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Guinea-Bissau leader pardons accused in coup try

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Guinea-Bissau's new president has pardoned a group of soldiers who were convicted in a failed 2012 coup attempt, according to a decree read out on the radio Tuesday.

Tunisia presidential vote to feature 27 candidates

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Tunisia's election commission has announced that 27 candidates will be competing in November's presidential election.

Catholic priest in Puerto Rico accused of abuse

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

A Roman Catholic priest in a small town on the west coast of Puerto Rico is being investigated for improper conduct with a minor and has been suspended from his duties, church and government officials said Tuesday.

Mexico says 14 of 57 missing students found

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

A government official in southern Mexico says 14 of the 57 students reported missing after weekend shootings have been located.

Guard seizes cocaine haul in Dominican waters

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard says it has seized a haul of cocaine and captured two smugglers in waters south of the Dominican Republic.

Turkey mulls permit for incursions in Syria, Iraq

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Turkey's parliament will vote on a motion that would allow foreign forces as well as Turkish soldiers to make incursions into Syria and Iraq from its territory, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Tuesday.

Emirates inks deal to manage Angola's airline

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Emirates airline — the Middle East's largest carrier — has signed a 10-year management deal with Angola's national airline in a move that could bolster the Dubai-based carrier's foothold in Africa.

Wife of Islamic State hostage asks for his release

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

The wife of a British aid worker held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State group made a televised plea Tuesday asking her husband's captors to free him.

Argentina moves to local trustee for bonds

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Argentina deposited a $161 million bond interest payment with a newly appointed local trustee on Tuesday in defiance of a U.S. judge who held it in contempt a day earlier for attempting illegal moves to service its debt.

Bahamas strikes tough tone on immigration at UN

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

The foreign minister of the Bahamas said Tuesday his country is determined to control illegal immigration, saying that allowing it to balloon could be a "recipe for civil strife."

Panama inaugurates Frank Gehry-designed museum

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

After years of delays, Panama has inaugurated a museum designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry that officials hope will become a cultural landmark and symbolize the country's recent economic ascent.

Imprisoned Dutch killer Van der Sloot now a father

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Imprisoned Dutch killer Joran van der Sloot is now a father.

At 69, satirist keeps South Africa laughing

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

The cross-dressing South African satirist says he doesn't tell jokes and can't remember punchlines.

UN: Islamic State forcing thousands to flee Syria

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

The U.N humanitarian chief on Tuesday said tens of thousands of people are fleeing Syria as the Islamic State militant group expands its grip on large parts of the country despite a U.S.-led airstrike campaign.

Recalling a Syrian leader who helped jihadis grow prominent in rebellion

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

On Sept. 9, a mysterious explosion rocked a gathering of leaders of Ahrar al Sham, perhaps the largest Islamist rebel group in Syria. More than two dozen of its leaders were killed, including the group’s founder, Hassan Abboud. In the days after, many people bemoaned the loss of what the U.S.-backed Syrian Opposition Coalition called “moderates.” But history must still judge whether that is Abboud’s legacy.

Luck, instinct determined fates of volcano hikers

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Huge boulders falling from the sky. Billowing gray smoke that cast total darkness over the mountain. Volcanic ash piling on the ground and fumes filling the air.

Cyprus police: precious Degas painting stolen

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Cyprus police say thieves broke into the home of an art collector and took a painting by famed Impressionist Edgar Degas worth millions.

Egypt president gives army control of arms imports

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

The Egyptian president has amended a law, giving the country's army control over weapons and ammunition imports.

Algeria opposition warns over president's absence

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

One of Algeria's main opposition politicians has warned that the country is in a state of paralysis because of the ongoing absence of the ailing president in the midst of a series of crises.

EU keeps Russia sanctions in place for now

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

European Union ambassadors have decided to keep Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia in place for the time being.