Toxic liquor kills 8 in southern Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say at least eight people in the port city of Karachi have died after consuming homemade liquor. Police officer Mohammad Sarwar said Sunday that 14 people from Christian-dominated slums in the city,…

UK writes off $744,400 in Somalia aid to theft

LONDON (AP) — The British government says that 480,000 pounds ($744,400) of humanitarian aid supplies funded by the U.K. were seized by al-Qaida-affiliated militants in Somalia. The supplies were seized when al-Shabaab militants raided warehouses and offices between…

Retailers keeping tabs on consumers’ return habits

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not just the government that might be keeping tabs on you. Many retailers are tracking you, too — or at least your merchandise returns. The companies say it’s all in the name of security…

Bombings targeting Iraq military kill 5 soldiers

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say a roadside bomb has hit a military convoy south of Baghdad, killing three soldiers. Police officials said another 10 were wounded in the blast near Musayyib town, 60 kilometers (40 miles) south…

Chilly reception for Kerry in Brazil, Colombia?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to Colombia and Brazil this week builds on efforts to deepen relations with Latin America, but he can expect a curt reception from the two U.S. allies after reports…

Storms, floods kill 22 near Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Heavy rains and overnight hailstorms killed at least 22 people near Afghanistan’s capital, a disaster management official said Sunday. Mohammad Daim Kakar, who coordinates disaster management for Kabul province, said the rains began late…

Immigration campaign passes by some in GOP

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — Immigration advocates are swarming the country this month, trying to persuade House Republicans to pass a comprehensive overhaul. It was hard to tell at the town-hall meeting that second-term Republican Rep. Andy Harris…

Prince Harry visits Angola to see mine clearance

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry is visiting Angola to see mine clearance efforts there with a charity championed by his late mother, Princess Diana. The HALO Trust charity said Saturday that Harry will be touring minefields and meeting…

6 killed by Indonesia volcano had refused to leave

MAUMERE, Indonesia (AP) — The six people swept up and killed by hot lava from an erupting volcano in eastern Indonesia had refused to leave the area for safer ground when the mountain began rumbling last year, an…

Gunmen kill 5 Yemeni soldiers at checkpoint

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni military official says gunmen believed to be from al-Qaida have killed five soldiers at a checkpoint in a southern province. The official said the attackers surprised the soldiers early Sunday at their…

Report: Bundesbank sees new Greece bailout in 2014

BERLIN (AP) — German news weekly Der Spiegel reports that the country’s central bank believes international creditors will have to agree a new bailout for Greece by early next year. The move would come months after Germany’s Sept.…

Zimbabwe denies uranium deal with Iran

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s state radio says the country’s ministry of mines controlled by longtime ruler President Robert Mugabe has not struck a deal to sell uranium to Iran for its nuclear program. The radio said Sunday…

Israel approves nearly 1,200 more settlement homes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s housing minister on Sunday gave final approval to build nearly 1,200 apartments in Jewish settlements, just three days before Israeli-Palestinian peace talks are to resume in Jerusalem. There was no immediate Palestinian comment, though…

Curfews set in Kashmir amid Hindu-Muslim clashes

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities imposed curfews in seven towns in the Indian portion of Kashmir on Sunday as sporadic clashes between Hindus and Muslims continued for a third day, officials said. Police said the death toll in…

Teen, abductor stood out in Idaho wilderness

CASCADE, Idaho (AP) — A harrowing weeklong search for a missing California teenager ended Saturday when FBI agents rescued the girl and shot and killed her apparent kidnapper at a campsite deep in the Idaho wilderness. Hannah Anderson,…

Malians return to polls for 2nd round of voting

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Voters trudged through red muddy roads in Mali’s rainy capital Sunday to choose their next president, a leader who will be tasked with reconciling the country after a coup, separatist rebellion and an Islamic…

Body recovered from mudslide in Colorado

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have recovered a man’s body from debris left by a fast-moving mudslide that swept through a historic town near Colorado Springs, Colo., and crews are searching for three people reported missing after…

Design chosen for Ann Arbor art project

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A Massachusetts artist has been chosen to create a $360,000 public art project at the new Stadium bridges in Ann Arbor. City officials said Catherine Widgery’s proposal called “Arbor Winds” was chosen as…

Afghan police: Chinese shot to death during party

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police say that three Chinese citizens found dead in an apartment building in Kabul last week were shot to death during a party. Gen. Mohammad Zahir, who is chief of the criminal department…