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French president vows to shut down Calais camp this year

Sylvie Corbet and Thibault Camus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:30am

The migrant camp in Calais must be fully dismantled by the end of the year, French President Francois Hollande said Monday in an attempt to highlight the Socialist government's efforts to tackle the issue ahead of next year's presidential election.

Nigeria military: 8 soldiers killed in attacks by extremists

Haruna Umar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:20am

Islamic extremists have killed eight soldiers and wounded 17 in two attacks in northeastern Nigeria, the country's military said Monday.

170 bodies recovered so far in migrant boat disaster

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:11am

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said on Monday that Egyptians must join hands with his government to prevent a repeat of the tragedy that struck last week when a Europe-bound boat carrying hundreds of migrants sank in the Mediterranean off the Egyptian coast, with the loss of at least 170 lives.

Britain's Boris Johnson visits Syrian refugee camp in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:00am

Turkey's state-run news agency says British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has arrived near Turkey's border with Syria where he is scheduled to visit a camp for Syrian refugees.

Spain: Political wrangling continues after regional votes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:40am

Spain's main political parties will meet after a regional election gave a small boost to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's conservative Popular Party, but failed to dissipate doubts over whether he can form a new national government.

Poachers target rare bird's "ivory" beak in Southeast Asia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:20am

Some call it "ivory on wings," part of the bill of a critically endangered bird in Southeast Asia that is sought by poachers and carved into ornaments, mainly for sale in China.

EU launches large cash aid project for refugees in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:40am

The European Union is launching a 348 million euro ($391 million) aid project to help the most vulnerable refugees in Turkey — part of a landmark deal with Turkey aimed at curbing the flow of migrants to Europe.

PKK attack on military vehicle in Turkey: 2 killed, 8 hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:30am

Turkey's state-run news agency says Kurdish rebels have detonated a roadside bomb in southeast Turkey, killing two security force members and wounding eight others.

Azerbaijan votes on presidential term extension

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 1:20am

Amid international criticism, proposed constitutional changes that would extend the president's term and increase the office's power have come before Azerbaijan's voters in a referendum.

Japan vows to watch Chinese warplane activity closely

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 1:10am

Japan's top government spokesman warned China on Monday against expanding its military activity to the skies over disputed East China Sea islands after eight Chinese warplanes flew near the area over the weekend.

Teenage surfer stable after shark attack at Australian beach

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 12:50am

A teenage surfer was in stable condition after he was bitten by a shark Monday at the same Australian beach where a Japanese surfer was fatally mauled last year, officials said.

Moderate quakes rattle Japan; no injuries or damage reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 12:30am

A pair of moderate earthquakes rattled northern and southern Japan on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and there was no danger of a tsunami.

Building a life in Germany, a Syrian watches war at home

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 12:30am

At the intersection, Mohammed al-Haj waited patiently for the "green man." It seemed a bit silly: No cars were coming, no policemen watching. Back home in Syria, he wouldn't hesitate.

A Syrian refugee balances life in Germany with chaos at home

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 12:30am

At the intersection, Mohammed al-Haj waited patiently for the "green man." No cars were coming, no policemen watching. Back home in Syria, he wouldn't hesitate.

Britain's Prince William, Kate tour Vancouver without kids

Jeremy Hainsworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 11:32pm

Prince George and Princess Charlotte stayed behind with their nanny as Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, continued their tour of British Columbia on Sunday, a day after George left Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hanging on a high-five.

PAL plane safely lands in Manila after smoke seen in cabin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 11:00pm

A Philippine Airlines plane en route to Haneda airport in Tokyo returned to Manila's airport 20 minutes into its flight Monday after the crew detected smoke in the cabin. The plane with 235 people on board landed safely and there were no reports of injury.

Colombia to sign historic peace deal on ending long conflict

Joshua Goodman and Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 10:10pm

Colombia will take a big step toward emerging from its long nightmare of bloody violence Monday when the government and the country's largest rebel movement sign a peace accord that emerged from four hard years of negotiations.

Spain's regional elections give boost to Rajoy's party

Ciaran Giles and Marisol Medina, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 5:21pm

Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's conservative Popular Party got a boost in regional elections Sunday, while the opposition Socialists lost ground.

Brazilian city council candidate shot dead at Rio rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 4:41pm

Brazilian police say gunmen have killed a city council candidate as he was leaving a political rally outside Rio de Janeiro.