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Refugees on train, police in 2nd day of standoff in Hungary
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Refugees who had hoped to move on from Hungary stubbornly remained on a stalled train Friday, refusing to go to a center where authorities are demanding that they register.... 9/4/2015 7:52 AM

German factory orders drop in July
BERLIN (AP) -- German factory orders dropped a larger than expected 1.4 percent in July compared to the previous month, dragged down by flagging foreign demand.... 9/4/2015 7:46 AM

Afghan artist paints Kabul's walls of war to help heal city
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A city at war, the Afghan capital is among the ugliest in the world.... 9/4/2015 7:17 AM

In India, bail demands keep the poor imprisoned for years
LUCKNOW, India (AP) -- Sixteen-year-old Suraj Chaudhry has been waiting for most of his life: for lawyers, for justice, for his father's eventual release from the prison after 14 years.... 9/4/2015 7:12 AM

China's stock rescue jolts companies, reform plans
BEIJING (AP) -- Tonhe Electronics is a casualty of Beijing's frantic effort to stop a stock market bust.... 9/4/2015 6:52 AM

Thais unveil restored statue at bomb site to boost morale
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai authorities unveiled the restored centerpiece Friday of the Erawan Shrine, in the latest bid to boost confidence among Bangkok's tourism and business communities almost three weeks after a deadly bombing that left 20 dead.... 9/4/2015 6:10 AM

Shark mauls 65-year-old and injures his leg off Australia
SYDNEY (AP) -- A 65-year-old man was mauled by a shark off Australia's most populous state on Friday, but managed to get back on his surf ski and get help on shore, police said.... 9/4/2015 5:40 AM

Tokyo leads Asia stock markets lower ahead of US jobs report
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets were lower Friday with Tokyo's index down more than 2 percent as caution prevailed before the release of the monthly U.S. jobs report and the resumption of trading on Chinese stock markets next week.... 9/4/2015 5:37 AM

UN star-studded media blitz to promote new development goals
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations is launching a global campaign with a media blitz and an array of stars from Beyonce to Usain Bolt to spread news to everyone in the world about its new goals to eradicate poverty, fight inequality and combat climate change.... 9/4/2015 5:01 AM

Guatemala ex-president behind bars overnight as VP sworn in
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Otto Perez Molina spent his first night as an ex-president in military custody following a historic day in which he resigned and Guatemala's Congress swore in Vice President Alejandro Maldonado to serve the remainder of his term.... 9/4/2015 4:08 AM

Officials wrench control of schools from Mexico unions
OAXACA, Mexico (AP) -- It looked like a normal first day of school at Patria Libre elementary. Uniformed kids sporting brand-new backpacks with their favorite cartoon characters - Dora the Explorer, Hello Kitty, the "Frozen" heroines - reunited with classmates and sang the national anthem.... 9/4/2015 4:07 AM

Guatemala Q&A: What to look for with embattled ex-president
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- President Otto Perez Molina resigned Thursday after a judge issued an order to detain him in connection with a corruption scandal.... 9/4/2015 4:06 AM

French investigators confirm wing part is from Flight 370
PARIS (AP) -- French investigators have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island in the Indian Ocean as part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people aboard.... 9/4/2015 3:51 AM

Nigerian president declares wealth, showing 'austere' living
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The wealth declaration of Nigeria's new president shows he has been living "an austere and Spartan lifestyle," with $150,000 in his personal account, contrary to what many might expect of one who has held a number of top government positions, an official said Thursday.... 9/4/2015 3:03 AM

The Latest: Guatemala ex-leader escorted to jail
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- The latest on the resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina (all times local):... 9/3/2015 11:49 PM

Guatemala's new president is conservative former top judge
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Guatemala's new president had only just occupied the vice president's chair when he was promoted to the country's top spot following the resignation of outgoing President Otto Perez Molina amid a corruption scandal.... 9/3/2015 11:28 PM

Judge accepts charges against ex-head of nuclear power firm
SAO PAULO (AP) -- A federal judge Thursday accepted the charges filed by prosecutors against the former head of Eletronuclear, the state-owned company that operates Brazil's two nuclear power plants, for his suspected role in a bribery scandal.... 9/3/2015 10:06 PM

Dominica estimates storm damage at nearly half of GDP
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) -- A preliminary assessment of the effects of Tropical Storm Erika on the island of Dominica has found damage to basic infrastructure alone that amounts to nearly half of the small country's GDP, the prime minister said Thursday.... 9/3/2015 9:13 PM

Pope eyes unity, not division in talks with Israel's Rivlin
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis met Thursday with Israel's president and gave him a medallion that reads: "Look for what unites, overcome that which divides."... 9/3/2015 8:55 PM

Venice's gondoliers get updated look with new logo
ROME (AP) -- Venice's gondoliers, famed for their striped, boat-neck shirts and rowing prowess, are getting an updated look.... 9/3/2015 8:53 PM

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