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Joint anti-terror exercise opens in Indonesia

09/09/2013 1:55am
A multinational anti-terrorism exercise has officially kicked off in Indonesia, with 872 elite soldiers taking part from 18 countries.

Italian reporter abducted in Syria is freed

09/09/2013 2:23am
An Italian war reporter and a Belgian writer who were kidnapped in Syria in April were freed on Sunday, the Italian government said.

Joint anti-terror exercise opens in Indonesia

09/09/2013 2:36am
A multinational anti-terrorism exercise officially kicked off Monday in Indonesia, with 872 elite soldiers taking part from 18 countries.

UK PM Cameron leaves his papers in public on train

09/09/2013 2:43am
Downing Street officials say Britain's secrets weren't at risk despite a photograph showing Prime Minister David Cameron's official red box of papers left in public view on a train table.

Joint anti-terror exercise opens in Indonesia

09/09/2013 2:49am
A multinational anti-terrorism exercise officially kicked off Monday in Indonesia, with 872 elite soldiers taking part from 18 countries.

Giraffe in South Korea gives birth to 18th calf

09/09/2013 3:13am
Officials at a safari park in South Korea announced Monday that a giraffe there has given birth to its 18th calf, what the park says is a new world record.

Rodman reveals name of NKorean leader's daughter

09/09/2013 3:45am
Retired NBA star Dennis Rodman has revealed the name of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's baby daughter and says he is planning a big announcement following his Pyongyang trip.

GSK sells Lucozade, Ribena to Japan's Suntory

09/09/2013 4:52am
GlaxoSmithKline says it has sold its line of Lucozade and Ribena drinks brands to Suntory of Japan as part of the British company's effort to focus on its core pharmaceutical and health-care businesses.

Filipino rebels storm villages, take hostages

09/09/2013 6:11am
About 200 Muslim rebels were holding nearly 300 people hostage Monday after clashing with government troops and rampaging through coastal communities in the southern Philippines, leaving at least eight people dead, officials said.

Israeli archaeologist finds ancient treasure trove

09/09/2013 6:14am
An Israeli archaeologist says she has uncovered a rare trove of ancient coins and medallions near Jerusalem's Temple Mount.

In Jamaica, a twist on wine tours for pot lovers

09/09/2013 8:14am
Napa and Sonoma have their wine tours, and travelers flock to Scotland to sample the fine single malt whiskies. But in Jamaica, farmers are offering a different kind of trip for a different type of connoisseur.

Kenyan deputy president heads to Hague for trial

09/09/2013 8:53am
Against a backdrop of rising skepticism and opposition in Kenya, the country's deputy president goes on trial Tuesday at the International Criminal Court, charged with helping orchestrate deadly violence that erupted after disputed 2007 elections.

Family of dead Pakistani student pardons killers

09/09/2013 8:54am
The family of a Pakistani student whose death sparked outrage against the abuse of power by the wealthy has decided to pardon the men convicted in his killing, their lawyer said Monday.

Hybrids, concept cars generate auto show buzz

09/09/2013 10:33am
Here are 10 of the most eagerly awaited new cars going on display at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The show opens to journalists on Tuesday, industry visitors on Thursday and the public on Saturday. It runs through Sept. 22.

NSA evidence may be key to Hammarskjold mystery

09/09/2013 11:22am
America's National Security Agency may hold crucial evidence about one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the Cold War _ the cause of the 1961 plane crash which killed United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, a commission of prominent jurists says.

A look at chemical weapons Syria may possess

09/09/2013 11:29am
Syria welcomed a Russian proposal Monday to place Syria's chemical weapons under international control and then destroy them. The plan did not include a time frame or other specifics.

Costume National returns to Milan runways

09/09/2013 11:36am
The Milan Fashion Chamber has claimed a victory in its efforts to reinvigorate fashion week, with Costume National's decision to preview its next women's collection in Milan after two decades in Paris.

