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Retiring Li Na has "no regrets" about retiring

|Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Two days after announcing the end of her momentous tennis career in an open letter to friends and fans, Li Na entered her farewell news conference with the appearance of somebody who had been crying.

Wife of UK hostage issues plea to militants

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

The wife of a British aid worker held hostage by the Islamic State group has issued a statement pleading for the militants to release him and respond to her messages "before it is too late."

New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief executive.

Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Relatives of the dead, survivors and shop owners converged outside Nairobi's Westgate Mall on Sunday, lighting candles and laying flowers in memory of those killed a year ago when gunmen stormed the upscale mall.

Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, brought his family across the border into Turkey to safety Sunday. But in the tranquility of a Turkish tea garden just miles from the frontier, Dalil Boras vowed to head back after nightfall to continue the fight.

UN: 70,000 Syrians escape fighting to Turkey

|Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

The U.N. refugee agency says some 70,000 Syrians have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours to escape fighting between Kurdish forces and the Islamic State group.

Roadside bomb kills 2 policemen in Egypt's capital

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

A roadside bomb went off on Sunday on a busy downtown Cairo street near the Nile-side Egyptian Foreign Ministry, killing two senior policemen, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.

Last king of Nepal suffers heart attack

|Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

The last king of Nepal is in stable condition in a hospital after suffering a heart attack, doctors said Sunday.

AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East.

G-20 says close to goal of $2 trillion in growth

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Finance chiefs from the 20 largest economies said on Sunday they are close to reaching their goal of boosting world GDP by more than $2 trillion over the next five years, and will focus on infrastructure investment to help reach the target.

At Asian Games, rivalries not always about sports

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world's population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There's Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn't. And for good measure, why not throw in some of the most repressive regimes on the planet — North Korea, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan?

Chinese town protests over trash incinerator

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Residents of a town in southern China who oppose a planned trash incinerator have protested for a second weekend and the local government promised not to proceed without public approval.

China says 88 fugitives returned from abroad

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

China's police ministry on Sunday said 88 fugitives wanted on charges of corruption and other economic offenses have been extradited or returned on their own from the United States and other countries in the midst of an anti-graft crackdown.

Guatemala clash over development plans kills 8

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

An argument among villagers over plans to build a cement factory and a highway erupted into a battle with guns and machetes, killing at least eight people and wounding dozens, authorities said Saturday.

5 inmates flee prison in Haiti; 2 recaptured

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Five inmates escaped from a prison in Haiti early Saturday, the country's second jail breakout reported in less than two months.

A transcript of AP interview with Egypt's el-Sissi

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

A transcript of The Associated Press's interview with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

Designers go for the flow at Milan Fashion Week

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Milan designers are making a nonbinding treaty with women.

Rain falls on Baja's tip as storm passes to south

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Tropical Storm Polo churned south of the Baja California Peninsula on Saturday night, whipping up waves along the shore and swirling more rain onto residents trying to recover from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Odile.

AP PHOTOS: Refugees stream into Turkey from Syria

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Lugging sacks of belongings, hobbling on crutches, carrying children on their hip, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees in Syria have streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, desperately seeking safety after Islamic State militants attacked their villages.