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Migrant boat carrying 100 capsizes off Libya

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

A Libyan coast guard official says a boat carrying more than 100 migrants has capsized off the coast near the capital.

Iran FM says ready to meet Saudi counterpart

|Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

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

Al-Qaida-linked group releases 5 Lebanese soldiers

|Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

An al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group has released five Lebanese soldiers captured earlier this month in a cross-border raid, Lebanon's state news agency said Sunday.

China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

China's legislature on Sunday ruled against allowing open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's leader, a decision that promises to ignite political tensions in the Asian financial hub.

Filipino troops pull 'greatest escape' from Syria

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops still in the hands of the al-Qaida-linked insurgents.

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 chief says he expects Islamic extremists who have traveled to Syria and Iraq will return and commit terror attacks.

German anti-euro party could enter state assembly

|Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

A party that wants Germany to ditch the euro currency is tipped to win its first seat in a state assembly 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.

Pakistani protester dies in clashes with police

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Pakistani police on Sunday clashed with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations.

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.

Tunisia recovers bodies of Syrian boat migrants

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

The Tunisian Coast Guard has recovered at least 41 bodies of migrants, mostly Syrians, who drowned trying to sail to Europe, a local official said Saturday.

Syrian rebels say Islamic State could be defeated

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

When the shock troops of the Islamic State set out to conquer a city in Syria or Iraq, their first move has been to avoid a battle by spreading terror – using videos that show them savaging civilians and beheading captured soldiers.

UN peacekeepers in firefight with Syrian rebels

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

United Nations peacekeepers from the Philippines stationed on the Syrian Golan Heights exchanged fire with Syrian rebels surrounding their base on Saturday as another group of Filipino troops were extricated from a neighboring post, the UN and Philippine officials said.