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The Latest: UN: 100 migrants rescued off Libya; 200 missing
VIENNA (AP) -- Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.... 8/28/2015 10:42 AM

Puerto Rico braces for Erika after 4 killed in Dominica
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico early Friday with heavy rains and wind after killing four people and causing devastating floods in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, where several people remained missing.... 8/28/2015 10:42 AM

Q&A about this week's market turmoil in China and beyond
BEIJING (AP) -- With the Chinese stock market turmoil that incited global panic abated - at least for now - here are some questions and answers about it, as well as lessons to learn:... 8/28/2015 10:41 AM

Iraq's top cleric says government must genuinely seek change
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's top Shiite cleric says the government must show it is seeking genuine change to combat corruption and not just introduce temporary measures to placate the embattled nation.... 8/28/2015 10:40 AM

Asian stocks rise, Europe falls as global stock rally fades
HONG KONG (AP) -- World stock markets were uneven on Friday as a global rally driven by upbeat U.S. economic data faded.... 8/28/2015 10:38 AM

Bangladesh arrests 2 more suspects in blogger's killing
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Police in Bangladesh have arrested two more suspected members of a banned militant group thought to be behind the slaying of a secular blogger in the fourth such killing this year.... 8/28/2015 10:38 AM

Leading stem cell scientist cleared of misconduct charges
LONDON (AP) -- Sweden's Karolinska Institute says a leading stem cell scientist accused of unethical behavior has been cleared of scientific misconduct though he sometimes acted without due care.... 8/28/2015 10:34 AM

Libya collects victims' bodies from latest migrant disaster
ZUWARA, Libya (AP) -- Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the Libyan coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday in the latest disaster involving desperate people trying to reach Europe.... 8/28/2015 10:30 AM

Health ministry official detained on suspicion of bribes
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A senior health ministry official has been detained on suspicion of accepting bribes of face cream and money in exchange for giving operating licenses to pharmacies, the latest case of suspected corruption in Romania's underfunded health care system.... 8/28/2015 10:26 AM

Turkish prime minister to form interim government
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Two legislators from a pro-Kurdish party are poised to take up ministerial posts for the first time in Turkey as Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu forms an interim government to lead the country into a new election on Nov. 1.... 8/28/2015 10:20 AM

Russian prosecutors investigate removal of bas relief
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- Prosecutors in Russia's second-largest city of St. Petersburg are investigating reports that unknown men removed a 100-year old bas relief depicting the mythical demon Mephistopheles from the facade of a historical building.... 8/28/2015 10:16 AM

Malaysians gear up for street rallies urging Najib to quit
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian activists are putting more pressure on embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak to resign with major street rallies this weekend following allegations of suspicious money transfers into his accounts.... 8/28/2015 10:05 AM

Ukraine asks Russia for lower gas prices for winter season
MOSCOW (AP) -- Emboldened by a deal with international creditors to write down part of its debt, Ukraine is asking Russia for lower gas prices for the winter season.... 8/28/2015 10:01 AM

Portuguese judges block surveillance law to fight terror
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portugal's Constitutional Court has disallowed legislation that would have given intelligence agencies access to private communications metadata.... 8/28/2015 10:00 AM

PLO parliament meeting set for mid-September in West Bank
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A top official says the parliament of the Palestine Liberation Organization will meet in the West Bank next month to elect a new leadership.... 8/28/2015 10:00 AM

3 arrested in connection with deaths of 71 migrants in truck
VIENNA (AP) -- Police arrested three people in Hungary overnight in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in a refrigerated truck abandoned on Austria's main highway, a police official said Friday.... 8/28/2015 9:57 AM

Ebola survivor who lost 21 relatives gives birth to baby boy
KENEMA, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Ebola did not take Victoria Yillia's life. And it could not prevent the birth of her son.... 8/28/2015 9:44 AM

US national security adviser in China ahead of Xi's US trip
BEIJING (AP) -- The U.S. national security adviser and Chinese leaders helped lay the groundwork Friday for Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit next month to Washington, with both sides expressing optimism despite differences between them.... 8/28/2015 9:39 AM

Japan requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese lawmakers approved a law Friday requiring large employers to set and publicize targets for hiring or promoting women as managers.... 8/28/2015 9:28 AM

US sanctions chief visits Israel amid Iran jitters
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury's sanctions chief is visiting Israel amid concerns in Jerusalem over the nuclear deal with Iran.... 8/28/2015 9:26 AM

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