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Mortar round hits posh area of Syria's capital, child killed
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria's official news agency says a mortar round has hit an upscale central Damascus neighborhood, killing a child and wounding four people.... 8/30/2015 12:43 PM

Video shows Palestinian women, Israeli soldier scuffling
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A video showing an Israeli soldier scuffling with Palestinian women and youth at a West Bank protest has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook, shining a light on Israeli military policies in the territory.... 8/30/2015 12:35 PM

Gunmen attack a southwestern Pakistani airport, killing 2
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Gunmen attacked a small airport in restive southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing two officials, authorities said.... 8/30/2015 12:19 PM

Israel has failed to reform Jewish radicals, critics charge
SHIR HADASH OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) -- The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from turning to violence and attacking Palestinians and their property.... 8/30/2015 12:13 PM

Letter from Hungary: Migrants seek EU's field of dreams
ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) -- On the edge of a Hungarian cornfield, the beam from a car's headlights reflects in their eyes: Europe's newest residents, catching their breath, fresh from evading border police.... 8/30/2015 11:55 AM

Mali militia agrees to leave occupied northern town
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- A government-allied militia has agreed to leave a northern Mali town it occupied earlier this month following clashes with Tuareg separatists, a move praised by the country's United Nations peacekeeping mission as helpful for preserving a fragile peace accord.... 8/30/2015 11:53 AM

US-Belgian arrested in Sierra Leone 'blood diamond' case
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) -- Spanish authorities have arrested a businessman with dual American-Belgian citizenship who has been accused of enslavement and pillaging "blood diamonds" during Sierra Leone's civil war, a legal aid group said.... 8/30/2015 11:47 AM

Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option
LONDON (AP) -- A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology.??... 8/30/2015 11:44 AM

Romanian govt examines video of man kidnapped in Africa
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romania's Foreign Ministry says it is working to verify the authenticity of a video of a Romanian security worker pleading for help after being kidnapped by those with ties to the Islamic State group.... 8/30/2015 11:42 AM

Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news."... 8/30/2015 11:38 AM

Hungary detains 5th suspect in truck deaths of 71 in Austria
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungarian police say they have detained a fifth man suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighboring Austria.... 8/30/2015 11:35 AM

Gunmen kill head of security in Yemen's Aden
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Security officials say gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead the head of security in Yemen's port city of Aden.... 8/30/2015 11:34 AM

Police say Bangkok bombing suspect is not cooperating
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai police said Sunday the man arrested in connection with Bangkok's deadly bombing was being uncooperative, possibly not telling the truth to interrogators and would remain in military custody for at least seven days.... 8/30/2015 11:27 AM

Driver arrested, charged with negligence in Swaziland crash
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested, a newspaper in Swaziland reported on Sunday.... 8/30/2015 11:21 AM

Poland's mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to the Treblinka death camp - where she was murdered with the Jews.... 8/30/2015 11:12 AM

China seizes 620 turtles and tortoises smuggled from Vietnam
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese border patrol officials seized 620 wild turtles and tortoises - 510 of them considered endangered - that were found alive in a shipment of frozen seafood from Vietnam, state media said Sunday.... 8/30/2015 11:04 AM

Fire at Saudi oil company residential complex kills 7
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A large fire broke out Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, killing at least seven people and injuring more than 200, civil defense officials in the kingdom said.... 8/30/2015 11:00 AM

Pope: Let's stop crimes like deaths of migrants in trucks
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is urging people to work together to stop crimes against migrants, including the 71 who perished in a smuggler's truck on the main Budapest-Vienna highway.... 8/30/2015 10:55 AM

Malaysian PM pours scorn on huge rally demanding he quit
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak poured scorn Sunday on a huge two-day rally that brought together tens of thousands of yellow-shirted protesters demanding his resignation over a financial scandal.... 8/30/2015 10:51 AM

Nepal's sexual minorities parade to demand rights
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites paraded through Nepal's capital Sunday to demand that rights for sexual minorities be included in the country's new constitution that is being finalized.... 8/30/2015 10:28 AM



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