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Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact.... 10/1/2014 6:51 AM

Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat dead at 87
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat, who presided over the city's transformation into a vibrant and open urban center, has died at the age of 87.... 10/1/2014 6:47 AM

Agonizing wait for last victims of S. Korean ferry
JINDO, South Korea (AP) -- In a dimly lit gym on Jindo island, hundreds of families have received tragic news over the past six months, and a tormented few still wait for it.... 10/1/2014 6:42 AM

12 killed as 2 trains collide in northern India
LUCKNOW, India (AP) -- A train overshot a stop signal and plowed into another express passenger train in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing 12 people and injuring dozens, officials said Wednesday.... 10/1/2014 6:31 AM

Algeria's ailing president absent amid crises
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- The silence of Algeria's ailing president since the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker by Islamic State-inspired militants has ignited new concerns over his health and whether he's fit to rule the oil-rich North African nation - or indeed whether he's still doing so.... 10/1/2014 6:21 AM

Protesters heckle Hong Kong leader on National Day
HONG KONG (AP) -- Pro-democracy protesters kept behind police barricades heckled Hong Kong's under-fire leader on Wednesday when he attended a flag-raising ceremony on China's National Day.... 10/1/2014 6:11 AM

Small countries struggle to be heard at the UN
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Honduras, terrorized by drug gangs, railed against the world for ignoring the violence and lack of jobs that sends thousands of young Central Americans fleeing north to the United States.... 10/1/2014 5:52 AM

3 soldiers charged in Mexico army killing of 22
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Months after the Mexican army said it had killed 22 suspected gang members in a fierce shootout, three soldiers are being charged with homicide.... 10/1/2014 5:40 AM

Australia sends 2 unarmed support planes over Iraq
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia was sending two unarmed air force planes to support U.S.-led coalition combat operations against the Islamic State movement in Iraq, but would not yet launch its own airstrikes, the prime minister said Wednesday.... 10/1/2014 5:32 AM

China ship sinks off Japan coast, 9 missing
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese coast guard rescuers were searching Wednesday for nine people believed missing after a Chinese ship sank off Japan's western coast.... 10/1/2014 5:14 AM

Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons
BEIJING (AP) -- The 10,000 pigeons released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.... 10/1/2014 5:00 AM

No images of Hong Kong protests in China's media
BEIJING (AP) -- China's government has cut off news about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a clampdown so thorough that no image of the rallies has appeared in state-controlled media, and at least one man has been detained for reposting accounts of the events.... 10/1/2014 4:33 AM

Fight for growing Pentecostal vote in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil's rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and Pentecostal televangelists are political power brokers.... 10/1/2014 4:31 AM

More than games gold at stake in all-Korean final
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Rarely has there been so much at stake in an Asian Games football final.... 10/1/2014 4:11 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan official says 2 suicide bomber attacks in Kabul kill 7, wound 21 people, mostly troops.... 10/1/2014 3:35 AM

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street decline
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street slid and South Korea reported factory output contracted, while markets in China and Hong Kong were closed for a holiday.... 10/1/2014 3:29 AM

Pot decriminalization bill drafted in Jamaica
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaica's justice minister said Tuesday that legislation has been drafted to decriminalize marijuana on the Caribbean island where the drug has been pervasive but prohibited for a century.... 10/1/2014 3:27 AM

Snapshots from the protest streets in Hong Kong
HONG KONG (AP) -- At first the students sat outside Hong Kong's government complex. Then the broader Occupy Central civil disobedience movement joined them to call for the right for the people in this Chinese territory to elect their leader. The protest spread and the police's use of tear gas at the weekend shocked more citizens out onto the streets.... 10/1/2014 2:33 AM

Luck, instinct determined fates of volcano hikers
TOKYO (AP) -- Huge boulders falling from the sky. Billowing gray smoke that cast total darkness over the mountain. Volcanic ash piling on the ground and fumes filling the air.... 10/1/2014 1:42 AM

Argentina slams US judge after contempt decision
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's president on Tuesday said a U.S. judge's decision to hold the South American country in contempt for attempting illegal moves to service its debt is pure "silliness."... 10/1/2014 12:55 AM