Jordanians protest potential US strike on Syria

09/09/2013 11:47am
Around 200 Jordanian activists chanting "America is the head of snake" have protested the anticipated U.S. strike on neighboring Syria.

Iran's president urges government on Facebook

09/09/2013 11:47am
Iran's curious world of online politics looked a bit more crowded Monday with members of President Hasan Rouhani's Cabinet encouraged to open their own Facebook pages _ in a country where authorities, at the same time, try to block the public from social media.

Guinea-Bissau lawmakers to review amnesty law

09/09/2013 11:48am
Guinea-Bissau's parliament has opened a special session that will include review of a law granting amnesty to anyone involved in last year's coup.

Cuba OKs direct private farm sales in tourism

09/09/2013 12:03pm
Cuban authorities have authorized independent farmers to sell directly to hotels and tourist-oriented restaurants.

Services cut at Malian refugee camp after looting

09/09/2013 12:13pm
An official with the United Nations refugee agency says food distribution and other services have been temporarily halted at a Mauritania camp housing 70,000 Malian refugees after more than 15 tons of food and other supplies were looted.

Russia presses UN to report on Syria attack risks

09/09/2013 12:17pm
Russia and the United States clashed Monday over the nuclear hazards posed by any U.S. attack on Syria, with Moscow pressing the U.N. atomic agency for a quick assessment of such dangers and the U.S. dismissing the request as outside of the agency's authority.

Lawmakers grill BBC bosses over payoff row

09/09/2013 1:37pm
The former director of the BBC on Monday defended his tenure in front of lawmakers looking into oversized executive payoffs at the public broadcaster, insisting he had the support of other bosses when he approved the payments.

Partial count: Right bloc wins Norway election

09/09/2013 1:54pm
A partial count of Monday's parliamentary election indicates a center-right coalition led by the Conservative Party will take power in Norway for the first time since 2005, ousting the current Labor-led government.

Jamaica girl fighting for life after attack

09/09/2013 3:12pm
Authorities in Jamaica say a 15-year-old girl is battling for her life in a hospital after allegedly being raped and then repeatedly stabbed by her father.

Rousseff: Any Petrobras spying has economic motive

09/09/2013 3:26pm
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff again demanded answers from the U.S. government Monday after a new report about National Security Agency spying on Brazil.

Syria's Assad: An accidental heir proves resilient

09/09/2013 3:33pm
Those who knew Bashar Assad in earlier days say he was uncomfortable being the son of a president and never wanted to lead. A soft-spoken, lisping eye doctor, he enjoyed Western rock music and electronic gadgets _ an accidental heir to power.

Brazil protects Amazon area as big as Lebanon

09/09/2013 4:55pm
The Brazilian government has designated nearly 10,000 square kilometers (3,860 square miles) of land in the Amazon rainforest as a protected area.

Man flees sex charge, survives 4 months in Andes

09/09/2013 5:06pm
A story of remarkable human endurance in the snow-covered Andes has taken a somber turn.

Coast Guard: 4 St. Vincent men adrift for 12 days

09/09/2013 5:16pm
Four men from St. Vincent & the Grenadines were rescued at sea Monday after drifting for as long as 12 days on a disabled powerboat, the U.S. Coast Guard reported.

Venezuela govt claims sabotage in deadly blast

09/09/2013 6:47pm
Venezuela's oil minister said Monday that sabotage caused an explosion and fire last year that killed more than 40 people at the country's main oil refinery, saying someone deliberately loosened bolts and released highly flammable gas.

Mexico president gambles with left-leaning reform

09/09/2013 7:31pm
President Enrique Pena Nieto is gambling that a surprise plan to increase social spending and raise taxes on wealthier Mexicans can quiet much of the left-wing opposition to his most ambitious proposal, opening the state-owned oil company to private investment, analysts and politicians said Monday.

State TV: Bus collision in Iran kills 44 people

09/09/2013 11:18pm
Iran's state TV says at least 44 people died when two intercity buses collided on a road south of the country's capital, Tehran.