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  • Islamist group kidnaps Frenchman in Algeria

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A splinter group from al-Qaida's North African branch kidnapped a French citizen and said Monday that it would kill him unless France halts it airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq. In a video that appeared on social media, a masked member of a group calling...

  • Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Two of the West African nations hardest hit by Ebola were bracing for new caseloads on Monday after trying to outflank the outbreak with a nationwide checkup and a large new clinic. Sierra Leone was expected to announce a sharp increase in Ebola patients Tuesday...

  • UN members endorse Indigenous Peoples rights

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations General Assembly on Monday approved a document strengthening the rights of indigenous peoples worldwide. The Outcome Document was endorsed by consensus at the start of the first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. The gathering brought together more...

  • Many still lack power in Los Cabos; storm toll 5

    LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities struggled on Monday to get power back on in the resort area of Los Cabos a week after Hurricane Odile barreled through. The Federal Commission of Electricity said electricity had been restored to 19 percent of users in the popular vacation...

  • Guatemala emergency measures after deadly clash

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan authorities have suspended some constitutional rights in a central municipality where 11 villagers died in a battle with guns and machetes. The "state of prevention" allows temporary restriction of freedom of movement and the right to gather and protest. Media...

  • Syrian opposition chief urges airstrikes in Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of Syria's main Western-backed opposition group on Thursday called for immediate U.S. airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Syria, saying urgent action was required "to avert catastrophe." Hadi Bahra spoke at a press conference at the United Nations as...

  • IRAQ SYRIA REFUGEES

    Graphic shows the locations of displaces Iraqis and Syrian refugees in 2014; 2c x 6 1/2 inches; 96.

  • Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqi troops

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants disguised in Iraqi army uniforms and driving stolen Humvees killed at least 40 Iraqi soldiers and captured 68 others in western Anbar province, breaking through a deteriorating Iraqi military offensive in an area where the United States recently broadened...

  • Yemeni Shiite rebel sweep into capital kills 340

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — In a stunning sweep of the Yemeni capital, the country's Shiite rebels seized homes, offices and military bases of their Sunni foes on Monday, forcing many into hiding and triggering an exodus of civilians from the city after a week of fighting that left 340 people dead. It...

  • Week of diplomacy: Israel-Hamas talks, Abbas at UN

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — It's a busy week in Mideast diplomacy, book-ended by the launch of Israel-Hamas talks about a border deal for blockaded Gaza and the Palestinian president's U.N. speech about a new strategy for dealing with Israel. The talks about Gaza's future seem to be a long shot,...

  • Israel court condemns African migrant detentions

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A high Israeli court on Monday condemned the government's policy of detaining illegal African migrants captured in the Negev Desert, ordered that a detention facility be closed within three months and banned new detentions for a year. The ruling by the High Court of Justice —...

  • Argentine doctors tried in '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 1976-1983 dictatorship. Raul Eugenio Martin and Norberto Bianco are accused of taking nine babies from a clandestine maternity ward located inside...

  • Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to take on the...

  • Islamic State group calls for attacking civilians

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group's spokesman said its fighters are ready to battle a U.S.-led military coalition, casting it as a historic clash between Muslims and their enemies and calling for attacks at home and abroad. Abu Mohammed al-Adnani's 42-minute audio statement, which appeared...

  • Computer bungle leads to Mexico child porn arrest

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in western Mexico said Monday they have arrested a man who was promoting children's camping trips in front of a group of parents, but accidentally called up images of child pornography on his computer. Federal prosecutors in Jalisco state said the man was using...



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