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They huddle in a tight circle, shaking seed-filled maracas and shuffling in time to a rhythm that has pulsed through their tribes for generations. The dancers raise their voices in song, conjuring an ancient spirit that vibrates above the traffic roaring from a nearby expressway and the beat of funk music blasting from a neighbor's loudspeaker.
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Typhoon hits southern China, heads to Vietnam

The Associated Press  |  posted 24 minutes ago
A typhoon struck China's southernmost island of Hainan on Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights as it headed northwest toward Vietnam.
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Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets foreign convoy

The Associated Press  |  posted 53 minutes ago
A police official in Kabul says that a suicide car bomber has targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy.
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Brazil's indigenous seek out city, end up in slums

Jenny Barchfield, Associated Press  |  posted 53 minutes ago
They huddle in a tight circle, shaking seed-filled maracas and shuffling in time to a rhythm that has pulsed through their tribes for generations. The dancers raise their voices in song, conjuring an ancient spirit that vibrates above the traffic roaring from a nearby expressway and the beat of funk music blasting from a neighbor's loudspeaker.
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Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California

Alba Mora Roca, Associated Press  |  posted 53 minutes ago
A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken region.
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12 Nigerian troops sentenced to death for mutiny

Bashir Adigun, Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 15th - 9:51pm
Twelve soldiers fighting an Islamic insurgency in northeast Nigeria have been sentenced to death by firing squad for mutiny and attempted murder of their commanding officer.
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Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

Alba Mora Roca, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 15th - 9:41pm
Odile weakened to a tropical storm Monday night after blazing a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels, and left entire neighborhoods as disaster zones.
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Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

Elaine Ganley, Lara Jakes, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 15th - 9:32pm
As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference.
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6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

Laura Mills, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 15th - 8:31pm
Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept. 5.
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UN envoy warns Libya on brink of prolonged strife

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 15th - 8:20pm
Rapidly deteriorating security and deepening political divisions have brought Libya "closer to the brink of protracted conflict and civil strife," the top U.N. envoy in the country warned on Monday.
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UN envoy warns Libya on brink of prolonged strife

The Associated Press  |  posted Sep 15th - 5:30pm
The top U.N. envoy in Libya is warning that rapidly deteriorating security and worsening political turmoil have brought the country to the "brink of protracted conflict and civil strife."
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UN takes over C. African Republic peacekeeping

Steve Niko, Krista Larson, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 15th - 4:41pm
The United Nations took over a regional African peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic on Monday, nine months after sectarian violence erupted that has left at least 5,000 people dead and has forced tens of thousands of Muslims to flee into exile in neighboring countries.
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Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

Clarence Roy-MacAulay, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 15th - 4:11pm
Sierra Leone accused the World Health Organization on Monday of being "sluggish" in facilitating an evacuation of a doctor who died from Ebola before she could be sent out of the country for medical care.
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Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence

Paul Kelbie, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 15th - 3:30pm
Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families argue over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and their elders tending to say they want to remain in the United Kingdom.
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Merkel: Russia must withdraw troops from Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  posted Sep 15th - 3:11pm
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Russia must withdraw its troops from Ukraine for a peace plan there to work.
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As many as 700 migrants killed in Mediterranean in recent days

The Associated Press  |  posted Sep 15th - 3:01pm
This could be the deadliest year ever for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea.
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UN Security Council to meet on Ebola

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 15th - 1:31pm
The United States called an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council Thursday on the Ebola crisis in West Africa, saying the situation on the ground is "dire" and getting worse every day.
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Parts of east Serbia cut off in new Balkan flood

The Associated Press  |  posted Sep 15th - 1:21pm
New floods in the Balkans isolated parts of eastern Serbia on Monday as swollen rivers swept away roads and bridges, cutting power supplies and phone lines.
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Egypt raises $8.5B for Suez Canal expansion

The Associated Press  |  posted Sep 15th - 1:11pm
The head of Egypt's Central Bank said on Monday that it has raised $8.5 billion for the construction of an expansion of the Suez Canal by selling investment certificates.
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Gazans rush to enjoy life after ruinous war

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 15th - 12:51pm
After a ruinous war, Gaza is rushing back to a veneer of normalcy at astonishing speed. Street cafes and beaches are packed with people until late at night. Families crowd the few public parks. Wedding halls are booked solid.
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UN withdraws many peacekeepers from Golan Heights

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 15th - 12:41pm
The United Nations said Monday it has withdrawn its peacekeepers from many positions on the Golan Heights because of escalating fighting in the war between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters.
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700 feared dead in 2 Mediterranean boat wrecks

John Heilprin, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 15th - 12:40pm
This year is on track to become the deadliest ever for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea after two heavily loaded boats were wrecked in the past week, possibly killing 700 people fleeing Africa for Europe — the same number as died during all of last year.
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25 killed in clashes in northern Yemen

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 15th - 12:31pm
At least 25 people have been killed in the last 24 hours in clashes between Sunni tribesmen affiliated with Yemen's Muslim Brotherhood group and Shiite rebels in the northern city of Jawf, tribal and security officials said on Monday.
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