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September 2, 2014 - 2:45am
17 min 24 sec ago

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities say a parliamentarian narrowly escaped assassination by masked men in Kasserine, a city near the Algerian border.

Interior Ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said six men came to the home of Mohammed Ali Nasri, a member of the secular party "Nida Tounes" (Tunisia's Call), early Tuesday morning.

Nasri told local radio that he fled to the second floor and leaped across to a neighbor's home, breaking his leg...

September 2, 2014 - 2:08am
17 min 24 sec ago

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A dethroned beauty queen from Myanmar says she won't return her $100,000 crown until the pageant's organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.

May Myat Noe — the 2014 Miss Asia Pacific World winner — insisted at a press conference Tuesday she had done nothing wrong.

She denied accepting breast implants, as claimed by David Kim, director of media for the South Korea-based pageant. He said the surgery was provided...

September 2, 2014 - 2:05am
17 min 24 sec ago

CAIRO (AP) — A Libyan security official says clashes in the eastern city of Benghazi between Islamists and rival fighters loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 on both sides.

The official said early on Tuesday that fierce fighting erupted between Gen. Khalifa Hifter's loyalists and a group of Islamist militias called The Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council late on Monday. Hifter's jets pounded Islamists' positions while militiamen responded with artillery....

September 2, 2014 - 1:44am
17 min 24 sec ago

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Officials say South Korean military prosecutors are charging four soldiers with homicide over the hazing death of a young army conscript in April.

The soldiers were previously charged with manslaughter. But prosecutors decided Tuesday on a more serious homicide charge after concluding that the soldiers likely knew the 21-year-old victim could die. Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok says that the accused face a minimum five years in prison...

September 2, 2014 - 1:30am
17 min 23 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups.

Speaking to Parliament, Cameron said his government is also working on plans to block such suspected British jihadi fighters from re-entering the U.K. The power to monitor such suspects who are already in Britain would also be strengthened.


September 2, 2014 - 12:13am
17 min 23 sec ago

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities said Tuesday that they arrested three men linked to a group that was planning to set off firebombs at Manila's international airport and a major mall in the city to protest the government's alleged "soft" stance in its territorial dispute with China. The military, however, downplayed the planned attacks, saying the men were just seeking attention.

The leader of the group and two other men were arrested Monday with four...

September 2, 2014 - 12:07am
17 min 23 sec ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Celebrated Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues, whose "Mole" armchair is among the most iconic pieces of Brazilian mid-century design, has died. He was 86 years old.

Rodrigues' secretary, Carla Claro, says Rodrigues died of liver failure Monday at his home in Rio de Janeiro.

A Rio native, Rodrigues studied architecture before turning to furniture design. According to his official biography, he designed more than 1,200 different...

September 2, 2014 - 12:05am
17 min 23 sec ago

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 latest stunt may be their most consequential.

Emails that the LulzSecPeru hackers stole from the Peruvian Council of Ministers' network and dumped online last month fueled...

September 1, 2014 - 11:01pm
17 min 23 sec ago

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — A British human rights activist who investigated alleged abuses at a Thai fruit processing factory went on trial Tuesday in the first of a series of criminal lawsuits filed against him by the company.

Natural Fruit Co. Ltd. is accusing activist Andy Hall of defamation in the wake of a report he helped author last year for the Finland-based watchdog group Finnwatch that detailed poor labor conditions in seafood and pineapple export companies in...

September 1, 2014 - 10:44pm
17 min 23 sec ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says it is increasingly turning to the use of the army and drones in security patrols, reducing the role of the once-successful Marine forces.

In an annual report on the state of the nation submitted to Congress Monday, the administration of President Enrique Pena Nieto said army patrols had increased 52.2 percent between September and July as compared to the same period of the previous year.

The number of...

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