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  • Jailed Venezuelan police chief freed

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A former Caracas police chief whose decade-long imprisonment had rallied Venezuela's opposition has been released from jail on humanitarian grounds to continue serving a 30-year sentence at home. Ivan Simonovis had been jailed since 2004 in connection with the death of...

  • Spain repatriates priest with Ebola from Africa

    MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government is preparing to repatriate a priest who has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus after working in Sierra Leone. In a statement Saturday, the Ministry of Health says Brother Manuel Garcia Viejo, medical director of the San Juan de Dios Hospital in the city of...

  • Egypt court sentences 5 to death on terror charges

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday convicted and sentenced five people to death on charges of forming a terrorist group and attacking a church, killing one policeman, the country's state news agency reported. News agency MENA said the court sentenced two others to life in prison in the...

  • Buffer zone agreed upon in Ukrainian peace talks

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters. Despite...

  • 10 activists, officers killed in Libya

    CAIRO (AP) — Targeted killings in Libya over two days left 10 rights activists, journalists, and members of the security forces dead in the country's east, local security officials said Saturday. Among the slain Thursday and Friday were two activist bloggers, and four current and former...

  • Lack of trust keeps Iran, US away from coalition

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran and the United States share a common enemy in the Islamic State militant group, but a deep-seated lack of trust has so far kept the longtime foes from publicly joining hands in a coalition to defeat the extremists. Their inability to work together complicates efforts to...

  • Kenya police chief warns residents to be vigilant

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's police chief asked residents Saturday to be "extra vigilant" of attacks in the week following Sunday's anniversary of the Westgate Mall attack. David Kimaiyo said police have doubled patrols across the country and asked entertainment facilities to continuously...

  • Raw: Hostages Held by Islamic State Group Freed

    Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by the Islamic State group in Iraq were freed Saturday, but the circumstances of their release - which drew flag waving crowds to the Turkish capital's airport - were clouded in mystery. (Sept. 20) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Ankara, Turkey - 20...

  • Rescuers save 50,000 as floods hit south Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's disaster management agency says rescuers with boats and helicopters have evacuated about 50,000 people from the country's south after raging floods inundated more villages there. In a statement, Pakistan's National Disaster Management Agency said Saturday two dozen...

  • Raw: Thousands Protest US Campaign in Iraq

    Thousands of supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr held a rally in Baghdad on Saturday to protest against the United States' military campaign in Iraq against the Islamic State extremist group. (Sept. 20) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Baghdad, Iraq - September 20, 2014...

  • Afghan presidential vote result to come Sunday

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's drawn-out presidential election may finally be coming to an end. Nearly six months after Afghans cast ballots in a first-round vote, the country's election commission on Saturday said it would announce final, audited results on Sunday from a two-man...

  • Scottish teens proud, passionate about voting

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — They arrived before polling stations even opened, dressed for the school day in striped ties and blazers, dress slacks and tartan skirts, book bags over their shoulders — and for the first time in British history, ballot cards in hand. Scotland's experiment of...

  • New Zealand prime minister wins 3rd term in office

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Prime Minister John Key won an emphatic victory Saturday in New Zealand's general election to return for a third term, a result that will be seen as an endorsement of the way his National Party has handled the economy. "This is a great night. This is a victory for...

  • Pope Albania visit showcases Muslim-Christian ties

    DERVEN, Albania (AP) — The one-room, stone church of St. Nicholas has sat on the top of a hill here since the 16th century, destroyed three times and rebuilt in a testament to the Catholic presence in this region that dates to St. Paul. Its latest incarnation, however, is particularly poignant:...

  • Pope creates panel to 'safeguard' marriage bond

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has created a commission to study how to safeguard what the church calls the everlasting bonds of marriage while streamlining annulment procedures. Vatican teaching, while forbidding divorce, allows Catholics to have marriages annulled if church tribunals rule...



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