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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 could be political power brokers.... 10/1/2014 4:02 AM

2 suicide bomber attacks in Kabul kill 7, wound 21
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan police say two suicide bombers in the capital have targeted two buses carrying Afghan army troops, killing seven and wounding 21 people.... 10/1/2014 3:46 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

Mexico announces homicide charges in army killings
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican prosecutors announced homicide charges Tuesday against three soldiers in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, challenging the army's version that the suspects died in a shootout.... 10/1/2014 3:33 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

Hong Kong chief says voting beats watching TV
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's embattled leader attended a flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997.... 10/1/2014 2:27 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

Rousseff takes lead in Brazil election poll
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff climbed in two election polls released Tuesday - opening a solid runoff vote lead in one but remaining in a technical tie with her chief rival in another.... 10/1/2014 12:31 AM

Mexico says 14 of 57 missing students found
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- Fourteen of the 57 students reported missing after weekend shootings that killed six people in the southern state of Guerrero have been located, officials said Tuesday.... 10/1/2014 12:20 AM

AP NewsAlert
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico prosecutor: 3 soldiers charged with homicide in army killing of 22 gang suspects.... 9/30/2014 11:21 PM

Luhrmann, Gisele hit Chanel's Parisian boulevard
PARIS (AP) -- They were styles literally made to be worn on the street. But not just any street: this was Chanel's boulevard.... 9/30/2014 10:02 PM

Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray
SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping.... 9/30/2014 9:48 PM

Large crowds mark 1991 coup anniversary in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- A large crowd of supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide marched Tuesday through the capital on the anniversary of a 1991 military coup that ousted the country's first democratically elected leader.... 9/30/2014 9:35 PM

Spanish rescued after 12 days trapped in Peru cave
LEIMEBAMBA, Peru (AP) -- A Spanish speleologist has been rescued in Peru after spending 12 days trapped about 400 meters (1,300 feet) underground in a cave in Peru's remote Amazon region.... 9/30/2014 9:12 PM

Iranian filmmakers call for nuclear deal
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Six prominent Iranian movie directors have launched a campaign calling for a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.... 9/30/2014 8:25 PM

EU says Apple gets illegal tax benefits in Ireland
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday the company appears to be benefiting from illegal tax deals there.... 9/30/2014 8:23 PM

At 69, satirist keeps South Africa laughing
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The cross-dressing South African satirist says he doesn't tell jokes and can't remember punchlines.... 9/30/2014 8:23 PM