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  • Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal. The ratification vote, synchronized with the European parliament by...

  • Woman survives 4 days after Nigeria building falls

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Rescue workers say they dug a woman out of the rubble of a building that collapsed four days ago and she walked away with only a slightly dislocated hand. Spokesman Ibrahim Farinloye of the Nigerian Emergency Management Agency says the woman is "very, very lucky." He says...

  • Scotland took long road to independence vote

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring — and unfinished, ever since the money to build it ran out two centuries ago. It's a fitting...

  • West Bank settler group boasts rapid growth

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The main organization representing West Bank settlers says the population of Jewish Israelis living in the West Bank experienced strong growth during the first half of this year. Dani Dayan, the chief foreign envoy of the Yesha council, says the figures are a sign that the...

  • 1 Polish soldier killed, 2 wounded in Afghanistan

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — One Polish soldier was killed and two others wounded Tuesday in a suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital, a military spokesman said. Spokesman Lt. Col. Piotr Walatek said Sgt. Rafal Celebudzki was killed early Tuesday on a street in Kabul when a suicide attacker...

  • Syrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group

    BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian military aircraft crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of residents fled to nearby villages in anticipation of expected U.S. airstrikes against the militants, activists said. It was not...

  • Chinese president to launch port city in Sri Lanka

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping was stopping in Sri Lanka on Tuesday to help launch a new port city project funded by his government. The first Chinese leader to visit Sri Lanka in 28 years, Xi was welcomed at the airport by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The two...

  • Pope to focus on grandparents after newlyweds

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a special Mass for grandparents. Francis and 100 elderly priests will celebrate a Mass in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 28 in honor of the elderly, part of...

  • Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface. A colossal squid:...

  • Iraqi lawmakers reject picks for interior, defense

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers have rejected the prime minister's nominees to fill the critical posts of defense and interior minister, extending the formation of a new government. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi put forward Sunni lawmaker Jaber al-Jabberi as his candidate for defense minister,...

  • Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

    BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian convicted of murder and rape who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychological condition was incurable, an official said Tuesday. Belgium's justice minister approved Frank Van Den Bleeken's...

  • Lava flows from Philippine volcano, thousands flee

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' most active volcano belched out huge lava fragments that rolled about a kilometer (half a mile) down its slope in an ongoing gentle eruption, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said Tuesday. The Philippine Institute of...

  • Shots fired in Danish courthouse; 1 dead

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A gunman opened fire Tuesday at a court building in Copenhagen, killing one man and seriously wounding another, authorities said. Danish police said they arrested a suspect nearby and seized a shotgun. The motive of the shooting wasn't immediately clear but a court...

  • Researchers explore shipwrecks near San Francisco

    GULF OF THE FARALLONES NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY (AP) — Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush. Over the past week, a team from the National Oceanic and...

  • Iraq officials: Premier has selected final Cabinet ministers, including defense and interior

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq officials: Premier has selected final Cabinet ministers, including defense and interior.



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