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UN agency: Iran abiding with terms of nuke deal

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

The U.N. nuclear agency says that Iran is keeping commitments it agreed to with six world powers in a pact that temporarily caps its nuclear activities and eliminates material that could be most easily used to make nuclear weapons.

U.S. attempted Foley rescue in Syria

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

A team of several dozen U.S. Special Forces operators entered Syria earlier this summer in a failed bid to rescue “several” American captives, including journalist James Foley, only to discover once on the ground that the hostages had been moved, senior U.S. officials said Wednesday.

Mexico: 14 police on trial for US SUV shooting

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Fourteen former federal police officers have gone on trial on charges of using excessive force in a 2012 shooting attack that wounded two CIA agents, Mexico's national security commissioner said Wednesday.

Destroying Syria’s chemical weapons still leaves questions unresolved

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Looking back a year, to the early hours of Aug. 21, 2013, when a series of missiles with poison gas payloads landed in suburban Damascus, experts can’t help but note that the results of an international reaction to use of the lethal chemicals can be seen as both success and failure.

Bahamas identifies victims of small plane crash

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

The four men who died in a small plane crash in the Bahamas were from Florida, police said Wednesday.

Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa.

French protesters urge end to Israeli airstrikes

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Leftist and pro-Palestinian activists have rallied in Paris to urge Israel to end its airstrikes in Gaza, after talks toward a lasting truce collapsed.

Head of Guatemalan military dies in chopper crash

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

The head of the Guatemalan military's joint chiefs of staff died in a helicopter crash Wednesday near the border with Mexico.

Dubai's Nakheel to pay $2.1 billion in debt early

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Dubai's developer Nakheel behind the famed man-made palm-shaped islands said Wednesday it is repaying 7.9 billion dirhams, or roughly $2.15 billion this month — nearly four years before the last installment is due.

Father of Norway's mass murderer asks: What if?

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

The father of Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian who killed 77 people in 2011, has written a book that questions his behavior as a parent.

US names Hondurans to drug kingpin list

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed financial sanctions on three Honduran men, three coffee companies and a cattle and dairy operation under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act.

Argentina defends plan to pay creditors outside US

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Argentina will make its next round of scheduled debt payments, the economy minister said Wednesday as he defended a new plan to pay creditors locally and avoid the jurisdiction of a U.S. court that forced the country into default last month.

Chip maker Infineon to buy California firm for $3B

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG says it has agreed to pay $3 billion in cash for California-based semiconductor firm International Rectifier, which produces power-management components used in everything from cars to satellites.

Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research.

Afghanistan orders NYT reporter to leave country

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Afghanistan ordered a New York Times correspondent Wednesday to leave the country in 24 hours and barred him from returning over a story he wrote saying that a group of officials were considering seizing power because of the impasse over who won its recent presidential election, the attorney general's office said in a statement.

Correction: Emirates-Terrorism Law story

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

In a story Aug. 20 about a new counter-terrorism law in the United Arab Emirates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Gulf researcher Nicholas McGeehan works for Amnesty International. He works for Human Rights Watch.

Tourists evacuated amid Iceland volcano concerns

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Authorities have evacuated tourists from an area north of Iceland's largest glacier amid increased seismic activity around a volcano in the past few days.

German govt backs authors in spat with Amazon

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Germany's top culture official has voiced support for hundreds of authors who claim they're being discriminated against by online retailer Amazon amid negotiations with their publisher.

2 Americans arrested in Bali under suicide watch

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

An American couple arrested in Indonesia on suspicion of murdering the woman's mother and stuffing her body into a suitcase at a resort hotel are being held under a suicide watch, their appointed lawyer said Wednesday.

South Africa: Soap opera cast is fired

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

"Generations," a hugely popular soap opera in South Africa, first aired in 1993, a year before the nation's first all-race elections ended apartheid. Now the future of this television staple followed by millions is up in the air.