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Norway warns of 'concrete threat' linked to Syria
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Norway's intelligence service says it has been warned of an imminent "concrete threat" against the nation from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.... 7/24/2014 4:32 AM

Norway: Terror threat against Norway
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Norway's intelligence service says it has received information about an imminent "concrete threat" against Norway from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.... 7/24/2014 4:31 AM

European Central Bank in database security breach
BERLIN (AP) -- The European Central Bank says contact data have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it's stressing that no internal systems or market-sensitive data were compromised.... 7/24/2014 4:27 AM

Malawi corruption suspect faces charges
BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) -- The chief suspect in a government corruption scandal that has rocked the southern African nation of Malawi faces charges of fraud and money laundering.... 7/24/2014 4:26 AM

3 patients at Chinese nursing home castrated
BEIJING (AP) -- Police in northeastern China have detained a man accused of cutting off the testicles of three patients in a nursing home, state media and officials said Thursday.... 7/24/2014 4:25 AM

Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Stormy weather trailing behind a typhoon was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people on board and injured 10 on the plane and five on the ground, the airline said Thursday.... 7/24/2014 4:20 AM

12 children, man die in train-bus crash in India
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Twelve children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said.... 7/24/2014 4:20 AM

South Korea unveils stimulus after ferry sinking
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's government announced a $40 billion stimulus plan Thursday after the shock of a deadly ferry sinking slowed economic growth to the lowest level in three quarters.... 7/24/2014 4:10 AM

2 planes with more crash victims to leave Ukraine
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) -- Dozens of containers holding remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash were loaded aboard two military transports to go to the Netherlands Thursday on the second day of the airlift, while Australia's government dispatched 50 police officers to London to prepare to join a proposed U.N. team to secure the crash site.... 7/24/2014 4:10 AM

World shares subdued amid Russia sanctions report
TOKYO (AP) -- World shares were rattled Thursday by reports the European Union is weighing stiffer financial sanctions against Russia.... 7/24/2014 4:05 AM

Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire.... 7/24/2014 3:57 AM

Spanish jobless falls as recovery gains traction
MADRID (AP) -- Official figures show that Spain's unemployment rate edged down to 24.5 percent in the second quarter from 25.9 percent in the previous three-month period, a further sign that the economy's recovery is gaining traction and making solid inroads into the labor market.... 7/24/2014 3:50 AM

Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which 52 prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, officials said.... 7/24/2014 3:39 AM

Australia readies 50 police to send to Ukraine
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia has sent 50 police to London in anticipation of deploying them to the Ukraine to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a United Nations team.... 7/24/2014 3:37 AM

Afghan market bombing kills 6
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says a bombing in a northern market has killed six people, including a young girl.... 7/24/2014 3:22 AM

China's love and dating scene laid out on stage
BEIJING (AP) -- For many of today's Chinese youth looking for a partner, love takes second place to parental pressure, moving up the social ladder and a heavy dose of fear drummed into women that they will end up as "leftover."... 7/24/2014 3:20 AM

Nokia Q2 profit up 20 percent to $285 million
HELSINKI (AP) -- Telecommunications and wireless equipment maker Nokia Corp. says second-quarter profit rose 20 percent to 213 million euros ($285 million) on the back of improved profitability of its key networks unit.... 7/24/2014 3:09 AM

HK firms on edge as democracy rally blockade looms
HONG KONG (AP) -- As activists vow to shut down Hong Kong's financial district in protest at China's attempt to hobble democratic elections in the city, businessman Bernard Chan is preparing for the worst.... 7/24/2014 3:01 AM

Matmo brings stormy weather to eastern China
BEIJING (AP) -- Typhoon Matmo brought stormy weather to parts of eastern China on Thursday following another typhoon that killed at least 56 people in the country's south.... 7/24/2014 2:57 AM

Israeli border towns empty, adjust to new threats
NIR AM, Israel (AP) -- With deadly fighting raging next door in the Gaza Strip, southern Israeli towns along the border have turned into mini army bases as most residents have fled.... 7/24/2014 2:30 AM