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Typhoon heads for south China; tens of thousands evacuated
BEIJING (AP) -- Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from coastal areas of southern China, with a strong typhoon that was moving toward the mainland on Sunday already bringing powerful winds and heavy rain to the region.... 10/4/2015 5:10 AM

Guatemala family loses 11 to mudslide, sees dreams end
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) -- A wall of mud stopped everyday life mid-text, mid-sentence, mid-dream for the family of Manuel Sandoval and Maritza Aquino.... 10/4/2015 4:48 AM

Gunmen kill Japanese man in Bangladesh; IS says responsible
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Japanese officials said Sunday that they were investigating the fatal shooting of a Japanese citizen in Bangladesh as a possible terrorist attack after the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the killing.... 10/4/2015 4:11 AM

Bahamas search finds life ring but no other sign of US ship
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- An intensive search by U.S. Coast Guard and Navy aircraft has turned up a life ring but no other sign of a cargo ship with 33 people on board that lost power and communications off the southeastern Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin.... 10/4/2015 4:06 AM

Jin Cheng wins weather-shortened Asia-Pacific Amateur
HONG KONG (AP) -- Third-round leader Jin Cheng of China won the Asia-Pacific Amateur golf championship on Sunday when heavy rain and high winds forced the cancellation of the fourth round at Clearwater Bay.... 10/4/2015 3:41 AM

Doctors Without Borders: 19 dead in Afghan clinic airstrike
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Confusion reigned in the wake of the deadly bombing Saturday of a hospital compound in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens more. It remains unclear exactly who bombed the hospital run by Doctors Without Borders and the international medical charity has demanded an investigation into the incident.... 10/4/2015 12:48 AM

Pope's blessing, Netanyahu's silence: Key UN summit moments
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Pope Francis, Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Barack Obama and even celebrities like Daniel Craig and Shakira dropped by a whirlwind U.N. summit that drew more than 150 world leaders, a record, and ended Saturday afternoon. Here are some notable moments:... 10/3/2015 11:47 PM

Venezuela official denounces US hostility after airport stop
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A top Venezuelan official railed against the United States after being stopped at a Mexican airport Saturday while traveling on official business.... 10/3/2015 11:30 PM

Palestinian kills 2 Israelis, wounds toddler in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian man fatally stabbed two Israelis as they walked in Jerusalem's Old City and seriously injured a woman and a toddler, before he was shot and killed by an officer on duty, police said Saturday in the latest in a series of Palestinian attacks.... 10/3/2015 9:30 PM

Emirates vote for federal council sees 35-percent turnout
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates held a tightly controlled election Saturday for its largely advisory Federal National Council, though only just over a third of those Emiratis allowed to vote by their rulers cast a ballot.... 10/3/2015 9:05 PM

The Latest: UN chief condemns deadly Kunduz hospital bombing
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The latest developments from Afghanistan, where the international charity Doctors Without Borders says that at least 19 people were killed when its clinic came under "sustained bombing" as government and international forces continue to battle Taliban fighters in the northern city of Kunduz (all times local):... 10/3/2015 8:57 PM

Emergency official: Death toll in Guatemala mudslide rises to 56
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Emergency official: Death toll in Guatemala mudslide rises to 56.... 10/3/2015 8:40 PM

IS group claims pair of deadly Baghdad suicide bombings
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a pair of suicide bombings Saturday in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, which killed at least 18 people, according to a monitoring group that tracks Islamic militants.... 10/3/2015 7:33 PM

Former UK Treasury secretary Denis Healey dies at 98
LONDON (AP) -- Decorated World War II military hero and former British Treasury chief Denis Healey has died after a long career in British politics. He was 98.... 10/3/2015 7:00 PM

The Latest: Record 150-plus world leaders at UN summits
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The latest developments from the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, where world leaders are grappling with a multitude of global crises, including the fight against terrorism - the Islamic State in particular - and easing the refugee crisis in the Middle East and North Africa (all times local):... 10/3/2015 6:08 PM

Russia launches new wave of air raids in Syria
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Russian warplanes have attacked the Islamic State group and other insurgents in central and northern Syria with a wave of new airstrikes, Syrian and Russian military officials said Saturday as an activist group said Russia's air raids have killed 39 civilians over the three past days.... 10/3/2015 5:16 PM

Mali's government releases rebels in exchange for soldiers
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Mali's government has exchanged 30 separatist rebels for the release of 16 soldiers, the government and a rebel group said Saturday, a move that shows progress after violence in August threatened to disrupt a peace accord.... 10/3/2015 5:01 PM

Official: Multiple bomb blasts in Nigerian capital, 15 dead
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Several bombs in two locations of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, killed at least 15 people, the National Emergency Management Agency said Saturday.... 10/3/2015 4:54 PM

Saudi arrests Syrian, Filipina over alleged bomb plot
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia said Saturday it had arrested a Syrian man and a Filipina for allegedly manufacturing suicide bomb belts in the kingdom's capital.... 10/3/2015 4:41 PM

Germany marks 25 years of unity, facing new challenges
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany marks a quarter-century as a reunited nation on Saturday, with two leaders from the formerly communist east heading a country that increasingly asserts itself as Europe's political heavyweight - and now faces a new challenge in a refugee influx that will demand deep reserves of resourcefulness and patience.... 10/3/2015 4:22 PM

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