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China ordains 1st Catholic bishop since 2012 amid tensions
BEIJING (AP) -- A diocese in central China has ordained the country's first Catholic bishop in three years amid tensions between Beijing and the Vatican and a strained relationship between the Chinese leadership and the Christian religion in general.... 8/5/2015 5:58 AM

Israel jails Jewish extremist for 6 months without trial
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's defense minister has signed an order that will keep a Jewish extremist in jail for six months without charges or trial.... 8/5/2015 5:55 AM

UN reports rise in women, children casualties in Afghan war
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The United Nations said on Wednesday that an increasing number of women and children were getting hurt or killed in Afghanistan's war against the Taliban and other insurgents.... 8/5/2015 5:44 AM

Severe crackdown in China on church crosses draws backlash
LOWER DAFEI VILLAGE, China (AP) -- About a dozen Catholics wept and sang hymns outside their church as a man climbed to the top of the building and sliced off its steel cross with a cutting torch. It toppled with a thud.... 8/5/2015 5:40 AM

At least 24 killed, 300 rescued after trains derail in India
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Two passenger trains derailed minutes apart on flooded tracks on a bridge in central India, killing at least 24 people while more than 300 have been rescued, officials said Wednesday.... 8/5/2015 5:36 AM

Widow of ex-South Korean leader arrives in North Korea
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- The 92-year-old widow of late South Korean President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kim Dae-jung arrived in North Korea on Wednesday for a four-day visit.... 8/5/2015 5:35 AM

Q&A: A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel's first concrete step in its new "zero tolerance" approach toward what the government describes as Jewish terrorism. A recent pair of attacks brought into the open long-standing fears about a radicalized and ultraconservative fringe that had been operating below the radar but now appears to be intensifying its violence.... 8/5/2015 5:21 AM

Kerry urges peaceful resolutions to South China Sea disputes
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday urged China to end provocative land reclamation projects in the South China Sea and work out effective resolutions to territorial disputes with its smaller neighbors that have ratcheted up tensions in some of the world's busiest commercial sea lanes.... 8/5/2015 4:26 AM

Asian stocks mostly higher as investors await US data
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday as investors waited for U.S. jobs data to assess when the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates that have been at a record low.... 8/5/2015 4:12 AM

Experts say pieces of missing Flight 370 may still be afloat
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- If a wing fragment found in the western Indian Ocean turns out to be part of missing Flight 370, experts say, there are probably other pieces of the aircraft that floated off rather than sinking to the bottom of the ocean. Finding them remains the hard part.... 8/5/2015 4:10 AM

Mexico journalist seeking refuge in capital never felt safe
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Everything was fine as of 2:13 p.m. Friday.... 8/5/2015 4:01 AM

JFK - John Forbes Kerry, that is - leans on Kennedy cane
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is still nursing a broken leg but has graduated from crutches to a cane used by generations of the Kennedy family.... 8/5/2015 3:00 AM


NEW DELHI (AP) -- Railway official says at least 19 killed in train derailments in central India.... 8/5/2015 2:15 AM

Ivory Coast convicts ex-leader's top security officers
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) -- Ivory Coast's military court on Tuesday sentenced the former head of security for the ex-first lady to 20 years in prison for acts related to the postelection crisis in 2011.... 8/5/2015 12:07 AM

Toronto nightclub shooting leaves at least 2 dead, 3 wounded
TORONTO (AP) -- A shooting that started at a Toronto nightclub event hosted by rapper Drake and then spilled outside onto the streets left at least two people dead and three others wounded, police said. It wasn't clear if Drake was present during the shooting.... 8/4/2015 11:26 PM

16 police officers killed in Colombia helicopter crash
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Sixteen Colombian police officers died Tuesday when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed while taking part in a manhunt for the nation's most-wanted drug trafficker, the second deadly air accident affecting the U.S.-trained military in less than a week.... 8/4/2015 10:31 PM

Sudan's president, facing charges, scheduled to speak at UN
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, who faces international war crimes and genocide charges, is on a provisional list of speakers at a U.N. summit of world leaders in late September. If he speaks, al-Bashir would be the first head of state to address the General Assembly while facing charges by the International Criminal Court.... 8/4/2015 10:27 PM

Brazil mining company dumps sand and clay into river
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian environmental authorities suspended a mining company's operations in Rio de Janeiro state after a retention dike broke, sending sand and clay into an unpolluted river that flows into Guanabara Bay where Olympic sailing events will be held next year.... 8/4/2015 10:16 PM

Germany's top prosecutor fired over treason probe
BERLIN (AP) -- A treason investigation against two German journalists claimed its first casualty Tuesday - the country's top prosecutor who ordered the probe.... 8/4/2015 10:11 PM

Patriarch of musical Jackson family leaves Brazil hospital
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Joe Jackson, the father of the late Michael Jackson and patriarch of the musical family, has been discharged from the Brazilian hospital where he was treated after he had a stroke in late July while visiting Brazil.... 8/4/2015 9:56 PM



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