• September 26, 2016

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Shell Nigeria refuses to confirm oil militants' attack

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Shell Nigeria is refusing to confirm a report by Niger Delta militants that they have bombed its Bonny oil pipeline in the south, crippling its exports.

Russia claims new data show rebels didn't down MH17

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says radiolocation data show that the missile that downed a Malaysian airliner over warring eastern Ukraine in 2014 was not fired from territory controlled by Russia-backed rebels.

The Latest: Campaign says Trump wasn't lying about Holt

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Nigeria military: 8 soldiers killed in attacks by extremists

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists have killed eight soldiers and wounded 17 in two attacks in northeastern Nigeria, the country's military said Monday.

Egypt's president defends the military's economic role

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president has rejected criticism that the military is being distracted from its core duties by further involving itself in the economy.

Parents channel grief of son's suicide into foundation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — On the outside, Jordan Porco was a typical 18-year-old college freshman.

Poachers target rare bird's 'ivory' beak in Southeast Asia

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some call it "ivory on wings," part of the bill of a critically endangered bird in Southeast Asia that is sought by poachers and carved into ornaments for illegal sale to Chinese buyers.

Dubai airport plans more gates to handle double-decker A380

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai Airports is boosting the number of specialized facilities to handle Airbus A380 planes at the Middle East's busiest airport as hometown carrier Emirates grows its fleet of the double-decker aircraft.

Police shoot 'active shooter' at strip mall in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say several people have been shot at a strip mall in the southwest of the city and that officers shot the gunman.

Italy warns Swiss over Swiss-first employment referendum

ROME (AP) — Italian officials warned Monday that Switzerland could face consequences after voters in the border canton of Ticino approved a referendum calling on authorities to grant preference to Swiss workers over foreigners in employment.

Debate Night: Clinton, Trump set for high-stakes showdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for America's future.

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

Syrian foreign minister says cease-fire agreement 'not dead'

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said in a TV interview broadcast Monday that an internationally-brokered cease-fire for Syria is still viable, as rescue workers in Aleppo cleaned up from what they said were the worst airstrikes on rebel-held areas of the northern city in five years.

Deutsche Bank shares fall sharply after report

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shares in Deutsche Bank are sharply lower after a report that the German government won't intervene with U.S. officials who are pressing the bank to pay $14 billion to settle an investigation into its sales of mortgage-backed securities.

Bosnian Serbs overwhelmingly vote to keep disputed holiday

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serbs voted overwhelmingly in favor of keeping a disputed holiday that a constitutional court had said discriminates against non-Serbs, results showed Monday.

FIFA fighting racism 'seriously' despite ending task force

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura insisted Monday that the fight against racism is being taken "very seriously" despite the governing body's task force overseeing discrimination being abolished.

Prescott-Wentz showdown on horizon? Well, Romo might be back

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Get ready for talk of a rookie quarterback showdown on Oct. 30 between the sudden stars of the NFC East: Philadelphia's Carson Wentz and the Cowboys' Dak Prescott in Dallas.

Train, buttocks among contenders for art's Turner Prize

LONDON (AP) — A model train and bare buttocks are among artworks nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize.

The Latest: Kremlin: Russia retains hope for Syria solution

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

Demolition work planned at closed Indiana munitions plant

CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (AP) — Work is expected to start this fall on tearing down dozens of buildings from a closed military munitions plant in southern Indiana.

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Spain: Protesters jeer ex-IMF boss as bank card trial starts

MADRID (AP) — Protesters shouted insults at Rodrigo Rato, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, as he and 64 others entered court for a trial over the alleged misuse of corporate credit cards at a Spanish bank.

UK CEOs consider pulling up stakes because of Brexit

LONDON (AP) — A survey of company CEOs in Britain suggests that a majority is considering moving some business away from the U.K. amid concerns about the country's future outside the European Union.

1 of 2 boaters missing for week found alive, adrift in raft

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says one of two Connecticut boaters who had been missing for a week has been found alive, drifting on an inflatable life raft off the coast of Massachusetts.