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Guinea arrests ex-wildlife director for alleged trafficking

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 4:21pm

An alliance to save great apes says authorities have arrested Guinea's former wildlife director for allegedly playing a key role in trafficking chimpanzees and other endangered wildlife.

Guatemala lawmakers escorted into Congress amid crisis

Sonia Perez D. and Alberto Arce, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 4:13pm

Guatemalan civilians backing the ouster of President Otto Perez Molina formed a wall of bodies to let lawmakers into Congress on Tuesday, protecting them from presidential loyalists trying to prevent a vote on withdrawing the leader's immunity from prosecution in a corruption scandal.

Charges sought against Brazil's former chief-of-staff

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 4:11pm

Police on Tuesday asked prosecutors to file charges against Brazil's former presidential chief of staff, Jose Dirceu, for alleged involvement in the massive corruption scheme at state-owned oil company Petrobras.

Israel asks UN to reject Palestinian attempt to raise flag

Edith M. Lederer and Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 4:02pm

Israel on Tuesday urged U.N. leaders to reject a Palestinian attempt to raise their flag at U.N. headquarters as early as this month's gathering of world leaders there.

Mexico sends missing students' clothing for testing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 3:51pm

Mexican authorities have passed clothing that belonged to some of the 43 students missing from rural teachers' college to a lab in Austria for genetic testing.

Questions in Lebanon over protesters' end game

Zeina Karam and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:21pm

Lebanese security forces and protesters engaged in a drawn-out standoff outside a ministry that was briefly taken over by activists Tuesday, reflecting both reluctance by authorities to decisively crack down and a lack of focus by protesters — who are determined but lacking a clear path to success.

Lawyer: Turkey arrested journalists to deter foreign media

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:12pm

A lawyer representing two Vice News journalists and their assistant on Tuesday denounced a Turkish court's decision to arrest them on terror-related charges, calling it a government attempt to deter foreign media from reporting on the conflict with Kurdish rebels.

Greek coast guard finds weapons shipment on cargo ship

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 12:52pm

A Greek coast guard special unit raided a Bolivian-flagged freighter early Tuesday off the southern island of Crete and found a shipment of undeclared weapons apparently headed for Libya.

Moldovan police chief briefly detained at Moscow airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 12:51pm

Authorities say Moldova's police chief was detained for three hours at an airport in Moscow before being released.

Canada police bring charges against Syrian in rendition case

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 12:32pm

Canada's national police force is charging a former Syrian military intelligence officer in abstentia for allegedly torturing a Canadian engineer transferred by the U.S. to an overseas detention center.

Extremists attack Malian army checkpoint, killing 2 soldiers

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 11:42am

Suspected Islamic extremists attacked an army checkpoint in Timbuktu early Tuesday, killing at least two soldiers and injuring one, the government said.

Multiple suicide attacks kill 12 Iraqi troops, militiamen

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 11:01am

A series of suicide attacks by the Islamic State group outside a town in Iraq's western Anbar province on Tuesday killed 12 soldiers and allied Sunni militiamen, military and hospital officials said.

UN: This El Nino to be among the strongest since 1950

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:32am

The current El Nino weather pattern may be on track to become one of the strongest in more than half a century, experts at the World Meteorological Organization said Tuesday.

Sweden optimistic over questioning Assange in London

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:31am

Swedish officials said Tuesday they are optimistic about reaching a general agreement on legal assistance with Ecuador which could pave the way to questioning WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London on outstanding accusations against him.

Police search premises of Turkish opposition business group

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:10am

Police on Tuesday searched the premises of a business and media group close to a U.S.-based moderate Islamic cleric whom the government accuses of trying to destabilize it and detained six company officials, state media reported.

Spain: Police search family house of train attacker

By Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:02am

Spanish police on Tuesday searched the family house of the Moroccan man arrested for trying to stage an attack on a high-speed train traveling to Paris last month.

Somali militants overrun base of African Union forces

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:01am

Al-Shabab overran an African Union base in southern Somalia early Tuesday, a Somali military official said, in the latest display of the Islamic extremists' capacity to hit back amid a prolonged offensive against them.

UK police: Mother, 4 children detained in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:01am

British police say a mother and her four young children from London who were believed to be on their way to Syria have been detained in Turkey.

Nigeria's ex-security adviser denies weapons charge

Bashir Adigun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 9:51am

Nigeria's former national security adviser pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of possessing weapons illegally.