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NEW YORK (AP) - Politicians say they're meeting with prosecutors following the New York City medical examiner's ruling that the police killing of an unarmed man was a homicide.
VIENNA (AP) - Facing significant differences still between the United States and Iran, negotiators gave up on last-minute efforts to get a nuclear deal by the Monday deadline and extended their talks for another seven months.
Tensions soared in Jerusalem this week after a grisly attack on a synagogue, an Egyptian doctor was acquitted in the country's first female genital mutilation trial, and Lebanese demanded the release of family members captured by militants.
BOSTON (AP) - A Boston man remains in the hospital after police say he fell naked through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan Airport and then assaulted an elderly man.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Bombings across Afghanistan killed two NATO troops and six civilians Monday, authorities said, as the death toll in the country's deadliest insurgent attack this year rose to at least 50.
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) - Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird.
BEIRUT (AP) - Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - A suspected arson fire in southwestern Poland has damaged a 750-year-old oak tree believed to be the country's oldest.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militiamen and Kurdish security forces have recaptured two eastern towns from Islamic State militants after fierce clashes, Iraqi officials said Monday.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - People in storm-socked areas around Buffalo began returning to work on Monday as fast-melting mounds of snow fed into creeks that were starting to swell.
JERUSALEM (AP) - In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel's Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people.
STRASBOURG, France (AP) - Pope Francis is set to deliver his first public speech about Europe, focusing on complex continental issues such as high jobless rates among the young, and immigration.
CAIRO (AP) - The lawyers of an imprisoned Egyptian-Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist have called for his release, either on the basis of a recent law that allows Egypt's president to deport foreign defendants, or because of health reasons.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican says Pope Francis emphasized Egypt's role in establishing Middle East peace during a meeting with the country's president.
QOM, Iran (AP) - Muslim clerics meeting in Iran have vowed to counter extremists like the Islamic State group through mosques and Islamic teaching centers.
CAIRO (AP) - Libyan officials say forces allied to the elected government have seized a western mountain town after heavy airstrikes hit rival militias.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - A suspected arson fire in southwestern Poland has damaged a 750-year-old oak tree believed to be the country's oldest.
RABAT, Morocco (AP) - Some of Morocco's most prominent human rights groups have said they will be boycotting the World Forum of Human Rights to be hosted in Marrakech because of government interference.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan set off a new controversy on Monday, declaring that women are not equal to men and accusing feminists of not understanding the special status that Islam attributes to mothers.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Romania has named a respected diplomat as foreign minister after two ministers resigned over criticism about the way voting was organized for Romanians abroad in a recent election.
LONDON (AP) - Google has agreed to a settlement with a former Morgan Stanley banker who sued the search engine over defamatory Internet posts.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - A Maasai community near Tanzania's Serengeti National Park may be able to keep its traditional homeland after the country's president said on Twitter that the government would not take their land.
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) - A Belgian company destroyed hundreds of homes near a mine in southeastern Congo and lied about it for years with the help of a government cover-up, Amnesty International said in a report released Monday.
TOKYO (AP) - When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to Japan's surprise recession by delaying a sales-tax increase, it was a cause for worry, not celebration, for many young Japanese. This generation, barely aware of their country's economic heyday, frets that putting off tough decisions now could make the future even worse.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A Philippine military spokeswoman says government forces killed at least five Abu Sayyaf gunmen and seized their camp after a clash in an ongoing offensive in the southern Philippines.