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  • Brazil removed from UN World Hunger Map

    SAO PAULO (AP) — The Brazilian government Tuesday hailed a new United Nations report that for the first time removed Latin America's biggest country from the World Hunger Map. "Leaving the Hunger Map is a historic milestone for Brazil. We are very proud because overcoming hunger was a priority...

  • Russian billionaire placed under house arrest

    MOSCOW (AP) — A billionaire Russian tycoon was placed under house arrest Tuesday in a money-laundering case that has drawn comparisons with a government crackdown on Russia's Yukos oil company more than a decade ago. The Investigative Committee, Russia's top investigative agency, said that...

  • Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic State extremists who have seized a...

  • Egypt minister projects 6% growth in 3 years

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's finance minister on Tuesday predicted growth rates of up to 6 percent within three years, which would mark a major turnaround following three years of political turmoil that has crippled the economy. Hany Kadry Dimian told The Associated Press he expects growth to increase...

  • West Bank settler group boasts rapid growth

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace talks with the Palestinians. The new figures drew criticism...

  • Robust Growth in West Bank Settlements

    Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent by mid year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace talks with the Palestinians. (Sept. 16) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Ariel...

  • Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part of Guinea and then spreading to another country and then two...

  • Sides in Scottish referendum make final push

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — The two sides in Scotland's independence debate scrambled Tuesday to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation. The pitch of the debate has grown increasingly shrill as both sides make their oft-repeated claims and promises...

  • Next title: Elizabeth, Queen of Scots?

    LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence — and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well. As Thursday's referendum nears, questions are being been raised about Scotland's future relationship with the...

  • Egypt says restoration of oldest pyramid on track

    SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's antiquities minister has brought journalists inside a 4,600-year old pyramid to reject recent accusations of mismanagement at the site as false and "without evidence." At a press conference Tuesday at the Saqqara pyramid complex, some 30 kilometers (20 miles) south...

  • People, not politicians, improve world economies

    After years of debt (90.6 percent of GDP in 2013) and deficit spending, Britain's ruling Conservative Party is crowing about the latest economic figures that show the country has outpaced the developed world in its economic recovery.



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