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US court grants new appeal hearing for Buju Banton

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

A lawyer for convicted Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton said Tuesday that a U.S. federal appellate court agreed to a new hearing on his latest appeal.

UN Ebola coordinator to visit West Africa

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

The public health expert coordinating U.N. efforts to fight Ebola said on Tuesday that he's heading to Washington and then to West Africa to determine the best ways the world body can support people, communities and governments affected by the deadly disease.

Mexico says mine firm lied about chemical spill

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Mexico's top environmental official said Tuesday that a mining company lied about a spill of millions of gallons of acids and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers and a dam downstream.

Militant violence creates homogeneous enclaves for Iraq’s sects

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Far behind the front lines, refugees displaced by Islamic extremists in Iraq do not see a way for themselves to go home anytime soon.

China chides U.S. over Ferguson violence, American racism

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

China, a country with its own ethnic tensions and record of excessive police action, remained quiet during the first week of clashes between protesters and law enforcement in Ferguson, Mo.

WWII bomb found near Frankfurt airport

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

A World War II bomb found Tuesday next to a highway near Frankfurt airport was disposed of in a controlled explosion, causing some disruption to flight operations.

Yemen on alert over rebel supporters' protests

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Tanks and armored vehicles deployed in Yemen's capital Tuesday in the face of protests by tens of thousands of supporters of Shiite rebels who are demanding the government step down.

'Canadian Idol' contestant acquitted on terrorism

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

A former "Canadian Idol" contestant was acquitted on Tuesday of conspiring to facilitate terrorism, with the judge finding insufficient evidence that he intended to join a plot.

Afghanistan bars NYT reporter from leaving country

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Afghanistan's attorney general has barred a New York Times correspondent from leaving the country because of a story in which he reported that a group of officials were considering seizing power because of the impasse over who won the recent presidential election, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Prominent activist in Egypt goes on hunger strike

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

A prominent activist in Egypt began a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment after being convicted on charges of violating the country's widely criticized protest law, according to a statement Tuesday from his family.

Somalia TV sales grow as many avoid public places

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Inside the small office, the line of sweating clients waiting to renew their satellite TV subscriptions keeps growing. Technicians crimp wires and test signal strength of boxes while others go to homes across the Somali capital to install new systems or fix faulty ones.

2 Italian air force jets collide over Italy

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Two Italian air force fighter jets carrying a total of four crew members collided during a training mission over Italy on Tuesday and crashed into a hilly, wooded area that erupted in flames, the force said.

Jackie Chan's son detained in Beijing drug bust

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

The actor-son of Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges, the latest high-profile celebrity to be ensnared in one of China's biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades.

Investigators release Quebec train disaster report

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

The weak safety culture of a now-defunct railway company and poor government oversight were among the many factors that led to an oil train explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec last year, Canada's Transportation Safety Board said in a new report released Tuesday.

Accidental US Embassy shooting in Jordan wounds 2

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

An accidental shooting at the U.S. Embassy in Jordan wounded two local guards Tuesday, authorities said.

Man arrested over death of Afghan in container

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Northern Ireland police said Tuesday they have arrested a man on suspicion of smuggling 35 Afghan immigrants into England in a container shipment, during which one man died.

Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting.

Sri Lanka won't allow UN war crimes panel to visit

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Sri Lanka's president said Tuesday he will not allow a U.N. panel investigating allegations of war crimes to enter the country.

Thousands of police drafted to protect NATO summit

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

British police say some 9,500 officers from across the country have been drafted in to protect the Sept. 4-5 NATO summit in Wales.

Top Saudi cleric: Islamic State is Islam's enemy

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Saudi Arabia's top cleric said Tuesday that extremism and the ideologies of groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaida are Islam's No. 1 enemy and that Muslims have been their first victims.