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  • Poll: Hickenlooper trails Beauprez by 10 points

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Republican gubernatorial challenger Bob Beauprez has jumped ahead of Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper by 10 points in a poll released Wednesday, placing the once-popular incumbent behind by a substantial margin for the first time in the race. In a contest that...

  • Qatar emir: No support for extremists

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — The emir of Qatar says his oil-rich Gulf nation has provided no support for the Islamic State extremist group. Following meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday, Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani told reporters that "Qatar has never, and will never...

  • Japan wants North Korea abductions report soon

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese Cabinet minister on Wednesday urged North Korea to quickly release the results of a new investigation into the fate of dozens, possibly hundreds, of Japanese believed to have been abducted by the North's agents in the 1970s and '80s. Minister in charge of...

  • New IS video warns US over Iraq deployment

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    BEIRUT (AP) — The militant Islamic State group released a video warning the United States that its fighters are waiting for it in Iraq if President Barack Obama sends troops there, as his top general said may happen if the current strategy of airstrikes fails. The slick 52-second...

  • Gunmen capture Lebanese soldier in border town

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's state news agency and a military official say gunmen have crossed the border from Syria and captured a Lebanese soldier from a border town. The official said soldier Kamal al-Hujairi was captured Wednesday while visiting his parents' farm on the outskirts of...

  • Bangladesh court reduces sentence of Islamist

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's Supreme Court commuted on Wednesday the death sentence of an Islamist political leader whose conviction last year for war crimes during the nation's 1971 war for independence sparked deadly protests. Delwar Hossain Sayedee, one of the top leaders...

  • Trade, investment hopes as China's Xi visits India

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in the Indian prime minister's home state of Gujarat on Wednesday for a three-day visit expected to focus on India's need to improve worn out infrastructure and reduce its trade deficit. Xi was greeted on the tarmac by state...

  • Syria: 15 children die after getting vaccinations

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    BEIRUT (AP) — At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of Syria, and activists said Wednesday that the death toll from two days of government airstrikes in the central city of Talbiseh climbed to nearly 50, a heavy toll even by the vicious standards of...

  • Milestones of Scots' journey to independence vote

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    DUBLIN (AP) — These are the milestones of Scotland's journey from Great Britain to the United Kingdom and, following Thursday's vote, a possible return to independence. ___ March 24, 1603: James VI, King of Scots, is proclaimed king of England and Ireland upon the death of the...

  • Germany to provide logistical help in Ebola crisis

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her government will provide logistical help in response to the Ebola crisis in Liberia. Merkel told reporters Wednesday that Germany is considering sending a mobile hospital to Liberia. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had...

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