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Pakistan appoints new spy chief

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

Pakistan's military on Monday named a career army officer with experience of battling militants to head the country's premier intelligence agency as Islamabad struggles to combat a homegrown Islamic insurgency.

Group: Tibetan student dies after self-immolation

|Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

A Tibetan student died last week after setting himself on fire, in the first such protest in five months, a London-based activist group said Monday.

Egypt militants claim blast near foreign ministry

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

An Egyptian militant group claimed responsibility for Sunday's bomb blast in a busy downtown Cairo street near the Foreign Ministry that killed two senior police officers and wounded several other policemen.

New Zealand leader wants flag vote held next year

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

Fresh off a big election win, New Zealand Prime Minster John Key said Monday that he wants the nation to vote next year on changing its flag.

Week of diplomacy: Israel-Hamas talks, Abbas at UN

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

It's a busy week in Mideast diplomacy, book-ended by the launch of Israel-Hamas talks about a border deal for blockaded Gaza and the Palestinian president's U.N. speech about a new strategy for dealing with Israel.

Hong Kong students on strike in democracy battle

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

Thousands of Hong Kong college and university students boycotted classes Monday to protest Beijing's decision to restrict voting reforms, the start of a weeklong strike that marks the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the southern Chinese city.

US firm in China meat scandal lays off 340 staff

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

A U.S. meat supplier said Monday it is laying off most of the workforce of a Chinese subsidiary accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other major restaurant chains.

AP Photos: Dynamite doesn't stop Peru narcos

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

The dynamiting of clandestine airstrips by Peruvian security forces in the world's No. 1 coca-growing valley cuts into profits but hardly discourages cocaine traffickers who net tens of thousands of dollars with each Bolivia-bound flight.

Australia to prohibit secret service torture

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

The Australian government has bent to public pressure by proposing a specific prohibition on secret service officers torturing suspected terrorists.

Fiji's military ruler sworn in as elected leader

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Fiji's military ruler was sworn in as the South Pacific nation's elected leader Monday after results confirmed his big win in the first election since he led a coup eight years ago.

China says 2 killed, many injured in explosions

|Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Multiple explosions in a county in China's western region of Xinjiang have killed at least two people and injured many others, regional authorities said Monday.

Fashion-fearless Klum takes on Milan

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Milan designers wrapped up five days of previews for next summer's womenswear looks on Sunday.

Western Mexico state reports new mine spill

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Authorities in northern Mexico have issued a new alert of a toxic spill in the Sonora River basin from a copper mine operated by Grupo Mexico, the state director of civil protection said Sunday.

France's Sarkozy makes comeback TV appearance

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Nicolas Sarkozy says he's learned a few things about himself in the two-and-a-half years since his bitter defeat in France's 2012 presidential elections.

Kurdish refugees from Islamic State clash with Turkish police

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Kurdish refugees desperate to flee advances by the Islamic State into the encircled Kurdish stronghold of Kobane began clashing with Turkish police Sunday as the siege that began last week became increasingly dire.

Ship saves 55 migrants off Libya; several die

|Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

The Italian coast guard says a cargo ship has rescued at least 55 migrants from Libyan waters after their rubber dinghy capsized. They say several bodies were spotted in the sea and up to 30 people might be missing.

2 al-Shabab suspects arrested in Frankfurt

|Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

German authorities have arrested two suspected members of the Somali-based extremist group al-Shabab after they landed at Frankfurt airport Saturday.

Paris prison opens doors for Heritage Days

|Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Paris' mythic La Sante prison opened its heavily guarded doors to visitors Sunday as part of the country's annual Heritage Days festival.

Arab states lag in media war against extremists

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

As the Islamic State group battles across Syria and Iraq, pushing back larger armies and ruling over entire cities, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated media campaign that has rallied disenfranchised youth and outpaced the sluggish efforts of Arab governments to stem its appeal.

France charges 5 in Islamic State recruiting ring

|Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

French authorities have filed preliminary charges against five people, including a sister and brother, suspected of belonging to a ring specialized in recruiting young female fighters for the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.