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Southern India flooding closes airport, cuts off power
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Torrential rains have forced an airport in southern India to close and have cut off several roads and highways, leaving tens of thousands of people stranded.... 12/2/2015 5:21 AM

Australia weather bureau won't comment on cyberattack report
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's weather bureau refused to comment on a media report on Wednesday that it has been hacked in a cyberattack that compromised sensitive systems across the federal government.... 12/2/2015 5:14 AM

Suu Kyi meets Myanmar's outgoing president
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) -- Aung San Suu Kyi met Myanmar's outgoing president on Wednesday to discuss the transfer of power following her party's landslide election win.... 12/2/2015 5:04 AM

Timeline of Rio Olympic water testing broken promises
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A timeline of key moments since The Associated Press first reported on contamination of Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waterways:... 12/2/2015 5:03 AM

AP test: Rio Olympic water badly polluted, even far offshore
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Olympic sailor Erik Heil floated a novel idea to protect himself from the sewage-infested waters he and other athletes will compete in during next year's games: He'd wear plastic overalls and peel them off when he was safely past the contaminated waters nearest shore.... 12/2/2015 5:02 AM

Hearings to begin over battle on moving US base in Okinawa
TOKYO (AP) -- Hearings are due to begin in a legal battle between the Japanese government and the local government in Okinawa over plans to move a U.S. military air base on the southern island.... 12/2/2015 3:43 AM

Asian stock markets uneven ahead of ECB decision, jobs data
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets were uneven Wednesday ahead of the European Central Bank's policy meeting and a monthly U.S. job report later in the week that could cement a Fed interest rate hike this month.... 12/2/2015 3:38 AM

Texas governor makes little progress on Cuba business trip
HAVANA (AP) -- Gov. Greg Abbott enjoyed dinner and a private concert in Havana but made little progress in finding opportunities for Texas businesses on the second day of a three-day trip to Cuba.... 12/2/2015 3:30 AM

Suspected match fixer Tan re-arrested a week after release
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Singapore businessman Dan Tan has been re-arrested just a week after being released following more than two years in detention on suspicion of coordinating a global soccer match-fixing syndicate.... 12/2/2015 3:23 AM

AP Exclusive: On the set of MTV's 'The Shannara Chronicles'
KUMEU, New Zealand (AP) -- MTV's new fantasy series "The Shannara Chronicles" is set in the future but features elves and gnomes and promises plenty of old-fashioned adventure.... 12/2/2015 2:59 AM

US agency lowers safety rating of Thai aviation
BANGKOK (AP) -- The United States has downgraded the safety rating of Thailand's aviation industry in a move that could hamper operations of Thai airlines worldwide.... 12/2/2015 2:59 AM

UN experts: Up to 3,000 Islamic State fighters in Libya
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Islamic State group has between 2,000 and 3,000 fighters in Libya and has demonstrated its intention to control more territory in the strategically located North African country - but it is only one player among multiple warring factions, United Nations experts said in a report Tuesday.... 12/2/2015 2:27 AM

Russia wants UN to tighten crackdown on financing extremists
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia hopes to circulate a draft resolution to the Security Council very soon that will tighten the U.N. crackdown on the financing of extremist groups including the Islamic State group, the country's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday.... 12/2/2015 2:10 AM

For gays under IS rule, isolation and fear of a cruel death
REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) -- Before a crowd of men on a street in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the masked Islamic State group judge read out the sentence against the two men convicted of homosexuality: They would be thrown to their deaths from the roof of the nearby Wael Hotel.... 12/2/2015 1:59 AM

Victory for Chilean mom kept from her baby for smoking pot
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A family court in Chile has ruled in favor of a mother who was restricted access to her newborn daughter for 12 days for smoking marijuana. It ordered the hospital to discharge the baby.... 12/2/2015 1:08 AM

Mexico experts: passageway may lead to Aztec ruler
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican archaeologist said his team has found a tunnel-like passageway that apparently leads to two sealed chambers, the latest chapter in the search for the as-yet undiscovered tomb of an Aztec ruler.... 12/2/2015 12:50 AM

In massive stranding, 337 whales beached on Chilean coast
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The coast of southern Chile has become a grave for 337 sei whales that were found beached in what scientists say is one of the biggest whale strandings ever recorded.... 12/2/2015 12:49 AM

Groups ask Mexico to pull Coca-Cola ad on indigenous
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- It looks like many Coca-Cola ads with long-haired, do-gooder hipsters teaching the world to sing or sharing a Coke and a smile.... 12/2/2015 12:05 AM

El Nino helps Mexico duck a potentially bad hurricane season
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico weathered a record eastern Pacific hurricane season with almost no deaths and relatively little damage, given the intensity of this year's storms.... 12/1/2015 10:37 PM

Parents of missing students end Mexico City protest camp
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Parents of 43 students who disappeared in southern Mexico at the hands of police and a drug gang have lifted a protest camp in the capital.... 12/1/2015 10:20 PM

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