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Venezuela crackdown stuns once-welcomed Colombian migrants
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Leidy Echeverri fled the Colombian countryside six years ago with her toddler in tow after a paramilitary group threatened her husband's life. Now she's again taken her children and run, this time in the other direction, amid a Venezuelan crackdown on Colombian immigrants.... 8/28/2015 2:44 AM

Asian stocks rise after US data calms investor nerves
HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian stocks are rising after an upbeat report on the U.S. economy calmed investors' nerves following days of stomach-churning turbulence sparked by a heavy sell-off in China.... 8/28/2015 2:28 AM

Japan inflation, household spending slow in July, incomes up
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's inflation rate dropped to its lowest level in more than two years in July and household spending also slowed, data that likely will raise pressure on the central bank to up its barrage of monetary stimulus.... 8/28/2015 2:20 AM

N. Korea leader dismisses top officials after standoff eases
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed some top officials in the wake of a recent standoff with South Korea.... 8/28/2015 2:11 AM

Colombia, Venezuela recall ambassadors amid dispute
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Venezuela and Colombia each recalled their ambassadors for consultations on Thursday amid a dispute over the closing of a major border crossing and a weeklong crackdown on Colombian migrants and smugglers.... 8/28/2015 1:59 AM

Australian survivor of WWII 'Great Escape' dies aged 101
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- Paul Royle, an Australian pilot who took part in a mass breakout from a German prisoner of war camp during World War II that is remembered as The Great Escape, has died in his hometown of Perth, his son said Friday. He was 101.... 8/28/2015 1:52 AM

Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney general's office urged him to step down "to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation."... 8/28/2015 1:34 AM

Mexico replaces security chief and foreign relations head
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto replaced the country's national security chief on Thursday, 1 1/2 months after top drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped from a maximum security prison.... 8/28/2015 12:40 AM

TS Erika kills 4 in Dominica; takes aim at Puerto Rico
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) -- Rescue crews fanned across Dominica late Thursday to search for missing and injured people after Tropical Storm Erika pummeled the eastern Caribbean island, unleashing landslides and killing at least four people.... 8/28/2015 12:12 AM

UN calls for panel to identify Syria chemical weapons users
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. chief proposed Thursday that a new international body to assign blame for chemical attacks in Syria's deadly conflict for the first time have the freedom to go anywhere and the support of all parties on the ground.... 8/27/2015 11:10 PM

Taking down Bolt is not easy, but a cameraman gives it a try
BEIJING (AP) -- Only when the running stopped and the picture-taking began did Usain Bolt finally meet his match.... 8/27/2015 9:02 PM

Dead migrants found in abandoned truck near Austrian capital
VIENNA (AP) -- As regional leaders met Thursday to tackle Europe's refugee crisis, a gruesome discovery unfolded a short drive from the Austrian capital: An abandoned truck was found with at least 20 - and possibly up to 50 - decomposing bodies of migrants piled inside.... 8/27/2015 8:21 PM

US strikes southern Afghan district seized by Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. forces have launched multiple airstrikes on a district in southern Afghanistan seized by the Taliban the day before, U.S. officials said Thursday.... 8/27/2015 8:20 PM

Google rejects EU anti-trust allegations as flawed
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Google rejected on Thursday a complaint by Europe's competition watchdog that the Internet giant is abusing its dominance in Web searches to promote its own products.... 8/27/2015 7:38 PM

Greece appoints 1st female prime minister ahead of snap poll
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's first female prime minister, a top judge, was sworn in Thursday to head a caretaker government ahead of early elections next month in the bailout-dependent country.... 8/27/2015 7:04 PM

French police dismantle Roma camp on Paris outskirts
LA COURNEUVE, France (AP) -- Police, working swiftly in the pouring rain, cleared out one of France's biggest and oldest Roma camps on Thursday, dismantling a sprawling network of makeshift shelters that housed hundreds of people.... 8/27/2015 6:09 PM

Argentine mom hopes pope will help get son off death row
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- When Lidia Guerrero met with Pope Francis in Rome last year, the Argentine native told her he knew all about Guerrero's son, who has been on death row in Texas for 19 years.... 8/27/2015 6:08 PM

Jewish settlers take over homes in Arab part of Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Ultra-nationalist Israelis took over a four-story building in the heart of an Arab neighborhood in east Jerusalem on Thursday, raising fears of fresh violence in the tense area.... 8/27/2015 5:59 PM

Record migrant flow reported on Hungary's razor-wire border
ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) -- Hungary deployed police reinforcements to rein in an unrelenting flow of migrants across its porous border Thursday, but refugee activists said the effort appeared futile in a nation whose migrant camps are overloaded and barely delay their journeys west into the heart of the European Union.... 8/27/2015 5:09 PM

AP NewsAlert
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) -- Police in Dominica say at least 4 killed as Tropical Storm Erika hits Caribbean island.... 8/27/2015 5:07 PM



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