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Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

FILE - In this Friday, June 27, 2014 file photo, Saudi King Abdullah speaks before a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at his private residence in the Red Sea city of in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Saudi state media carried comments by the King early Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 made on Friday to foreign ambassadors where he warned that terrorist groups will attack Europe and the United States unless they are faced with collective "power and speed" from the international community. While not mentioning any terrorist groups by name, Abdullah's comments come as the Islamic State group has seized wide swaths of land across Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool, File)RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.



Race to find five miners still missing in Nicaragua cave-in

Miners lie on the back of a truck to go to a hospital after being rescued by members of SINAPRED during a rescue operation to reach a group of miners trapped in a gold mine in the community of El Comal, in northeastern Nicaragua, on August 29, 2014Rescuers in Nicaragua raced against the clock Saturday to locate five people still missing two days after a cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine following the overnight rescue of 20 of their colleagues. "Hopefully we can find them in the coming hours," First Lady Rosario Murillo, the presidential spokeswoman, told reporters. "We give thanks to God our Lord and the Virgin Mary for having saved from death 20 artisanal miners," Murillo said, adding that President Daniel Ortega was aware of the efforts. The accident happened at a mine near the town of Bonanza, which is perched on the side of a hill in a region that is home to Nicaragua's biggest gold mines.



EU set to slap Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine

Ukrainian servicemen rest near their military equipment inside a military camp in the Donetsk region, on August 29, 2014The European Union readied a fresh wave of sanctions against Russia on Saturday, with warnings that the escalating conflict in Ukraine was putting all of Europe at risk. Fears of an wider confrontation spiralled after NATO said Russia sent troops and weapons across the border to help pro-Kremlin rebels in a new counter-offensive that has seen key towns in the southeast wrested from Kiev's control. The European Union's 28 leaders were to meet later Saturday to discuss the worsening situation, with French President Francois Hollande already indicating that leaders would "no doubt increase" their sanctions on Russia. EU Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso warned that the crisis was near a "point of no return" and said tougher measures against the Kremlin were ready.



Hundreds protest in Wales before NATO summit

Supporters take part in the 'No to NATO' protest march in Newport, south Wales, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Around 1,000 protesters have marched through the streets of Newport ahead of next week's NATO summit. More than 150 heads of state and ministers will attend the two-day event at Newport's Celtic Manor Resort. The event will be "uncharted territory" for police - while Wales' First Minister Carwyn Jones has said it will be "momentous" in his country's history. However, its presence in the principality - and the UK - has been met with strong opposition from a number of anti-war groups as well as left-wing organizations. A large crowd gathered outside Newport Crown Court at around midday before going on a march through the Welsh city. As well as strong Welsh contingent, protesters came from as far as Washington, Belgium, France and Ireland. (AP Photo/Benjamin Wright, PA Wire) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVESLONDON (AP) — Hundreds of anti-war protesters have marched through the Welsh city of Newport before a major NATO summit there next week.



Pro wrestling returns to the ring in North Korea

North Koreans watch a pro-wrestler leave the fighting arena after a match, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Koreans got their first look at pro wrestling in about 20-years on Saturday when former NFL lineman Bob "The Beast" Sapp, and 20 other fighters from around the world took to the ring for an exhibition in Pyongyang, put together by colourful Japanese pro-wrestler Kanji "Antonio" Inoki, who is now a member of parliament. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans got their first look at pro wrestling in about 20 years on Saturday when an ex-NFL lineman and 20 other grapplers from around the world took to the ring for an exhibition put together by a charismatic former Japanese pro-wrestler who is now a member of parliament.





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