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  • Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said. The fighting was focused around the town of Hamidiyeh in Quneitra province near the disputed frontier with...

  • Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

    Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points. Their...

  • Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. The insurgents' platform, released at...

  • British rights activist on trial in Thai court

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — A British human rights activist who investigated alleged abuses at a fruit processing factory in Thailand in the first in a series of criminal lawsuits filed against him by the Thai company. Natural Fruit Co. Ltd. is accusing activist Andy Hall of defamation...

  • 3 Chinese inmates kill guard, break out of jail

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Three inmates, including one sentenced to death, escaped in a rare jailbreak in China's northeast after killing a guard early Tuesday morning, state media reported. The escape at from Yanshou county jail outside the city of Harbin took place about 6 a.m. Tuesday (2200...

  • NY West Indian Day Parade marred by nearby slaying

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled Brooklyn's streets Monday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a massive Caribbean celebration that was marred by a fatal shooting nearby before the official festivities got underway. The annual...

  • California fires burn cabin, threaten homes

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire has been contained after destroying a forest cabin, damaging five other homes and forcing about 50 people to evacuate. Meanwhile, a second blaze threatens hundreds of homes. Authorities say the blaze erupted shortly before 3:30...

  • NYC police boss defends response in custody death

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — It appears police officers behaved appropriately when they put a protective body wrap on a drug user who later died in custody, New York City's police commissioner said Monday. Ronald Singleton's death was ruled a homicide on Friday by the city medical examiner's...

  • Australian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother, according to local media reports. The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was charged in a New South Wales state court...

  • Regional body to help restore stability in Lesotho

    Updated: 33 min ago

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Southern Africa's regional body said Monday it will send an envoy and an observer team to Lesotho to help restore stability and security in the mountainous kingdom where military actions over the weekend caused the prime minister to flee. The Southern African...

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