Printed on: September 28, 2013

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U.N. votes to destroy chemical weapons

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday night to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile, a landmark decision aimed at taking poison gas off the battlefield in the escalating 21/2-year conflict.

The vote after two weeks of intense negotiations marked a major breakthrough in the paralysis that has gripped the council since the Syrian uprising began. Russia and China previously vetoed three Western-backed resolutions pressuring President Bashar Assad's regime to end the violence.

Security forces fire on Sudan protesters

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- Security forces fired at Sudanese protesters with bullets and tear gas Friday as thousands took to the streets despite a fierce crackdown that rights groups say has

killed dozens of people this week.

The regime of President Omar al-Bashir is trying to stifle public anger over fuel price hikes from turning into an Arab Spring-style uprising against his 24-year rule.

Many missing, 8 dead in India cave-in

MUMBAI, India (AP) -- Rescuers pulled a small girl alive from a collapsed apartment building in India's financial capital nearly 12 hours after the structure caved in Friday, killing at least eight people and leaving dozens trapped under the rubble.

Friday's disaster was the third deadly building collapse in six months in Mumbai, in a country where shoddy construction and lax inspections make such disasters all too common.