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Gunmen in Tunisia attempt to kill politician
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- A secular Tunisian parliamentarian narrowly escaped assassination by six masked gunmen who surrounded his home late at night in a city near the Algerian border, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 8:00 AM

Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists.... 9/2/2014 7:58 AM

Shares mostly rise while dollar gains on euro, yen
TOKYO (AP) -- World stocks were mostly higher Tuesday as investors awaited central bank meetings later this week in Europe and Japan as well as U.S. employment figures. The dollar extended its rally against the euro and the yen on expectations the Fed will be the first major central bank to raise interest rates.... 9/2/2014 7:54 AM

Austrian police arrest suspected Mideast fighter
VIENNA (AP) -- Austrian police say they have detained a man suspected of having fought with Islamic extremists in Syria as he was planning to leave the country.... 9/2/2014 7:53 AM

UK deputy leader criticizes ill boy case
LONDON (AP) -- U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Tuesday it was inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a family who took their ill 5-year-old child to Spain in order for him to receive a revolutionary type of radiation therapy for a brain tumor.... 9/2/2014 7:48 AM

Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops
BEIRUT (AP) -- Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters in a shootout with international troops, an official said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 7:44 AM

Philippine House rejects Aquino impeachment
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine House of Representatives' justice committee on Tuesday rejected three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III, killing the challenges.... 9/2/2014 7:37 AM

Officials: Egypt bombing kills 11 police officers
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- A roadside bomb exploded Tuesday near an armored police vehicle traveling in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, killing 11 police officers, including a senior official, security and medical officials said.... 9/2/2014 7:32 AM

Officials say Yemeni President dismisses Cabinet
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni officials say the country's President has dismissed the Cabinet and partially reversed an earlier decision to lift fuel subsidies in a bid to end a standoff with Shiite rebels holding anti-government protests across the country.... 9/2/2014 7:32 AM

UN provides aid for record 4.1 million in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- The World Food Program provided assistance to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month, reaching more of those in need with shipments traversing borders and front lines, the agency said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 7:25 AM

Thai junta forces rights group to nix presentation
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's ruling military junta forced a human rights group on Tuesday to cancel a presentation on the precarious rights situation in the Southeast Asian country three months after the army staged a coup.... 9/2/2014 7:24 AM

Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- A court has barred ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the popular app's fight with taxi drivers worldwide.... 9/2/2014 7:22 AM

Police abandon posts in Lesotho, fear for lives
MASERU, Lesotho (AP) -- A Lesotho official says police have been told to abandon their posts and not wear uniforms to avoid being targeted in attacks during the country's continuing power vacuum.... 9/2/2014 7:20 AM

UN warns food prices rising in Ebola-hit countries
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers won't be able to access fields, a U.N. food agency warned Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 7:18 AM

After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 7:10 AM

Report: Water shortages crimp China shale gas plan
BEIJING (AP) -- More than 60 percent of China's vast shale gas deposits are in regions with scarce water resources, complicating plans by the energy-hungry country to tap the natural gas, according to a U.S.-based research group.... 9/2/2014 6:59 AM

Anti-China group nabbed for planned Manila attacks
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine authorities said Tuesday that they arrested three men linked to a group that was planning to set off firebombs at Manila's international airport and a major mall in the city to protest the government's alleged "soft" stance in its territorial dispute with China. The military, however, downplayed the planned attacks, saying the men were just seeking attention.... 9/2/2014 6:55 AM

Pakistan parliament meets over political crisis
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's lawmakers held an emergency session Tuesday over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign... 9/2/2014 6:20 AM

Modi promises red carpet for Japan firms in India
TOKYO (AP) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wooing Japanese businesses with a promise of "red carpet" treatment rather than the bureaucratic red tape that India is notorious for.... 9/2/2014 6:01 AM

Fiji says Syrian rebels issue demands for captives
SUVA, Fiji (AP) -- Fiji's military commander said Tuesday that Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers they've held captive for five days.... 9/2/2014 6:01 AM