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Italy probes whether negligence played role in quake toll
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- Italian authorities are vowing to investigate whether negligence or fraud in adhering to building codes played a role in the high death toll in last week's earthquake in Italy....

Turkey-backed rebels expel Kurdish forces from Syrian towns
BEIRUT (AP) -- Rebels backed by Turkey made major gains Sunday in northern Syria, expelling Kurdish-led forces from towns and villages as part of a determined campaign by Ankara to push the militants east of the Euphrates River....

College football Down Under attracts 61,000 fans at Sydney
SYDNEY (AP) -- The beer ran out in some sections of the Olympic stadium, but most of the 61,247 spectators at Saturday's U.S. college football opener in Sydney between California and Hawaii appeared to be enjoying their American "gridiron" experience....

Turkish president vows to 'destroy terrorists'
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's president vowed on Sunday to "destroy terrorists" after months of deadly attacks throughout the country and reiterated his claim that a child suicide bomber was responsible for last weekend's explosion that claimed at least 54 lives in the southeast....

The Latest: 6 bodies found in past 2 days in quake-hit town
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- The Latest on Italy's devastating Aug 24 earthquake (all times local):...

FARC sets permanent cease-fire under Colombia peace deal
HAVANA (AP) -- The commander of Colombia's biggest rebel movement said Sunday its fighters will permanently cease hostilities with the government beginning with the first minute of Monday, as a result of their peace accord ending one of the world's longest-running conflicts....

In North Korea
NEW YORK (AP) -- The hero, a police inspector, prowls a city known more for its political malevolence than its street crime. If you read the local newspapers, you could think it's a city with almost no crime at all. There have been no murders reported there for years, no bank robberies, no muggings, no rapes....

2 United pilots suspected of being drunk arrested in Glasgow
LONDON (AP) -- Two United Airlines pilots who have been arrested for suspected intoxication before they were to fly 141 passengers from Scotland to the United States will appear in a Scottish court Monday, police said....

Down another key minister, Iraq continues Mosul push
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's security forces continue to gear up for a long-awaited operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul. But they will be doing so without the minister of defense who has presided over most of the military's recent successes against IS....

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Asia
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Europe
2 United pilots suspected of being drunk arrested in Glasgow

Latin America/Caribbean
FARC sets permanent cease-fire under Colombia peace deal

Middle East
Saudis say rocket fired from Yemen kills 2 children