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  • Raw: Police Display Peru's Biggest Drug Haul

    Peruvian police put on display 7.6 tons of cocaine in what they call their country's largest haul. (Sept. 2) SHOTLIST: ASSOCIATED PRESS TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Lima, Peru - 1 September, 2014 1. Various of police officers unloading packages containing cocaine from back of National Police...

  • Poll says Palestinian support for Hamas rises

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian opinion poll suggests Hamas' popularity in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has risen dramatically following its war against Israel. The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research poll indicates 61 percent of Palestinians would choose the Islamic militant...

  • US military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader. Al-Shabab had attacked the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi,...

  • Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31

    CAIRO (AP) — Fierce clashes in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militiamen and rival forces loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 fighters on both sides, a security official said Tuesday. The fighting erupted late on Monday, with forces and fighter jets belonging to Gen....

  • 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 early Tuesday in a city near the Algerian border, the Interior Ministry said. The attack came less than two months before fiercely competitive parliamentary...

  • Putin's aide confirms '2 weeks to Kiev' remark

    MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished. Yuri Ushakov, a presidential aide, told reporters in Moscow...

  • Surrogate offers clues into man with 16 babies

    BANGKOK (AP) — When the young Thai woman saw an online ad seeking surrogate mothers, it seemed like a life-altering deal: $10,000 to help a foreign couple that wanted a child but couldn't conceive. Wassana, a lifetime resident of the slums, viewed it as a nine-month solution to her family's...

  • 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. The session of both houses —...

  • 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,...

  • Iran unveils new surface-to-air missile, radars

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities. Air defense chief Gen. Farzad Esmaili said the Talash-3, or Endeavor-3 missile will enable Iranian forces to "shoot down any hostile target,"...

  • Group accuses extremists of war crimes in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of carrying out a systematic campaign of "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq that includes mass killings, abductions and other war crimes. In a new report, Amnesty International said militants have...

  • UK: Passports could be seized to fight terrorism

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups. Speaking to Parliament, Cameron said his government is also working on plans to block...

  • Australian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother. The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was charged in a New South Wales state court last year with committing acts of indecency...

  • 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...

  • Homicide charges for S. Korean soldiers over death

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Officials say South Korean military prosecutors are charging four soldiers with homicide over the hazing death of a young army conscript in April. The soldiers were previously charged with manslaughter. But prosecutors decided Tuesday on a more serious homicide charge...



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