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APNewsBreak: NKorea unresponsive to US envoy offer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- North Korea is not accepting American offers to send a high-level envoy to seek the release of three detained Americans, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday....

Nigeria: death toll in building collapse is 80

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- An official in Nigeria says the death toll in a building collapse at a televangelist's church complex has risen to 80....

Minority scholar denies separatism at China trial

URUMQI, China (AP) -- A Muslim Uighur scholar accused of separatism sought to show Thursday that his writings and classroom lectures, including rhetoric saying Chinese are dragons and Uighurs are wolves, were not a campaign to split his native Xinjiang region from China....

Even seemingly benign causes draw China crackdown

BEIJING (AP) -- More than 30 people had gathered at Beijing's most august Buddhist temple to remember the siblings, children and parents lost exactly six months earlier when a Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared. They found themselves encircled by shouting police blocking them from speaking to reporters or entering the temple as a group....

UN's flight marks new era on Israel-Syria front

CAMP ZIOUANI, Golan Heights (AP) -- For four decades, a multinational United Nations mission has quietly monitored the sleepy Golan Heights - providing a symbol of stability between bitter enemies as it enforced a truce between Israel and Syria....

Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge

LONDON (AP) -- Breaking up is hard to do, especially after 307 years. The entire United Kingdom will find out just how hard if Scotland chooses independence in Thursday's vote....

Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge

LONDON (AP) -- Breaking up is hard to do, especially after 307 years. The entire United Kingdom will find out just how hard if Scotland chooses independence in Thursday's vote....

AP PHOTOS: Survivor of Peru massacre guides team

PACCHA, Peru (AP) -- This remote hamlet on fertile Andean slopes beside the Apurimac river has been a ghost town for three decades, inhabited only by the buried bodies of villagers slain by security forces who considered them rebel sympathizers....

Iran rules out cooperating with US in Iraq

NEW YORK (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister on Wednesday ruled out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warned that the terrorist group poses a much broader global threat that needs new thinking to eradicate....

Australian police: Raids thwarted beheading plot

SYDNEY (AP) -- Police on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group. They detained 15 people and raided more than a dozen properties across Sydney, though nine of those brought in were freed before the day was over....