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September 2, 2015 - 1:19pm
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VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is adding a dose of horror to its high-toned lineup, in tribute to the late director Wes Craven.

The festival will hold a free midnight screening of bloody 1984 classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street" Saturday to honor Craven, who died Sunday aged 76.

It may seem far from the usual festival fare, but many directors and film fans have a high regard for Craven, who defined teen-slasher horror in the 1980s and...

September 2, 2015 - 1:16pm
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a partial inventory of unregistered weapons found on a Libya-bound freighter includes nearly 500,000 rounds of ammunition and 5,000 "police-style" shotguns.

A coast guard statement Wednesday said that so far two of the 14 containers found on the Bolivian-flagged Haddad 1 have been searched. A coast guard special unit stopped the ship early Tuesday off Crete, and took it to the island's port of Iraklio.

The...

September 2, 2015 - 1:13pm
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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Slovak's foreign minister says the flood of migrants crossing Europe could unite the far-right in his country, calling it a "scary" prospect.

In an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday during a visit to Bucharest, Miroslav Lajcak said that "our society has no migration experience. There is a clear difference between the new member states and the old member states."

He said Western Europe was "multiracial" and "...

September 2, 2015 - 1:06pm
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two parties in Ukraine's governing coalition say that they won't abandon the grouping amid intense disputes over a proposal to give more power to Ukraine's regions, including the rebel-held east.

However, the two parties' opposition to the measure appears firm and President Petro Poroshenko faces a steep battle to push it through.

Oleg Berezyuk, head of the Samopomich faction, said Wednesday it will "remain in the coalition in...

September 2, 2015 - 12:30pm
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says it has reached agreement with Yemen's government and a Saudi-led military coalition on increasing the flow of badly needed goods like food and fuel to Yemen.

The impoverished Arab country relies on imports for about 90 percent of its supplies, but it has been brought to the brink of famine as months of fighting have held up commercial imports and aid deliveries.

The U.N.'s regional humanitarian...

September 2, 2015 - 12:05pm
24 min 58 sec ago

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Anti-government protesters have resumed in some neighborhoods in Burundi's capital after residents accused the police of harassment.

Police have been disarming Bujumbura neighborhoods amid political tensions stemming from the president's disputed re-election in July.

Residents reported heavy gunfire overnight and Wednesday morning as police searched neighborhoods for firearms. In the volatile Musaga area, protesters threw...

September 2, 2015 - 11:36am
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PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic says it is stopping the practice of detaining Syrian migrants who have applied for asylum in Hungary.

The measure will significantly reduce the time the migrants need to reach Germany. Previously, Czech authorities placed such migrants in centers for 42 days.

Czech police spokeswoman Katerina Rendlova says the new move was prompted by Hungary's refusal to accept such migrants back and also by Germany's declaration not...

September 2, 2015 - 11:12am
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DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Companies in energy-rich Qatar will have a few more months to comply with a system designed to ensure workers get paid on time.

The official Qatar News Agency on Wednesday quoted Labor and Social Affairs Ministry official Khalid Abdullah al-Ghanim as saying the deadline for employers to meet requirements of the "wage protection system" is now Nov. 2.

Earlier guidelines called for the system to be fully implemented by mid-August....

September 2, 2015 - 10:55am
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MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A day after Islamic extremists overran an African Union military base in Somalia, residents of a nearby town were describing what they saw during the attack and its aftermath.

The attack early Tuesday happened next to the small farming town of Janale. No official death toll has been given.

Janale residents said Wednesday they saw dead bodies inside the base. Ahmed Yasin told The Associated Press by phone that masked al-...

September 2, 2015 - 10:43am
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BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's interior minister says sit-ins and attacks targeting state institutions will no longer be tolerated.

Nohad Machnouk spoke Wednesday, a day after a group of protesters marched into the Environment Ministry in Beirut, occupying a floor of the building in a drawn-out standoff with security forces that lasted nine hours.

The protesters were demanding the resignation of the minister for his failure to deal with the country's trash...

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