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  • AP INTERVIEW: US should hit all militants in Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria's foreign minister said Monday that the U.S.-led bombing campaign should be expanded to target other militant groups besides the Islamic State group, noting that the fight against terrorism has aligned the Syrian regime with its Western and Arab opponents in a fight...

  • UN mission to combat Ebola opens HQ in Ghana

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.N. mission to combat Ebola opened its headquarters on Monday in Ghana, where it will coordinate international aid to assist West Africa to combat the accelerating crisis. This outbreak has spiraled into the worst ever for Ebola, and the World Health Organization says...

  • Iceland announces men-only UN meeting on women

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iceland is announcing a U.N. conference on women and gender equality — and only men and boys are invited. The country's foreign affairs minister told the U.N. General Assembly of world leaders on Monday that the January "barbershop" conference will be unique, "as it will...

  • Trial in Canadian dismemberment case begins

    MONTREAL (AP) — A Canadian man accused of dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to schools and political parties around the country admitted to the killing but pleaded not guilty Monday. His lawyer said he is schizophrenic and not criminally responsible in his opening remarks...

  • Stars at S. Laurent, Valli makes Clooney wife coup

    PARIS (AP) — Beginning with Stella McCartney and ending with powerhouse Saint Laurent, Paris fashion shows packed a creative punch Monday — luring in myriad front row stars such as Salma Hayek, Lenny Kravitz, Catherine Deneuve and Neneh Cherry. But there was also much happening off the catwalk....

  • Spain court prevents Catalonia independence vote

    MADRID (AP) — An independence vote set for November in Spain's powerful Catalonia region was halted Monday by the nation's constitutional court after the central government mounted a legal case saying the planned referendum would be illegal. The court's unanimous decision to hear the...

  • Battle against Islamic State creates new alliances

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — On a recent evening, two of Jordan's top pro-al-Qaida ideologues held court on the rooftop of a villa decorated with strings of lights. Sporting shaggy beards and robes, the Muslim preachers whispered to each other and rose occasionally from plastic chairs to greet...

  • Islamic State closes in on Kurdish area of Syria

    ANTAKYA, Turkey (AP) — Militants of the Islamic State group were closing in Monday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey — an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, including one that struck a grain silo, killing two civilians, according to activists. Islamic...

  • Afghan president sworn in, paving way for US pact

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government poised to confront a resilient Taliban insurgency by signing an agreement with the United States that would guarantee a...

  • Man frees hostage held for hours at Brazil hotel

    SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian hotel was evacuated in the capital of Brasilia on Monday after a man took hostage an employee who was held for hours before he was safely released to police. Firefighters and police cordoned off the area and about 300 guests and other employees left the hotel — some...

  • Costa Rica nabs 1,600 pounds of cocaine in 2 busts

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rican authorities say they have seized about 1,600 pounds (724 kilograms) of cocaine in two recent busts. The Public Security Ministry said Monday that the first bust yielded 690 pounds (313 kilograms). It was detected Saturday with the help of a sniffer dog...

  • Myanmar wants country off UN human rights agenda

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Myanmar's foreign minister promised Monday his country is working to end violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine state and urged the world against "jumping to conclusions" about a situation that has drawn global condemnation. Wunna Maung Lwin also insisted...

  • Toll from Guinea-Bissau mine blast rises to 22

    BISAAU, Guinea-Bissau (AP) — Two more people who were wounded when a minibus struck a land mine in Guinea-Bissau have died, a doctor said Monday, raising the death toll in the accident to 22. The bus was travelling in the country's north on Friday when it was completely destroyed by the mine....

  • Mexico manhunt after politician slain in Acapulco

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — The killing of a regional political leader at a historic hotel in this Pacific resort city had investigators looking for his assassins on Monday. Braulio Zaragoza Maganda, the National Action Party's secretary general in Guerrero state, was gunned down Sunday in the...

  • 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...



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