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  • Prince Harry to train at US military bases

    Prince Harry _ a British Army captain _ will train at two U.S. military bases in California and Arizona as part of an Apache attack helicopter course conducted by his country's Defense Ministry.


  • A Syrian sweet vendor stands outside his shop at a popular market in the old city of Damascus, Syria, on Aug. 29, 2011. A picture above the shop depicts the late Syrian President Hafez Assad (left) and his dead son Bassel Assad. (Associated Press)

    Syrian activists warn against taking up arms

    Syrians should not take up arms in their uprising against President Bashar Assad or invite foreign military action like the intervention that helped topple the government of Libya, a prominent activist group warned Monday.


  • Mustafa Abdul-Jalil (left), head of the Libyan rebels' National Transitional Council, and Major Gen. Hamad bin Ali al-Attiyah, Qatari chief of staff, look on during NATO talks in Doha, Qatar, on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

    Libyan rebels ask NATO to keep up pressure

    Libyan rebel leaders asked NATO on Monday to keep up pressure on elements of Col. Moammar Gadhafi's regime and to protect those struggling to restore electricity and water to the battle-scarred capital of Tripoli.


  • **FILE** In this photo from July 24, 2010, Turkish soldiers march after a funeral ceremony for captain Ibrahim Baris Yurtseven, an army officer who was killed by Kurdish rebels in Hakkari at Turkey-Iraq border, at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara, Turkey. (Associated Press)

    Turkish military: Up to 160 Kurdish rebels killed

    Turkey's military said Monday that its air strikes and artillery fire on suspected Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq have killed an estimated 145 to 160 guerrillas and wounded as many as 100.


  • German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle reacts prior to a speech at a meeting of German ambassadors in Berlin on Aug. 29, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Merkel stands by embattled German foreign minister

    Chancellor Angela Merkel is standing by her foreign minister even as he faces mounting criticism for his reluctance to acknowledge the role played by NATO airstrikes in forcing the downfall of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.


  • Mexico offers reward in casino attack

    The Mexican government is offering a $2.4 million reward for information leading to the arrest of armed men who torched a casino, leaving 52 people dead in what President Felipe Calderon condemned as an "abhorrent and barbaric" assault on men and women left to burn and choke to death in a blazing inferno.


  • Mustafa Abdul-Jalil (left), head of the Libyan rebels' National Transitional Council, and Major Gen. Hamad bin Ali al-Attiyah, Qatari chief of staff, look on during NATO talks in Doha, Qatar, on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

    Gadhafi's wife, daughter and sons flee to Algeria

    Moammar Gadhafi's second wife, two sons and a daughter arrived in Algeria on Monday as rebels closed in on the Libyan dictator's last stronghold.


  • ** FILE ** Abdel Baset al-Megrahi (Associated Press)

    Libyan Lockerbie bomber near death, family says

    The former Libyan intelligence officer convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing is close to death and slipping in and out of consciousness, his family said Monday, a week after the regime that protected him was ousted from power.


  • Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry heard loud applause at the Veterans of Foreign Wars 112th National Conference on Monday when he said only U.S. officers should be leading American troops in missions abroad. (Associated Press)

    Perry touts economic plan, then raises patriotic fervor

    Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry said Monday that there would be no need for a stimulus program if he's elected president because his economic plan will "get America working again."


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