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UN to vote on lifting some secrecy around choosing top job
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The selection of the U.N. secretary-general has been largely secretive for 70 years. A vote in the General Assembly next week could begin to change that.... 9/3/2015 6:09 PM

Pope pops out of Vatican, stop to get new glasses
ROME (AP) -- Pope Francis has slipped out of the Vatican for a personal errand: New lenses for his glasses.... 9/3/2015 5:57 PM

American students attacked with firebomb in West Bank
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli authorities say five American students escaped serious harm after their car was firebombed in the volatile West Bank city of Hebron.... 9/3/2015 5:57 PM

French investigators confirm wing part is from Flight 370
PARIS (AP) -- French investigators have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island in the Indian Ocean as part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people aboard.... 9/3/2015 5:45 PM

Father of dead boys: 'All I want is to be with my children'
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- He is one among many, far too many. But the plight of one boy, washed up like a piece of debris on a Turkish beach, has focused the world's attention on a wave of war-and-deprivation-fueled migration unmatched since World War II.... 9/3/2015 5:40 PM

Q&A: Syria's civil war at the root of migrant crisis
BEIRUT (AP) -- A 3-year-old boy washes ashore on a Turkish beach. Seventy-one migrants suffocate in a truck in Austria. Daily scenes of chaos unfolding in European cities as governments try to halt a human tide heading north. There seems to be no letup to the horrors triggered by Syria's civil war.... 9/3/2015 5:31 PM

German soccer clubs, fans rush to support migrants
BERLIN (AP) -- A training camp for migrant children. A $1.1 million donation. German lessons.... 9/3/2015 5:31 PM

Iran Parliament speaker expects heated debate on nuke deal
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iran's Parliament speaker said Thursday he expects a heated debate among Iranian lawmakers before they vote on the nuclear deal between his country and six world powers in about a month.... 9/3/2015 5:30 PM

Conservative Maldonado in line as Guatemala's interim leader
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Vice President Alejandro Maldonado, a conservative former high court justice, was expected on Thursday to replace President Otto Perez Molina, who resigned a few hours earlier amid a corruption scandal.... 9/3/2015 5:27 PM

Lebanon activists stage hunger strike, want minister to quit
BEIRUT (AP) -- Several Lebanese activists launched an open-ended hunger strike on Thursday, demanding the resignation of the environment minister at the center of the country's trash crisis.... 9/3/2015 5:13 PM

Greeks told euro exit simple as `drinking a glass of water'
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A left-wing opposition leader is telling voters they won't find a Greek exit from the common European currency hard.... 9/3/2015 5:11 PM

Head of UN investigative panel on Syria calls IS 'desperate'
GENEVA (AP) -- The Islamic State group appears "desperate" and is losing ground to Kurdish fighters who are battling the radicals "on behalf of humanity," the head of a U.N. panel on Syria said Thursday.... 9/3/2015 5:07 PM

Hungary opens door to trains for migrants, but only to camps
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Thousands of migrants surged into a Budapest train station Thursday when police ended their two-day blockade of its entrance, but the surprise move produced only a new swirl of confusion and anger as some migrants found themselves tricked into taking a train to a Hungarian camp for asylum seekers.... 9/3/2015 5:04 PM

European Central Bank ready to give eurozone more stimulus
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The European Central Bank is ready to give the eurozone economy a bigger dose of stimulus if turmoil in China and weaker global growth hurt its modest recovery, President Mario Draghi said Thursday.... 9/3/2015 4:57 PM

The Latest: Prosecutor to seek jail for Guatemalan president
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- The latest on the resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina (all times local):... 9/3/2015 4:54 PM

Turkish official: 2 Vice News journalists freed from jail
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Two Vice News journalists who were arrested in Turkey on terror-related charges have been released from jail, a Turkish government official said Thursday. Their assistant will remain jailed pending the conclusion of an investigation.... 9/3/2015 4:28 PM

Berlin gadget show: Tiny PCs and high-end handsets
BERLIN (AP) -- Gadget makers have been showcasing their latest gear at Europe's flagship technology show, the IFA in Berlin, this week.... 9/3/2015 4:28 PM

Gold fever hits Poland with possible discovery of Nazi train
WALBRZYCH, Poland (AP) -- The placid woodlands around this medieval castle town have suddenly become the hottest spot in Poland - as treasure hunters descend on the area in search of a mystery Nazi train said to be laden with gold.... 9/3/2015 4:26 PM

At Venice fest, 'Spotlight' exposes sex abuse by priests
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- Thomas McCarthy wants Pope Francis to go to the movies.... 9/3/2015 4:21 PM

Nigerian army reinstates more than 3,000 soldiers fired
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- More than 3,000 soldiers who were dismissed from the Nigerian army for alleged indiscipline ?in the ongoing war with Boko Haram Islamic extremists in the northeast of the country have been reinstated, an army spokesman said Thursday.... 9/3/2015 4:17 PM

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