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Fiji says Syrian rebels issue demands for captives

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Fiji's military commander says Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers they've held captive for five days.

Acid victims' photo shoot draws attention in India

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

A fashion photo shoot featuring five victims of acid attacks is drawing wide attention in India. While the country keeps no official statistics on acid attacks, there are regular reports in the media of attackers targeting victims to disfigure or blind them, often because of spurned sexual advances.

Australian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother, media reported late Monday.

New Zealand gunman kills 2; suspect faces charges

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

A man suspected of killing two unemployment-office workers and seriously wounding a third in a South Island town was charged Tuesday with murder.

Peru police display record 7.7-ton cocaine haul

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Peruvian police displayed in a Lima airport police hangar on Monday what officials called the largest cocaine haul ever in the Andean nation, 7.7 metric tons (8.5 tons).

Mexico sees massive fish die-off at lake

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Mexican authorities say a mass die-off of fish at a lake in western Mexico was not due to natural causes, but the causes are still being investigated and one research said that low water levels could have been responsible.

Tense relations between U.S. and anti-Assad Syrian rebels

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

North of Aleppo, the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army is battling the Islamic State terror group over a vital supply route.

Uruguay: Guantanamo prisoner transfer not imminent

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

A plan to resettle six men held at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo in Uruguay is still being negotiated and is unlikely to occur before upcoming elections in the South American country, an official said Monday.

Nigerian forces clash with Boko Haram fighters

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Nigerian military officials say they killed about 70 Boko Haram fighters when the Islamic extremists attacked the northeastern town of Bama Monday morning.

VENICE WATCH: McDormand hails female stories

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press:

Albanian main opposition party boycotts Parliament

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Albania's main opposition Democrats are boycotting Parliament, complaining that the socialist-led governing coalition pays no attention to its views.

Last-minute effort to end crisis with Yemen rebels

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

A Yemeni presidential envoy traveled Monday to the northern stronghold of powerful Shiite rebels for a last-minute effort to end a standoff with the government, an official and a rebel representative said.

Barnes, Heigl in tune in romance 'Jackie and Ryan'

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

"Jackie and Ryan" takes viewers into an America of tough times, train-hopping and old-time fiddle music.

Euro weighed down by soft economic data, Ukraine

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

The euro fell to a near one-year low against the dollar in the wake of soft European economic data and uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine.

Scottish zoo: 'Bad news' for pregnant giant panda

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Edinburgh Zoo warned Monday that its female giant panda, Tian Tian, may have lost her cub.

Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do.

240 rebels depart Central African Republic capital

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Witnesses say several hundred Muslim rebels have left the capital of Central African Republic and are now heading back to the country's north about eight months after they were forced from power.

Insufficient postage leads to bust of fake drugs

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Austrian police have announced the breakup of an international gang dealing in phony health products and say insufficient postage provided the major lead.

Rights group: Witness for report on Egypt detained

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Human Rights Watch said Monday one of the witnesses for its investigation into mass killings in Egypt last summer was detained, calling for his release.

Dutch to send 100 troops to Afghanistan in 2015

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

The Dutch government says it plans to send 100 troops to northern Afghanistan as part of a NATO mission due to start in 2015, when the alliance's combat mission in the war-weary nation ends.