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China marks Japan WWII defeat, shows rising power in parade
BEIJING (AP) -- Tanks, missiles and troops in lock-step filed past Beijing's iconic Tiananmen Square in a massive parade Thursday commemorating Japan's World War II defeat 70 years ago and underlining President Xi Jinping's determination to make China the pre-eminent Asian power.... 9/3/2015 3:24 AM

UNICEF: 40 percent school dropouts in Mideast conflict areas
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Forty percent of children from five conflict-scarred Middle Eastern countries are not attending school, the United Nations agency for children said Thursday, warning that losing this generation will lead to more militancy, migration and a dim future for the region.... 9/3/2015 2:43 AM

Lost Australian sheep yields 42 kilos (93 pounds) of fleece
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- An overgrown sheep found lost in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 42 kilograms (93 pounds) of wool, the shearer said.... 9/3/2015 1:28 AM

Mexico Senate ratifies academic as next ambassador to US
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican lawmakers have confirmed a U.S.-based Mexican academic as the country's next ambassador to the United States.... 9/3/2015 1:22 AM

Colombia to give citizenship to Venezuelans hurt by crisis
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia is giving citizenship to dozens of Venezuelans separated from family members as part of President Nicolas Maduro's crackdown on illegal immigration along the border.... 9/2/2015 11:35 PM

Russia delays new body to assign blame for Syrian attacks
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia is holding up Security Council approval to establish a new international body to assign blame for chemical attacks in Syria's deadly conflict for the first time.... 9/2/2015 11:08 PM

Mexico's president acknowledges distrust, fear
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto acknowledged Wednesday that the country's crime, corruption and economic troubles have caused distrust and anger among Mexicans.... 9/2/2015 10:42 PM

Migrant tempers fray as Hungary blocks trains for 2nd day
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Tempers flared among the thousands trapped in a makeshift refugee camp in the heart of Budapest on Wednesday as Hungary played hardball with its unwelcome visitors for a second day, blocking train ticket-clutching migrants from traveling deeper into Europe.... 9/2/2015 9:44 PM

SodaStream chief accuses boycotters of anti-Semitism
IDAN HANEGEV INDUSTRIAL PARK, Israel (AP) -- The chief executive of SodaStream, the beverage maker that is shuttering its West Bank factory in the face of international boycott calls, accused his company's critics Wednesday of anti-Semitism and hurting the interests of the Palestinian workers they claim to protect.... 9/2/2015 9:33 PM

El Salvador sets new murder milestone with deadly August
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- El Salvador has hit yet another grisly milestone: A record murder rate in August.... 9/2/2015 9:13 PM

Obstacle to moving Rio Olympic venues? 1,400 silent athletes
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Olympic organizers have agreed to test for viruses in Rio's sewage-filled waters.... 9/2/2015 8:57 PM

Russia: Security Council addressing Europe's migrant crisis
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia says the United Nations Security Council is discussing a draft resolution to address Europe's migrant crisis, likely by authorizing the inspection of suspected migrant ships.... 9/2/2015 8:56 PM

White House welcomes Senate support of Iran nuclear deal
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) -- The White House says it's encouraged that more than a third of the Senate has announced support for the nuclear deal with Iran.... 9/2/2015 8:21 PM

Peak cinema: 'Everest' kicks off Venice Film Festival
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- Jake Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke lead the cast but the mountain is the star of "Everest," a high-altitude thriller that opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday.... 9/2/2015 8:03 PM

Masked men kidnap 18 Turkish workers in Iraqi capital
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish citizens in Baghdad early Wednesday, bundling them into several SUVs and speeding away in a brazen operation that laid bare serious security gaps in the heavily defended city.... 9/2/2015 7:46 PM

Lawyer: Turkey moves Vice journalists to distant prison
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Two Vice News journalists and their assistant who were arrested in Turkey on terror-related charges have been transferred to a prison more than 500 kilometers (300 miles) away from their lawyers and the courthouse where they face trial, a lawyer said Wednesday.... 9/2/2015 7:18 PM

UN says deal reached on increasing flow of supplies to Yemen
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations on Wednesday said it has reached agreement with Yemen's government and a Saudi-led military coalition on increasing the flow of badly needed goods like food and fuel to Yemen.... 9/2/2015 7:04 PM

AP Interview: Rescuer says world must protect antiquities
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A reserve colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps who led an international hunt for looted antiquities from Iraq a decade ago said Wednesday that the West needs to deploy forces to protect Mideast archaeological sites from extremists like the Islamic State group.... 9/2/2015 6:57 PM

France dismisses inquiry into Yasser Arafat's death
PARIS (AP) -- French magistrates have decided to dismiss an inquiry into the 2004 death of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, whose widow claims he was poisoned.... 9/2/2015 6:52 PM

Bombs at mosque in Yemen's capital kill at least 20 people
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- An Islamic State-claimed suicide bomber and a subsequent car bombing killed at least 20 people Wednesday at a mosque in Yemen's rebel-held capital, Sanaa, amid the country's raging civil war, officials said.... 9/2/2015 6:46 PM

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