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  • UK government plans curbs on nonviolent extremism

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's interior minister on Tuesday proposed new powers to bar people with extremist views from appearing on television or publishing on social media even if they are not breaking any laws. Home Secretary Theresa May told a conference of the governing Conservatives...

  • HK leader says China adamant; students seek talks

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them on Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not, after he said China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub. Chinese President Xi Jinping, in...

  • Survivors of Lampedusa shipwreck to meet pope

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    MILAN (AP) — Survivors of the Lampedusa shipwreck that killed 368 migrants, mostly Eritreans, will visit the island and meet with Pope Francis to mark the tragedy's anniversary. Organizer Tareke Brhane said Tuesday that about 50 survivors, mostly living in northern Europe, will travel...

  • Officials: Wave of attacks kills 19 across Iraq

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials say a wave of bombings targeted commercial areas across Iraq has killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens. Police say the deadliest attack Tuesday took place in the revered Shiite city of Karbala, where a car bomb killed four civilians and two policemen....

  • Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghanis as they take over responsibility for the...

  • Germany vows better checks on refugee guards

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's most populous state is tightening checks on security personnel at asylum centers following allegations that private guards repeatedly abused refugees, a senior official said Tuesday. Authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia state raided an asylum center in the...

  • Spain's Catalonia halts independence vote campaign

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    MADRID (AP) — The regional government of Catalonia says it will heed a decision by Spain's top court suspending its plans to hold an independence referendum but vows to continue efforts to hold a vote. Regional government spokesman Frances Homs said Tuesday the Catalan government...

  • Hostage tale suggests IS wary of upsetting Turkey

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    SILOPI, Turkey (AP) — Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he said, when he heard banging on his vehicle's door. "IS took over last night," the power plant's foreman shouted, referring to the...

  • Gaza lions sent to Jordan after war damages zoo

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — A trio of scrawny lions has been brought into Israel from Gaza en route to a better life at a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan after their zoo was damaged in the recent Israel-Hamas war. A pair of males and a pregnant female were sedated Tuesday at Al-Bisan...

  • Putin visits Kazakhstan after remarks cause alarm

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Kazakhstan on Tuesday to stress the need for close ties between the two countries, a month after he caused alarm in the former Soviet republic by seeming to question its future as an independent state. During a meeting with...

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