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October 4, 2015 - 1:24pm
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MINSK, Belarus (AP) — About 1,000 opposition activists have protested Russia's plans to establish a military air base in Belarus, saying it would turn the former Soviet republic into a Kremlin "vassal."

They claim the base would add to regional tensions already heightened by the conflict in Ukraine, and make it impossible for Belarus to maintain neutrality between Russia and the West.

Belarus borders Russia, Ukraine and three members of the European...

October 4, 2015 - 12:34pm
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VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Eyewitnesses say a sports car participating in a Maltese charity road show lost control after clipping the grass and careened into the crowd, injuring 26 people.

The government said five of the injured were in critical condition Sunday, while at least nine — including the driver — suffered fractures or cuts requiring hospital treatment.

Eyewitnesses said the Porsche Spyder supercar was driving at high speed along an unused...

October 4, 2015 - 11:57am
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's Interior Ministry says it has launched an investigation into possible human rights abuse after an image posted on social media showed a corpse tied to the back of a security vehicle being dragged along a street in southeast Turkey, where security forces are battling Kurdish militants.

The photograph was posted on Twitter Sunday and shared by Selahattin Demirtas, leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish political party.


October 4, 2015 - 11:17am
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president says his country has taught Europe and the world a lesson on humanity by hosting 2 million refugees from Syria and Iraq.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday accused European nations of "confining refugees into the depth of the Mediterranean" in a reference to refugees who drown while trying to reach Europe.

He was speaking at a rally in Strasbourg, France, attended by hundreds of Turks, ahead of Turkey's Nov. 1...

October 4, 2015 - 11:17am
8 min 59 sec ago

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say fierce battles are ongoing between pro-government fighters clashing with Shiite Houthi rebels and allied military units along Yemen's Red Sea coast.

The officials, who remain neutral in the conflict that has splintered the country, say the fighting Sunday is taking place between Bab al-Mandab — the strategic entrance to the Red Sea — and the port city of Mokha. They say the Saudi-led coalition is attempting to clear a...

October 4, 2015 - 10:16am
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HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — The latest on Hurricane Joaquin and the storm's predicted path. (All times local):

11 a.m.

Joaquin is weakening as it heads north. By late Sunday morning, forecasters said it was a powerful Category 3 storm with winds near 115 mph (185 kph). It is expected to bring hurricane conditions and life-threatening storm surges to Bermuda by the afternoon when the center passes near the island.

As the hurricane...

October 4, 2015 - 9:35am
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NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The latest on the search for a cargo ship missing off the coast of Bahamas (all times local):


Rescuers have spotted floating debris and an oil sheen as U.S. crews continue an intensive search off the southeastern Bahamas for a U.S. cargo ship with 33 people on board. The ship has not been heard from since it lost power days ago and was taking on water in fierce seas churned up by Hurricane Joaquin.


October 4, 2015 - 9:35am
8 min 59 sec ago

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal a "far-reaching event" and demanded the world's largest automaker quickly investigate it.

Merkel told German public radio Deutschlandfunk on Sunday she hopes "that VW quickly establishes the needed transparency and clear things up."

The extent of the fallout from the scandal, which erupted Sept. 18 when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said VW had...

October 4, 2015 - 9:08am
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DIFFA, Niger (AP) — Witnesses say a suspected jihadist suicide bomber has detonated his explosives in southeastern Niger, killing at least one person.

Aboubacar Halilou said Sunday that when he came out of his house in the town of Diffa at around 8 a.m. he saw four young men in long traditional gowns holding their stomachs near the police station.

Halilou said that when a police officer approached the men, one of them exploded himself. Officers shot...

October 4, 2015 - 9:00am
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HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — The island of Bermuda is preparing for an encounter with Hurricane Joaquin.

People on the British island territory are boarding up windows and stocking up on supplies as the storm moves toward the island as a Category 3 hurricane. Ferries and bus service have been suspended, shelters are opening and emergency service agencies are all on alert.

The Bermuda Weather Service reported that the island should start to feel tropical...

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