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  • Spain: Police search family house of train attacker
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 9:00 am
    Spanish police on Tuesday searched the family house of the Moroccan man arrested for trying to stage an attack on a high-speed train traveling to Paris last month.
  • Somali militants overrun base of African Union forces
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 9:00 am
    Al-Shabab overran an African Union base in southern Somalia early Tuesday, a Somali military official said, in the latest display of the Islamic extremists' capacity to hit back amid a prolonged offensive against them.
  • 5 things to watch at the IFA gadget show in Berlin
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 8:56 am
    Some 1,500 companies and over 250,000 people are expected to visit Europe's flagship technology show, the IFA in Berlin, when it opens to the public on Friday.
  • Ukraine's parliament shows cracks over devolving powers
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 8:49 am
    Ukraine's parliament majority showed cracks Tuesday after a right-wing party said it was leaving the coalition over a measure to give more power to Ukraine's regions, including the rebel-held east.
  • UNESCO chief: IS destruction of Syrian temple 'intolerable'
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 8:48 am
    Islamic State militants in Syria committed an "intolerable crime against civilization" by destroying the Temple of Bel, one of the ancient world's most iconic monuments, the head of the U.N. cultural agency said Tuesday.
  • Dutch government to appeal landmark climate change ruling
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 8:48 am
    The Dutch government is appealing a landmark court ruling that ordered it to slash greenhouse gas emissions, in a case seen as a possible precedent for similar legal action around the world.
  • Monsoon floods swamp northeast Indian villages, 21 dead
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 8:48 am
    Monsoon floods have inundated hundreds of villages across the northeast Indian state of Assam, killing at least 21 people in the last four days and forcing some 800,000 people to leave their homes.
  • Egyptian woman tops squash world ranking
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 8:40 am
    The Professional Squash Association has ranked Egyptian Raneem El Welily as the world's No.1 female player, making her the first Egyptian woman to hold the sport's top spot.
  • The Latest: EU eyes legal action for migration violations
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 8:37 am
    The latest developments as tens of thousands of migrants flood into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):
  • Kuwait refers 26 to court following major weapons bust
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 8:28 am
    Kuwait's public prosecutor says his office has referred 26 people to court on allegations that include illegal weapons possession, committing acts harmful to the country's unity, and having "furtive contacts" with Iran and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
  • Sweden optimistic over questioning Assange in London
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 8:24 am
    Swedish officials say they are optimistic about reaching agreement with Ecuador on legal assistance which could pave the way to questioning WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London on outstanding accusations against him.
  • Iranian Guard chief says US 'still the Great Satan'
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 8:12 am
    The head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard said Tuesday that the U.S. is still the "Great Satan," regardless of the nuclear deal struck with Americans and world powers over the Islamic Republic's contested nuclear program.
  • Europe's passport free travel area explained
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 7:56 am
    Desperate to halt the flow of migrants fleeing conflict or poverty, some European countries have begun erecting fences and tightening border controls. But the crackdown, as people leave Greece and Italy to move deeper into the European Union, has raised questions about whether Europe's passport-free area is viable.
  • Journalist in Azerbaijan sentenced to 7½ years in prison
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 7:44 am
  • IMF head: Global growth likely to be weaker than expected
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 7:41 am
    Global economic growth is likely to be weaker than earlier expected and will remain at moderate levels, the head of the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.