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Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Foreign Ministry has summoned the British ambassador over comments he made in court after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news."... 8/30/2015 10:19 AM

Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option
LONDON (AP) -- A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology.??... 8/30/2015 10:18 AM

Letter from Hungary: Migrants seek EU's field of dreams
ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) -- On the edge of a Hungarian cornfield, the beam from a car's headlights reflects in their eyes: Europe's newest residents, catching their breath, fresh from evading border police.... 8/30/2015 10:13 AM

Tens of thousands protest defense bills outside Japan's Diet
TOKYO (AP) -- Tens of thousands of protesters rallied outside Japan's parliament Sunday to oppose security legislation in one of this summer's biggest protests ahead of its anticipated passage next month.... 8/30/2015 9:56 AM

Schools to open on time in Chinese city shaken by blasts
BEIJING (AP) -- More than 300 grade schools in the Chinese neighborhood shaken by this month's deadly blasts will start the fall semester on time, the district government of Binhai in the port city of Tianjin said Sunday.... 8/30/2015 9:52 AM

Tribunal seals end of failed Volkswagen-Suzuki partnership
BERLIN (AP) -- Volkswagen AG and Suzuki Motor Corp. say an arbitration tribunal has formally put an end to a failed alliance between the two companies to develop green cars, and Suzuki will buy back the 19.9 percent stake that Volkswagen held.... 8/30/2015 9:40 AM

Driver arrested, charged with negligence in Swaziland crash
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A newspaper in Swaziland is reporting that one of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested.... 8/30/2015 9:36 AM

Nepal's sexual minorities parade to demand rights
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites paraded through Nepal's capital to demand that rights for sexual minorities be included in the country's new constitution that is being finalized.... 8/30/2015 9:31 AM

US businessman arrested in Sierra Leone 'blood diamond' case
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) -- A legal aid organization says Spanish authorities have arrested a businessman with dual American-Belgian citizenship who is accused of enslavement and pillaging "blood diamonds" during Sierra Leone's civil war.... 8/30/2015 9:12 AM

Germany, France, Britain press for EU action on migrants
BERLIN (AP) -- The top security officials of Germany, France and Britain are pressing for better processing of migrants arriving in southern Europe and for a European Union-wide list of countries considered safe.... 8/30/2015 9:00 AM

Fire at Saudi oil company residential complex kills 2
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A large fire broke out Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, killing at least two people and wounding 70, civil defense officials in the kingdom said.... 8/30/2015 7:57 AM

Gunmen attack southwest Pakistan airport, kill 1, abduct 1
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Authorities say gunmen have attacked a small airport in restive southwestern Pakistan, killing one official there and kidnapping another.... 8/30/2015 7:29 AM

Huge Malaysia rally for Najib's resignation enters 2nd day
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Big crowds of protesters returned to the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to demand the resignation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal, after the first day of the massive rally passed peacefully.... 8/30/2015 6:46 AM

Afghan official says forces retake district from Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says government forces have regained control of a strategic district in southern Helmand province that the Taliban had seized.... 8/30/2015 6:41 AM

China's leadership fans smoldering antipathy toward Japan
BEIJING (AP) -- By administrative order, dramas about resisting the Japanese wartime enemy will fill Chinese TV channels this week as China celebrates - including with a massive military parade - the victory over Japan 70 years ago.... 8/30/2015 5:21 AM

China approves prisoner amnesty to mark WWII anniversary
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a prisoner amnesty as part of commemorations of World War II's end that could see thousands of inmates, including war veterans and juveniles, released.... 8/30/2015 4:42 AM

The Latest: Greste calls on el-Sissi to 'undo injustice'
CAIRO (AP) -- The latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local):... 8/30/2015 2:04 AM

El Salvador officials deactivate powerful car bomb
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- A powerful bomb was found in a car parked near El Salvador's security ministry, but experts were able to deactivate it, the country's defense minister said Saturday.... 8/30/2015 1:12 AM

Residents take canoes as Venezuela expands border closure
BOCA DEL GRITA, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelans took to dugout canoes to shop in Colombia on Saturday as a government crackdown on smuggling and migrants cut off access to at least six border crossings key to the life of communities on both sides.... 8/30/2015 12:45 AM

Police arrest foreigner, find passports in Bangkok bomb case
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai authorities arrested a foreign man they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago.... 8/30/2015 12:32 AM

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