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Schools to open on time in Chinese city shaken by blasts
BEIJING (AP) -- More than 300 grade schools in the Chinese neighborhood shaken by this month's deadly blasts will start the fall semester on time, the district government of Binhai in the port city of Tianjin said Sunday.... 8/30/2015 9:52 AM

Tribunal seals end of failed Volkswagen-Suzuki partnership
BERLIN (AP) -- Volkswagen AG and Suzuki Motor Corp. say an arbitration tribunal has formally put an end to a failed alliance between the two companies to develop green cars, and Suzuki will buy back the 19.9 percent stake that Volkswagen held.... 8/30/2015 9:40 AM

Driver arrested, charged with negligence in Swaziland crash
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A newspaper in Swaziland is reporting that one of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested.... 8/30/2015 9:36 AM

Nepal's sexual minorities parade to demand rights
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites paraded through Nepal's capital to demand that rights for sexual minorities be included in the country's new constitution that is being finalized.... 8/30/2015 9:31 AM

US businessman arrested in Sierra Leone 'blood diamond' case
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) -- A legal aid organization says Spanish authorities have arrested a businessman with dual American-Belgian citizenship who is accused of enslavement and pillaging "blood diamonds" during Sierra Leone's civil war.... 8/30/2015 9:12 AM

Germany, France, Britain press for EU action on migrants
BERLIN (AP) -- The top security officials of Germany, France and Britain are pressing for better processing of migrants arriving in southern Europe and for a European Union-wide list of countries considered safe.... 8/30/2015 9:00 AM

Tens of thousands protest defense bills outside Japan's Diet
TOKYO (AP) -- Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered outside Japan's parliament to oppose security legislation in one of this summer's biggest rallies ahead of its anticipated passage next month.... 8/30/2015 8:59 AM

Fire at Saudi oil company residential complex kills 2
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A large fire broke out Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, killing at least two people and wounding 70, civil defense officials in the kingdom said.... 8/30/2015 7:57 AM

Gunmen attack southwest Pakistan airport, kill 1, abduct 1
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Authorities say gunmen have attacked a small airport in restive southwestern Pakistan, killing one official there and kidnapping another.... 8/30/2015 7:29 AM

Huge Malaysia rally for Najib's resignation enters 2nd day
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Big crowds of protesters returned to the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to demand the resignation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal, after the first day of the massive rally passed peacefully.... 8/30/2015 6:46 AM

Afghan official says forces retake district from Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says government forces have regained control of a strategic district in southern Helmand province that the Taliban had seized.... 8/30/2015 6:41 AM

China's leadership fans smoldering antipathy toward Japan
BEIJING (AP) -- By administrative order, dramas about resisting the Japanese wartime enemy will fill Chinese TV channels this week as China celebrates - including with a massive military parade - the victory over Japan 70 years ago.... 8/30/2015 5:21 AM

China approves prisoner amnesty to mark WWII anniversary
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a prisoner amnesty as part of commemorations of World War II's end that could see thousands of inmates, including war veterans and juveniles, released.... 8/30/2015 4:42 AM

Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for broadcasting "false news," sparking an international outcry and underlining how authorities are trampling over free speech just over a year into general-turned-politician Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's presidency.... 8/30/2015 2:14 AM

The Latest: Greste calls on el-Sissi to 'undo injustice'
CAIRO (AP) -- The latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local):... 8/30/2015 2:04 AM

El Salvador officials deactivate powerful car bomb
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- A powerful bomb was found in a car parked near El Salvador's security ministry, but experts were able to deactivate it, the country's defense minister said Saturday.... 8/30/2015 1:12 AM

Residents take canoes as Venezuela expands border closure
BOCA DEL GRITA, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelans took to dugout canoes to shop in Colombia on Saturday as a government crackdown on smuggling and migrants cut off access to at least six border crossings key to the life of communities on both sides.... 8/30/2015 12:45 AM

Police arrest foreigner, find passports in Bangkok bomb case
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai authorities arrested a foreign man they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago.... 8/30/2015 12:32 AM

Dominica digs out from storm damage that killed at least 20
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) -- Rescue crews jumped off boats and trudged through mud, rocks and uprooted trees Saturday to reach communities cut off by a tropical storm that killed at least 20 people and left nearly 50 missing in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica.... 8/29/2015 10:13 PM

Lawmakers urge lifting immunity of Guatemalan president
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- A legislative commission on Saturday urged Guatemala's congress to lift President Otto Perez Molina's immunity from prosecution in a corruption case that has already seen his former vice president jailed and much of his cabinet resign.... 8/29/2015 10:02 PM

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