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Typhoon roars into south China; tens of thousands evacuated
BEIJING (AP) -- A strong typhoon roared into southern China on Sunday, bringing powerful winds and heavy rain to the region after leaving more than a dozen fishermen missing in the Philippines.... 10/4/2015 8:11 AM

Pope opens family meeting and sparks are expected to fly
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Few Vatican meetings have enjoyed as controversial a run-up as the three-week gathering of bishops on family issues that opens Sunday: There have been allegations of manipulation and coercion. Secret caucuses to plot strategy. A de-facto law passed to take the wind out of the debate. And on the eve of the synod, a Vatican monsignor outing himself, urging the pope to hear his voice, and denouncing widespread homophobia in the church.... 10/4/2015 8:05 AM

Jordanian MP says son joined IS, carried out suicide attack
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- A Jordanian parliament member said he learned from Islamic State-linked media that his son carried out a suicide attack in Iraq, three months after dropping out of medical school and joining the extremist group.... 10/4/2015 8:00 AM

Mainstream Portuguese moderates expected to prevail in vote
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Moderate mainstream parties were expected to triumph in Portugal's general election Sunday, after more radical alternatives failed to exploit public discontent over austerity measures.... 10/4/2015 7:55 AM

Doctors Without Borders leaves Afghan city after airstrike
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- International medical charity Doctors Without Borders said on Sunday it has withdrawn from the northern Afghan city of Kunduz after a deadly airstrike destroyed its hospital, killing 19 people.... 10/4/2015 7:54 AM

Israel bars Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police took the unprecedented step of preventing Palestinian residents of Jerusalem from entering the walled Old City on Sunday after two Palestinian stabbing attacks against Israelis.... 10/4/2015 7:43 AM

Flash floods on French Riviera kill at least 10
ANTIBES, France (AP) -- Sudden heavy rains around the French Riviera have killed at least 10 people, including some trapped in cars, a campsite and a retirement home, and left six missing. Car and train traffic was disrupted along the Mediterranean coast.... 10/4/2015 7:34 AM

The Latest: Israeli-Palestinian tensions soar after attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments after a Palestinian teenager stabbed two Israelis to death and wounded a woman and a toddler before being shot and killed in Jerusalem's Old City, part of a series of recent attacks that have aggravated tensions in the Holy Land (all times local).... 10/4/2015 6:49 AM

School hazing gets stern penalty in military-ruled Thailand
BANGKOK (AP) -- At a military facility outside Bangkok, a drill sergeant barks orders at a group of film students learning the hard way that creative license has its limits in Thailand.... 10/4/2015 6:49 AM

Jin Cheng wins weather-shortened Asia-Pacific Amateur
HONG KONG (AP) -- Third-round leader Jin Cheng of China won the Asia-Pacific Amateur championship without hitting a ball on Sunday after the fourth round was abandoned due to heavy rain and high winds at Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club.... 10/4/2015 6:49 AM

Bangladesh plays down IS claim of killing Japanese man
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- For the second time in a week, Bangladesh's government on Sunday played down a claim by the Islamic State group that it was responsible for gunning down a foreigner in the South Asian country.... 10/4/2015 6:37 AM

Guatemala family loses 11 to mudslide, sees dreams end
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) -- A wall of mud stopped everyday life mid-text, mid-sentence, mid-dream for the family of Manuel Sandoval and Maritza Aquino.... 10/4/2015 4:48 AM

Bahamas search finds life ring but no other sign of US ship
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- An intensive search by U.S. Coast Guard and Navy aircraft has turned up a life ring but no other sign of a cargo ship with 33 people on board that lost power and communications off the southeastern Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin.... 10/4/2015 4:06 AM

Pope's blessing, Netanyahu's silence: Key UN summit moments
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Pope Francis, Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Barack Obama and even celebrities like Daniel Craig and Shakira dropped by a whirlwind U.N. summit that drew more than 150 world leaders, a record, and ended Saturday afternoon. Here are some notable moments:... 10/3/2015 11:47 PM

Venezuela official denounces US hostility after airport stop
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A top Venezuelan official railed against the United States after being stopped at a Mexican airport Saturday while traveling on official business.... 10/3/2015 11:30 PM

Emirates vote for federal council sees 35-percent turnout
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates held a tightly controlled election Saturday for its largely advisory Federal National Council, though only just over a third of those Emiratis allowed to vote by their rulers cast a ballot.... 10/3/2015 9:05 PM

The Latest: UN chief condemns deadly Kunduz hospital bombing
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The latest developments from Afghanistan, where the international charity Doctors Without Borders says that at least 19 people were killed when its clinic came under "sustained bombing" as government and international forces continue to battle Taliban fighters in the northern city of Kunduz (all times local):... 10/3/2015 8:57 PM

Emergency official: Death toll in Guatemala mudslide rises to 56
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Emergency official: Death toll in Guatemala mudslide rises to 56.... 10/3/2015 8:40 PM

IS group claims pair of deadly Baghdad suicide bombings
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a pair of suicide bombings Saturday in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, which killed at least 18 people, according to a monitoring group that tracks Islamic militants.... 10/3/2015 7:33 PM

Former UK Treasury secretary Denis Healey dies at 98
LONDON (AP) -- Decorated World War II military hero and former British Treasury chief Denis Healey has died after a long career in British politics. He was 98.... 10/3/2015 7:00 PM

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