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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

Officials: French citizen kidnapped in Algeria
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- A French citizen was kidnapped by suspected Islamic militants while hiking in a mountainous Algerian region that is a known hideout for North Africa's al-Qaida branch, officials said Monday.... 9/22/2014 6:31 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

Computer bungle leads to Mexico child porn arrest
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Prosecutors in western Mexico say a man promoting children's camping trips accidentally showed parents images of child pornography, leading to his arrest.... 9/22/2014 5:06 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

Algerian army says top Al-Qaida militant killed
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algeria's Defense Ministry says army forces have ambushed and killed a top militant with links to Al-Qaida.... 9/22/2014 4:12 PM

UK premier hosts talks on Scottish voting rights
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron sought Monday to limit the divisive political fallout following the Scottish referendum, gathering senior Conservatives at his official country retreat to placate anger over promises made to Scotland to keep it in the United Kingdom.... 9/22/2014 4:09 PM

Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Some 130,000 Kurdish refugees fleeing Islamic militants have crossed the border from Syria into Turkey in the past four days, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday as fighting raged close to Turkey's southern border.... 9/22/2014 4:04 PM

Heavy rains trigger landslides in northeast India
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Heavy rains in parts of northeastern India triggered landslides and flash floods, killing at least seven people, officials said Monday.... 9/22/2014 3:49 PM

Greece: Homeless used in VIP taxi scam
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Police have busted a phony VIP taxi service in Greece that was using the bank accounts of homeless people to collect deposits from cab drivers.... 9/22/2014 3:46 PM