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Marine suspect guarded by US in Philippine camp
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A U.S. Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was transferred Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise that eased a looming irritant over his custody.... 10/22/2014 6:38 AM

Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi
HURA, Israel (AP) -- He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern.... 10/22/2014 6:30 AM

Iraqi tribes in Abu Ghraib buck IS takeover
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- The city of Abu Ghraib will never fall to the Islamic State group, Sheikh Khalil Ibrahim Haidan said, launching into discussion at his family farm.... 10/22/2014 6:19 AM

HK protest talks show gap between students, govt
HONG KONG (AP) -- On one side of the table sat the idealistic and earnest young students in jeans and black T-shirts, knapsacks by their sides. Facing them was the line-up of seasoned government officials in their formal suits.... 10/22/2014 6:15 AM

Hunt for 43 students highlights Mexico's missing
IGUALA, Mexico (AP) -- Long before 43 teachers college students disappeared in an attack by police, Maria Guadalupe Orozco's son went missing in the same southern Mexico city of Iguala.... 10/22/2014 6:07 AM

2nd ship to join hunt for missing Malaysian plane
SYDNEY (AP) -- A second ship was preparing to join the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean on Wednesday, as Malaysia's defense minister expressed confidence the plane will be found.... 10/22/2014 5:59 AM

Mexican rights body alleges troops murdered 15
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Soldiers killed as many as 15 people after they surrendered in an abandoned warehouse in southern Mexico last summer, according to a scathing National Human Rights Commission report that lays out allegations of threats, torture, fake autopsies and crime-scene manipulation designed to cover up the illegal acts.... 10/22/2014 5:54 AM

NKorea tries on the charm to avoid ICC referral
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- For an envoy of the North Korean government, which virtually bans the average citizen's contact with the outside world, Kim Ju Song looks breezily connected. A tablet computer is propped on his table in the United Nations' bustling delegates lounge. He hands out his name card with a Gmail address and mobile number and suggests a "coffee meeting to exchange views."... 10/22/2014 5:05 AM

S. Korea dismantles border Christmas tree
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea has pulled down a 43-year-old front-line Christmas tower that North Korea viewed as propaganda warfare, with officials saying Wednesday the structure was unsafe.... 10/22/2014 5:04 AM

Japan's exports up in September, deficit persists
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's trade deficit edged higher in September though exports rose more than expected as the yen weakened to a near six-year low, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday.... 10/22/2014 4:36 AM

AP PHOTOS: Small Paraguay soccer team hits it big
CAPIATA, Paraguay (AP) -- They don't get much smaller than Paraguay's Deportivo Capiata - or bigger than Argentina's legendary Boca Juniors.... 10/22/2014 4:01 AM

Opposition leader Anwar expects to be jailed again
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said he expects Malaysia's top court will dismiss his final appeal against a sodomy conviction next week and that he will be sent to prison for the second time in a decade.... 10/22/2014 3:31 AM

APEC finance ministers meeting in Beijing
BEIJING (AP) -- Asia Pacific finance ministers are meeting Wednesday in Beijing to consider coordinated responses amid concerns over a slowdown in the regional economy highlighted by lower Chinese growth figures.... 10/22/2014 3:28 AM

Australian officials deny elite troop shortage
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia has recently deployed troops with diagnosed mental illnesses and on multiple tours of duty, but not because of any shortage of elite combat troops, senior officers said Wednesday.... 10/22/2014 3:19 AM

Fashion icon mourned in Dominican homeland
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Designer Oscar de la Renta was mourned Tuesday in the Dominican Republic as a native son who brought glamour and prestige to a largely poor country better known for baseball and beaches than elegant evening wear.... 10/22/2014 2:54 AM

UN: Assault on Yazidis may be genocide attempt
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A United Nations official says evidence strongly indicates that the Islamic State group's assault on Iraq's Yazidi religious minority is "an attempt to commit genocide."... 10/21/2014 11:35 PM

Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack
SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) -- A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and seized his passport when he tried to travel to Turkey, authorities said Tuesday.... 10/21/2014 11:07 PM

Egypt sets appeal hearing for Al-Jazeera staff
CAIRO (AP) -- A Cairo court has set an appeals hearing for three Al-Jazeera English journalists convicted of terrorism-related charges last June amid widespread international condemnation.... 10/21/2014 10:34 PM

Police find dead infants in Winnipeg locker
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- The remains of as many as four dead infants were found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, Canadian police said Tuesday, though it was not yet clear if the deaths were homicides.... 10/21/2014 9:41 PM

Australian runaway teenager reportedly in IS video
SYDNEY (AP) -- An Australian teenage runaway has reportedly appeared in an Islamic State propaganda video, warning that the movement won't stop fighting until the extremists' notorious black flag is flying above every nation.... 10/21/2014 9:27 PM