Pakistani protesters push closer to PM house, force TV off the air

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani protesters pushed closer to the prime minister's house in central Islamabad on Monday in their bid to force his removal and closed down national television after clashes turned violent over the weekend. | Video

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NEW ORLEANS La. - A U.S. federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of a Louisiana law that advocates say would likely have closed all five abortion clinics in the state.

Politics, U.S. 31 Aug 2014

Dozens of Turkish police detained over 'anti-government plot': media

ISTANBUL - Dozens of Turkish police officers, including a former chief of a police financial unit, were detained on Monday in a fresh wave of arrests over allegations that officers were involved in plotting against the government, local media said.

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Jubilant Iraqi forces break two-month siege of Amerli: officials

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces backed by Shi'ite militias on Sunday broke the two-month siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants and entered the northern town, officials said. | Video

World, Iraq 31 Aug 2014

Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli

WASHINGTON - Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, U.S. officials said on Sunday.

World, Politics, Libya 31 Aug 2014