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Under-fire Hong Kong leader marks National Day
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's embattled leader attended a flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997.... 10/1/2014 12:49 AM

Argentina slams US judge after contempt decision
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's president on Tuesday said a U.S. judge's decision a day earlier to hold the South American country in contempt for attempting illegal moves to service its debt is pure "silliness."... 10/1/2014 12:47 AM

Rousseff takes lead in Brazil election poll
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff climbed in two election polls released Tuesday - opening a solid runoff vote lead in one but remaining in a technical tie with her chief rival in another.... 10/1/2014 12:31 AM

Mexico says 14 of 57 missing students found
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- Fourteen of the 57 students reported missing after weekend shootings that killed six people in the southern state of Guerrero have been located, officials said Tuesday.... 10/1/2014 12:20 AM

3 charged with homicide in Mexico army killings
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Three soldiers have been charged with homicide in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, the government announced Tuesday.... 10/1/2014 12:12 AM

Pot decriminalization bill drafted in Jamaica
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaica's justice minister said Tuesday that legislation has been drafted to decriminalize marijuana on the Caribbean island where the drug has been pervasive but prohibited for a century.... 10/1/2014 12:11 AM

AP NewsAlert
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico prosecutor: 3 soldiers charged with homicide in army killing of 22 gang suspects.... 9/30/2014 11:21 PM

Luhrmann, Gisele hit Chanel's Parisian boulevard
PARIS (AP) -- They were styles literally made to be worn on the street. But not just any street: this was Chanel's boulevard.... 9/30/2014 10:02 PM

Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray
SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping.... 9/30/2014 9:48 PM

Large crowds mark 1991 coup anniversary in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- A large crowd of supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide marched Tuesday through the capital on the anniversary of a 1991 military coup that ousted the country's first democratically elected leader.... 9/30/2014 9:35 PM

Spanish rescued after 12 days trapped in Peru cave
LEIMEBAMBA, Peru (AP) -- A Spanish speleologist has been rescued in Peru after spending 12 days trapped about 400 meters (1,300 feet) underground in a cave in Peru's remote Amazon region.... 9/30/2014 9:12 PM

Iranian filmmakers call for nuclear deal
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Six prominent Iranian movie directors have launched a campaign calling for a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.... 9/30/2014 8:25 PM

EU says Apple gets illegal tax benefits in Ireland
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday the company appears to be benefiting from illegal tax deals there.... 9/30/2014 8:23 PM

At 69, satirist keeps South Africa laughing
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The cross-dressing South African satirist says he doesn't tell jokes and can't remember punchlines.... 9/30/2014 8:23 PM

Gaza lions sent to Jordan after war damages zoo
BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A trio of scrawny lions was brought into Israel from Gaza on Tuesday en route to a better life at a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan after their zoo was damaged in the recent Israel-Hamas war.... 9/30/2014 8:03 PM

Lawmaker: Italian spy agency paid Mafia bosses
ROME (AP) -- An Italian lawmaker has decried a secret arrangement in which intelligence agents paid imprisoned top Mafiosi for information during several of the years when Silvio Berlusconi was premier.... 9/30/2014 7:56 PM

Wave of attacks kills nearly 50 in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A wave of car bombings and other attacks mainly targeting Shiite areas of Iraq killed at least 47 people on Tuesday, including more than 20 in the capital Baghdad, officials said.... 9/30/2014 7:46 PM

No images of Hong Kong protests in China's media
BEIJING (AP) -- China's government has cut off news about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a clampdown so thorough that no image of the rallies has appeared in state-controlled media, and at least one man has been detained for reposting accounts of the events.... 9/30/2014 7:15 PM

Algeria identifies some kidnappers of French hiker
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algeria's justice minister said Tuesday that some of the members of the group that kidnapped and beheaded a French hiker have been identified.... 9/30/2014 7:14 PM

UN: Islamic State forcing thousands to flee Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N humanitarian chief on Tuesday said tens of thousands of people are fleeing Syria as the Islamic State militant group expands its grip on large parts of the country despite a U.S.-led airstrike campaign.... 9/30/2014 7:04 PM