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Europe's migrant crisis brings tragedy by land and sea
VIENNA (AP) -- Rescue workers counted dozens of victims Friday from the increasingly desperate tide of humanity sweeping into Europe fleeing war, oppression and poverty. Austrian police said 71 people likely suffocated in an airless truck and authorities estimated 200 people drowned off the Libyan coast when two overloaded boats bound for Europe capsized.... 8/28/2015 1:09 PM

Q&A about this week's market turmoil in China and beyond
BEIJING (AP) -- With the Chinese stock market turmoil that incited global panic abated - at least for now - here are some questions and answers about it, as well as lessons to learn:... 8/28/2015 1:03 PM

Ukraine asks Russia for lower gas prices for winter season
MOSCOW (AP) -- Ukraine asked Russia on Friday for lower gas prices for the winter and said Moscow should accept to write off a part of its loans to Kiev, as other international bondholders did this week.... 8/28/2015 12:59 PM

Erika soaks Puerto Rico after 4 killed in Dominica
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico Friday with rain and wind after killing four people and causing devastating floods in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, where several people remained missing.... 8/28/2015 12:58 PM

German authorities brace for protests at refugee shelter
BERLIN (AP) -- German authorities are bracing for possible far-right violence in the eastern state of Saxony at the weekend, with Chancellor Angela Merkel promising federal support for local police, after a court on Friday nixed a blanket ban on public assembly in the town of Heidenau.... 8/28/2015 12:57 PM

Lebanon interior minister calls for restraint in protests
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's interior minister has asked security forces to show restraint at a planned mass protest against the government this weekend, but says there is concern groups of violent trouble-makers might infiltrate the crowd.... 8/28/2015 12:55 PM

UN envoy says Libya talks must end in 2 weeks
SKHIRAT, Morocco (AP) -- Talks to create a national unity government in Libya have moved forward without one of the main negotiating partners as negotiators emphasize the urgency of reaching an agreement.... 8/28/2015 12:53 PM

US national security adviser in China ahead of Xi's US trip
BEIJING (AP) -- The U.S. national security adviser met with President Xi Jinping on Friday amid final preparations for the Chinese leader's visit to Washington next month, with both sides expressing optimism despite their differences.... 8/28/2015 12:51 PM

Extremists kill 28 in villages in northeastern Nigeria
BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) -- Members of a civilian defense group say Boko Haram extremists have killed up to 28 people during attacks on remote farming and fishing villages in northeast Nigeria.... 8/28/2015 12:46 PM

The Latest: Red Crescent: At least 105 dead in sea off Libya
GENEVA (AP) -- Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.... 8/28/2015 12:44 PM

Radar detects object believed to be missing Nazi gold train
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A Polish official says he has seen images made by ground-penetrating radar that seem to prove the discovery of an armored Nazi train missing in southwestern Poland since World War II.... 8/28/2015 12:42 PM

Iraq's top cleric says government must genuinely seek change
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's top Shiite cleric said on Friday the government must show it was seeking genuine change to combat corruption and improve services and not just introduce temporary measures to placate the embattled nation.... 8/28/2015 12:39 PM

Vatican says ex-envoy, charged with sexual abuse, has died
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, the highest-ranking Holy See official to ever be charged with sexually abusing young boys, was found dead Friday as he awaited trial, the Vatican said.... 8/28/2015 12:28 PM

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 62 wounded, authorities said Friday.... 8/28/2015 12:20 PM

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 12:18 PM

Brazil's Rousseff faces growing impeachment threat
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- If the worst economic crisis in a decade, a massive corruption scandal centered on her ruling party and approval ratings in the single digits weren't rough enough for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, she's now faced with growing calls for her impeachment.... 8/28/2015 12:17 PM

Bangladesh arrests 2 more suspects in blogger's killing
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Police in Bangladesh have arrested two more suspected members of a banned militant group thought to be behind the slaying of a secular blogger, the fourth such killing this year.... 8/28/2015 12:12 PM

Estonia steps up surveillance along border with Russia
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Estonia is planning to cover a 136-kilometer (84-mile) stretch of land along its border with Russia with state-of-art technology to combat illegal border-crossing and illicit traffic.... 8/28/2015 12:10 PM

Austrian officials: 71 migrants likely suffocated in truck
VIENNA (AP) -- Police arrested several people believed to be part of a human smuggling operation in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants who likely suffocated in a refrigerated truck found abandoned on Austria's main highway, law enforcement officials said Friday.... 8/28/2015 11:59 AM

Russian court convicts suspect in 1998 lawmaker murder
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- A court in St. Petersburg has sentenced a former Russian lawmaker to 17 years in prison for organizing the 1998 assassination of a leading politician.... 8/28/2015 11:52 AM

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