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  • Death toll rises in Nigeria building collapse

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A total of 115 people, including 84 South Africans, died in the Sept. 12 collapse of a building at a church complex in Nigeria, the South African government said Monday. Phumla Williams, a South African government spokeswoman, said South African officials in...

  • Egypt: Brotherhood leader, 104 referred to trial

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top prosecutor has referred the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 104 supporters to trial on charges of murder and terrorism. The prosecutor's office said in a statement on Monday that the charges arise from deadly riots in the Suez Canal city of...

  • Engineers call for national approach to flooding

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. The American Society of Civil Engineers was scheduled to release its recommendations Monday in...

  • UN says Libya's rival groups agree to hold talks

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Libya's rival groups have agreed to hold talks later this month, the first such negotiations since the latest surge in violence that left the country torn between two parliaments and governments, the United Nations mission in Libya said. The announcement comes amid a...

  • Greek authorities confront smugglers, 3 injured

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say three people have been injured during a confrontation between the coast guard and smugglers trying to ferry migrants from Turkey to an eastern Aegean Sea island. A coast guard statement says the smugglers ignored orders to stop their...

  • President: No danger from threat at Alabama dorm

    Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The president of the University of Alabama says there was no danger from a threat that prompted a lockdown at a women's dormitory in Tuscaloosa. Alabama President Judy Bonner issued a statement Monday saying the episode resulted from rumors and social media...

  • French premier rejects notion country is 'sick'

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — France's prime minister on Monday dismissed the view that his country is "sick," and insisted that it is both willing and able to carry out economic reforms. Manuel Valls spoke after a meeting in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at which France's efforts to...

  • Pakistan appoints new spy chief

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military on Monday named a career army officer with experience of battling militants to head the country's premier intelligence agency as Islamabad struggles to combat a homegrown Islamic insurgency. Maj. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar was promoted to the rank of...

  • Explosion at Chinese fireworks factory kills 6

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — An explosion at a fireworks factory in southern China on Monday killed six people and injured 38 others, the local government said. The blast shook Nanyang Export Fireworks Factory, the city of Liling in Hunan province said. The factory is properly licensed, it said....

  • IAEA urges Iran to meet investigation request

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    VIENNA (AP) — The head of the U.N. atomic agency is urging Iran to provide answers over suspicions that Tehran worked on nuclear arms. Speaking at Monday's general conference of his International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano said Iran had implemented some measures in an...

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