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Protesters clash with Pakistan police, storm TV
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani anti-government protesters stormed the state TV building on Monday, forcing the channel briefly off the air as they clashed with police and pushed further into a sprawling government complex in the capital, Islamabad, in an effort to reach the prime minister's residence....

Moscow: Ukraine talks must back cease-fire now
MOSCOW (AP) -- Diplomats at a new round of talks on easing the crisis in Ukraine must push for an immediate, unconditional cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists, Russia's foreign minister said Monday....

China anti-dissent playbook may fail in Hong Kong
HONG KONG (AP) -- China's Communist leaders have pulled out their usual playbook to suppress resistance to their plans to tightly limit the first direct election of Hong Kong's leader, but are likely to find that the results are quite different....

Americans detained in North Korea call for US help
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea has given foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a representative to negotiate for their freedom....

Liberia extends stay-home order amid Ebola crisis
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberia's president ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, according to a statement released Monday....

Parents of UK boy with tumor face Spanish hearing
MADRID (AP) -- The parents of a 5-year-old British boy with a severe brain tumor they took abroad against doctors' advice were at a Madrid courthouse awaiting the start of proceedings Monday on whether to extradite them to the U.K....

Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town - not realizing he's fired it backward at his leader....

Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activist said....

Military action leaves Lesotho power vacuum
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The king of Lesotho must fill a power vacuum after the military's actions over the weekend caused the prime minister of the mountainous African country to flee....

UN diplomats examine Islamic State alleged crimes
GENEVA (AP) -- Iraq's government asked the U.N.'s top human rights body Monday to investigate alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and northern and western Iraq....

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