- Anti-Muslim actions rise in UK over slain soldier
LONDON (AP) — Police, politicians and activists in Britain are warning of rising anti-Muslim sentiment following the slaughter of an off-duty British soldier in a London street, an apparent act of Islamic extremism that has horrified the nation.
- 2-child limit for Muslims in parts of Myanmar
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Authorities in Myanmar's western Rakhine state have imposed a two-child limit for Muslim Rohingya families, a policy that does not apply to Buddhists in the area and comes amid accusations of ethnic cleansing in the aftermath of sectarian violence.
- Hezbollah chief commits to victory in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group vowed to help propel President Bashar Assad to victory in Syria's bloody civil war, warning that the fall of the Damascus regime would give rise to extremists and plunge the Middle East into a "dark period."
- Kerry makes 1st official sub-Saharan Africa trip
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Making his first official trip to sub-Saharan Africa, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday demanded that Nigeria respect human rights as it cracks down on Islamist extremists and pledged to work hard in the coming months to ease tensions between Sudan and South Sudan.
- Fragments of biblical treasure are up for sale
JERUSALEM (AP) — Parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls are up for sale — in tiny pieces.
- French soldier stabbed in throat outside Paris
PARIS (AP) — A French soldier was stabbed in the throat in a busy commercial district outside Paris on Saturday, and the government said it was trying to determine if there were any links to the brutal killing of a British soldier by suspected Islamic extremists.
- Huge crowd cheers Argentine leader's 10-year rule
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine President Cristina Fernandez rallied a huge crowd Saturday night celebrating the 10-year government that she and her late husband Nestor Kirchner began in 2003. Her voice breaking, she called it a victorious decade, "won not by a government but by the people."
- Suspected rebels kill 28, wound 24 in east India
NEW DELHI (AP) — About 200 suspected Maoist rebels set off a land mine and opened fire on a convoy of cars carrying local leaders and supporters of India's ruling Congress party in an eastern state, killing 28 people and wounding 24 others in one of their most audacious attacks on politicians.
- Iran fields 'massive' number of missile launchers
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian semi-official news agency reports the country has fielded a "massive" number of new long-range missile launchers.
- Female suicide bomber injures 18 in Russian region
MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday, injuring at least 18, including two children and five police officers, authorities said. The attacker was later identified as a widow of two Islamic radicals killed by security forces.