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French president calls extremists a global threat...Venezuelan leader calls for 're-founding' of UN



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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND') is lashing out at the terrorists who beheaded a French citizen in Algeria this week, calling them a global threat. Hollande addressed world leaders at the United Nations on Wednesday shortly after learning of the man's death. He said the fight against terrorism "knows no borders."

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is calling for a "re-founding" of the United Nations in his debut at the annual General Assembly of world leaders. The socialist leader says the U.N. must adjust to the realities of a multipolar world defined by new regional alliances and he railed against harassment by what he described as the "imperial forces" of the American empire.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and two of its Arab allies are continuing to pound Islamic State group targets from the air. The U.S. military says coalition aircraft struck a dozen targets in Syria on Wednesday, including small-scale oil refineries that have been providing millions of dollars a day in income to the militants.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police say the man charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was captured on a Texas beach Wednesday and is being held in Galveston. Authorities say he will be extradited to Virginia. Police believe Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was the last person seen with 18-year-old Hannah Graham, who went missing on Sept. 13 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The former CEO of a Southern California medical device company has been indicted on allegations that he shared insider trading secrets with former Baltimore Orioles All-Star Doug DeCinces. Federal prosecutors say James Mazzo, former CEO of Advanced Medical Optics, shared information in 2008. Mazzo denies the charges and DeCinces has pleaded not guilty.

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