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Canada woman had tried to sponsor boy who drowned off Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Canada rejected a request to take in a Syrian family that later drowned trying to get to Europe, according to a lawmaker who said the request involved a 3-year-old boy depicted in shocking photographs that have galvanized debate around the world.... 9/3/2015 9:16 AM

14 dead as boat crammed with migrants capsizes off Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- A wooden boat crammed with migrant workers who were headed back to Indonesia capsized Thursday off Malaysia's western coast, leaving at least 14 people dead, a maritime official said.... 9/3/2015 9:07 AM

Rival factions hold new talks in Geneva over Libya's future
GENEVA (AP) -- Envoys from Libya's rival factions are arriving in Geneva for talks aimed at forming a unity government in the chaotic north African country.... 9/3/2015 9:05 AM

The Latest: European stocks bounce amid Draghi hopes
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The latest on the European economy as the European Central Bank meets to discuss its monetary policy (all times local):... 9/3/2015 9:03 AM

Uganda: 12 soldiers killed in Somalia attack
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- A Ugandan military spokesman says 12 Ugandan soldiers were killed in an attack Tuesday by Islamic extremists on an African Union base in Somalia.... 9/3/2015 9:03 AM

Turkey skeptical Bangkok bomb suspects are Turks
BANGKOK (AP) -- Turkey expressed skepticism Thursday over reports that its nationals were involved in the Aug. 17 bombing of a Bangkok landmark that killed 20 people, saying it had not received any official notification from Thailand.... 9/3/2015 8:56 AM

Afghanistan hosts regional economic forum
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Officials from more than 30 nations and 40 international organizations gathered in the Afghan capital Thursday for a regional economic conference to explore ways of rebuilding the country after more than 40 years of war.... 9/3/2015 8:56 AM

Spanish PM says elections will be in December
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he will call general elections in December but the date has yet to be decided.... 9/3/2015 8:47 AM

Australian police won't charge Mel Gibson over tirade claim
SYDNEY (AP) -- Police do not intent to charge Mel Gibson over an allegation that the Oscar-winning director shoved and abused a newspaper photographer who snapped pictures of him and his new girlfriend in Sydney last month, officials said on Thursday.... 9/3/2015 8:40 AM

Out of the sunroof, and the office: Glimpses of China parade
BEIJING (AP) -- Brief looks at China's massive parade Thursday commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II:... 9/3/2015 8:40 AM

China shows off rising power marking WWII defeat of Japan
BEIJING (AP) -- With fighter jets roaring overhead, China's leader presided Thursday over a massive parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might, but also pledged to reduce the army by 300,000 troops in a bid to show his country poses no expansionist threat.... 9/3/2015 8:34 AM

Guatemala president resigns amid corruption probe
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has resigned in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink, a spokesman said early Thursday.... 9/3/2015 8:26 AM

UN rights chief alleges French soldier sexually abused girl
GENEVA (AP) -- United Nations staff turned up a case of sexual abuse of a girl by a French soldier in Central African Republic, the U.N. human rights chief said Thursday, in the latest claim of sexual abuse by foreign troops in the poor, unstable African country.... 9/3/2015 8:19 AM

French farmers stage 1,000-strong tractor protest in Paris
PARIS (AP) -- More than 1,000 tractors - and a few cows - descended on Paris on Thursday in a boisterous protest by farmers who blocked highways to express their anger over falling prices for their goods and high taxes.... 9/3/2015 8:08 AM

Bangladesh indicts owners for deadly 2012 factory fire
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A court in Bangladesh's capital has indicted two owners of a garment factory and 11 others for homicide over a 2012 fire that killed 112 workers.... 9/3/2015 8:03 AM

Pacific bluefin tuna group puts off new moves to save fish
TOKYO (AP) -- An international body that monitors fisheries in most of the Pacific Ocean ended a meeting in Japan on Thursday without agreement on fresh measures to protect the dwindling bluefin tuna.... 9/3/2015 7:49 AM

Police open Budapest rail station, but no trains to the West
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Migrants poured into Budapest's Keleti rail station on Thursday as police stopped blocking its main entrance, piling into trains despite announcements that there was no service to Western Europe.... 9/3/2015 7:37 AM

Tamil leader becomes opposition leader in Parliament
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka's Parliament on Thursday recognized an ethnic Tamil lawmaker as the opposition leader for the first time in decades in what is seen a positive step toward post civil-war reconciliation with the minority community.... 9/3/2015 7:28 AM

Lost Australian sheep yields 30 sweaters worth of fleece
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool - the equivalent of 30 sweaters - and shedding almost half his body weight.... 9/3/2015 7:20 AM

Seoul prosecutors seek 15-year term for US envoy attacker
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean prosecutors on Thursday asked for a 15-year prison term for the man they say slashed the U.S. ambassador during a breakfast forum in March.... 9/3/2015 6:26 AM



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