its fighters are ready to battle a U.S.-led military coalition, casting it as a historic clash between Muslims and their enemies and calling for attacks at home and abroad.... 9/22/2014 7:57 PM

Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to take on the Sunni extremists.... 9/22/2014 7:52 PM

Computer bungle leads to Mexico child porn arrest
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Prosecutors in western Mexico said Monday they have arrested a man who was promoting children's camping trips in front of a group of parents, but accidentally called up images of child pornography on his computer.... 9/22/2014 7:41 PM

Mexico: Alert over mine spill into river to Ariz.
CANANEA, Mexico (AP) -- Authorities in a northern Mexican state issued a binational alert Monday after contaminants from a copper mine spilled into a river that flows into the U.S. state of Arizona.... 9/22/2014 7:29 PM

Israel court condemns African migrant detentions
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A high Israeli court has condemned the government's policy of detaining illegal African migrants captured in the Negev Desert, ordering that a detention facility be closed within three months and banning new detentions for a year.... 9/22/2014 7:05 PM

Representatives of Hamas, Fatah meet in Cairo
CAIRO (AP) -- A Hamas and a Fatah official met in Cairo on Monday ahead of the start of reconciliation talks between the rival Palestinian factions this week in the Egyptian capital, an official told The Associated Press.... 9/22/2014 6:48 PM

High-profile Israeli spy Mike Harari dead at 87
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli secret service agent Mike Harari, who played a major role in planning Mossad's revenge attacks against Palestinian militants implicated in the 1972 Munich massacre of the country's Olympics team, has died. He was 87.... 9/22/2014 6:45 PM

Argentina tries doctors for Dirty War baby thefts
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Two Argentine doctors are being tried on suspicion of stealing babies from political prisoners during the country's dictatorship.... 9/22/2014 6:32 PM

Milan perfects the wearable lightness of fashion
MILAN (AP) -- Reflecting on a Milan Fashion Week that marked the re-emergence of denim and the pre-eminence of the flat Birkenstock-inspired sandal, the question was bound to surface: Wherein lies luxury?... 9/22/2014 6:21 PM

Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqi troops
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A wave of suicide bombings by Islamic State militants in western Iraq has killed 40 soldiers amid waning efforts by security forces to retake territory from the Sunni extremist group, a senior Iraqi commander said Monday.... 9/22/2014 6:04 PM

Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Streets in Sierra Leone's capital bustled again Monday after an unprecedented nationwide shutdown during which officials said more than 1 million households were checked for Ebola patients and given information on how to prevent the spread of the deadly disease.... 9/22/2014 5:49 PM

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq officials: Car bomb in busy Baghdad commercial district kills 10 people, wounds 25.... 9/22/2014 5:31 PM

Iran digs in on underground nuke facility
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Diplomats are reporting a setback at talks on Iran's nuclear program, saying Tehran has resumed rejecting U.S. demands it repurpose a uranium enrichment site.... 9/22/2014 5:09 PM

Man bitten by Ebola patient flown to Switzerland
GENEVA (AP) -- Swiss authorities say a male nurse who was bitten by an Ebola patient while working in West Africa has been flown to Switzerland as a precaution.... 9/22/2014 4:51 PM

Germany arrests suspected jihadist back from Syria
BERLIN (AP) -- Authorities in Germany have arrested a 40-year-old man suspected of having trained and fought for an extremist group in Syria's civil war.... 9/22/2014 4:40 PM

Maestro Muti skipping strike-plagued Rome theater
ROME (AP) -- Riccardo Muti won't be picking up the baton to conduct at Rome's strike-plagued Teatro dell'Opera.... 9/22/2014 4:35 PM

At least 340 killed in Yemen's week-long fighting
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A Shiite militia that overran the Yemeni capital sized tanks and armored vehicles from military headquarters on Monday and raided the home of a long-time archenemy, a powerful army general and Sunni tribal leader, as officials reported that a week of fierce fighting in the city has killed at least 340 people.... 9/22/2014 4:30 PM

Germany asks soldiers to volunteer to fight Ebola
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's defense minister is asking for volunteers from the country's military to staff a clinic it plans to set up in West Africa, where the deadly Ebola disease has claimed more than 2,600 lives.... 9/22/2014 4:15 PM