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MSF seeks fact-finding mission over deadly Kunduz strike
GENEVA (AP) -- Doctors Without Borders is calling for an independent fact-finding mission under rules of the Geneva Conventions into a U.S. air strike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan that killed at least 22 people.... 10/7/2015 8:24 AM

Palestinian shot after stabbing Israeli in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian woman stabbed an Israeli man who then shot and wounded her in Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday after some of the tight security measures imposed following a series of deadly Palestinian attacks were lifted, police said.... 10/7/2015 8:24 AM

A year on, mixed views on what Hong Kong protests achieved
HONG KONG (AP) -- A year ago, Hong Kong's famously busy streets were shut down by pro-democracy protesters in the so-called "Umbrella Movement" - a moniker that came from the umbrellas used by demonstrators to fend off pepper spray used by police early in the nearly 80-day face-off.... 10/7/2015 8:21 AM

German woman dies in Thailand from box jellyfish sting
BANGKOK (AP) -- A 20-year-old German woman died at a popular Thai resort island after being stung by a box jellyfish, police said Wednesday, the third reported fatality in Thailand in 14 months from one of the world's most toxic jellyfish.... 10/7/2015 8:11 AM

AB InBev ups its offer for SABMiller to create beer giant
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev has made a third offer for the shares of SABMiller plc in its quest to create a global beer behemoth.... 10/7/2015 7:55 AM

Fighting erupts in central Syria amid Russian airstrikes
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say Syrian troops backed by Russian airstrikes are battling insurgents in central Syria.... 10/7/2015 7:45 AM

VW CEO: recall of cars hit by scandal to begin in January
BERLIN (AP) -- Volkswagen plans to launch in January a recall of vehicles with software at the center of the emissions-rigging scandal and aims to fix them all by the end of next year, the company's new chief executive says.... 10/7/2015 6:58 AM

Asian shares higher despite lower IMF growth forecast
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets and oil prices rose Wednesday, taking in stride the IMF's lower global growth forecast and Japan's central bank leaving monetary policy unchanged.... 10/7/2015 6:56 AM

Samsung 3Q operating profit surges, shares jump 9 percent
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics announced a forecast-beating profit for the third quarter Wednesday, sending its share price up nearly 9 percent, but analysts said strong component sales and favorable currency exchange rates masked persistent weakness in its smartphone business.... 10/7/2015 6:24 AM

AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers sought extremist buyers
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- Over the pulsating beat at an exclusive nightclub, the arms smuggler made his pitch to a client: 2.5 million euros for enough radioactive cesium to contaminate several city blocks.... 10/7/2015 5:21 AM

AP Investigation: 5 key findings on nuclear smuggling
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- An Associated Press investigation reveals that a remote corner of eastern Europe has become a thriving marketplace for nuclear material aimed at extremists in the Middle East. Here are five key findings:... 10/7/2015 5:16 AM

Bank of China ordered to release counterfeiters' records
SHANGHAI (AP) -- A New York judge has ordered the Bank of China to hand over detailed information about Chinese bank accounts used by a counterfeiting ring that allegedly sold millions of dollars of fake Gucci handbags and wallets in the U.S.... 10/7/2015 4:18 AM

Luxury birthing clinics spur cesarean 'epidemic' in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Thais Faria sank into a leather love seat, relaxing under the ministrations first of a masseuse, then a manicurist and finally a hairdresser-cum-makeup artist. Not 24 hours after her daughter was born via cesarean, Faria was being pampered at an upscale Rio de Janeiro maternity clinic.... 10/7/2015 4:06 AM

As Pyongyang readies grand show, rural life still a struggle
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- While North Korea prepares a big show to mark the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party, the daily struggles of life outside the capital - such as finding clean running water and putting nutritious food on the table year-round - pose a harsh, but largely unseen, contrast to the grand celebrations the world will see Oct. 10.... 10/7/2015 3:47 AM

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stopped in Haiti's capital on Tuesday to discuss preparations for the country's upcoming elections and encourage people to refrain from disrupting balloting after a messy parliamentary first round in August.... 10/7/2015 2:57 AM

Bombardier held talks with Airbus over CSeries plane
TORONTO (AP) -- Bombardier is confirming it had talks with Airbus to sell a majority stake in its CSeries jet but says those discussions are no longer being pursued.... 10/7/2015 2:30 AM

Guatemala to investigate for those responsible for mudslide
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) -- The warning signs were everywhere in the canyon neighborhood of Cambray on the outskirts of Guatemala City, where a mudslide buried hundreds of people last week.... 10/7/2015 2:22 AM

AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers shopped radioactive material to IS and other terrorist...
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers shopped radioactive material to IS and other terrorists.... 10/7/2015 1:00 AM

US commerce secretary in Cuba for talks on improving trade
HAVANA (AP) -- The U.S. commerce secretary arrived in Cuba on Tuesday for talks about steps taken by President Barack Obama to ease the trade embargo against the communist-ruled island.... 10/7/2015 12:53 AM

Transplanting ovarian tissue helps some women have babies
LONDON (AP) -- The biggest study ever of women who had ovarian tissue removed, frozen and transplanted suggests the experimental technique is safe and can help about one third of them to have babies.... 10/6/2015 11:23 PM

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