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  • UN brokers agreement to start Gaza rebuilding

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has brokered an agreement to enable the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, giving a lead role to the Palestinian Authority while involving the private sector, the U.N.'s top Mideast envoy said Tuesday. The agreement between Israel, the Palestinian...

  • Brazil police, housing activists in violent clash

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Police and housing activists in Brazil's biggest city clashed violently on Tuesday after authorities evicted about 200 families who had illegally occupied an empty hotel in downtown Sao Paulo. Protesters hurled rocks and pieces of wood at some of the 250 police troops who...

  • Adam Driver shifts into hyper drive

    TORONTO (AP) — It comes as something of a shock to be talking with Adam Driver and hear so little cursing. Nothing is thrown. No explicit sexual act is performed. Lena Dunham's "Girls," has obviously colored impressions of the 30-year-old actor, as has the kind of language often used to...

  • Raw: Kurdish Forces, IS Militants Clash in Iraq

    Heavy fighting erupted on Tuesday between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and militants from the Islamic State group near Khazer, 24 miles from the northern city of Irbil in Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region. (Sept. 16) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Khazer, Iraq - September 16,...

  • Doctor to provide medical update on Toronto mayor

    TORONTO (AP) — A doctor will provide a medical update on controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's tumor on Wednesday, Ford's brother said. The mayor has been hospitalized since last Wednesday with a tumor in his abdomen. Biopsy results were expected to take a week. Ford withdrew his re-election...

  • UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

    GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a "human catastrophe." Even as President Barack Obama is ordering...

  • 67 South Africans dead in Nigeria building

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The death toll in the collapse of a building in Nigeria last week rose on Tuesday when the South African president said 67 South Africans died and dozens were injured in the accident. Separately, a Nigerian official said 63 bodies had been recovered at the site of the...

  • Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

    BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn't have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he's a menace to society and can't live knowing that. Even in Belgium, which...

  • Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio's movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his new role — as a U.N. Messenger of Peace. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Tuesday that the...

  • 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...



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