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  • Indonesia extradites ex-police officer sought in US murder
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 4:40 pm
    A former Austin, Texas, police officer has been charged with capital murder in the death of his pregnant girlfriend.
  • Colombia to give citizenship to Venezuelans hurt by crisis
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 4:37 pm
    Colombia is giving citizenship to dozens of Venezuelans separated from family members as part of President Nicolas Maduro's crackdown on illegal immigration along the border.
  • Mexico's president acknowledges distrust, fear
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 3:44 pm
    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto acknowledged Wednesday that the country's crime, corruption and economic troubles have caused distrust and anger among Mexicans.
  • Russia delays new body to assign blame for Syrian attacks
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 3:36 pm
    Russia is holding up Security Council approval of a proposed new international body to assign blame for chemical attacks in Syria's deadly conflict for the first time.
  • Migrant tempers fray as Hungary blocks trains for 2nd day
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 2:49 pm
    Tempers flared among the thousands trapped in a makeshift refugee camp in the heart of Budapest on Wednesday as Hungary played hardball with its unwelcome visitors for a second day, blocking train ticket-clutching migrants from traveling deeper into Europe.
  • SodaStream chief accuses boycotters of anti-Semitism
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 2:36 pm
    The chief executive of SodaStream, the beverage maker that is shuttering its West Bank factory in the face of international boycott calls, accused his company's critics Wednesday of anti-Semitism and hurting the interests of the Palestinian workers they claim to protect.
  • El Salvador sets new murder milestone with deadly August
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 2:17 pm
    El Salvador has hit yet another grisly milestone: A record murder rate in August.
  • Russia: Security Council addressing Europe's migrant crisis
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 2:01 pm
    Russia says the United Nations Security Council is discussing a draft resolution to address Europe's migrant crisis, likely by authorizing the inspection of suspected migrant ships.
  • Obstacle to moving Rio Olympic venues? 1,400 silent athletes
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 2:00 pm
    Olympic organizers have agreed to test for viruses in Rio's sewage-filled waters.
  • Peak cinema: 'Everest' kicks off Venice Film Festival
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 1:08 pm
    Jake Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke lead the cast but the mountain is the star of "Everest," a high-altitude thriller that opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday.
  • Masked men kidnap 18 Turkish workers in Iraqi capital
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 12:49 pm
    Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish citizens in Baghdad early Wednesday, bundling them into several SUVs and speeding away in a brazen operation that laid bare serious security gaps in the heavily defended city.
  • Lawyer: Turkey moves Vice journalists to distant prison
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 12:20 pm
    Two Vice News journalists and their assistant who were arrested in Turkey on terror-related charges have been transferred to a prison more than 500 kilometers (300 miles) away from their lawyers and the courthouse where they face trial, a lawyer said Wednesday.
  • UN says deal reached on increasing flow of supplies to Yemen
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 12:08 pm
    The United Nations on Wednesday said it has reached agreement with Yemen's government and a Saudi-led military coalition on increasing the flow of badly needed goods like food and fuel to Yemen.
  • AP Interview: Rescuer says world must protect antiquities
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 12:00 pm
    A reserve colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps who led an international hunt for looted antiquities from Iraq a decade ago said Wednesday that the West needs to deploy forces to protect Mideast archaeological sites from extremists like the Islamic State group.
  • France dismisses inquiry into Yasser Arafat's death
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 11:56 am
    French magistrates have decided to dismiss an inquiry into the 2004 death of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, whose widow claims he was poisoned.