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Myanmar's democracy leader runs in Nov. 8 polls to keep seat
THANLYIN, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday registered for November elections to keep her seat in parliament and challenge the ruling military-backed party.... 7/29/2015 8:34 AM

Iran, France talk of 'new era' in ties after nuclear deal
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's state media say French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius' visit to Iran is the start of a "new era" in bilateral relations following a historic nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers reached earlier this month.... 7/29/2015 8:33 AM

Coast Guard plane's crew spends long days searching for boys
ABOVE THE ATLANTIC OCEAN (AP) -- Scouring the vast ocean expanse off Florida for two missing teen boaters is a long, tedious mission for the eight-person crew of the C-130 Hercules Coast Guard plane based out of Clearwater.... 7/29/2015 8:31 AM

Global stocks rise ahead of Fed, keep wary eye on China
TOKYO (AP) -- Global stock markets rose Wednesday as Chinese shares rebounded after a record sell-off and attention turned to a Federal Reserve meeting that might give clues about the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike.... 7/29/2015 8:25 AM

Pakistan police kill feared Sunni militant leader, 13 others
MUZAFFARGARH, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani police gunned down one of the country's most-feared Sunni militant leaders and 13 followers in a mysterious pre-dawn shootout Wednesday, killing a man believed to behind the slaughter of hundreds of the nation's minority Shiites.... 7/29/2015 8:20 AM

China auto sales slump hits industry fortunes
BEIJING (AP) -- General Motors Co.'s $5 billion initiative to create cars for China and other emerging markets comes just as automakers face a collapse in the booming Chinese demand they were counting on to power their growth.... 7/29/2015 8:09 AM

Israel rules contested West Bank complex must be demolished
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Supreme Court has ruled that a contested West Bank settlement housing complex must be demolished.... 7/29/2015 8:03 AM

Anger grows over two-speed Poland, fueling political shift
PIONKI, Poland (AP) -- Marek Bogacki feels life in Poland 26 years after the fall of communism could hardly be better.... 7/29/2015 7:58 AM

Overnight shooting at Niger Embassy in Egypt kills 1
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian authorities say gunmen opened fire overnight outside of the Niger Embassy, killing a police conscript and wounding three.... 7/29/2015 7:52 AM

8 Australian men charged with 500 sex offenses against girl
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- An Australian man was accused Wednesday of allowing seven men to sexually abuse his 13-year-old daughter over the past two years, with police charging all eight men with more than 500 child sex offenses.... 7/29/2015 7:52 AM

Sydney man arrested in 30-year-old shooting, bombing case
SYDNEY (AP) -- More than 30 years after series of bombings and shootings left four people dead and terrorized the Australian legal fraternity police have arrested a 68-year-old suspect.... 7/29/2015 7:27 AM

Students in Hong Kong warn of erosion in academic freedom
HONG KONG (AP) -- Students at Hong Kong's most prestigious university say its academic freedom is under attack in what they maintain is the politically motivated stalling of the appointment of an administrator who supported last year's pro-democracy protests.... 7/29/2015 7:19 AM

Kurdish rebels attack Turkish government lodgings
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says Kurdish rebels have attacked police and judicial officials' lodgings with rockets in a further escalation of violence between the government and the insurgents.... 7/29/2015 7:15 AM

LG Electronics reports 45 percent plunge in 2Q earnings
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- LG Electronics said Wednesday its second quarter earnings sank 45 percent over a year earlier as losses widened in its TV business and mobile phones earned little income.... 7/29/2015 7:14 AM

Bangladesh upholds opposition leader's death sentence
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for an influential opposition leader and an aide to a former prime minister for his role in mass killings during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.... 7/29/2015 6:56 AM

Star athletes pitch for Beijing, Almaty ahead of 2022 vote
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Former NBA star Yao Ming and Sochi Olympic bronze medalist figure skater Denis Ten differ in height by exactly two feet. The towering basketballer is representing Beijing's bid for the 2022 Olympics, and the diminutive figure skater is boosting the bid from Almaty, Kazakhstan.... 7/29/2015 6:52 AM

Car bombing kills 2 civilians in northern Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A police official says a car bombing in northern Afghanistan has killed two civilians and wounded 11.... 7/29/2015 6:25 AM

Turkish President Erdogan in Beijing amid ethnic tensions
BEIJING (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived Wednesday in Beijing amid tensions over China's treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible purchase of a Chinese missile system.... 7/29/2015 5:26 AM

Russian veto expected as Security Council votes on MH17
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia on Wednesday is expected to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution to set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago.... 7/29/2015 4:30 AM

Run-in with reporter triggered Mexico coach Herrera's ouster
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- In the end it wasn't the middling on-field performance by Mexico's national soccer team that cost Miguel Herrera his job as head coach of "El Tri."... 7/29/2015 4:05 AM



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