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The Latest: Women, children fleeing through Macedonia triple
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- The latest developments in the tens of thousands of migrants flooding into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):... 9/1/2015 8:56 AM

Thai prime minister says main suspect in bombing arrested
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's prime minister says authorities have arrested a man they believe is the main suspect in a bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago that killed 20 people.... 9/1/2015 8:45 AM

American anti-dolphin-hunt activist arrested in Japan
TOKYO (AP) -- Former "Flipper" trainer Ric O'Barry was arrested for not carrying his passport while in Japan to protest a dolphin hunt due to begin this week.... 9/1/2015 8:43 AM

Somali militants overrun base for African Union forces
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Islamic extremists overran an African Union base in southern Somalia after a firefight with troops there early Tuesday, a Somali military official said.... 9/1/2015 8:36 AM

Taiwan swipe card with porn star image sells out in 4 hours
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A special edition swipe card for Taiwan's mass transit featuring the clothed image of a Japanese porn star sold out within hours overnight via a telephone hotline, despite a storm of opposition.... 9/1/2015 8:29 AM

China urged to free reporter detained for stock market story
BEIJING (AP) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists is urging Chinese authorities to release a reporter accused of spreading false information on the country's stock market meltdown, calling it the latest act of media intimidation by President Xi Jinping's administration.... 9/1/2015 8:22 AM

Monsoon floods swamp northeast Indian villages, 21 dead
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Monsoon flooding has inundated hundreds of villages across the northeast Indian state of Assam, killing at least 21 people in the last four days and forcing some 800,000 people to leave their homes.... 9/1/2015 8:12 AM

Japan could scrap Olympic logo over plagiarism allegation
TOKYO (AP) -- Tokyo Olympic organizers are expected to scrap the logo for the 2020 Games on Tuesday following another allegation its Japanese designer might have used copied materials in presentations of the design.... 9/1/2015 7:58 AM

Afghan president calls for 'holy war' against corruption
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's president has called for a "holy war" against corruption, one of the major problems facing his war-torn country as he tries to improve its economy and create jobs.... 9/1/2015 7:57 AM

Death toll in Spanish fireworks factory blast raised to 6
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish officials have raised the number of people killed in a huge firework factory explosion in northeastern Spain to six after the body of a missing man was found.... 9/1/2015 7:57 AM

China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders
BEIJING (AP) -- Russian leader Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shine at the top of China's guest list at this week's grand commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II. After them, the wattage gets pretty low.... 9/1/2015 7:43 AM

Hungary shuts down rail traffic for westward-bound migrants
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungarian authorities are stopping all trains from leaving Budapest's main train terminal in an effort to prevent migrants from using it to leave for Austria and Germany.... 9/1/2015 7:42 AM

Rioters rampage against residence law in northeast India
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Rioters went on a rampage in the northeast Indian state of Manipur overnight, setting fire to the homes of seven lawmakers to protest new legislation defining who can claim to be from the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, police said Tuesday.... 9/1/2015 7:36 AM

Suicide bomber attacks tribal police in Pakistan, killing 4
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up near a vehicle carrying an area commander of the tribal police in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, killing four people and wounding at least 52, authorities said.... 9/1/2015 7:34 AM

In Ukraine, 141 still hospitalized after violent protests
MOSCOW (AP) -- Ukrainian police say 141 people remain hospitalized after a nationalist protest in Kiev turned violent, with 10 of the injured in serious condition.... 9/1/2015 7:29 AM

Police search premises of Turkish opposition business group
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says police are searching the premises of a business and media group known to be close to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric whom the government accuses of trying to destabilize it.... 9/1/2015 7:08 AM

Whitaker urges lawmakers to speak out for young people
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Oscar-winning actor and U.N. goodwill ambassador Forest Whitaker urged world lawmakers on Monday to speak out to help former child soldiers in Uganda, South Sudan and Myanmar, gang members in Mexico and the United States, and orphans in Syria and other countries.... 9/1/2015 6:57 AM

Singapore's ruling party in unprecedented electoral contest
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Singapore's political parties officially started campaigning Tuesday for general elections in which, for the first time in the island-nation's history, the ruling People's Action Party faces contests in all available seats.... 9/1/2015 6:52 AM

Wobbly euro economy may get bigger push from central bank
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- When is a trillion euros not enough? Could be soon, in Europe's shaky economy.... 9/1/2015 6:36 AM

Asian shares fall on bleak China manufacturing data
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian shares fell Tuesday as gloomy manufacturing data from China and weak investment figures in Japan augured further uncertainty for investors after a brutal August.... 9/1/2015 6:07 AM



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