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23 people missing from military helicopter accident in Laos
BANGKOK (AP) -- The Lao News Agency says 23 people have been missing after a Laotian army helicopter had an accident after leaving the capital on Monday.... 7/29/2015 9:27 AM

Official: Turkish jets pound PKK positions in Iraq
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq in a new raid against the separatist group, authorities said Wednesday, as Turkey's opposition pro-Kurdish party called for an immediate end to the violence and the resumption of peace efforts.... 7/29/2015 9:24 AM

Eurotunnel: 37,000 migrant crossing attempts blocked
CALAIS, France (AP) -- Migrants rushed the tunnel linking France and England repeatedly for a second night on Wednesday and one man was crushed by a truck in the chaos, deepening tensions surrounding the thousands of people camped in this northern French port city. Eurotunnel said it had blocked more than 37,000 such attempts by migrants to reach Britain since January.... 7/29/2015 9:22 AM

Poland's richest businessman Jan Kulczyk dies suddenly at 65
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Kulczyk Holding says that its founder and president, Jan Kulczyk, Poland's richest businessman, has died from complications after surgery. He was 65.... 7/29/2015 9:02 AM

Strife between defendant, lawyers at German neo-Nazi trial
BERLIN (AP) -- A Munich court has refused to order a criminal investigation into claims by a woman accused of complicity in 10 neo-Nazi murders that her attorneys violated her privacy.... 7/29/2015 8:48 AM

Students in Hong Kong warn of erosion in academic freedom
HONG KONG (AP) -- Students at Hong Kong's most prestigious university say its academic freedom is under attack in what they maintain is the politically motivated stalling of the appointment of an administrator who supported last year's pro-democracy protests.... 7/29/2015 8:48 AM

Myanmar's democracy leader runs in Nov. 8 polls to keep seat
THANLYIN, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday registered for November elections to keep her seat in parliament and challenge the ruling military-backed party.... 7/29/2015 8:34 AM

Iran, France talk of 'new era' in ties after nuclear deal
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's state media say French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius' visit to Iran is the start of a "new era" in bilateral relations following a historic nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers reached earlier this month.... 7/29/2015 8:33 AM

Coast Guard plane's crew spends long days searching for boys
ABOVE THE ATLANTIC OCEAN (AP) -- Scouring the vast ocean expanse off Florida for two missing teen boaters is a long, tedious mission for the eight-person crew of the C-130 Hercules Coast Guard plane based out of Clearwater.... 7/29/2015 8:31 AM

Global stocks rise ahead of Fed, keep wary eye on China
TOKYO (AP) -- Global stock markets rose Wednesday as Chinese shares rebounded after a record sell-off and attention turned to a Federal Reserve meeting that might give clues about the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike.... 7/29/2015 8:25 AM

Pakistan police kill feared Sunni militant leader, 13 others
MUZAFFARGARH, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani police gunned down one of the country's most-feared Sunni militant leaders and 13 followers in a mysterious pre-dawn shootout Wednesday, killing a man believed to behind the slaughter of hundreds of the nation's minority Shiites.... 7/29/2015 8:20 AM

China auto sales slump hits industry fortunes
BEIJING (AP) -- General Motors Co.'s $5 billion initiative to create cars for China and other emerging markets comes just as automakers face a collapse in the booming Chinese demand they were counting on to power their growth.... 7/29/2015 8:09 AM

Israel rules contested West Bank complex must be demolished
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Supreme Court has ruled that a contested West Bank settlement housing complex must be demolished.... 7/29/2015 8:03 AM

Anger grows over two-speed Poland, fueling political shift
PIONKI, Poland (AP) -- Marek Bogacki feels life in Poland 26 years after the fall of communism could hardly be better.... 7/29/2015 7:58 AM

Overnight shooting at Niger Embassy in Egypt kills 1
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian authorities say gunmen opened fire overnight outside of the Niger Embassy, killing a police conscript and wounding three.... 7/29/2015 7:52 AM

8 Australian men charged with 500 sex offenses against girl
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- An Australian man was accused Wednesday of allowing seven men to sexually abuse his 13-year-old daughter over the past two years, with police charging all eight men with more than 500 child sex offenses.... 7/29/2015 7:52 AM

Sydney man arrested in 30-year-old shooting, bombing case
SYDNEY (AP) -- More than 30 years after series of bombings and shootings left four people dead and terrorized the Australian legal fraternity police have arrested a 68-year-old suspect.... 7/29/2015 7:27 AM

Kurdish rebels attack Turkish government lodgings
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says Kurdish rebels have attacked police and judicial officials' lodgings with rockets in a further escalation of violence between the government and the insurgents.... 7/29/2015 7:15 AM

LG Electronics reports 45 percent plunge in 2Q earnings
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- LG Electronics said Wednesday its second quarter earnings sank 45 percent over a year earlier as losses widened in its TV business and mobile phones earned little income.... 7/29/2015 7:14 AM

Bangladesh upholds opposition leader's death sentence
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for an influential opposition leader and an aide to a former prime minister for his role in mass killings during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.... 7/29/2015 6:56 AM

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