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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 5:18 AM

Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan
TOKYO (AP) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi courted Japan's government and business leaders Monday, winning pledges of help for his effort to revitalize the lagging Indian economy.... 9/1/2014 5:17 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

New round of Ukraine talks to be held in Belarus
MOSCOW (AP) -- With a new round of talks on easing the crisis in Ukraine about to start, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called on the participants to push for a cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and separatist forces.... 9/1/2014 4:42 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

Activists: Heavy clashes in Syria's Golan Heights
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say Syrian rebels are clashing with government troops in the Golan Heights near the border with Israel, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week.... 9/1/2014 4:21 AM

Iran president urges clerics to tolerate Internet
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has urged the country's clerics to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, saying Iran cannot "close the gates to the world."... 9/1/2014 4:20 AM

Japan rolls out campaign to stockpile toilet paper
TOKYO (AP) -- A message Japan began delivering Monday is a bit unusual, but true enough: Don't wait until it's too late to think about toilet paper.... 9/1/2014 3:51 AM

Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure
BEIJING (AP) -- Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant's U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure.... 9/1/2014 3:44 AM

Merkel aide downplays anti-euro party's success
BERLIN (AP) -- A top aide to German Chancellor Angela Merkel is downplaying a new anti-euro party's strong showing in a state election, arguing that it's too early to say its long-term success is assured.... 9/1/2014 2:39 AM

Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town - not realizing he's fired it backward at his leader.... 9/1/2014 2:16 AM

Man in China kills 2 in knife attack at school
BEIJING (AP) -- Officials say a 40-year-old man stabbed students and teachers with a knife at a school in central China, killing two people and injuring four before jumping to his death.... 9/1/2014 2:01 AM

S. Korea says N. Korea fires projectile into sea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea fired another short-range projectile into the sea Monday, a Seoul official said, in the country's latest weapons test made three days after it cancelled a plan to send cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games in the South.... 9/1/2014 1:26 AM

Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage
HAVANA (AP) -- Cubans braced Monday for a clampdown on the flow of car tires, flat-screen televisions, blue jeans and shampoo in the bags of travelers who haul eye-popping amounts of foreign-bought merchandise to an island where consumer goods are frequently shoddy, scarce and expensive.... 9/1/2014 12:09 AM

China manufacturing growth slowed in August
BEIJING (AP) -- China's manufacturing growth decelerated in August due to weaker global demand and a slowdown in domestic investment, two surveys showed Monday.... 9/1/2014 12:06 AM

It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze
TOKYO (AP) -- Hello Kitty, whom many learned last week is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan's cute characters, but she's hardly the only one.... 9/1/2014 12:02 AM