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Lebanese protesters storm ministry over garbage crisis
BEIRUT (AP) -- Around 30 Lebanese protesters have broken into the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut and demanded the resignation of the minister over the country's trash crisis.... 9/1/2015 10:28 AM

Japan scraps Olympic logo over plagiarism allegation
TOKYO (AP) -- Tokyo Olympic organizers on Tuesday decided to scrap the logo for the 2020 Games following another allegation its Japanese designer might have used copied materials.... 9/1/2015 10:27 AM

European court: Italy failed 3 Tunisian Arab Spring migrants
PARIS (AP) -- The European Court of Human Rights has upheld the case of three Tunisians expelled from Italy in 2011 in the wake of the Arab Spring uprising, ruling that the migrants had been subjected to degrading and inhuman treatment during four days in a detention center, suffered a collective expulsion and could not challenge their forced return home.... 9/1/2015 10:27 AM

The Latest: Trains halt, chaos reigns at Budapest station
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- The latest developments as tens of thousands of migrants flood into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):... 9/1/2015 10:18 AM

Press group urges Philippines to stop attacks on journalists
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists urged Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday to act to stop attacks against the press in the country after three journalists were killed recently.... 9/1/2015 10:17 AM

Somali militants overrun base for African Union forces
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Al-Shabab' overran an African Union base in southern Somalia early Tuesday, a Somali military official said, in the latest display of the Islamic extremists' capacity to hit back amid a prolonged offensive against them.... 9/1/2015 9:55 AM

Thai prime minister says main suspect in bombing arrested
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's prime minister said Tuesday that authorities have arrested a man they believe is the main suspect in a bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago that killed 20 people.... 9/1/2015 9:53 AM

Police search premises of Turkish opposition business group
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Police on Tuesday searched the premises of a business and media group close to a U.S.-based moderate Islamic cleric whom the government accuses of trying to destabilize it. Critics denounced the action as a government crackdown on opposition voices ahead of an election on Nov. 1.... 9/1/2015 9:37 AM

Afghan president calls for 'holy war' against corruption
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's president called for a "holy war" against corruption Tuesday, one of the major problems facing his war-torn country as he tries to improve its economy and create jobs.... 9/1/2015 9:25 AM

Wobbly euro economy may get bigger push from central bank
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- When is a trillion euros not enough? Could be soon, in Europe's shaky economy.... 9/1/2015 9:25 AM

Death toll from violent protest in Ukraine rises to 2
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- The death toll from violent protests in Ukraine rose to two on Tuesday when another National Guard officer died from injuries suffered in a grenade explosion, the interior minister said.... 9/1/2015 9:19 AM

CERN: Test results show more detail about 'God particle'
GENEVA (AP) -- Two years after finding the elusive Higgs boson "God particle," physicists now know a little bit more about how it acts. And it acts just like they thought it would.... 9/1/2015 9:09 AM

World shares drop after bleak China manufacturing
TOKYO (AP) -- Global stock markets sagged Tuesday as gloomy manufacturing data from China and weak investment figures in Japan augured further uncertainty for investors after a brutal August.... 9/1/2015 9:08 AM

Monsoon floods swamp northeast Indian villages, 21 dead
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Monsoon floods have inundated hundreds of villages across the northeast Indian state of Assam, killing at least 21 people in the last four days and forcing some 800,000 people to leave their homes.... 9/1/2015 9:01 AM

American anti-dolphin-hunt activist arrested in Japan
TOKYO (AP) -- Former "Flipper" trainer Ric O'Barry was arrested for not carrying his passport while in Japan to protest a dolphin hunt due to begin this week.... 9/1/2015 8:43 AM

Taiwan swipe card with porn star image sells out in 4 hours
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A special edition swipe card for Taiwan's mass transit featuring the clothed image of a Japanese porn star sold out within hours overnight via a telephone hotline, despite a storm of opposition.... 9/1/2015 8:29 AM

China urged to free reporter detained for stock market story
BEIJING (AP) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists is urging Chinese authorities to release a reporter accused of spreading false information on the country's stock market meltdown, calling it the latest act of media intimidation by President Xi Jinping's administration.... 9/1/2015 8:22 AM

Death toll in Spanish fireworks factory blast raised to 6
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish officials have raised the number of people killed in a huge firework factory explosion in northeastern Spain to six after the body of a missing man was found.... 9/1/2015 7:57 AM

China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders
BEIJING (AP) -- Russian leader Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shine at the top of China's guest list at this week's grand commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II. After them, the wattage gets pretty low.... 9/1/2015 7:43 AM

Hungary shuts down rail traffic for westward-bound migrants
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungarian authorities are stopping all trains from leaving Budapest's main train terminal in an effort to prevent migrants from using it to leave for Austria and Germany.... 9/1/2015 7:42 AM



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