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  • World leaders address UN's annual gathering

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders gathered Monday for the fifth day of the annual ministerial meeting of the U.N. General Assembly to address the state of their countries and the world. Here are highlights from some of the newsworthy speakers: ISRAEL Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

  • Greece postpones sports events after fan death

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government has ordered all domestic professional sporting matches to be called off for one week after a soccer fan died as a result of stadium violence. State hospital officials in Athens said 47-year-old Costas Katsoulis died early Monday after being hospitalized...

  • Hungary bans conference of extremist groups

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary has banned a conference of extremist groups organized by the U.S.-based National Policy Institute, saying the meeting's speakers advocate racist views contrary to the Hungarian constitution. Interior Minister Sandor Pinter on Monday ordered national police to...

  • Romanian bishop dies; collaborated with communists

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian Orthodox bishop who was the first senior cleric to acknowledge collaborating with the feared Securitate communist secret police has died. He was 90. Nicolae Corneanu, the bishop of Banat, who irritated Romanian Orthodox Church leaders with his...

  • UN calls for probe in Mexico army slaying of 22

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.N. special rapporteur for human rights called Monday for the Mexican government to conduct a thorough probe of an army killing of 22 suspected gang members as a possible case of "summary executions." Christof Heyns, special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or...

  • Trial opens for Belgian terror suspects

    ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — A radical Muslim organization in Belgium was a terror group that brainwashed youngsters and sent them to fight in Syria, proseutors said Monday as a trial started for dozens of its alleged leaders and members. Only eight of the 46 suspected members of the Sharia4Belgium...

  • Rival Libyan lawmakers hold UN-brokered talks

    CAIRO (AP) — Rival Libyan lawmakers held talks brokered by a United Nations envoy on Monday, in the first attempt to bridge the gap between warring groups that left the North African nation torn between two governments and parliaments. In a press conference held in western city of Ghadamis,...

  • Obama: US 'underestimated' Islamic State threat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Middle East and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight such extremists. Obama described the U.S. intelligence assessments...

  • EU flag stirs confused terrorist alert in Belfast

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — It's often said the European Union has an image problem. In Belfast, it seems, the EU flag can be mistaken for an emblem of terror. Northern Ireland police say they were called Sunday to golfer Rory McIlroy's hometown of Holywood near Belfast after locals...

  • UN experts say world's mangrove forests at risk

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — U.N. experts are warning that the world's mangrove forests are being destroyed at a more rapid rate than other forest ecosystems because of land conversion, development and pollution. A U.N. Environment Program report presented Monday said mangroves are disappearing three...

  • China faces tricky balance in Hong Kong's protests

    BEIJING (AP) — Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have handed China's Communist leadership a thorny political dilemma. Beijing cannot crack down too harshly on the semi-autonomous territory where a freewheeling media ensures global visibility, but it is determined to end the demonstrations...

  • 5 more bodies found at Japan volcano; toll now 36

    KISO, Japan (AP) — Toxic gases and ash from still-erupting Mount Ontake forced Japanese rescue workers to call off the search for more victims Monday as dozens of relatives awaited news of their family members. Rescuers found five more bodies near the summit of the volcano, bringing the death...

  • Raw: Hong Kong Protesters Block Roads

    Thousands of protesters blocked Hong Kong's main roads for the second night on Monday, demanding greater democracy. (Sept. 29) ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 1. Various of crowds of thousands of protesters gathered on main road in Admiralty district 2. Student protesters wearing goggles, masks, and towels...

  • 12 killed in worst east Ukraine shelling in a week

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Eastern Ukraine has suffered the worst violence in more than a week as fighting between pro-Russian rebels and government troops in the region killed at least 12 people and wounded 32, officials said Monday. Col. Andriy Lysenko told journalists in a briefing in Kiev on...

  • Migrant group: spike in Mediterranean deaths

    BERLIN (AP) — An aid group says the number of migrants killed trying to cross the Mediterranean this year has reached the highest level since the start of the century. The International Organization for Migration says a record 3,072 people died attempting to reach Europe during the first nine...



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