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Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that China won't back down from its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub, dashing hopes that the standoff between demonstrators and authorities could be resolved quickly through negotiations.... 9/30/2014 9:54 AM

US Ebola labs, parts for clinic arrive in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- U.S. mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and American troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the dreaded disease.... 9/30/2014 9:44 AM

Eurozone inflation falls to near 5-year low
LONDON (AP) -- Inflation across the 18 countries that use the euro dipped further toward zero in September, official figures showed Tuesday, a move that's likely to maintain pressure on the European Central Bank to back further stimulus measures.... 9/30/2014 9:38 AM

Thai man gets death penalty for train rape, murder
BANGKOK (AP) -- A former railway worker in Thailand was sentenced to death Tuesday for raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train, then killing her and throwing her body out the window, an attack that sparked outrage in the Southeast Asian nation and prompted calls for the execution of rapists.... 9/30/2014 9:31 AM

Iran to help Lebanon army fight extremists
BEIRUT (AP) -- Iran will supply the Lebanese army with military equipment to be used in fighting Muslim extremist groups, a visiting senior Iranian official said on Tuesday.... 9/30/2014 9:31 AM

Nicole Kidman reveals heartbreak at father's death
SYDNEY (AP) -- Nicole Kidman revealed she was heartbroken over the death of her father this month and thanked well-wishers for their comforting thoughts and prayers.... 9/30/2014 9:20 AM

Australia says man sent money to American in Syria
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- One man was arrested in counterterrorism raids in the Australian city of Melbourne on Tuesday after police said he provided money to a U.S. citizen fighting alongside extremists in Syria.... 9/30/2014 8:33 AM

More and more French joining Mideast jihad
PARIS (AP) -- France's interior minister says the number of French radicals joining extremists in Syria and Iraq has soared this year, saying that justifies a tough new anti-terrorist law adopted this month.... 9/30/2014 8:21 AM

Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles
ABOARD THE COCONUT PRINCESS (AP) -- On a cruise more about politics than pleasure, Zhang Jing watched the gray shells of the Paracel Islands emerge from the purple, pre-dawn South China Sea.... 9/30/2014 7:17 AM

New tremors raise concern at Japan's Mount Ontake
KISO, Japan (AP) -- Increased seismic activity raised concern Tuesday about the possibility of another eruption at a Japanese volcano where 36 people were killed, forcing rescuers to suspend plans to try to recover at least two dozen bodies still near the summit.... 9/30/2014 5:43 AM

China celebrates new holiday of Martyr's Day
BEIJING (AP) -- President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders solemnly presented flower baskets Tuesday at the People's Heroes Monument in central Beijing to mark Martyr's Day, one of three new holidays created this year in a renewed focus on World War II.... 9/30/2014 4:20 AM

Convicted priest says El Salvador backed gang work
MADRID (AP) -- Those who love Antonio Rodriguez know him affectionately as "Father Tony," the Roman Catholic priest who spent 15 years working in El Salvador's roughest neighborhoods to get vulnerable young men out of a gang lifestyle that often ends in death.... 9/30/2014 4:09 AM

S. Korean ship runs aground, everyone rescued
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean cruise ship ran aground off the southwestern coast Tuesday but all of the 109 people aboard the vessel have been rescued, coast guard officers said.... 9/30/2014 3:24 AM

Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Hamas and the Islamic State group are "branches of the same poisonous tree," both bent on world domination through terror, just as the Nazis were.... 9/30/2014 3:05 AM

Mexico detains 5 in suspected oil theft ring
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico says it has nabbed five suspected members of a ring believed to have stolen over 1 million gallons (4 million liters) of oil per month in a northeastern state.... 9/30/2014 2:13 AM

Anti-gay remarks at debate spark anger in Brazil
SAO PAULO (AP) -- A minor character in Brazil's election race faced a firestorm of criticism on Monday after saying during a presidential debate that the country needs to stand up against gay people who should receive psychological help far away from the general population.... 9/30/2014 2:05 AM

Mexico seeks 57 missing after weekend violence
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- Authorities were searching Monday for 57 students reported missing after weekend violence left at least six people dead and 25 wounded in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero.... 9/30/2014 1:27 AM

Mexico official suspended after Hurricane Odile
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican official in Baja California Sur has been suspended amid reports linking him to possible looting in the aftermath of Hurricane Odile.... 9/30/2014 1:18 AM

Rousseff to tour Olympic venue with vote in days
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil President Dilma Rousseff, in a close race for re-election, is touring the main venue for Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympic Games with voting just days away.... 9/30/2014 12:45 AM

Mexican's 'Harry Potter' hoard is world's biggest
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest.... 9/29/2014 11:26 PM