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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 7:53 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

American anti-dolphin-hunt activist arrested in Japan
TOKYO (AP) -- Anti-dolphin-hunt campaigner Ric O'Barry was being held in western Japan on Tuesday after being arrested the previous night for not carrying his passport.... 9/1/2015 6:29 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 6:17 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

Clashes during Israeli raid to arrest militant in West Bank
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- An Israeli raid to arrest a senior Hamas operative in the West Bank turned into a gunbattle Monday night, leaving several wounded in the clashes.... 9/1/2015 6:01 AM

Street stalls show shifting face of North Korean economy
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Street stalls that offer North Koreans a place to spend - or make - money on everything from snow cones to DVDs are flourishing in Pyongyang and other North Korean cities, modest but growing forms of private commerce in a country where capitalism is officially anathema.... 9/1/2015 5:50 AM

China factory indexes ebb in new sign of economic weakness
HONG KONG (AP) -- Chinese manufacturing showed further signs of weakness in August, adding to evidence of an inexorable slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy despite recent government efforts to support growth.... 9/1/2015 4:52 AM

Australian, Thai journalists acquitted of defaming Thai navy
PHUKET, Thailand (AP) -- An Australian journalist and his Thai colleague were acquitted Tuesday in a criminal defamation lawsuit filed by Thailand's navy over an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar.... 9/1/2015 4:20 AM

Unstable antenna atop Trump tower closes streets in Toronto
TORONTO (AP) -- Police have closed off a number of blocks in Toronto's downtown financial district because of an unstable antenna on the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto.... 9/1/2015 4:03 AM

Film based on real-life horror breaks records in Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Arquimides Puccio seemed to neighbors like a pious, conservative and obsessively tidy man. Several times a day, he'd sweep the sidewalk in front of his home in an upper-class Buenos Aires neighborhood.... 9/1/2015 4:02 AM

Chemical factory explodes in eastern China, killing 1
BEIJING (AP) -- A chemical factory exploded in eastern China, killing one person, a state-run local news website reported Tuesday, nearly three weeks after massive chemical warehouse explosions in the country exposed lax enforcement of safety regulations.... 9/1/2015 3:10 AM



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