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Toyota shows self-driving technology being readied for 2020
TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota unveiled its vision for self-driving cars in a challenge to other automakers as well as industry newcomer Google Inc., promising to start selling such vehicles in Japan by 2020.... 10/6/2015 8:58 AM

Top EU court backs student in Facebook privacy case
LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- The European Union's highest court ruled Tuesday in favor of an Austrian law student who claims a trans-Atlantic data protection agreement doesn't adequately protect consumers, a verdict that could have far-reaching implications for tech companies doing business in Europe.... 10/6/2015 8:47 AM

Neighbors turn up the heat on Indonesia over forest fires
SINGAPORE (AP) -- For weeks now, the quality of life in parts of Southeast Asia has been left to sheer chance - the direction of the wind. Every day, it alone determines which city will be shrouded by peaty white smoke blowing from burning forests in Indonesia.... 10/6/2015 8:41 AM

In Yemeni city, blast rocks hotel with government officials
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Three explosions struck Yemen's port city of Aden on Tuesday, including a blast at a hotel that is home to Cabinet members of the country's exiled government, security officials said. The explosions caused casualties, the officials said, but they could not provide any precise figures.... 10/6/2015 8:34 AM

Amid unrest in West Bank, Israel demolishes militants' homes
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military on Tuesday demolished homes of two Palestinian militants in east Jerusalem, the army's first concrete steps following a late night Cabinet meeting in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised a "strong hand" to quell recent deadly attacks.... 10/6/2015 8:29 AM

4 renal patients die in Singapore hospital from hepatitis C
SINGAPORE (AP) -- A top public hospital in Singapore says four renal patients have died in one of its wards from hepatitis C and 18 others contracted the virus, likely from intravenous treatment.... 10/6/2015 8:22 AM

US group: Put Alibaba site back on "notorious" fakes list
HONG KONG (AP) -- A clothing and footwear industry group is calling for the U.S. government to put Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's Taobao site back on its list of "Notorious Markets" for counterfeit goods.... 10/6/2015 8:17 AM

EU high court rules against prisoner seeking voting rights
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's highest court has ruled that a member state can ban prisoners guilty of serious offenses from voting in EU elections in a decision which was keenly awaited in Britain.... 10/6/2015 8:08 AM

The Latest: Turkey says 3 million more may leave 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.... 10/6/2015 8:02 AM

IS says it bombed Sunni area in southern Shiite city in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a car bombing in Iraq's southern, predominantly Shiite city of Basra that killed at least 10 people the day before.... 10/6/2015 7:53 AM

Europe's top court backs Austrian student in Facebook privacy case with wide implications
LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- Europe's top court backs Austrian student in Facebook privacy case with wide implications.... 10/6/2015 7:45 AM

The Trump swagger is seen, not always loved, worldwide
BALMEDIE, Scotland (AP) -- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is well known in this serene coastal section of Scotland, where shimmering, golden sand dunes meet the ice-blue North Sea and people play on his golf course. He's known in the Himalayas, too, far from any sign with his name on it. And in the Middle East, Africa and beyond.... 10/6/2015 7:41 AM

China wins long-sought Nobel Prize in one of the sciences
BEIJING (AP) -- For decades, China has yearned for a Nobel Prize in one of the sciences on its own right, and now a little-known researcher who helped isolate an anti-malaria medicine inspired by an ancient remedy has finally won China that honor.... 10/6/2015 7:35 AM

Bangladesh pastor escapes knife attack at his home
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A Bangladeshi pastor has survived an attempt on his life by three men who came to his home pretending to want to learn about Christianity, police and the victim said Tuesday.... 10/6/2015 7:02 AM

German factory orders down 2nd straight month in August
BERLIN (AP) -- German factory orders dropped for the second consecutive month in August, led by a drop in demand from countries outside the eurozone and lower demand at home.... 10/6/2015 6:58 AM

New VW chief to brief workers on fallout from scandal
WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) -- Volkswagen workers are gathering to hear new chief executive Matthias Mueller brief them on the fallout from the company's emissions scandal.... 10/6/2015 6:57 AM

2 ships collide off Belgium's Zeebrugge; crew of 11 rescued
BRUSSELS (AP) -- A Dutch cargo ship sank off the Belgian coast after colliding with a gas tanker early Tuesday. The crew of 11 was rescued.... 10/6/2015 6:24 AM

For Volkswagen, costs of scandal will be piling up
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- For Volkswagen, the cost of its cheating on emissions tests in the U.S. is likely to run into the tens of billions of dollars and prematurely end its long-sought status as the world's biggest carmaker.... 10/6/2015 6:19 AM

Asia stocks rise on hopes for Japan stimulus, Fed hike delay
HONG KONG (AP) -- Japan led Asian stocks higher Tuesday on hopes for new stimulus from its central bank while investors were also buoyed by the prospect that the Federal Reserve will wait until next year to raise interest rates.... 10/6/2015 5:31 AM

Guatemala declares mudslide-hit community uninhabitable
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) -- Guatemalan officials weighed what to do with the site of a massive, acres-wide mudslide that might still hold hundreds of bodies and a surrounding area of largely untouched homes that has been declared uninhabitable.... 10/6/2015 4:48 AM

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