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As tensions rise, Iran says its president and foreign minister have received US visas for annual UN meeting in New York

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:27pm

As tensions rise, Iran says its president and foreign minister have received US visas for annual UN meeting in New York.

Iran says top diplomat to attend UN despite visa doubts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:38pm

Iran says its foreign minister will attend next week's United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, amid doubts about whether the U.S. would give him a visa.

No small fry: German govt haggles over climate change policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:12pm

The leaders of Germany's governing parties are meeting Thursday to thrash out the final details of a plan to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions, a day before protesters plan to descend on Berlin demanding climate action.

Syrian state TV: Drone destroyed over Damascus suburb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:58pm

Syrian state TV is reporting that a drone was destroyed over a suburb of the capital, Damascus.

NGO: Forest fires in Bolivia burn Switzerland-sized area

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:53pm

An environmental group says that forest fires have consumed more than 3.1 million hectares (12,000 square miles) in just over a month in Bolivia, including areas in the South American nation's Amazon region.

Cat burglar: Black panther caught prowling French rooftops

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:43am

Emergency workers caught an unusual prowler lurking around rooftops in northern France: a black panther.

Green activists lose challenge to Irish govt climate plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:42am

An Irish court has rejected a challenge by environmental activists who said the government's plans for tackling climate change don't go far enough.

Prices exceed expectations at Mexican relics sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:21am

Not only did Mexico fail to stop a French auction house's sale of about 120 pre-Hispanic artifacts, many sold for well above their estimated prices.

UN official: Humanitarian situation in NW Syria 'alarming'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:52am

A senior U.N. official says the humanitarian situation in Syria's last rebel stronghold is "alarming:" An estimated 400,000 people have fled their homes in the country's northwest in just the last four months, and around 600,000 are living in tents, camps or out in the open.

Imam at Liberian school that burned says toll could rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:07am

The imam at a Quranic boarding school in Liberia that burned this week says the death toll could rise above the 27 people reported.

Lawyer: Tunisia's toppled ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:48am

Tunisia's autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, toppled in 2011, has died in exile in Saudi Arabia, according to his lawyer. He was 83.

Israel defends checkpoint shooting as video raises concern

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:38am

Israeli police say security guards at a checkpoint near Jerusalem were in "immediate danger" when they shot and killed a Palestinian woman carrying a knife, after a widely circulated video of the shooting raised concerns about excessive force.

Lawyer: Tunisia's former ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, toppled in 2011, dies in exile in Saudi Arabia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:36am

Lawyer: Tunisia's former ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, toppled in 2011, dies in exile in Saudi Arabia.

The Latest: Israel's president: Coalition talks start Sunday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:28am

The Latest on the Israeli election (all times local):

Officials: Blast kills 5 Yemen troops, wounds 13, some Saudi

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:11am

Yemeni security officials say an explosion targeting a government military convoy has killed five Yemeni troops and wounded 13, many of them Saudi soldiers.

At 98, D-Day vet jumps again, with eyes on the big 100

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:05am

Jump by jump, 98-year-old D-Day veteran Tom Rice is nudging closer to his goal of leaping out of planes at age 100.

The Latest: Trudeau says he didn't recall brownface pictures

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:02am

The Latest on revelations of Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's past use of blackface, brownface makeup (all times local):

Egyptian officials: Sinai blast kills 1, injures 2 forces

Ashraf Sweillam, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:01am

Egyptian officials say a roadside bomb targeting an armored vehicle has killed one member of the security forces in the restive northern Sinai province and wounded two others.

Prince William told British PM to imagine FIFA voter naked

Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:50am

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has recalled being told by Prince William to imagine an American FIFA voter naked to ease nerves at a presentation for England's World Cup bid in a process that was mired in wrongdoing.

Indonesia sports minister resigns over corruption allegation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:03am

Indonesia's sports minister has resigned after being accused of stealing $1.8 million in public money.