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  • Scotland's leader: Voters 'tricked' in referendum

    LONDON (AP) — The debate over Scotland's future fizzled amid a bitter war of words Sunday, with the Scottish leader claiming his countrymen were "tricked" into rejecting independence in a referendum and Britain's three main political parties bickering over how to take political reform forward....

  • Sierra Leone reaches final day of Ebola lockdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone's capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola disease, volunteers said. While most...

  • Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Relatives of the dead, survivors and shop owners converged outside Nairobi's Westgate Mall on Sunday, lighting candles and laying flowers in memory of those killed a year ago when gunmen stormed the upscale mall. The attack killed 67 people and left Kenya's capital...

  • 2 al-Shabab suspects arrested in Frankfurt

    BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have arrested two suspected members of the Somali-based extremist group al-Shabab after they landed at Frankfurt airport Saturday. The federal prosecutors' office said in a statement Sunday that the men were detained in Kenya last month and deported to Germany....

  • Arab states lag in media war against extremists

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As the Islamic State group battles across Syria and Iraq, pushing back larger armies and ruling over entire cities, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated media campaign that has rallied disenfranchised youth and outpaced the sluggish efforts of Arab...

  • Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Pope Francis called Sunday for moderate Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held up the Balkan nation as a model for interfaith harmony. "To kill in the name of God is a...

  • New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president on Sunday only hours after the two leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief executive. The commission named Ashraf...

  • Yemen state media: Prime minister resigns

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's prime minister resigned Sunday, the state news agency reported, following days of violence that left more than 140 dead and prompted thousands to flee their homes. The official SABA news agency gave no details on the move by Mohammed Salem Bassindwa, and it was not...

  • US general: Arab nations need to help in Iraq

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The U.S.-led military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday. "We...

  • Paris prison opens doors for Heritage Days

    PARIS (AP) — Paris' mythic La Sante prison opened its heavily guarded doors to visitors Sunday as part of the country's annual Heritage Days festival. Opened in 1867, the huge brown edifice in Paris' 14th arrondisement has held some of France's most notorious criminals, including the...

  • Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting

    MOSCOW (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia's alleged complicity in the conflict. An Associated Press reporter estimated the crowd at about 20,000, although the city police department put the number...

  • Last king of Nepal suffers heart attack

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The last king of Nepal is in stable condition in a hospital after suffering a heart attack, doctors said Sunday. Gyanendra Shah was brought to the hospital Saturday night, and was recovering in the intensive care unit and was out of danger, said Dr. Bharat Rawat at the...

  • Hopes dim for return of Philippine troops to Golan

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said he's been told security threats on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights are not expected to ease soon, dimming hopes that U.N. peacekeepers can be deployed back to the region in the near future. A group of 244 Philippine...

  • Erdogan: Turkey won't give hostage release details

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish government won't reveal details of a covert operation that ensured the release of 49 people held hostage by the Islamic State group, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday. The hostages — 46 Turks and three Iraqis — were returned to Turkey on Saturday after...

  • Raw: Tear Gas Fired on Syrians Fleeing to Turkey

    The number of refugees seeking shelter in Turkey from the Islamic State group's advance across northeastern Syria has hit 100,000, Turkey said Sunday as clashes broke out on the border between Turkish security guards and Kurds. (Sept. 21) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Sanliurfa,...



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