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Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians
TOKYO (AP) -- Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan.... 9/15/2014 4:17 AM

Venezuela's newest shortage: breast implants
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job.... 9/15/2014 4:09 AM

Asian stocks tumble on disappointing China data
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stocks tumbled Monday on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence referendum.... 9/15/2014 3:30 AM

Hearing planned amid Chinese incinerator protests
BEIJING (AP) -- Officials in a southern Chinese town where a proposed garbage incinerator drew thousands of protesters over the weekend say no firm plans have been made for the plant's location and that a public hearing will be held on the issue.... 9/15/2014 3:30 AM

AP appoints Dharapak as Asia-Pacific photo editor
BANGKOK (AP) -- Charles Dharapak, a veteran photographer who has spent the past decade chronicling the activities and travels of U.S. presidents and American political campaigns, has been named Asia-Pacific regional photo editor for The Associated Press.... 9/15/2014 3:27 AM

Powerful Hurricane Odile bears in on Mexico's Baja
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) -- A powerful Hurricane Odile closed in on the resort area of Los Cabos on Sunday night as Mexican authorities evacuated vulnerable coastal areas and readied shelters for up to 30,000 people.... 9/15/2014 3:14 AM

UN: 1 Chadian peacekeeper dead in northern Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- A U.N. military vehicle struck a land mine Sunday in the volatile Kidal region of northern Mali, killing a Chadian soldier and wounding four other peacekeepers, a spokesman for the U.N. mission in the West African country said.... 9/15/2014 1:13 AM

Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group
PARIS (AP) -- Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group - minus two of the main players and without any ground troops - in a conflict that threatens to spill beyond the Mideast.... 9/15/2014 12:44 AM

Australia contributing planes for anti-IS campaign
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Terrorists will use Australia's deployment of troops and war planes to the Middle East as an excuse to target Australians, Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned on Monday.... 9/14/2014 11:44 PM

Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's Social Democrats were poised to return to power after a left-leaning bloc defeated the center-right government in a parliamentary election Sunday that also saw strong gains by an anti-immigration party.... 9/14/2014 11:37 PM

Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat
LONDON (AP) -- Now it's Britain's turn to mourn.... 9/14/2014 10:11 PM

People's Choice Award to "Imitation Game" at TIFF
TORONTO (AP) -- A World War II code-breaker drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch has won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.... 9/14/2014 9:55 PM

London Fashion Week Day 3: Temperley, Westwood
LONDON (AP) -- London Fashion Week swung into Day 3 Sunday, packed from morning to night with next season's womenswear offerings from dozens of designers.... 9/14/2014 9:44 PM

AP NewsAlert
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt concedes election defeat, says he will step down.... 9/14/2014 9:21 PM

Queen to Scots: Think carefully about future
LONDON (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II has made her first comments about this week's Scottish independence vote, urging Scots to "think very carefully about the future."... 9/14/2014 8:57 PM

Syrian opposition to reorganize forces
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The head of the main Western-backed Syrian opposition movement was in the United Arab Emirates Sunday seeking support for the group's war-battered rebel fighters, which he said will be reorganized to fight better.... 9/14/2014 8:51 PM

Anti-euro party strong in German state votes
BERLIN (AP) -- A new party that has expanded its anti-euro stance into a broader appeal to protest voters won seats in two more German state legislatures Sunday, building on recent momentum and intensifying a headache for established parties.... 9/14/2014 8:49 PM

Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions.... 9/14/2014 7:47 PM

Egypt: Qatar ordered Islamists out within 2 months
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt will hunt down exiled Muslim Brotherhood leaders and seek their arrest, a top official said Sunday, after Qatar ordered them to leave its territory despite initially hosting group members following the ouster of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last year.... 9/14/2014 7:27 PM

Westwood show highlights Scotland, not fashion
LONDON (AP) -- Vivienne Westwood may be staging a catwalk show, but Scotland - not clothes - is foremost on the designer's mind.... 9/14/2014 7:08 PM