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Police: 4 missing in Spanish firework factory blast
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police say four people are missing and four others have been injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain.... 8/31/2015 1:36 PM

5 Filipinos die in creek accident while on charity mission
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Officials say five people on a charity mission have drowned and another is missing after they were swept away by sudden currents while crossing a creek in the northern Philippines.... 8/31/2015 1:29 PM

Dozens of Venezuelan shot by police amid crime crackdown
MARACAY, Venezuela (AP) -- Workers in the industrial complex had been hiding in bathrooms and closets for hours when the shooting stopped. The last of the four suspected thieves, a slightly built man in yellow rain boots, surrendered on the roof, crying out, "Jesus saves!"... 8/31/2015 1:27 PM

Central EU nations reject criticism of actions on migrants
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) -- Slovakia's prime minister has rejected criticism from the West that European Union members from Central Europe are not doing enough to share the burden of the unprecedented influx of migrants.... 8/31/2015 1:27 PM

Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Austria stepped up vehicle inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in a truck, creating a huge traffic jam on the main Budapest-Vienna highway.... 8/31/2015 1:24 PM

Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills
TOKYO (AP) -- Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, some carrying anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans to the beat of a drum against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies.... 8/31/2015 1:20 PM

EU promises faster migrant help, list of 'safe countries'
PARIS (AP) -- A top EU official says the bloc must work faster to set up special migrant processing centers in Greece and Italy, acknowledging that European countries have acted too slowly to handle the huge waves of migrants this year.... 8/31/2015 1:18 PM

Alleged Facebook mention in prayer call sparks Egypt outcry
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptians in a Nile Delta province were outraged on Sunday after a cleric allegedly changed a line in the traditional Islamic call to prayer to mention Facebook.... 8/31/2015 1:14 PM

Gold hunters blocked from site of alleged Nazi gold train
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish authorities have blocked off a wooded area near a railroad track after scores of treasure hunters swarmed southwest Poland looking for an alleged Nazi gold train.... 8/31/2015 1:10 PM

South Sudan rebel leader: Cease-fire, peace pact in danger
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- South Sudan's rebel leader is warning attacks by government troops on rebel-held areas could sabotage a peace agreement between the warring sides.... 8/31/2015 1:08 PM

Clashes in Ukraine injure 100 officers after vote on east
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Clashes broke out between police and nationalist protesters outside the Ukrainian parliament on Monday after a controversial vote to give greater powers to separatist regions in the east. About 100 law enforcement officers were injured, 10 of them seriously, the interior ministry said.... 8/31/2015 1:04 PM

World stocks fall after Fed suggests Sept rate hike possible
BEIJING (AP) -- Markets slumped Monday after a U.S. Federal Reserve official suggested a September interest rate hike still was possible and weak Japanese factory activity provided more evidence of a sluggish global economy.... 8/31/2015 1:01 PM

Migrants bike into Norway at remote Arctic border crossing
HELSINKI (AP) -- As Europe grapples with record-breaking numbers of migrants, a trickle of asylum seekers from Syria and the Mediterranean region have found an unlikely route: Through Russia to a remote Arctic border post in Norway, partly on bicycles.... 8/31/2015 1:01 PM

Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai police issued arrest warrants Monday for two more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality, as part of a widening investigation that yielded its first arrest over the weekend in connection with a deadly bombing in Bangkok two weeks ago.... 8/31/2015 12:56 PM

US murder suspect extradited to Czech Republic
PRAGUE (AP) -- An American suspected of killing four Czech family members has been extradited from the United States to face trial.... 8/31/2015 12:51 PM

Japan bids adieu to landmark that hosted presidents, stars
TOKYO (AP) -- The Hotel Okura, a favored Tokyo lodging for U.S. presidents, movie stars and other celebrities, is closing the doors of its landmark half-century-old main building on Monday to make way for a pair of glass towers ahead of the 2020 Olympics.... 8/31/2015 12:43 PM

UN climate negotiators work in Bonn on deal to fight warming
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- U.N. climate talks began anew Monday in Germany, three months before world governments are supposed to adopt a landmark deal to fight global warming.... 8/31/2015 12:26 PM

The Latest: Thai sought in Bangkok bomb believed in Turkey
BANGKOK (AP) -- The latest on the investigation in the Bangkok shrine bombing (all times local):... 8/31/2015 12:19 PM

EU gives France 5 million euros for new Calais migrant camp
PARIS (AP) -- European authorities are giving France an extra 5 million euros ($5.6 million) to aid migrants who have clustered in a filthy camp in the port city of Calais in hopes of sneaking across the English Channel to Britain.... 8/31/2015 12:16 PM

Germany's Merkel presses for EU to share migrant burden
BERLIN (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing other European Union nations to do more to share the burden of this year's influx of migrants, but she says there's no sense in countries trading insults.... 8/31/2015 12:11 PM

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