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Severe crackdown in China on church crosses draws backlash
LOWER DAFEI VILLAGE, China (AP) -- About a dozen Catholics wept and sang hymns outside their church as a man climbed to the top of the building and sliced off its steel cross with a cutting torch. It toppled with a thud.... 8/5/2015 9:23 AM

Russian police nab man suspected of killing his 6 children
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian police have arrested a man suspected of killing and dismembering his six young children along with his wife and mother.... 8/5/2015 9:12 AM

Top Pakistan court allows military trials in terrorism cases
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday to allow military trials for terror suspects - the latest in the government's intensified campaign against terrorism in the wake of last year's Taliban attack on a school that killed nearly 150 people, almost all of them children.... 8/5/2015 9:11 AM

Global stocks mostly higher as investors await US data
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Global stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday as investors waited for U.S. jobs data to assess when the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates that have been at a record low.... 8/5/2015 9:08 AM

At least 24 killed, 300 survive after trains derail in India
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Two passenger trains derailed minutes apart on flooded tracks on a bridge in central India, killing at least 24 people while more than 300 survived, officials said Wednesday.... 8/5/2015 9:04 AM

Uighurs deported from Thailand to China remain in detention
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese state media say minority Muslim Uighurs (WEE'-gurz) deported from Thailand to China remain in detention while authorities investigate whether some planned to join the Islamic State or other groups in the Middle East.... 8/5/2015 9:02 AM

Report: Ai Weiwei says China promised he can return
BERLIN (AP) -- Artist Ai Weiwei said in an interview published Wednesday that Chinese authorities returned his passport with almost no strings attached and promised him he can return to China.... 8/5/2015 8:59 AM

Turkey says 'extensive' fight against IS to start soon
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's foreign minister says U.S. drones and aircraft have begun arriving at a Turkish air base close to the border with Syria, and an "effective" fight against Islamic State militants will soon begin.... 8/5/2015 8:56 AM

5 police forces probe Edward Heath sex abuse allegations
LONDON (AP) -- Five police forces in Britain are investigating sex abuse allegations against the late Edward Heath, as the probe into the former prime minister's past broadened.... 8/5/2015 8:50 AM

16 killed in Russia bus collision, more than 50 injured
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian health officials say two buses have collided in the far east of the country, killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 50 others.... 8/5/2015 8:47 AM

Romania court rejects appeal by Lukoil manager in fraud case
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A Romanian court has rejected an appeal by the general manager and six executives of Russian oil company Lukoil who have been indicted on tax evasion and money laundering charges.... 8/5/2015 8:32 AM

2 soldiers, 1 rebel killed in ambush in Indian Kashmir
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Two paramilitary soldiers and one suspected rebel were killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday after a convoy of paramilitary troops was ambushed in the troubled region, police said.... 8/5/2015 8:29 AM

AP WAS THERE: Egyptian president nationalizes the Suez Canal
CAIRO (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE: In July 1956, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal, marking Egypt's decisive break with its colonial past.... 8/5/2015 8:07 AM

Free diver Natalia Molchanova remains missing off Spain
MADRID (AP) -- The search for free-diving great Natalia Molchanova was set to resume Wednesday with little hope remaining she would be found alive more than two days after disappearing off Spain's Balearic islands.... 8/5/2015 7:55 AM

Israel jails Jewish extremist for 6 months without trial
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has jailed a Jewish extremist for six months without charges or trial, expanding a crackdown against militant Jews and deploying a contentious measure typically used for Palestinians suspected of staging attacks.... 8/5/2015 7:07 AM

At least 2 dead in Kenya after boat with 23 people capsizes
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Two people died and 25 others were rescued after a passenger boat with about two dozen passengers collided with a fishing boat on Lake Victoria, a police official said Wednesday.... 8/5/2015 7:01 AM

18 Turkish journalists face prison for 'terror propaganda'
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish prosecutors are seeking sentences of up to seven and a half years in prison for 18 journalists they accuse of engaging in terror propaganda for publishing photos showing a militant pointing a gun at a prosecutor who was killed in a failed hostage rescue operation in March.... 8/5/2015 6:54 AM

A look at Egypt's Suez Canal, past and present
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt is to unveil a major expansion of the Suez Canal on Thursday in what the government hopes will be a moment of national pride following years of political unrest.... 8/5/2015 6:41 AM

AP PHOTOS: Hiroshima after the atomic bomb _ and today
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Last month, with a handful of black-and-white archival photos in hand, I set out with my camera to document how Hiroshima had changed, 70 years after the atomic bomb.... 8/5/2015 6:38 AM

Egypt to unveil Suez Canal extension in hope of a new era
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt is to unveil a major extension of the Suez Canal on Thursday, a mega-project that has emerged as a cornerstone of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's efforts to restore national pride and revive the economy after years of unrest.... 8/5/2015 6:27 AM

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