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China auto sales slump hits industry fortunes
BEIJING (AP) -- General Motors Co.'s $5 billion initiative to create cars for China and other emerging markets comes just as automakers face a collapse in the booming Chinese demand they were counting on to power their growth.... 7/29/2015 8:09 AM

Israel rules contested West Bank complex must be demolished
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Supreme Court has ruled that a contested West Bank settlement housing complex must be demolished.... 7/29/2015 8:03 AM

Anger grows over two-speed Poland, fueling political shift
PIONKI, Poland (AP) -- Marek Bogacki feels life in Poland 26 years after the fall of communism could hardly be better.... 7/29/2015 7:58 AM

Myanmar's democracy leader to contest November election
THANLYIN, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's democracy leader and lawmaker Aung San Suu Kyi has registered for a seat in November elections.... 7/29/2015 7:52 AM

Overnight shooting at Niger Embassy in Egypt kills 1
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian authorities say gunmen opened fire overnight outside of the Niger Embassy, killing a police conscript and wounding three.... 7/29/2015 7:52 AM

8 Australian men charged with 500 sex offenses against girl
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- An Australian man was accused Wednesday of allowing seven men to sexually abuse his 13-year-old daughter over the past two years, with police charging all eight men with more than 500 child sex offenses.... 7/29/2015 7:52 AM

Sydney man arrested in 30-year-old shooting, bombing case
SYDNEY (AP) -- More than 30 years after series of bombings and shootings left four people dead and terrorized the Australian legal fraternity police have arrested a 68-year-old suspect.... 7/29/2015 7:27 AM

Students in Hong Kong warn of erosion in academic freedom
HONG KONG (AP) -- Students at Hong Kong's most prestigious university say its academic freedom is under attack in what they maintain is the politically motivated stalling of the appointment of an administrator who supported last year's pro-democracy protests.... 7/29/2015 7:19 AM

Kurdish rebels attack Turkish government lodgings
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says Kurdish rebels have attacked police and judicial officials' lodgings with rockets in a further escalation of violence between the government and the insurgents.... 7/29/2015 7:15 AM

LG Electronics reports 45 percent plunge in 2Q earnings
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- LG Electronics said Wednesday its second quarter earnings sank 45 percent over a year earlier as losses widened in its TV business and mobile phones earned little income.... 7/29/2015 7:14 AM

Bangladesh upholds opposition leader's death sentence
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for an influential opposition leader and an aide to a former prime minister for his role in mass killings during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.... 7/29/2015 6:56 AM

Star athletes pitch for Beijing, Almaty ahead of 2022 vote
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Former NBA star Yao Ming and Sochi Olympic bronze medalist figure skater Denis Ten differ in height by exactly two feet. The towering basketballer is representing Beijing's bid for the 2022 Olympics, and the diminutive figure skater is boosting the bid from Almaty, Kazakhstan.... 7/29/2015 6:52 AM

Pakistan police kill feared Sunni militant leader, 13 others
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani police gunned down one of the country's most-feared Sunni militant leaders and 13 followers in a mysterious pre-dawn shootout Wednesday, killing a man believed to behind the slaughter of hundreds of the nation's minority Shiites.... 7/29/2015 6:42 AM

Car bombing kills 2 civilians in northern Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A police official says a car bombing in northern Afghanistan has killed two civilians and wounded 11.... 7/29/2015 6:25 AM

Asia stocks muted ahead of Fed, keep wary eye on China
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets were muted Wednesday as the recent plunge in Chinese shares kept investors on edge and attention turned to a Federal Reserve meeting that might give clues about the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike.... 7/29/2015 5:49 AM

Turkish President Erdogan in Beijing amid ethnic tensions
BEIJING (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived Wednesday in Beijing amid tensions over China's treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible purchase of a Chinese missile system.... 7/29/2015 5:26 AM

Russian veto expected as Security Council votes on MH17
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia on Wednesday is expected to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution to set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago.... 7/29/2015 4:30 AM

Run-in with reporter triggered Mexico coach Herrera's ouster
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- In the end it wasn't the middling on-field performance by Mexico's national soccer team that cost Miguel Herrera his job as head coach of "El Tri."... 7/29/2015 4:05 AM

Symbol of dictatorship abuse, Chilean sees justice coming
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Her scarred face long ago became a symbol of the atrocities committed during Chile's 1973-90 dictatorship led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Now Carmen Quintana finally feels justice is being done.... 7/29/2015 4:03 AM

TV depiction of Colombia's only saint angers her devotees
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- For weeks, billboards on buses and television spots have been announcing what promises to be Colombia's next big prime-time sensation.... 7/29/2015 4:01 AM

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