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The Latest: Bavaria seeks to decide asylum requests quicker
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- The latest developments as tens of thousands of migrants flood into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):... 9/1/2015 11:34 AM

Lebanese protesters storm ministry over garbage crisis
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanese protesters broke into the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut Tuesday, demanding the resignation of the minister over the country's snowballing trash crisis.... 9/1/2015 11:32 AM

Exiled Tibetan gov't warns China not to meddle in tradition
DHARMSALA, India (AP) -- The exiled Tibetan government said it saw no cause for celebrating 50 years since China formed the Tibetan Autonomous Region, insisting that Tuesday instead marked a half-century of occupation and control over the once-independent Himalayan kingdom.... 9/1/2015 11:31 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 11:24 AM

World markets drop after bleak Chinese industry report
TOKYO (AP) -- Global stock markets fell sharply Tuesday and Wall Street was set to open lower as gloomy economic data from China and Japan augured further uncertainty for investors after a brutal August.... 9/1/2015 11:23 AM

Death toll from violent protest in Ukraine rises to 3
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- The death toll from violent protests in Ukraine rose to three on Tuesday when two more National Guard officers died from injuries suffered in a grenade explosion, officials said.... 9/1/2015 11:13 AM

Pope marking day dedicated to hailing creation
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is marking a day he has dedicated to praising and protecting nature's marvels.... 9/1/2015 11:04 AM

From 'Everest' to Depp, highlights of the Venice Film fest
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- It's a sure sign that summer's over and the awards season is around the corner - the feast of fall film festivals.... 9/1/2015 11:03 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 11:02 AM

Greek coast guard finds weapons shipment on cargo ship
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek authorities say a coast guard special unit raid has found a shipment of weapons on board a foreign-flagged cargo ship sailing near the southern island of Crete.... 9/1/2015 11:00 AM

CERN: Test results show more detail about 'God particle'
GENEVA (AP) -- After three years of scrutinizing the elusive Higgs boson closely, scientists say they've determined that the "God particle" behaves just as predicted.... 9/1/2015 10:58 AM

Thai prime minister says bombing suspect arrested at border
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles a yellow-shirted man in a surveillance video who police say planted the bomb.... 9/1/2015 10:56 AM

Merkel makes vague warning on Catalan independence plan
BERLIN (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel says European Union treaties guarantee the integrity and sovereignty of member nations, a diplomatic warning to separatist politicians in the Spanish region of Catalonia who plan to declare independence if they win a majority in upcoming local elections.... 9/1/2015 10:55 AM

Iranian Guard chief says US 'still the Great Satan'
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard is saying the U.S. is still the "Great Satan" as local media is reporting police have raided shops distributing American, Israeli and British apparel.... 9/1/2015 10:54 AM

UK agency against cybercrime targeted in online attack
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's National Crime Agency says its website has been targeted in an apparent cyberattack.... 9/1/2015 10:52 AM

Africa's Cape Verde islands escape major hurricane damage
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Authorities in Cape Verde say the first hurricane to pass over the West African islands caused flooding, uprooted trees and tore off some roofs but caused no major damage or injuries.... 9/1/2015 10:36 AM

Press group urges Philippines to protect journalists
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists urged Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday to act to stop attacks against the press in the country after three journalists were killed recently.... 9/1/2015 10:35 AM

Japan scraps Olympic logo over plagiarism allegation
TOKYO (AP) -- Tokyo Olympic organizers on Tuesday decided to scrap the logo for the 2020 Games following another allegation its Japanese designer might have used copied materials.... 9/1/2015 10:27 AM

European court: Italy failed 3 Tunisian Arab Spring migrants
PARIS (AP) -- The European Court of Human Rights has upheld the case of three Tunisians expelled from Italy in 2011 in the wake of the Arab Spring uprising, ruling that the migrants had been subjected to degrading and inhuman treatment during four days in a detention center, suffered a collective expulsion and could not challenge their forced return home.... 9/1/2015 10:27 AM

Somali militants overrun base for African Union forces
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Al-Shabab' overran an African Union base in southern Somalia early Tuesday, a Somali military official said, in the latest display of the Islamic extremists' capacity to hit back amid a prolonged offensive against them.... 9/1/2015 9:55 AM



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