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Clashes during Israeli raid to arrest militant in West Bank
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- An Israeli raid to arrest a senior Hamas operative in the West Bank turned into a gunbattle Monday night, leaving several wounded in the clashes.... 9/1/2015 6:01 AM

Singapore's ruling party in unprecedented electoral contest
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Singapore's political parties have officially started campaigning for general elections in which the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) faces contests in all available seats for the first time in the island-nation's history.... 9/1/2015 5:59 AM

American anti-dolphin-hunt activist arrested in Japan
TOKYO (AP) -- Anti-dolphin-hunt campaigner Ric O'Barry is in detention in western Japan after being arrested for not carrying his passport.... 9/1/2015 5:54 AM

Street stalls show shifting face of North Korean economy
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Street stalls that offer North Koreans a place to spend - or make - money on everything from snow cones to DVDs are flourishing in Pyongyang and other North Korean cities, modest but growing forms of private commerce in a country where capitalism is officially anathema.... 9/1/2015 5:50 AM

Rioters rampage against residence law in northeast India
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Police say rioters set fire to the homes of seven lawmakers to protest new legislation defining who can claim to be from the northeastern Indian state of Manipur.... 9/1/2015 5:40 AM

Suicide bomber attacks tribal police in Pakistan, killing 3
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A government official says a suicide bomber has attacked a vehicle carrying an area commander of the tribal police in northwest Pakistan, killing three people and wounding at least 35.... 9/1/2015 5:38 AM

Asian shares fall on bleak China manufacturing data
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian shares fell Tuesday as gloomy manufacturing data from China and weak investment figures in Japan augured further uncertainty for investors after a brutal August.... 9/1/2015 5:21 AM

China factory indexes ebb in new sign of economic weakness
HONG KONG (AP) -- Chinese manufacturing showed further signs of weakness in August, adding to evidence of an inexorable slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy despite recent government efforts to support growth.... 9/1/2015 4:52 AM

Australian, Thai journalists acquitted of defaming Thai navy
PHUKET, Thailand (AP) -- An Australian journalist and his Thai colleague were acquitted Tuesday in a criminal defamation lawsuit filed by Thailand's navy over an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar.... 9/1/2015 4:20 AM

Unstable antenna atop Trump tower closes streets in Toronto
TORONTO (AP) -- Police have closed off a number of blocks in Toronto's downtown financial district because of an unstable antenna on the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto.... 9/1/2015 4:03 AM

Film based on real-life horror breaks records in Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Arquimides Puccio seemed to neighbors like a pious, conservative and obsessively tidy man. Several times a day, he'd sweep the sidewalk in front of his home in an upper-class Buenos Aires neighborhood.... 9/1/2015 4:02 AM

Whitaker urges lawmakers to speak out for young people
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Oscar-winning actor and U.N. goodwill ambassador Forest Whitaker urged world lawmakers on Monday to speak out to help former child soldiers in Uganda, South Sudan and Myanmar, gang members in Mexico and the United States, and orphans in Syria and other countries.... 9/1/2015 3:13 AM

Chemical factory explodes in eastern China, killing 1
BEIJING (AP) -- A chemical factory exploded in eastern China, killing one person, a state-run local news website reported Tuesday, nearly three weeks after massive chemical warehouse explosions in the country exposed lax enforcement of safety regulations.... 9/1/2015 3:10 AM

UN: Satellite images show Temple of Bel in Syria "destroyed"
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- A satellite image on Monday shows that the main building of the ancient Temple of Bel in the Syrian city of Palmyra has been destroyed, a United Nations agency said. The image was taken a day after a massive explosion was set off near the 2,000-year-old temple in the city occupied by Islamic State militants.... 9/1/2015 2:55 AM

EU struggles for answers as migrant influx raises tensions
BRUSSELS (AP) -- French and German leaders reminded other European countries Monday of their shared responsibility toward refugees, as one official blamed harsh government policy for the deaths of dozens of migrants crammed into a truck.... 9/1/2015 2:48 AM

Venezuelan leader says Colombia plotting his assassination
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday accused Colombia's government of giving its consent to a plan to assassinate him as both countries try to rally regional support in a border dispute exacerbating tensions between the two neighbors.... 8/31/2015 11:42 PM

Russian parliamentarian calls US ban from conference illegal
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The speaker of Russia's upper house of Parliament denounced U.S. sanctions banning her from attending a world conference as illegal and took aim at America's global status, telling lawmakers by video link that the days of U.S. superpower domination are over.... 8/31/2015 11:32 PM

Argentine presidential candidate would try to ease divisions
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's leading presidential candidate dismisses claims that he won't remain independent from outgoing President Cristina Fernandez and says he would seek to bridge divisions in this politically polarized South American country.... 8/31/2015 11:00 PM

Dozens of Venezuelans shot by police amid crime crackdown
MARACAY, Venezuela (AP) -- Workers in the industrial complex had been hiding in bathrooms and closets for hours when the shooting stopped. The last of the four suspected thieves, a slightly built man in yellow rain boots, surrendered on the roof, crying out, "Jesus saves!"... 8/31/2015 10:38 PM

Kanye for 2020? White House welcomes rapper's political bid
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) -- Kanye West for 2020? The White House says it is anticipating the rapper's potential bid for president.... 8/31/2015 9:36 PM

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