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Thai junta picks 21-member panel to write new constitution
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's military government has appointed a new committee to draft a post-coup constitution after an unpopular earlier draft was rejected in a move that has delayed elections until at least 2017.... 10/5/2015 10:45 AM

Pope urges prejudices be put aside at start of family synod
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis on Monday told a contentious gathering of the world's bishops on family issues to put aside their personal prejudices and have the courage and humility to be guided by God.... 10/5/2015 10:38 AM

New minority gov't brings political tension in Portugal
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Stormy political times likely lay ahead for Portugal after a general election delivered a minority government.... 10/5/2015 10:29 AM

Turkey says Russian warplane violated its airspace
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey summoned the Russian ambassador to protest the violation of its airspace by a Russian warplane near the border with Syria over the weekend, and demanded that Moscow avoid future infringements, the Foreign Ministry said Monday.... 10/5/2015 10:12 AM

The Latest: Nobel medicine laureates helped millions
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Latest developments in the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Medicine (all times local):... 10/5/2015 10:08 AM

Correction: Afghanistan story
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- In a story Oct. 4 about the bombing of a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in the Afghan city of Kunduz, The Associated Press reported erroneously that AP video appeared to show weaponry in the windows of the medical facility. Further review of the images cast doubt on whether they were rifles and a machine gun or simply debris from the bombing.... 10/5/2015 10:02 AM

Former Hong Kong leader Tsang charged in corruption probe
HONG KONG (AP) -- A former Hong Kong leader faces misconduct charges over a luxury apartment in mainland China, authorities said Monday, making him the highest-ranking official to be formally arrested by anti-corruption investigators in the Asian business hub.... 10/5/2015 9:58 AM

White-gloved butlers a new must-have for China's super-rich
BEIJING (AP) -- Soup spoon, salad fork ... Zhang Zhejing struggled to remember how to lay out the cutlery on either side of the plate. She also forgot to put the water glass next to the wine glass - a crucial mistake that would not go unnoticed by her two examiners.... 10/5/2015 9:54 AM

Campbell, Omura, Tu win Nobel medicine prize
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Three scientists from Ireland, Japan and China won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries that helped doctors fight malaria and infections caused by roundworm parasites.... 10/5/2015 9:47 AM

Seoul says South Korean student at New York University has been freed by North Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Seoul says South Korean student at New York University has been freed by North Korea.... 10/5/2015 9:40 AM

The Latest: Russia reports further strikes in Syria
GENEVA (AP) -- The latest developments in the hundreds of thousands of refugees and other migrants passing through Europe on their way west. All times local.... 10/5/2015 9:39 AM

William Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu win Nobel medicine prize
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- William Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu win Nobel medicine prize.... 10/5/2015 9:31 AM

UN refugee chief urges West, Muslim world to ally on crises
GENEVA (AP) -- The head of the U.N. refugee agency says a "positive relationship between the Western and the Muslim worlds" is essential to overcome refugee crises like those facing Europe.... 10/5/2015 9:26 AM

Greek government to submit draft 2016 budget to parliament
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's new coalition government is to submit its draft 2016 budget to parliament, which will include a series of reforms required under the country's new three-year, 86 billion euro ($96 billion) international bailout.... 10/5/2015 9:20 AM

Greek coast guard rescues hundreds at sea over weekend
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's coast guard says it has rescued 1,743 refugees or migrants over the weekend in 57 separate search and rescue operations near eastern Aegean islands, while the body of a young child was found washed up on an island beach.... 10/5/2015 8:57 AM

Kuwaiti with Gulf plates nabbed for 1,645 driving violations
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- A Kuwaiti driver who apparently thought having license plates from another Gulf country would help avoid more than 1,600 traffic citations has been hit with a huge fine.... 10/5/2015 8:45 AM

Weakening Joaquin passes Bermuda after lashing it with rain
HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) -- A weakening Hurricane Joaquin moved past Bermuda and farther out into the Atlantic after pounding the wealthy financial haven and tourist destination with heavy rains and winds.... 10/5/2015 8:35 AM

Protesting group agrees to talks with Nepal government
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- The main group protesting against a new constitution in Nepal has agreed to sit down for talks with the government in the first step toward easing the lingering crisis in the Himalayan nation.... 10/5/2015 7:51 AM

West Bank clashes with Israeli troops kill Palestinian youth
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian youth was killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank on Monday as fears spread of a further escalation in violence that has already killed several Israeli civilians and wounded scores of Palestinian protesters over the past days.... 10/5/2015 7:45 AM

Smog-shrouded Malaysia shuts schools for 2 days
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia on Monday shut most schools nationwide for two days to protect children from a thick, noxious haze caused by smoke from burning forests in neighboring Indonesia.... 10/5/2015 7:41 AM

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