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  • 12 Nigerian troops sentenced to death for mutiny

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Twelve soldiers fighting an Islamic insurgency in northeast Nigeria have been sentenced to death by firing squad for mutiny and attempted murder of their commanding officer. In a decision read early Tuesday by Brig. Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, the military tribunal found 12...

  • Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Odile weakened to a tropical storm Monday night after blazing a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels, and left entire neighborhoods as disaster zones. About 30,000 tourists...

  • 6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept. 5. Fighting around the eastern city's...

  • UN envoy warns Libya on brink of prolonged strife

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Rapidly deteriorating security and deepening political divisions have brought Libya "closer to the brink of protracted conflict and civil strife," the top U.N. envoy in the country warned on Monday. Bernardino Leon, who took over two weeks ago as the head of the U.N....

  • Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

    PARIS (AP) — As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference. U.S. Secretary...

  • Bradley Cooper drops in at London Fashion Week

    LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week reached its glitziest day Monday, with big names like Burberry and Tom Ford packing in the crowds, the supermodels and the celebrities. Day 4 of the style spectacle also saw the latest offerings from young talents Christopher Kane and Erdem, as well as Issa,...

  • Raw: Ukraine Village Tries to Rebuild

    Two weeks after Russian tanks entered the eastern Ukrainian town of Novosvitlivka and "destroyed virtually every house", according to Ukrainian officials, residents there are struggling to rebuild their lives and homes, which now lie in ruins. (Sept. 15) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS...

  • UN takes over C. African Republic peacekeeping

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The United Nations took over a regional African peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic on Monday, nine months after sectarian violence erupted that has left at least 5,000 people dead and has forced tens of thousands of Muslims to flee into exile...

  • COALITION SUPPORT

    RETRANSMITS to include previously hidden layer. Graphic shows possible coalition support in the fight against the Islamic State and UPDATES with commitments from Germany, England and Australia. ; 4c x 4 1/2 inches; 195.

  • Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families argue over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and their elders tending to say they want to remain in...



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