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Australia sends 2 unarmed support planes over Iraq
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's prime minister says the air force is sending two unarmed planes to support U.S.-led coalition combat operations over Iraq, but will not yet launch its own airstrikes.... 10/1/2014 4:57 AM

China ship sinks off Japan coast, 9 missing
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese coast guard rescuers are looking for nine people believed missing after a Chinese ship sank off Japan's western coast.... 10/1/2014 4:54 AM

2 suicide bomber attacks in Kabul kill 7, wound 21
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Two suicide bombers in the Afghan capital targeted two buses carrying Afghan army troops on Wednesday, killing seven and wounding 21 people, police said.... 10/1/2014 4:51 AM

Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons
BEIJING (AP) -- The 10,000 pigeons released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.... 10/1/2014 4:46 AM

No images of Hong Kong protests in China's media
BEIJING (AP) -- China's government has cut off news about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a clampdown so thorough that no image of the rallies has appeared in state-controlled media, and at least one man has been detained for reposting accounts of the events.... 10/1/2014 4:33 AM

Fight for growing Pentecostal vote in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil's rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and Pentecostal televangelists are political power brokers.... 10/1/2014 4:31 AM

More than games gold at stake in all-Korean final
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Rarely has there been so much at stake in an Asian Games football final.... 10/1/2014 4:11 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan official says 2 suicide bomber attacks in Kabul kill 7, wound 21 people, mostly troops.... 10/1/2014 3:35 AM

Mexico announces homicide charges in army killings
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican prosecutors announced homicide charges Tuesday against three soldiers in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, challenging the army's version that the suspects died in a shootout.... 10/1/2014 3:33 AM

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street decline
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street slid and South Korea reported factory output contracted, while markets in China and Hong Kong were closed for a holiday.... 10/1/2014 3:29 AM

Pot decriminalization bill drafted in Jamaica
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaica's justice minister said Tuesday that legislation has been drafted to decriminalize marijuana on the Caribbean island where the drug has been pervasive but prohibited for a century.... 10/1/2014 3:27 AM

Snapshots from the protest streets in Hong Kong
HONG KONG (AP) -- At first the students sat outside Hong Kong's government complex. Then the broader Occupy Central civil disobedience movement joined them to call for the right for the people in this Chinese territory to elect their leader. The protest spread and the police's use of tear gas at the weekend shocked more citizens out onto the streets.... 10/1/2014 2:33 AM

Hong Kong chief says voting beats watching TV
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's embattled leader attended a flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997.... 10/1/2014 2:27 AM

Luck, instinct determined fates of volcano hikers
TOKYO (AP) -- Huge boulders falling from the sky. Billowing gray smoke that cast total darkness over the mountain. Volcanic ash piling on the ground and fumes filling the air.... 10/1/2014 1:42 AM

Argentina slams US judge after contempt decision
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's president on Tuesday said a U.S. judge's decision to hold the South American country in contempt for attempting illegal moves to service its debt is pure "silliness."... 10/1/2014 12:55 AM

Rousseff takes lead in Brazil election poll
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff climbed in two election polls released Tuesday - opening a solid runoff vote lead in one but remaining in a technical tie with her chief rival in another.... 10/1/2014 12:31 AM

Mexico says 14 of 57 missing students found
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- Fourteen of the 57 students reported missing after weekend shootings that killed six people in the southern state of Guerrero have been located, officials said Tuesday.... 10/1/2014 12:20 AM

AP NewsAlert
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico prosecutor: 3 soldiers charged with homicide in army killing of 22 gang suspects.... 9/30/2014 11:21 PM

Luhrmann, Gisele hit Chanel's Parisian boulevard
PARIS (AP) -- They were styles literally made to be worn on the street. But not just any street: this was Chanel's boulevard.... 9/30/2014 10:02 PM

Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray
SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping.... 9/30/2014 9:48 PM