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Eurostar passengers stranded after migrant action in Calais
PARIS (AP) -- Hundreds of Eurostar train passengers trying to travel under the English Channel were stranded in France after migrants climbed on tracks overnight in the port city of Calais, officials said.... 9/2/2015 9:07 AM

South Africa hunting reserve caters to bow and arrow hunters
OLIFANTSVALLEI, South Africa (AP) -- One American bow and arrow hunter who traveled with his wife to a South African wildlife reserve worked as a state trooper for decades. Another hunter went alone after his closest friend, who was going to join him, died shortly before their date of departure from the United States.... 9/2/2015 8:58 AM

The Latest on Thailand: Arrest warrant for Turkish man
BANGKOK (AP) -- The latest on Thailand's bomb investigation (all times local):... 9/2/2015 8:55 AM

Migrants defiant as Hungary blocks train links for 2nd day
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hundreds of migrants chanted defiant slogans outside Budapest's main international railway station Wednesday as Hungarian police blocked them for a second day from seeking asylum in Germany and other European Union countries to the west.... 9/2/2015 8:53 AM

Correction: Australia-Obit-Great Escape story
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- In a story Aug. 28 about a World War II Australian pilot who took part in a mass escape from a German prison camp, The Associated Press reported erroneously that one of the three prisoners who successfully made it home was Danish. He was, in fact, Dutch.... 9/2/2015 8:51 AM

Masked men kidnap 18 Turkish workers in Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish employees of an Ankara-based construction company in Baghdad early Wednesday, bundling them into several SUVs and speeding away, Iraqi and Turkish officials said.... 9/2/2015 8:45 AM

UN envoy notes 'tangible results' in talks with Libya envoys
GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N. special envoy for Libya has met with leaders of the Tripoli-based government and says he hopes a draft agreement aimed at forming a national unity government can be finalized in coming weeks.... 9/2/2015 8:35 AM

Congo warlord Bosco Ntaganda goes on trial at ICC
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A Congo militia leader known as The Terminator has pleaded innocent to 18 charges, including murder, rape and sexual slavery, as his long-awaited trial started at the International Criminal Court.... 9/2/2015 8:27 AM

Is N. Korean airline world's worst? It may be the quirkiest
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travelers a stern lecture, or worse.... 9/2/2015 8:25 AM

Report: 11 migrants drown, 5 missing off Turkish coast
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A Turkish media report says at least 11 migrants have died and five others are missing after boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized.... 9/2/2015 8:21 AM

Hong Kong teen faces trial over pro-democracy protest
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong teenage student leader Joshua Wong is set to face trial on charges relating to his role in storming government headquarters nearly a year ago in a protest that sparked monthslong pro-democracy street occupations.... 9/2/2015 7:45 AM

Post-bomb Bangkok moves on, but with new sense of insecurity
BANGKOK (AP) -- One Bangkok resident says he can't shake the horrid sight of what he saw, or the smell of death. Another says the initial shock is gone and he's returned to his old routine - work, happy hour and taking selfies.... 9/2/2015 7:40 AM

Suspected US drone strike kills 6 in northwest Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike targeting a militant hideout killed six men in a northwestern tribal region along Afghan border.... 9/2/2015 7:36 AM

Blaze in Paris apartment building leaves 8 dead
PARIS (AP) -- Eight people died in an apartment fire early Wednesday in Paris, officials said, and police were investigating whether the fire was started intentionally.... 9/2/2015 7:16 AM

North Korea denies it apologized over mine blast
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea said Wednesday that its recent expression of "regret" over a mine explosion that maimed two South Korean soldiers was not an apology, as Seoul claims - raising doubts about tentative moves toward detente between the rivals.... 9/2/2015 7:05 AM

Thai police: Suspect's prints match those on bomb material
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai police said Wednesday that the fingerprints of a foreign man arrested at Thailand's border with Cambodia match those found on a bottle containing bomb-making material, as the investigation into last month's deadly bombing in Bangkok gathered steam.... 9/2/2015 7:02 AM

AP NewsAlert
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials: 16 Turkish workers kidnapped in Baghdad by masked men in military uniforms.... 9/2/2015 6:37 AM

Asian stock markets fluctuate on signs of China support
HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian stocks recovered from sharp losses in volatile trading Wednesday as investor sentiment improved amid reports of renewed Chinese government efforts to bolster share prices.... 9/2/2015 6:05 AM

China slowdown weighs on Australian growth in second quarter
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's economy grew a slower-than-expected 0.2 percent in the three months through June, dragged down by waning Chinese demand for resources including iron ore and coal, government figures showed Wednesday.... 9/2/2015 5:46 AM

Soyuz carrying 3-man crew blasts off for orbiting station
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) -- A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Russian, a Dane and a Kazakh blasted off on Wednesday for a two-day trip to the International Space Station.... 9/2/2015 5:32 AM



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