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College football Down Under attracts 61,000 fans at Sydney
SYDNEY (AP) -- The beer ran out in some sections of the Olympic stadium, but most of the 61,247 spectators at Saturday's U.S. college football opener in Sydney between California and Hawaii appeared to be enjoying their American "gridiron" experience....

Turkish president vows to 'destroy terrorists'
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's president vowed on Sunday to "destroy terrorists" after months of deadly attacks throughout the country and reiterated his claim that a child suicide bomber was responsible for last weekend's explosion that claimed at least 54 lives in the southeast....

Italy probes whether negligence played role in quake toll
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- Italian authorities are vowing to investigate whether negligence or fraud in adhering to building codes played a role in the high death toll in last week's earthquake in Italy....

The Latest: 6 bodies found in past 2 days in quake-hit town
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- The Latest on Italy's devastating Aug 24 earthquake (all times local):...

In North Korea
NEW YORK (AP) -- The hero, a police inspector, prowls a city known more for its political malevolence than its street crime. If you read the local newspapers, you could think it's a city with almost no crime at all. There have been no murders reported there for years, no bank robberies, no muggings, no rapes....

Down another key minister, Iraq continues Mosul push
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's security forces continue to gear up for a long-awaited operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul. But they will be doing so without the minister of defense who has presided over most of the military's recent successes against IS....

10,000th Syrian reaches US this week in resettlement program
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The U.S. will reach its target this week of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in a year-old resettlement program, the U.S. ambassador to Jordan said Sunday, after meeting families headed to California and Virginia....

Uzbekistan's longtime ruler Islam Karimov hospitalized
MOSCOW (AP) -- Uzbekistan's government issued an unusual statement on Sunday announcing the hospitalization of President Islam Karimov, who has ruled the former Soviet republic in Central Asia for more than 25 years....

 
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