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Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi won pledges of support for his effort to revitalize the lagging Indian economy.... 9/1/2014 7:12 AM

Moscow: Ukraine talks must back cease-fire now
MOSCOW (AP) -- Diplomats at a new round of talks on easing the crisis in Ukraine must push for an immediate, unconditional cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists, Russia's foreign minister said Monday.... 9/1/2014 7:07 AM

China anti-dissent playbook may fail in Hong Kong
HONG KONG (AP) -- China's Communist leaders have pulled out their usual playbook to suppress resistance to their plans to tightly limit the first direct election of Hong Kong's leader, but are likely to find that the results are quite different.... 9/1/2014 7:02 AM

19 new dengue cases in Japan, linked to Tokyo park
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan is urging local authorities to be on the lookout for further outbreaks of dengue fever, after confirming another 19 cases that were contracted at a popular local park in downtown Tokyo.... 9/1/2014 6:52 AM

Parents of UK boy with tumor face Spanish hearing
MADRID (AP) -- The parents of a 5-year-old British boy with a severe brain tumor they took abroad against doctors' advice were at a Madrid courthouse awaiting the start of proceedings Monday on whether to extradite them to the U.K.... 9/1/2014 6:43 AM

UN diplomats examine Islamic State alleged crimes
GENEVA (AP) -- Iraq's government asked the U.N.'s top human rights body Monday to investigate alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and northern and western Iraq.... 9/1/2014 6:35 AM

UN says Iraq deaths drop to 1,420 in August
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The United Nations says the number of Iraqis reported killed in violence has ebbed slightly in August compared to the previous month, with some 1,420 killed.... 9/1/2014 6:25 AM

Liberia extends stay-home order amid Ebola crisis
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberia's president ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, according to a statement released Monday.... 9/1/2014 6:16 AM

Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activist said.... 9/1/2014 6:12 AM

Protesters clash with Pakistan police, storm TV
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani anti-government protesters stormed the state TV building on Monday, forcing the channel briefly off the air as they clashed with police and pushed further into a sprawling government complex in the capital, Islamabad, in an effort to reach the prime minister's residence.... 9/1/2014 6:08 AM

Iran president urges clerics to tolerate Internet
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's president Monday urged the country's clerics to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic Republic.... 9/1/2014 5:57 AM

Americans detained in North Korea call for US help
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea has given foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a representative to negotiate for their freedom.... 9/1/2014 5:55 AM

Poland's PM: Ukraine's war must be stopped now
GDANSK, Poland (AP) -- Poland's prime minister says the anniversary of World War II makes it crucial to put an end to the war in Ukraine.... 9/1/2014 5:55 AM

Military action leaves Lesotho power vacuum
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The king of Lesotho must fill a power vacuum after the military's actions over the weekend caused the prime minister of the mountainous African country to flee.... 9/1/2014 5:48 AM

UK to propose controversial anti-terror laws
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's prime minister is expected to expand powers to combat terrorism in hopes of preventing attacks by Islamist militants returning for terror training in the Middle East.... 9/1/2014 5:10 AM

Turkey issues warrants for police in alleged plot
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 33 police officers accused of plotting against the government.... 9/1/2014 4:56 AM

Placido Domingo closing act at London festival
LONDON (AP) -- Placido Domingo will be the closing act at this year's iTunes Festival in London.... 9/1/2014 4:52 AM

Paris suburb building blast death toll reaches 7
PARIS (AP) -- The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story apartment building has risen to seven in a northeastern Paris suburb after emergency crews pulled the body of an elderly woman from the rubble.... 9/1/2014 4:49 AM

Asia stocks gain on stimulus hopes, Europe lower
BEIJING (AP) -- European shares drifted lower Monday as tensions over Ukraine simmered while Asian stock markets mostly rose on expectations of stimulus in China after manufacturing growth slowed in August.... 9/1/2014 4:45 AM

Beijing faces defiance in Hong Kong on vote reform
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers disrupted a Beijing official's speech Monday as he sought to explain a decision announced over the weekend to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub.... 9/1/2014 4:38 AM