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Japan town near damaged nuclear plant lifts evacuation order
NARAHA, Japan (AP) -- The Japanese town of Naraha near the disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant is marking a fresh start since the 2011 tsunami by lifting an evacuation order and inviting its 7,400 residents to return.... 9/5/2015 2:26 AM

Trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez nears end
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The more-than-yearlong trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez neared an end Friday as the imprisoned politician prepared to give his final remarks in a closed courtroom.... 9/5/2015 1:57 AM

Austria says it and Germany will take refugees from Hungary
BICSKE, Hungary (AP) -- After misery, delivery. Hundreds of migrants, exhausted after breaking away from police and marching for hours toward Western Europe, boarded buses provided by Hungary's government as Austria in the early-morning hours said it and Germany would let them in.... 9/5/2015 1:29 AM

UN threatens sanctions if South Sudan peace deal isn't kept
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council is discussing imposing sanctions on two additional South Sudanese for continuing to fuel conflict in the world's newest nation, diplomats said Friday.... 9/5/2015 12:20 AM

Guatemala ex-president tells court he's innocent of graft
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Otto Perez Molina sat in a defendant's chair Friday and declared his innocence in a customs corruption scandal that forced him to resign a day earlier as president of this Central American nation.... 9/4/2015 11:46 PM

Experts: Unlikely German sailor fell ill in Rio's water
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Medical experts and scientists said Friday it's unlikely that a German sailor with a bacterial skin infection that's resistant to antibiotics contracted the illness in polluted Olympic waters.... 9/4/2015 11:27 PM

The Latest: Austria, Germany to accept bused migrants
BICSKE, Hungary (AP) -- The latest news as tens of thousands of migrants pour into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):... 9/4/2015 11:26 PM

FFA aware of security situation ahead of World Cup match
SYDNEY (AP) -- Football Federation Australia says it is aware of the tense security situation in the Tajikistan capital of Dushanbe just four days before the Socceroos' World Cup qualifying match at the city's Central Stadium.... 9/5/2015 2:27 AM

Opposition leader arrested in Bolivia
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- Bolivian authorities working on a corruption case have arrested a top indigenous leader who has been critical of President Evo Morales' push to drill for oil and develop mining on traditional native lands in the eastern lowlands.... 9/4/2015 11:18 PM

Brazil's former chief-of-staff charged with corruption
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Federal prosecutors on Friday filed corruption, racketeering and money laundering charges against Jose Dirceu, Brazil's former presidential chief of staff, for his alleged involvement in the massive corruption scheme at state-owned oil company Petrobras.... 9/4/2015 9:02 PM

United Arab Emirates says 45 of its troops killed in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Forty-five troops from the United Arab Emirates were killed in Yemen while taking part in Saudi-led operations against Shiite rebels, the Gulf nation said Friday, in the deadliest day for its military in its 44-year history.... 9/4/2015 8:05 PM

A photo, a turning point? All depends on Europe's leaders
PARIS (AP) -- The 3-year-old boy could have been dressed for preschool. Instead he was lying face down in the surf.... 9/4/2015 8:04 PM

Argentina official says doors open to Syrian refugees
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's cabinet chief said on Friday that the South American nation is willing to welcome more Syrian refugees fleeing their country's civil war.... 9/4/2015 7:58 PM

UN chief to host meeting on Israeli-Palestinian conflict
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will host a ministerial meeting of key global players trying to end the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Sept. 30 during the annual high-level session of the General Assembly, the United Nations announced Friday.... 9/4/2015 7:47 PM

Russian elections monitoring group Golos could liquidate
MOSCOW (AP) -- A top official of Russia's only non-state elections monitoring organization says the group is considering liquidating after being declared a foreign agent.... 9/4/2015 7:27 PM

Afghan artist paints Kabul's walls of war to help heal city
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A city at war, the Afghan capital is among the ugliest in the world.... 9/4/2015 7:20 PM

Canada dismisses Chevron appeal in Ecuador rainforest case
TORONTO (AP) -- The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday dismissed an attempt by oil giant Chevron to block Ecuadorian villagers from using an Ontario court to collect billions in damages over rainforest pollution.... 9/4/2015 7:17 PM

UN agency forced to cut food aid to 229,000 Syrian refugees
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The cash-strapped World Food Program has had to drop one-third of Syrian refugees from its food voucher program in Middle Eastern host countries this year, including 229,000 in Jordan who stopped receiving food aid in September, a spokeswoman said Friday.... 9/4/2015 7:17 PM

A glance at where migrants head, in Europe and elsewhere
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Europe is struggling to manage its worst refugee emergency since World War II, but that's nothing to the numbers that Syria's neighbors are forced to cope with.... 9/4/2015 7:07 PM

Czech agency: Russian spies are focusing on nuclear sector
PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech Republic's counter-intelligence agency says the number of Russian spies remains high and they are particularly interested in the country's nuclear program.... 9/4/2015 6:41 PM



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