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TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - Mosques are being closed, local organizations banned and at least 1,000 people have been arrested as Tunisia cracks down on those suspected of sympathizing with radical Islamists.
A tropical system north of Haiti and the Dominican Republic is expected to gather strength over the weekend as it moves over the warm open waters near the Bahamas, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) - Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano.
The Street: Supporters of Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown sparking days of tumultuous protests, are opening their wallets for the cop who used lethal force against an unarmed teenager.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Residents of a neighborhood where an Oklahoma City officer is accused of sexually assaulting women say the allegations make them distrust police.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Bombings in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 30 people in Iraq on Saturday as the government investigated a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque the day before that has heightened sectarian tensions amid a fragile political transition.
MILLS, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours.
NEW YORK (AP) - John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Sunni lawmakers pulled out of talks on forming a new Iraqi government after militants attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside Baghdad during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people.
John Simmons said he had been using heroin for only six months, having graduated from Percocet when the money for prescription painkillers ran out. He and his wife injected together in their South Philadelphia apartment, as they always did.
What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - At least three people were seriously injured Saturday when mounted riot police charged demonstrators in southern Sweden, authorities said.
PARIS (AP) - Hundreds of ethnic Kurds marched in Paris on Saturday to demand more international support for civilians in Iraq facing assaults by Islamic State militants.
HAVANA (AP) - There's no rice, beans or fried plantains at Havana's newest private restaurant. You can order a minty mojito, but it'll come mixed with vodka instead of the traditional white rum.
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) - Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Witnesses say Israeli airstrike collapses 12-story apartment tower in Gaza City, 10 wounded.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Witnesses say Israeli airstrike collapses 12-story apartment tower in Gaza City, 10 wounded.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq officials say 3 explosions near Kurdish military stations in Kirkuk kill over 10 people.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq officials say 3 explosions near Kurdish military stations in Kirkuk kill over 10 people.
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese state media said Saturday that eight convicted terrorists were executed in the far western region of Xinjiang, where ethnic conflicts have left dozens of people dead this year.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian soccer champion Shakhtar Donetsk's stadium was damaged by shelling Saturday during the conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatists.
BERLIN (AP) - Several thousand people have formed a human chain across the German-Polish border to protest the expansion of open-cast mining for brown coal in the region.
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) - Icelandic Met Office: Small subglacial eruption underway at Bardarbunga volcano.
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) - Iceland raises aviation code for Bardarbunga volcano to red, indicating some eruption.
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - A boat carrying over 250 migrants capsized off the Libyan coast near the capital Tripoli, a coast guard official said Saturday.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Ferguson's streets remained peaceful as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.