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Typhoon roars into south China; tens of thousands evacuated
BEIJING (AP) -- A strong typhoon roared into southern China on Sunday, bringing powerful winds and heavy rain to the region after leaving more than a dozen fishermen missing in the Philippines.... 10/4/2015 11:18 AM

Dubai ruler launches aid and development foundation
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The ruler of Dubai is launching a new foundation to consolidate a range of charitable and human development initiatives that aims to support more than $270 million in projects annually.... 10/4/2015 11:03 AM

Jordanian MP says son joined IS, carried out suicide attack
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- A Jordanian parliament member said he learned from Islamic State-linked media that his son carried out a suicide attack in Iraq, three months after dropping out of medical school and joining the extremist group.... 10/4/2015 11:00 AM

Mainstream Portuguese moderates expected to prevail in vote
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Moderate mainstream parties were expected to triumph in Portugal's general election Sunday, after more radical alternatives failed to exploit public discontent over austerity measures.... 10/4/2015 11:00 AM

Turkey says Russian airstrikes in Syria 'unacceptable'
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's president says Russian airstrikes that have targeted some foreign-back insurgents in Syria are unacceptable and warned Moscow that it runs the risk of alienating itself in the region.... 10/4/2015 10:52 AM

Indonesia reports 9 more deaths from hajj stampede
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia reported nine more dead over the weekend from the Saudi hajj stampede, raising the country's death toll to 100.... 10/4/2015 10:49 AM

10 jihadi recruitment suspects arrested in Spain, Morocco
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's Interior Ministry says Spanish and Moroccan police have arrested 10 people on suspicion of recruiting jihadi fighters for the Islamic State group.... 10/4/2015 10:49 AM

Activists say Russian strikes in central Syria kill 3
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian activists say Russian warplanes have struck in the central Homs province, killing at least two children and a shepherd.... 10/4/2015 10:45 AM

Thousands attend funerals of Iranians killed in hajj crush
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Thousands of mourners have attended funeral services in Iran for pilgrims killed in a stampede during last month's hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.... 10/4/2015 10:38 AM

Iranian parliament speaker urges decision on nuclear deal
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's parliament speaker has urged lawmakers to decide on a landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers that would curb Tehran's nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions.... 10/4/2015 10:34 AM

Flash floods on French Riviera kill at least 16
ANTIBES, France (AP) -- Flash flooding around the French Riviera has killed at least 16 people, including some trapped in cars, a campsite and a retirement home, the president said. Torrents of muddy water also inundated buildings, roads and railway tracks, disrupting car and train traffic along the Mediterranean coast.... 10/4/2015 10:25 AM

The Latest: Israeli-Palestinian tensions soar after attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments after a Palestinian teenager stabbed two Israelis to death and wounded a woman and a toddler before being shot and killed in Jerusalem's Old City, part of a series of recent attacks that have aggravated tensions in the Holy Land (all times local).... 10/4/2015 10:22 AM

New Greek Parliament elects Syriza veteran as speaker
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's new Parliament, elected two weeks ago, has chosen Syriza deputy Nikos Voutsis as its speaker.... 10/4/2015 10:03 AM

Bangladesh rejects IS claim of killing Japanese man
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- For the second time in a week, Bangladesh's government on Sunday rejected a claim by the Islamic State group that it was responsible for gunning down a foreigner in the South Asian country.... 10/4/2015 9:46 AM

Pope asserts marriage is forever at start of family meeting
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis opened a divisive meeting of the world's bishops on family issues Sunday by forcefully asserting that marriage is an indissoluble bond between man and woman. But he said the church doesn't judge and must "seek out and care for hurting couples with the balm of acceptance and mercy."... 10/4/2015 9:15 AM

Paris parties all night with silent disco, art shows
PARIS (AP) -- Thousands of Parisians danced in eerie silence at the Gare du Nord train station and galleries left their doors open all night for the French capital's annual "Sleepless Night" festival.... 10/4/2015 8:50 AM

Doctors Without Borders leaves Afghan city after airstrike
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- International medical charity Doctors Without Borders said on Sunday it has withdrawn from the northern Afghan city of Kunduz after a deadly airstrike destroyed its hospital, killing 19 people.... 10/4/2015 8:49 AM

Israel bars Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police took the unprecedented step of preventing Palestinian residents of Jerusalem from entering the walled Old City on Sunday after two Palestinian stabbing attacks against Israelis.... 10/4/2015 7:43 AM

School hazing gets stern penalty in military-ruled Thailand
BANGKOK (AP) -- At a military facility outside Bangkok, a drill sergeant barks orders at a group of film students learning the hard way that creative license has its limits in Thailand.... 10/4/2015 6:49 AM

Jin Cheng wins weather-shortened Asia-Pacific Amateur
HONG KONG (AP) -- Third-round leader Jin Cheng of China won the Asia-Pacific Amateur championship without hitting a ball on Sunday after the fourth round was abandoned due to heavy rain and high winds at Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club.... 10/4/2015 6:49 AM

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