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The Latest: 5th suspect in deaths of 71 migrants in jail
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- The latest developments as tens of thousands of migrants flood into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):... 9/1/2015 1:17 PM

North Korean choir gives military-inspired concert in Russia
MOSCOW (AP) -- The North Korean National Choir has performed for the first time in the Russian capital, putting on a military-inspired concert.... 9/1/2015 1:17 PM

China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders
BEIJING (AP) -- Russian leader Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shine at the top of China's guest list at this week's grand commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II. After them, the wattage gets pretty low.... 9/1/2015 1:15 PM


BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials: Suicide attacks kill 12 troops, militiamen on outskirts of western town.... 9/1/2015 1:14 PM

Lawyer: Turkey arrested journalist to deter foreign media
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A lawyer representing two Vice News journalists and their assistant has denounced a Turkish court's decision to arrest them on terror-related charges, calling it a government attempt to deter foreign media from reporting on the conflict with Kurdish rebels.... 9/1/2015 12:59 PM

Barbara Brecht-Schall, Bertolt Brecht's daughter, dies at 84
BERLIN (AP) -- German actress Barbara Brecht-Schall, the daughter and main heir of playwright Bertolt Brecht, has died. She was 84.... 9/1/2015 12:56 PM

Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis says he is letting all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy absolve the `'sin of abortion" if they seek forgiveness with a `'contrite heart."... 9/1/2015 12:52 PM

A primer on where pope stands on gays, divorce, climate
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is expected to raise issues ranging from climate change to income inequality when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27. Francis has launched an agenda of reform in the Vatican and in the global church, prioritizing different issues and counseling a more merciful message. Here's a primer on where the pope stands on key issues.... 9/1/2015 12:52 PM

Romania: prosecutor, tax official detained on bribe charges
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors have detained a prosecutor and a senior tax official on suspicion they took bribes from a businessman to resolve a court case in his favor.... 9/1/2015 12:49 PM

Journalist in Azerbaijan sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) -- A court in Azerbaijan has convicted investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova of several financial crimes and sentenced her to 7 1/2 years in prison, in a case widely criticized by human rights organizations.... 9/1/2015 12:45 PM

Japan scraps Olympic logo over plagiarism allegation
TOKYO (AP) -- Tokyo Olympic organizers on Tuesday decided to scrap the logo for the 2020 Games following another allegation its Japanese designer might have used copied materials.... 9/1/2015 12:39 PM

Spain: Police search family house of train attacker
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police have searched the family house of the Moroccan man arrested for trying to stage an attack on a high-speed train traveling to Paris late last month.... 9/1/2015 12:37 PM

Exiled Tibetan gov't warns China not to meddle in tradition
DHARMSALA, India (AP) -- The exiled Tibetan government said it saw no cause for celebrating 50 years since China formed the Tibetan Autonomous Region, insisting that Tuesday instead marked a half-century of occupation and control over the once-independent Himalayan kingdom.... 9/1/2015 12:33 PM

Nepal police kill 5 protesters demanding new state
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Police in southern Nepal opened fire Tuesday on members of an ethnic group demanding a new state in a draft constitution, killing five people in two separate towns, officials said.... 9/1/2015 12:32 PM

Right-wing party exits parliamentary coalition in Ukraine
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- A right-wing party says it is leaving Ukraine's ruling parliamentary coalition because it's opposed to a constitutional amendment that would give greater powers to the rebel-held eastern region.... 9/1/2015 12:32 PM

Sri Lanka leader calls for reforms to promote ethnic harmony
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka's president asked the country's newly elected lawmakers on Tuesday to draft political reforms to promote ethnic reconciliation and economic development in the post-war era.... 9/1/2015 12:22 PM

Thai prime minister says bombing suspect arrested at border
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a deadly bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles a yellow-shirted man in a surveillance video who police say planted the bomb.... 9/1/2015 12:20 PM

Rioters rampage against residence law in northeast India
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Rioters set fire to the homes of seven lawmakers during a rampage to protest new legislation defining who can claim to be from the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, police said Tuesday.... 9/1/2015 12:17 PM

Protests spotlight Lebanon dysfunction, but reforms elusive
BEIRUT (AP) -- Anti-government demonstrators in Lebanon have staged three large rallies and in the past two weeks and a small group Tuesday stormed the environment ministry to press demands for reform. Here's a look at what's behind the protests, the most significant public expression of frustration with Lebanon's dysfunctional system of government in years.... 9/1/2015 12:14 PM

Germany: up to $3.7B needed next year to integrate refugees
BERLIN (AP) -- The German economy has room to accommodate refugees, the labor minister said Tuesday, but the government will need to spend billions of extra euros (dollars) to cover language courses, benefits and their integration into the labor market.... 9/1/2015 12:14 PM



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