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Israel calls on region to rebuild, disarm Gaza

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Israel and several Arab countries should work together to rebuild the Gaza Strip while disarming Hamas militants who rule the territory, Israel's finance minister said Sunday.

Somalia: 12 killed as army repels attack on prison

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Somalia's government forces regained control of a high security prison in the capital that was attacked Sunday by seven heavily armed suspected Islamic militants who attempted to free other extremists held there, officials said.

Lava eruption prompts Iceland aviation alert

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland's subglacial Bardarbunga volcano Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warning code to the highest level and close the surrounding airspace.

Boat carrying 100 migrants capsizes off Libya

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

A boat carrying more than 100 migrants capsized off the coast near the Libyan capital, a coast guard official said Sunday.

Iran FM says ready to meet Saudi counterpart

|Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Iran's foreign minister said Sunday he is ready to meet his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the sidelines of next month's UN General Assembly and to visit the Gulf powerhouse later this year.

Al-Qaida-linked group releases 5 Lebanese troops

|Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

An al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group has released five members of the Lebanese security forces captured earlier this month in a cross-border raid, Lebanon's military said Sunday.

China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub responded by saying that a long-threatened mass occupation of the heart of the city "will definitely happen."

Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 45 Fijian troops.

Australia to fly guns and ammunition into Iraq

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

An Australian military aircraft will soon fly guns and ammunition to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil to help Kurds fight Islamic State militants as part of a U.S.-led multination mission, Australia's prime minister said on Sunday.

German security official warns of terror threat

|Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Germany's domestic intelligence agency expects that Islamic extremists who have traveled to Syria and Iraq will return and commit terror attacks.

German anti-euro party enters 1st state assembly

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

A party that wants to ditch the euro currency in its current form was elected to one of Germany's state assemblies for the first time Sunday.

Afghanistan crash kills 23

|Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

A van slammed into a fuel tanker in western Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 23 people in the latest horrific accident in a country with poorly maintained roads and often reckless driving.

Police, protesters clash in Pakistani capital

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Anti-government protesters armed with slingshots and hammers clashed repeatedly with police Sunday in the Pakistani capital, and the powerful military cautioned the prime minister against further use of force in the crisis that has triggered the biggest challenge yet to his authority.

All Filipino peacekeepers escape Golan standoff

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and coming under fire by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, the Philippine military chief said Sunday, while 44 Fijian troops remained in the hands of the al-Qaida-linked insurgents.

8 foreigners among 10 killed in Bolivia bus crash

|Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Bolivian police say eight foreign tourists are among the 10 people killed when a bus returning to La Paz from the Salar de Uyuni salt flats ran off the highway and crashed.

Cuba gives US swimmer Diana Nyad sporting medal

|Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

One year after becoming the first person confirmed to have swum from Havana to Key West, Florida without a shark cage, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad was back in Cuba to receive that country's Order of Sporting Merit award.

Australia to fly guns and ammunition into Iraq

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Australian military aircraft will fly guns and ammunition into Iraq to help fight Islamic State militants, Australia's prime minister said on Sunday.

Missing British boy with tumor found in Spain

|Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

A critically ill 5-year-old boy who was taken out of a British hospital against doctors' advice has been found in Spain, police said Saturday.

Silva surges ahead in Brazil's presidential vote

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Brazil's once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country's famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime favorite reeling from a one-two punch of bad news.

AP PHOTOS: Fairy-tale night for girls in Rio slum

|Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Dressed in long evening gowns, girls from Rio de Janeiro's Santa Marta "favela" slum have celebrated a fairy-tale evening in a debutante ball sponsored by local police.