Libya to try Gadhafi’s son next month

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s prosecutor general says late dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s son and his spy chief have been charged with murder in relation to Libya’s 2011 civil war. Abdel-Qader Radwan said Tuesday that the trial will start…

Nordic tour groups cancel over 60,000 Egypt trips

HELSINKI (AP) — Major tour operators in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark say they have canceled at least 60,000 trips to Egypt through the winter season that lasts until April due to recent unrest. Last week, charter companies…

UN refugee head: Syria on ‘verge of the abyss’

BAGHDAD (AP) — The head of the United Nations refugee agency is warning that Syria could be on the “verge of the abyss” as aid workers brace for a likely increase in the nearly 2 million refugees who…

Burger topping blamed for Toronto food poisoning

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto’s public health department says a food poisoning outbreak that caused more than 220 people to fall ill at an annual fair was caused by a contaminated topping put on burgers. Symptoms of food-borne illness…

Netanyahu: Israel would respond to a Syrian attack

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister says his country would respond “with force” if Syria does anything to harm his nation. The United States is considering military action against Bashar Assad’s regime after it allegedly deployed chemical weapons…

Ontario to allow all police to use stun guns

TORONTO (AP) — A provincial official says all front-line police officers in Ontario will be allowed to carry stun guns following the fatal shooting of a Toronto teenager last month. Community Safety Minister Madeleine Meilleur said Tuesday it…

Cuba reports 163 new cholera cases for year

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is reporting a cholera outbreak, with 163 people sickened in three provinces. A report by the Pan American Health Organization says island authorities reported on Aug. 23 that cases were detected in Havana, Santiago…

UN rights chief meets Sri Lankan war survivors

MULLIVAIKKAL, Sri Lanka (AP) — Survivors of Sri Lanka’s civil war complained on Tuesday to the United Nations’ human rights chief about missing relatives, military land grabs and a life without basic facilities more than four years after…

Brazil building collapses, kills 6

SAO PAULO (AP) — A commercial building in Brazil’s biggest city collapsed Tuesday, killing at least six people, authorities said. Another 11 people were pulled alive from the rubble, but an unknown number remained trapped below. Firefighters said…

Lawyer: Brake failure seen in Italian bus plunge

ROME (AP) — A lawyer for the relatives of victims in a deadly tour bus plunge in southern Italy says an initial technical examination of the wreckage is pointing to a transmission loss and brake failure. Andrea Pianese,…

Tunisia calls conservative Islamic group terrorist

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s prime minister has labeled an ultraconservative Islamist group implicated in last year’s U.S. Embassy attack a terrorist organization with links to al-Qaida. Ali Larayedh said in a press conference Tuesday that the salafist…

Frenchman in Cambodia gets 7 years for child sex

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court on Tuesday sentenced a Frenchman with a history of allegations of child molestation to seven years in prison for paying for sex with minors. Phnom Penh Municipal Court found Jacques…

China’s communists set reform meeting for November

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party says it will meet in November to discuss deepening reforms. Tuesday’s announcement followed a meeting of the party’s 25-member Politburo that adopted plans for local government reform, and preventing and punishing…

Assange dons wig in Australian Internet parody

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — In a departure from his public image as the ever-earnest fugitive, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has donned a long blond wig to star in a video parody of an Australian singing legend filmed in…