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US military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that a Somali official said targeted the group's leader.... 9/2/2014 4:44 AM

Iran unveils new surface-to-air missile, radars
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities.... 9/2/2014 4:40 AM

Suicide car bomb kills 3 Afghan policemen
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says a suicide car bombing has killed three policemen in the eastern Nangarhar province.... 9/2/2014 4:36 AM

Australian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother in another case that casts a harsh light on Thailand's beleaguered surrogacy industry.... 9/2/2014 4:33 AM

Pakistan parliament meets over political crisis
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's lawmakers held an emergency session Tuesday over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.... 9/2/2014 4:21 AM

Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31
CAIRO (AP) -- Fierce clashes in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militiamen and rival forces loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 fighters on both sides, a security official said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 4:18 AM

Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- A court has issued an injunction barring ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in a fight with the country's taxi drivers.... 9/2/2014 4:17 AM

Philippine House rejects Aquino impeachment
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine House of Representatives' justice committee on Tuesday rejected three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III, killing the challenges.... 9/2/2014 4:12 AM

Putin's aide confirms '2 weeks to Kiev' remark
MOSCOW, Russia (AP) -- A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.... 9/2/2014 4:10 AM

Modi promises red carpet for Japan firms in India
TOKYO (AP) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wooing Japanese businesses with a promise of "red carpet" treatment rather than the bureaucratic red tape that India is notorious for.... 9/2/2014 4:01 AM

Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops
BEIRUT (AP) -- Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters in a shootout with international troops, an official said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 4:00 AM

US military targets Islamic extremists in Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.... 9/2/2014 3:59 AM

3 Chinese inmates kill guard, break out of jail
BEIJING (AP) -- Three prisoners including a death row inmate killed a guard, donned police uniforms and escaped in a rare jailbreak in northeastern China early Tuesday, prompting a manhunt that later recaptured two of the men, state media said.... 9/2/2014 3:49 AM

9 steps a Japanese man took to 16 surrogate babies
BANGKOK (AP) -- Police say Japanese businessman Mitsutoki Shigeta followed nine key steps on his path to fathering 16 surrogate babies in Thailand, born starting in June 2013. It's unclear whether he went through all of the steps for every baby; four are in Cambodia and the rest remain in Thailand. Here's how he did it:... 9/2/2014 3:45 AM

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A dethroned beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday she won't return her bejeweled $100,000 crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.... 9/2/2014 3:45 AM

Surrogate offers clues into man with 16 babies
BANGKOK (AP) -- When the young Thai woman saw an online ad seeking surrogate mothers, it seemed like a life-altering deal: $10,000 to help a foreign couple that wanted a child but couldn't conceive.... 9/2/2014 3:41 AM

S. Korea soldiers charged with homicide over death
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Military prosecutors have charged four soldiers with homicide over the hazing death of a young army conscript in April, South Korea's Defense Ministry said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 3:28 AM

Gunmen in Tunisia attempt to kill politician
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- A secular Tunisian parliamentarian narrowly escaped assassination by six masked gunmen who surrounded his home early Tuesday in a city near the Algerian border, the Interior Ministry said.... 9/2/2014 3:22 AM

Amnesty accuses Islamic militants of war crimes
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Amnesty International has accused the militant Islamic State group of carrying out a systematic campaign of mass killings, abductions and ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq that could amount to war crimes.... 9/2/2014 3:22 AM

Asia stocks mostly higher, wages data boosts Japan
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after a jump in average wages boosted Japan's market. Hong Kong's benchmark was recovering after initially retreating on weak Chinese data and concerns over tensions with Beijing.... 9/2/2014 2:11 AM