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Sri Lankan leader adds rival parties to consensus Cabinet
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka's president has sworn in a new Cabinet for a consensus government including members of the two main rival political parties.... 9/4/2015 8:54 AM

Pakistan renews commitment to facilitate Afghan peace talks
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesman says Islamabad is still ready to facilitate the revival of stalled peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.... 9/4/2015 8:52 AM

Bodies of drowned Syrian boys returned home for burial
KUCUK KENDIRLI, Turkey (AP) -- The Syrian man who survived a capsizing during a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece has taken the bodies of his wife and two sons back to the Syrian Kurdish region they fled, to bury them in their hometown of Kobani.... 9/4/2015 8:34 AM

Police: Suspect in custody unlikely Bangkok shrine bomber
BANGKOK (AP) -- A foreign suspect arrested at the border near Cambodia is unlikely to be the yell0w-shirted man who planted the bomb at a Bangkok shrine nearly three weeks ago, police said Friday.... 9/4/2015 8:33 AM

At a Berlin church, Muslim refugees converting in droves
BERLIN (AP) -- Mohammed Ali Zonoobi bends his head as the priest pours holy water over his black hair. "Will you break away from Satan and his evil deeds?" pastor Gottfried Martens asks the Iranian refugee. "Will you break away from Islam?"... 9/4/2015 8:29 AM

Wave of new Windows 10 devices on show at Berlin tech fair
BERLIN (AP) -- Computer manufacturers are unveiling the first big batch of devices running Windows 10 at the IFA home electronics show opening in Berlin on Friday.... 9/4/2015 8:25 AM

The Latest on Bangkok: Suspect is conspirator, not bomber
BANGKOK (AP) -- The latest on the investigation into the Aug. 17 bombing in the Thai capital (all times local):... 9/4/2015 8:18 AM

Afghan artist paints Kabul's walls of war to help heal city
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A city at war, the Afghan capital is among the ugliest in the world.... 9/4/2015 8:05 AM

Refugees on train, police in 2nd day of standoff in Hungary
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Refugees who had hoped to move on from Hungary stubbornly remained on a stalled train Friday, refusing to go to a center where authorities are demanding that they register.... 9/4/2015 7:52 AM

German factory orders drop in July
BERLIN (AP) -- German factory orders dropped a larger than expected 1.4 percent in July compared to the previous month, dragged down by flagging foreign demand.... 9/4/2015 7:46 AM

In India, bail demands keep the poor imprisoned for years
LUCKNOW, India (AP) -- Sixteen-year-old Suraj Chaudhry has been waiting for most of his life: for lawyers, for justice, for his father's eventual release from the prison after 14 years.... 9/4/2015 7:12 AM

China's stock rescue jolts companies, reform plans
BEIJING (AP) -- Tonhe Electronics is a casualty of Beijing's frantic effort to stop a stock market bust.... 9/4/2015 6:52 AM

Shark mauls 65-year-old and injures his leg off Australia
SYDNEY (AP) -- A 65-year-old man was mauled by a shark off Australia's most populous state on Friday, but managed to get back on his surf ski and get help on shore, police said.... 9/4/2015 5:40 AM

Tokyo leads Asia stock markets lower ahead of US jobs report
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets were lower Friday with Tokyo's index down more than 2 percent as caution prevailed before the release of the monthly U.S. jobs report and the resumption of trading on Chinese stock markets next week.... 9/4/2015 5:37 AM

UN star-studded media blitz to promote new development goals
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations is launching a global campaign with a media blitz and an array of stars from Beyonce to Usain Bolt to spread news to everyone in the world about its new goals to eradicate poverty, fight inequality and combat climate change.... 9/4/2015 5:01 AM

Guatemala ex-president behind bars overnight as VP sworn in
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Otto Perez Molina spent his first night as an ex-president in military custody following a historic day in which he resigned and Guatemala's Congress swore in Vice President Alejandro Maldonado to serve the remainder of his term.... 9/4/2015 4:08 AM

Officials wrench control of schools from Mexico unions
OAXACA, Mexico (AP) -- It looked like a normal first day of school at Patria Libre elementary. Uniformed kids sporting brand-new backpacks with their favorite cartoon characters - Dora the Explorer, Hello Kitty, the "Frozen" heroines - reunited with classmates and sang the national anthem.... 9/4/2015 4:07 AM

Guatemala Q&A: What to look for with embattled ex-president
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- President Otto Perez Molina resigned Thursday after a judge issued an order to detain him in connection with a corruption scandal.... 9/4/2015 4:06 AM

French investigators confirm wing part is from Flight 370
PARIS (AP) -- French investigators have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island in the Indian Ocean as part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people aboard.... 9/4/2015 3:51 AM

Nigerian president declares wealth, showing 'austere' living
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The wealth declaration of Nigeria's new president shows he has been living "an austere and Spartan lifestyle," with $150,000 in his personal account, contrary to what many might expect of one who has held a number of top government positions, an official said Thursday.... 9/4/2015 3:03 AM

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