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Saudi executes 4 people for drug smuggling
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it executed another four people it says were found guilty of trying to illegally smuggle large quantities of pills and hashish into the kingdom.... 9/2/2014 2:03 PM

Yemeni president dismisses Cabinet to ease tension
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The Yemeni president on Tuesday dismissed the Cabinet, firing the prime minister for the first time in two years, while partially reversing 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 1:50 PM

Versatile Viggo speaks French in 'Far From Men'
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- Is there a language Viggo Mortensen doesn't speak?... 9/2/2014 1:49 PM

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 1:48 PM

Saudi arrests 88 suspects in alleged al-Qaida cell
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A top Saudi security official said Tuesday that police had arrested 88 men suspected of being part of an al-Qaida cell that was plotting attacks inside and outside of the kingdom.... 9/2/2014 1:36 PM

Official: New Polish prime minister this month
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's government spokeswoman says a new prime minister should be appointed before the end of the month to replace Donald Tusk who will take office as the European Council's president in December.... 9/2/2014 1:35 PM

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A dethroned 16-year-old beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday she won't return her bejeweled $100,000 crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.... 9/2/2014 1:31 PM

6 militants killed in US Somalia strike
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Al-Shabab's top leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night in a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 1:28 PM

UK deputy leader criticizes tumor-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 couple who took their ill 5-year-old child to Spain in hope of getting a revolutionary type of radiation therapy for a brain tumor.... 9/2/2014 1:26 PM

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 that it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists.... 9/2/2014 1:15 PM

Greece to toughen penalties on hate speech
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Lawmakers in Greece have begun debating draft legislation to outlaw Holocaust denial and expand prosecution powers against the incitement of racial violence, following scores of violent attacks against immigrants and a surge in popular support for the extreme right Golden Dawn party.... 9/2/2014 1:13 PM

Police abandon posts in Lesotho, fear for lives
MASERU, Lesotho (AP) -- Police in Lesotho have been told to abandon their posts and not wear uniforms to avoid being targeted in attacks in the kingdom's continuing power vacuum, an official said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 1:04 PM

3 Chinese inmates kill guard, break out of jail
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities set up checkpoints and offered a reward of $48,000 for three inmates who killed a guard, donned police uniforms and escaped Tuesday in a rare jailbreak.... 9/2/2014 12:39 PM

Instead of mushrooms, Austrian finds grenade
VIENNA (AP) -- An Austrian on a woodland search for mushrooms came home with a more dangerous find - a grenade that police say could have been set off by the slightest movement.... 9/2/2014 12:29 PM

Tropical Storm Dolly forms off Mexico's coast
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Tropical Storm Dolly headed Tuesday for a soggy collision with Mexico's Gulf coast.... 9/2/2014 12:25 PM

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 12:14 PM

Germany opens memorial to Nazis' disabled victims
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany has inaugurated a memorial to more than 200,000 people with physical and mental disabilities who were killed by the Nazis after their lives were deemed "worthless."... 9/2/2014 12:13 PM

Pakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster.... 9/2/2014 12:11 PM

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 12:00 PM

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 11:53 AM