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Bermuda whipped by weakening Hurricane Joaquin
HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) -- Bermuda was lashed Sunday by gusting winds and pelting rains from a weakening Hurricane Joaquin as its spinning center tracked just west of the wealthy financial haven and tourist destination after plowing through the Bahamas as a major storm.... 10/5/2015 3:17 AM

World Bank trims East Asia growth forecasts
HONG KONG (AP) -- The World Bank is trimming its economic growth forecasts for East Asia, reflecting risks from China's gradual slowdown and a looming U.S. interest rate hike.... 10/5/2015 3:14 AM

Syrian activists: IS group destroys ancient Palmyra arch
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian activists said late Sunday that Islamic State militants have destroyed a nearly 2,000-year-old arch in the ancient city of Palmyra, the latest victim in the group's campaign to destroy historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.... 10/5/2015 3:03 AM

France urges more climate pledges ahead of UN talks in Paris
PARIS (AP) -- France is urging holdout countries to submit their pledges to curb greenhouse gas pollution ahead of a major U.N. climate conference in Paris.... 10/5/2015 3:02 AM

More debris but no word on fate of ship lost off Bahamas
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- The search for a U.S. cargo ship that was lost during Hurricane Joaquin off the southeastern Bahamas turned up more clues Sunday but no word yet on the fate of the vessel or its 33-member crew.... 10/5/2015 2:01 AM

The Latest: Cargo ship has 2 Coast Guard certified lifeboats
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- The latest on the search for a cargo ship missing off the coast of Bahamas (all times local):... 10/5/2015 2:00 AM

Canadian university head proposed rocket spaceflight in 1861
BURLINGTON, Ontario (AP) -- Rocket-based spaceflight was proposed 30 years earlier than previously thought by a Canadian university head, a space historian says.... 10/5/2015 12:52 AM

Hope dims for finding survivors of deadly Guatemala mudslide
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) -- Hope faded Sunday for finding any survivors of a mudslide that killed at least 131 people as the smell of rotting bodies spread across the enormous mound of earth and rescuers reported the buried dwellings they reached were filled with water, suggesting anyone trapped inside would have drowned.... 10/5/2015 12:40 AM

Portugal government re-elected despite painful austerity
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portugal's center-right coalition government earned another four-year term Sunday, winning a general election behind an improving economy that weathered the austerity measures contested across Europe, but falling short of a crucial outright majority in Parliament.... 10/4/2015 11:09 PM

The Latest: Power outages reported as Joaquin lashes Bermuda
HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) -- The latest on Hurricane Joaquin and the storm's predicted path. (All times local):... 10/4/2015 10:48 PM

Portuguese government wins re-election despite austerity policies opposed across Europe
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portuguese government wins re-election despite austerity policies opposed across Europe.... 10/4/2015 10:03 PM

Jordanian MP says son joined IS, carried out suicide attack
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- A Jordanian parliament member said he learned from Islamic State-linked media that his son carried out a suicide attack in Iraq, three months after dropping out of medical school and joining the extremist group.... 10/4/2015 9:36 PM

Doctors Without Borders leaves Afghan city after airstrike
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- KABUL, Afghanistan - The U.S. and Afghan governments vowed Sunday to jointly investigate the attack on a hospital in Kunduz that killed 22 people, as street-by street battles continued between government forces and Taliban fighters and officials warned of a looming humanitarian crisis for civilians trapped in the city... 10/4/2015 8:35 PM

Spike in Palestinian attacks raise fears of another Intifada
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A series of grisly Palestinian attacks that killed several Israeli civilians has prompted the government to take unprecedented security measures amid growing public debate over whether the specter of another Palestinian Intifada, or uprising, is on the horizon.... 10/4/2015 8:29 PM

Puerto Rico police seize $5.4 million drug shipment
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Authorities were searching Sunday for three suspects who allegedly attempted to smuggle $5.4 million worth of drugs into Puerto Rico from the Dominican Republic.... 10/4/2015 6:56 PM

Iraqi PM opens Green Zone to all citizens
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad open to all of his citizens for the first time in 12 years Sunday amid efforts to cut spending and appease citizens who have been protesting for basic public services.... 10/4/2015 6:52 PM

Fighting rages on Yemen's Red Sea coast
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Fierce battles raged between pro-government fighters clashing with Shiite Houthi rebels and allied military units along Yemen's Red Sea coast Sunday, Yemeni security officials said.... 10/4/2015 6:23 PM

Russia's airstrikes in Syria are playing well at home
MOSCOW (AP) -- Whatever effect Russia's airstrikes are having on the ground in Syria, their impact at home is clear: They prove to Russians that their country is showing up the United States and reclaiming its rightful place as a global power.... 10/4/2015 6:10 PM

Belarusian protesters decry planned Russian air base
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- About 1,000 opposition activists on Sunday protested Russia's plans to establish a military air base in Belarus, saying it would turn the former Soviet republic into a Kremlin "vassal."... 10/4/2015 6:08 PM

Libyan Red Crescent says bodies of 95 migrants washed ashore
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- The bodies of at least 95 migrants have been found washed ashore in Libya over the past five days, a spokesman for Libya's Red Crescent said Sunday.... 10/4/2015 6:00 PM

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