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Russian prosecutors investigate removal of bas relief
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- Prosecutors in Russia's second-largest city of St. Petersburg are investigating reports that unknown men removed a 100-year old bas relief depicting the mythical demon Mephistopheles from the facade of a historical building.... 8/28/2015 10:16 AM

The Latest: UN: 200 migrants missing, feared dead off Libya
VIENNA (AP) -- Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.... 8/28/2015 10:16 AM

Malaysians gear up for street rallies urging Najib to quit
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian activists are putting more pressure on embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak to resign with major street rallies this weekend following allegations of suspicious money transfers into his accounts.... 8/28/2015 10:05 AM

Leading stem cell scientist cleared of misconduct charges
LONDON (AP) -- Sweden's Karolinska Institute says a leading stem cell scientist accused of unethical behavior has been cleared of scientific misconduct though he sometimes acted without due care.... 8/28/2015 10:03 AM

Ukraine asks Russia for lower gas prices for winter season
MOSCOW (AP) -- Emboldened by a deal with international creditors to write down part of its debt, Ukraine is asking Russia for lower gas prices for the winter season.... 8/28/2015 10:01 AM

Portuguese judges block surveillance law to fight terror
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portugal's Constitutional Court has disallowed legislation that would have given intelligence agencies access to private communications metadata.... 8/28/2015 10:00 AM

PLO parliament meeting set for mid-September in West Bank
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A top official says the parliament of the Palestine Liberation Organization will meet in the West Bank next month to elect a new leadership.... 8/28/2015 10:00 AM

3 arrested in connection with deaths of 71 migrants in truck
VIENNA (AP) -- Police arrested three people in Hungary overnight in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in a refrigerated truck abandoned on Austria's main highway, a police official said Friday.... 8/28/2015 9:57 AM

Asian stocks rise, Europe falls as global stock rally fades
HONG KONG (AP) -- World stock markets were uneven on Friday as a global rally driven by upbeat U.S. economic data faded.... 8/28/2015 9:55 AM

Libya collects victims' bodies from latest migrant disaster
ZUWARA, Libya (AP) -- Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the Libyan coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday in the latest disaster involving desperate people trying to reach Europe.... 8/28/2015 9:49 AM

Ebola survivor who lost 21 relatives gives birth to baby boy
KENEMA, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Ebola did not take Victoria Yillia's life. And it could not prevent the birth of her son.... 8/28/2015 9:44 AM

US national security adviser in China ahead of Xi's US trip
BEIJING (AP) -- The U.S. national security adviser and Chinese leaders helped lay the groundwork Friday for Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit next month to Washington, with both sides expressing optimism despite differences between them.... 8/28/2015 9:39 AM

Japan requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese lawmakers approved a law Friday requiring large employers to set and publicize targets for hiring or promoting women as managers.... 8/28/2015 9:28 AM

US sanctions chief visits Israel amid Iran jitters
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury's sanctions chief is visiting Israel amid concerns in Jerusalem over the nuclear deal with Iran.... 8/28/2015 9:26 AM

Puerto Rico braces for TS Erika after 4 dead in Dominica
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico early Friday with heavy rains and wind after killing four people and causing devastating floods in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, where several people remained missing.... 8/28/2015 9:26 AM

AP NewsAlert
VIENNA (AP) -- Austrian police: 3 suspects arrested in Hungary in connection with deaths of 71 migrants .... 8/28/2015 9:23 AM

Greece's new prime minister names caretaker cabinet
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's new prime minister, a top judge who is the country's first female premier, named the members of her caretaker government Friday as the country heads to early elections next month, the third time Greeks will go to the polls this year.... 8/28/2015 9:00 AM

Vatican says ex-envoy, charged with sexual abuse, has died
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, who had been charged by church prosecutors with sexually abusing children in the Caribbean country, died Friday of apparent natural causes as he awaited trial, the Vatican said.... 8/28/2015 8:55 AM

Bomb blast kills 6 Iraqi policemen, injures 10
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say an explosion has ripped through the parking lot of a Baghdad police station when a police bomb squad tried to defuse a car bomb while colleagues looked on, killing six and wounding 10.... 8/28/2015 8:53 AM

Indian and Pakistani border guards trade gunfire, 9 killed
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Indian and Pakistani border guards traded gunfire in the divided region of Kashmir, leaving nine civilians dead and another 63 wounded, authorities said Friday.... 8/28/2015 8:37 AM

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