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Japan lifts evacuation order for town near doomed nuke plant
NARAHA, Japan (AP) -- Japan's government on Saturday lifted a 4 1/2-year-old evacuation order for the northeastern town of Naraha that had sent all of the town's 7,400 residents away following the disaster at the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant.... 9/5/2015 11:10 AM

Afghanistan opens meeting of donors with progress report
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday opened a conference of donors to his country's reconstruction after almost 40 years of war, telling them he has made progress on a range of major challenges including security and corruption.... 9/5/2015 10:52 AM

Islamists dominate cities in Morocco local elections
RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- Morocco's Islamist party dominated this North African kingdom's urban areas in local elections, but trailed in total seats behind two parties with strong backing in the countryside, according to final results announced Saturday.... 9/5/2015 10:40 AM

Ukraine's president lauds renewed cease-fire in the east
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has lauded the renewed cease-fire in the east, saying that not a single Ukrainian soldier has died in fighting this week.... 9/5/2015 10:27 AM

Hungary bus fleet delivers 4,000 migrants to Austria welcome
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Thousands of exhausted, elated migrants reached their dream destinations of Germany and Austria on Saturday, completing epic journeys by boat, bus, train and foot to escape war and poverty.... 9/5/2015 10:23 AM

Protests in southern Syrian city after Druze cleric's death
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say tension and anti-government protests have spread in a southern Syrian province following the death of a prominent cleric in explosions that claimed the lives of 25 others.... 9/5/2015 10:20 AM

Thai police seek 10th suspect in Bangkok bombing
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai police say they're looking for a 10th suspect in last month's bombing of a landmark in central Bangkok that killed 20 people.... 9/5/2015 10:01 AM

Merkel: No legal limit to asylum seekers Germany can take
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that her country won't stop anyone from seeking asylum, as thousands of migrants desperate to leave Hungary made their way westward to Germany and Austria.... 9/5/2015 9:06 AM

Drowned Syrian boys' aunt fights to bring family to Canada
COQUITLAM, British Columbia (AP) -- The aunt of a drowned Syrian boy whose death has sparked global outrage about the plight of refugees in Europe says she still hopes to bring the rest of her family to Canada.... 9/5/2015 5:03 AM

Trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez nears end
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The more-than-yearlong trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez entered its final stages Friday as the defense delivered closing statements in a courtroom not open to the public or to journalists.... 9/5/2015 4:47 AM

Canada less welcoming to refugees under Harper's leadership
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada has long prided itself for opening its doors wider than any nation to asylum seekers, but the number it welcomes has waned since Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper took power almost 10 years ago.... 9/5/2015 4:30 AM

Anger as Guatemala votes amid graft scandals
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- The wave of political turmoil that toppled Guatemala's president has overshadowed Sunday's vote to elect a new leader - an election many fear could put a lid on the anti-corruption drive.... 9/5/2015 4:29 AM

FFA aware of security situation ahead of World Cup match
SYDNEY (AP) -- Football Federation Australia said Saturday it is hopeful that Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Tajikistan in the capital Dushanbe will go ahead despite unrest in the city over the past several days.... 9/5/2015 3:00 AM

UN threatens sanctions if South Sudan peace deal isn't kept
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council is discussing imposing sanctions on two additional South Sudanese for continuing to fuel conflict in the world's newest nation, diplomats said Friday.... 9/5/2015 12:20 AM

Guatemala ex-president tells court he's innocent of graft
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Otto Perez Molina sat in a defendant's chair Friday and declared his innocence in a customs corruption scandal that forced him to resign a day earlier as president of this Central American nation.... 9/4/2015 11:46 PM

Experts: Unlikely German sailor fell ill in Rio's water
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Medical experts and scientists said Friday it's unlikely that a German sailor with a bacterial skin infection that's resistant to antibiotics contracted the illness in polluted Olympic waters.... 9/4/2015 11:27 PM

Opposition leader arrested in Bolivia
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- Bolivian authorities working on a corruption case have arrested a top indigenous leader who has been critical of President Evo Morales' push to drill for oil and develop mining on traditional native lands in the eastern lowlands.... 9/4/2015 11:18 PM

Brazil's former chief-of-staff charged with corruption
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Federal prosecutors on Friday filed corruption, racketeering and money laundering charges against Jose Dirceu, Brazil's former presidential chief of staff, for his alleged involvement in the massive corruption scheme at state-owned oil company Petrobras.... 9/4/2015 9:02 PM

United Arab Emirates says 45 of its troops killed in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Forty-five troops from the United Arab Emirates were killed in Yemen while taking part in Saudi-led operations against Shiite rebels, the Gulf nation said Friday, in the deadliest day for its military in its 44-year history.... 9/4/2015 8:05 PM

A photo, a turning point? All depends on Europe's leaders
PARIS (AP) -- The 3-year-old boy could have been dressed for preschool. Instead he was lying face down in the surf.... 9/4/2015 8:04 PM



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