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  • Luhrmann, Gisele hit Chanel's Parisian boulevard

    PARIS (AP) — They were styles literally made to be worn on the street. But not just any street: this was Chanel's boulevard. Karl Lagerfeld did it again Tuesday— producing the most outlandish ready-to-wear show of the season by reconstructing an entire Parisian neighborhood inside the Grand...

  • Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

    SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping. In neighboring Syria, Kurdish militiamen were on the...

  • Large crowds mark 1991 coup anniversary in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A large crowd of supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide marched Tuesday through the capital on the anniversary of a 1991 military coup that ousted the country's first democratically elected leader. Thousands of supporters tried to march from...

  • Iranian filmmakers call for nuclear deal

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Six prominent Iranian movie directors have launched a campaign calling for a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. The filmmakers include Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, who won the award for best screenplay at this year's Venice Film Festival, and Asghar Farhadi, who won the...

  • Gaza lions sent to Jordan after war damages zoo

    BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — A trio of scrawny lions was brought into Israel from Gaza on Tuesday en route to a better life at a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan after their zoo was damaged in the recent Israel-Hamas war. The three, a pair of males and a pregnant female, were sedated at Al-Bisan...

  • Lawmaker: Italian spy agency paid Mafia bosses

    ROME (AP) — An Italian lawmaker has decried a secret arrangement in which intelligence agents paid imprisoned top Mafiosi for information during several of the years when Silvio Berlusconi was premier. Claudio Fava, vice president of Parliament's anti-Mafia commission, told reporters Tuesday...

  • Index ranks Norway tops for well-being of elderly

    NEW YORK (AP) — A global index reflecting economic security, health and other factors — and not deducting for cold winters — ranks Norway and Sweden with the highest level of well-being for older people. Of the 96 nations in the index, Afghanistan ranked last. The Global AgeWatch Index,...

  • Algeria identifies some kidnappers of French hiker

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's justice minister said Tuesday that some of the members of the group that kidnapped and beheaded a French hiker have been identified. Tayeb Louh told state TV that the initial investigation has resulted in the identification of "certain members of the terrorist...

  • US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey

    BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq frontier Tuesday, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border that is under assault by the militants, activists...

  • Israel, Palestinians part ways in dueling speeches

    JERUSALEM (AP) — In a pair of fiery speeches at the United Nations, the Israeli and Palestinian leaders appear to have abandoned any hope of reviving peace talks and instead seem intent on pressing forward with separate diplomatic initiatives that all but ignore each other. Israeli Prime...



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