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Jihadi ideologue calls for freeing British hostage

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

A renowned jihadi ideologue on Saturday urged the Islamic State group to release British aid worker Alan Henning, saying Islam forbids harming non-Muslims who work with relief agencies.

New Zealand prime minister wins 3rd term in office

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

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.

India, China quietly struggle in Indian Ocean

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

At first glance, it looks like a diplomatic love-fest. There was Chinese President Xi Jinping, toasting the birthday of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a quiet dinner earlier this week in Modi's home state. There were the two leaders, deep in conversation as they walked along the Sabarmati River, Xi dressed in a Nehru jacket.

Philippine storm moves north, leaves 5 dead

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

A storm that brought torrential monsoon rains which flooded much of the Philippine capital gained strength and battered the country's northernmost provinces Saturday with heavy downpours and strong winds.

Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo.

Voters go to the polls in New Zealand election

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Voters in New Zealand began casting their ballots Saturday in a general election that has Prime Minister John Key seeking a third term in office.

Scotland’s ‘no’ to independence sets up battle in Europe’s other breakaway regions

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

European leaders worried about other would-be breakaway regions were able to breathe again Friday after Scottish voters’ resounding rejection of independence, but in the still-intact British Isles, the reaction was mixed _ for many, relief at the outcome, for others, anger and dismay at what might come next.

Ex-Salvador leader sent to prison to await trial

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A special police unit in El Salvador has moved a former president to prison to await trial on charges of embezzlement and illicit enrichment.

Russia: info 'war' in Malaysian plane disaster

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Russia's U.N. ambassador cast doubt on the Netherlands-led investigation into the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine's rebel territory and called Friday for a new probe assisted by the United Nations.

France launches airstrikes in northern Iraq as U.S. targets south

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

French jets struck an ammunition dump controlled by the Islamic State in northeastern Iraq on Friday, the first airstrike by an American ally since the announcement that a coalition of countries would move to confront the Sunni Muslim militants.

Mexico struggles to return order to Los Cabos

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Authorities struggled Friday to restore services and calm residents five days after Hurricane Odile knocked out power, water and phone service along the Baja Peninsula, sparking widespread looting in the resort area of Los Cabos.

Pre-Hispanic codex returns to Mexico from London

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Three volumes of hand-written, indigenous accounts that vividly describe the history of pre-Hispanic Mexico are on public display in the country's capital after returning to the country from London.

Virus tally nears 500,000 in Dominican Republic

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

The mosquito-borne virus known as chikungunya has sickened nearly 500,000 people in the Dominican Republic, including 109 newborn babies, an official with the Caribbean country's health ministry said Friday.

Brown credited with turning Scot independence tide

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Dour. Grim. Downright uninspiring. When Gordon Brown ended a disappointing three years as British prime minister in 2010, few would have credited him as the man most likely to swing a popular vote ever again.

Paraguay: 3 guerrillas die in clash with troops

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Paraguay's government says three members of a recently formed guerrilla group have died in a clash with security forces in the South American country.

2 Iranians arrested in Kenya with forged passports

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A Kenyan official says two Iranians carrying forged Israeli passports have been arrested in Nairobi.

Lawyer: EU court agrees to hear Berlusconi appeal

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A lawyer for ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi said Friday the European Court for Human Rights has agreed to take up one point of an appeal related to a tax fraud conviction that cost him his Senate seat.

Germany, France to provide airlifts in Ebola fight

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Germany says it plans to work with France to establish airlifts to Ebola-affected countries.

Air France pilots extend strike to Sept. 26

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Air France pilots are prolonging a walkout that has grounded more than half the airline's flights all week.

UN urges global support for Iraq to fight terror

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

The U.N. Security Council urged the international community Friday to expand support for the Iraqi government as it fights the Islamic State group and its allies, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said there is a role for nearly every country in the world — including Iran.