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Vatican says ex-envoy, charged with sexual abuse, has died
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, who had been charged by church prosecutors with sexually abusing children in the Caribbean country, died Friday of apparent natural causes as he awaited trial, the Vatican said.... 8/28/2015 8:55 AM

Bomb blast kills 6 Iraqi policemen, injures 10
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say an explosion has ripped through the parking lot of a Baghdad police station when a police bomb squad tried to defuse a car bomb while colleagues looked on, killing six and wounding 10.... 8/28/2015 8:53 AM

Japan requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese lawmakers approved a law Friday requiring large employers to set and publicize targets for hiring or promoting women as managers.... 8/28/2015 8:42 AM

Indian and Pakistani border guards trade gunfire, 9 killed
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Indian and Pakistani border guards traded gunfire in the divided region of Kashmir, leaving nine civilians dead and another 63 wounded, authorities said Friday.... 8/28/2015 8:37 AM

Austrian official: Death toll of migrants in truck over 70
VIENNA (AP) -- The number of migrants found dead in a truck abandoned on Austria's main highway to Hungary has risen to more than 70, the Interior Ministry said Friday.... 8/28/2015 8:32 AM

Malaysians gear up for street rallies urging Najib to quit
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian activists are putting more pressure on embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak to resign with major street rallies this weekend following allegations of suspicious money transfers into his accounts.... 8/28/2015 8:19 AM

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VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Vatican says ex-envoy to Dominican Republic, charged with abusing minors, has died.... 8/28/2015 8:18 AM

Libya collects victims' bodies from latest migrant disaster
ZUWARA, Libya (AP) -- An Associated Press photographer at the scene of the latest migrant disaster says authorities are collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the Libyan coastal city of Zuwara.... 8/28/2015 8:16 AM

Japan scales back Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium plans
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's government has approved a plan to reduce the seating and slash the construction cost of the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after public opposition to the initial design.... 8/28/2015 8:09 AM

Refugees or migrants? Debate over words to describe crisis
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Day after day, images of soaked and exhausted parents clutching their glassy-eyed children as they arrive on Europe's shores make their way around the world.... 8/28/2015 7:49 AM

Greece's new prime minister to name caretaker cabinet
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's new prime minister, a top judge who is the country's first female premier, was to name the members of her caretaker government Friday as the country heads to early elections next month, the third time Greeks will go to the polls this year.... 8/28/2015 7:34 AM

Asylum-seeker home in Germany firebombed; no injuries
BERLIN (AP) -- Police say a petrol bomb was thrown through a window at an asylum-seekers' home in a town in northwestern Germany, starting a small fire but injuring none of the residents.... 8/28/2015 7:32 AM

2 French journalists arrested in blackmail of Moroccan king
PARIS (AP) -- The Paris prosecutor's office and a lawyer for Morocco's King Mohammed VI say two French journalists have been arrested in France for allegedly trying to blackmail the monarch.... 8/28/2015 7:28 AM

US national security adviser in China ahead of Xi's US trip
BEIJING (AP) -- The U.S. national security adviser held talks Friday in Beijing to help lay the groundwork for Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Washington next month.... 8/28/2015 7:02 AM

India's polluted waters cleanse spirits at Hindu festival
NASIK, India (AP) -- It's just water, and far from the cleanest you could find. Raw sewage often flows in the Godavari River, bringing with it high bacteria levels. Residue from sand mining can cloud the water. Farm pesticides leech through the soil.... 8/28/2015 6:46 AM

Asian stocks extend global rally on upbeat US growth data
HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian stocks rose Friday as upbeat U.S. economic data lifted investors' spirits following days of stomach-churning turbulence sparked by a heavy sell-off in China.... 8/28/2015 6:27 AM

Japan reports inflation, household spending soften in July
TOKYO (AP) -- The backdrop to the wild drama in financial markets over the past few weeks is a less dramatic but more daunting reality: the deep-seated challenges for sustaining long-term growth, especially for aging economies like Japan's.... 8/28/2015 6:15 AM

Vietnam grants amnesty to more than 18,000 prisoners
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnam has granted amnesty to more than 18,000 prisoners to mark the 70th anniversary of independence from France, but authorities said Friday they do not include anyone convicted of national security crimes.... 8/28/2015 6:14 AM

N. Korea leader dismisses top officials after standoff eases
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed top officials in the wake of a recent standoff with South Korea, state media reported Friday, a move that suggests the young leader holds them responsible for allowing the confrontation to nearly spin out of control.... 8/28/2015 5:13 AM

Australian survivor of WWII 'Great Escape' dies aged 101
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Paul Royle, an Australian pilot who took part in a mass breakout from a German prisoner of war camp during World War II that is remembered as The Great Escape, has died in his hometown of Perth, his son said Friday. He was 101.... 8/28/2015 5:10 AM

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