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  • 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. Speaking for the government in the joint session of Pakistan's National...

  • 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,...

  • 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." The memorial in Berlin is close to monuments to the Jewish Holocaust victims and to the Nazis' gay and...

  • 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. Clegg told the BBC his...

  • 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. They say the 29-year-old Chechen was arrested in the village of Haidenreichstein near the Czech border on suspicion of participation in...

  • 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. The statement on the Russians by Col. Andriy Lysenko, a...

  • 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...

  • Select Income REIT adds to portfolio in $2.7B deal

    NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — Select Income REIT will spend about $2.7 billion in cash and stock to buy Cole Corporate Income Trust in a deal that adds 64 office and industrial properties to the real estate investment trust's portfolio. The transaction will give Select Income strategic distribution...

  • Revel casino goes dark after just 2 years

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Revel Casino Hotel opened with a bang a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market. But the $2.4 billion resort went out with a whimper in the wee hours of the morning Tuesday, as its casino closed one day...

  • 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. Three government officials told The...

  • 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. The bomb appeared to have been detonated by remote control and it...

  • 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. The committee, dominated by Aquino allies, voted 54-4 against each of the complaints, declaring...

  • Chris Brown due back in DC court for plea hearing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown is expected to appear in a District of Columbia court for what would be a third attempt at a plea deal to resolve an assault case. According to court filings, Brown is scheduled to appear in D.C. Superior Court on Tuesday at 9 a.m. A hearing originally...

  • 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. Assistant Police Commissioner Lehloka Maphatsoe said Tuesday he heard reports of an alleged attack...

  • 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. An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,500 people, and authorities have cordoned off...



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