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The Latest: German county declares refugee emergency
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local....

AP Exclusive: Saudi crush was deadliest hajj tragedy ever
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- One survivor of last month's crush and stampede at the hajj in Saudi Arabia recalled seeing so many bodies that he couldn't tell how many there were....

The Latest: US condemns rash of Palestinian attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis (all times local):...

Nobel Peace Prize boosts struggling Tunisian democracy
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- It was the fall of 2013 and Tunisia's newfound democracy was in grave danger. The assassination of a left-wing politician had prompted the opposition to walk out of the constitutional assembly. The government was paralyzed, the constitution unfinished and the country on the brink of war....

1 fatally shot at Texas Southern University housing complex
HOUSTON (AP) -- A student was killed and another person was wounded during a shooting outside at Texas Southern University student-housing complex on Friday, and police have detained two men for questioning, authorities said....

GLANCE: Tunisia, Nobel winner, shines as Arab Spring success
The Nobel Peace Prize announced Friday pointed to the relative success of Tunisia in building toward democracy after a 2011 uprising ousted a longtime dictator. That makes it a resounding exception among the nations of the Arab Spring revolts....

Israel struggles to contain wave of stabbing attacks
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Unrest that erupted several weeks ago at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site spread Friday to Gaza in the form of deadly border clashes with Palestinian protesters, as Israeli security forces struggled to contain a wave of Palestinian stabbing attacks against civilians and soldiers....

North Korea readies massive anniversary celebration
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea is holding what is expected to be one of its biggest celebrations ever Saturday for the 70th anniversary of its ruling party's creation, an attention-getting event that is the government's way of showing the world and its own people the Kim dynasty - now in its third generation - is firmly in control and its military a power to be reckoned with....

UN high post, ensnared in alleged bribe case, ripe for risk
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- This is how a former president of the U.N. General Assembly, arrested this week in an alleged bribery scheme, paid himself, the criminal complaint says: John Ashe accepted more than $3 million from foreign governments and individuals, signed checks to himself and wrote on them "Salary."...

US abandons Pentagon's failed rebel-building effort in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is overhauling its approach to fighting the Islamic State in Syria, abandoning a failed Pentagon effort to build a new ground force of moderate rebels and instead partnering with established rebel groups, officials said Friday....

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