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Masked men kidnap 16 Turkish workers in Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 16 Turkish workers and engineers in Baghdad at dawn Wednesday, bundling them into several SUVs and speeding away, Iraqis security officials said.... 9/2/2015 7:21 AM

Blaze in Paris apartment building leaves 8 dead
PARIS (AP) -- Eight people died in an apartment fire early Wednesday in Paris, officials said, and police were investigating whether the fire was started intentionally.... 9/2/2015 7:16 AM

North Korea denies it apologized over mine blast
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea said Wednesday that its recent expression of "regret" over a mine explosion that maimed two South Korean soldiers was not an apology, as Seoul claims - raising doubts about tentative moves toward detente between the rivals.... 9/2/2015 7:05 AM

Thai police: Suspect's prints match those on bomb material
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai police said Wednesday that the fingerprints of a foreign man arrested at Thailand's border with Cambodia match those found on a bottle containing bomb-making material, as the investigation into last month's deadly bombing in Bangkok gathered steam.... 9/2/2015 7:02 AM

Post-bomb Bangkok moves on, but with new sense of insecurity
BANGKOK (AP) -- One Bangkok resident says he can't shake the horrid sight of what he saw, or the smell of death. Another says the initial shock is gone and he's returned to his old routine - work, happy hour and taking selfies.... 9/2/2015 6:42 AM

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials: 16 Turkish workers kidnapped in Baghdad by masked men in military uniforms.... 9/2/2015 6:37 AM

Hong Kong teen faces trial over pro-democracy protest
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong teenage student leader Joshua Wong is set to face trial on charges relating to his role in storming government headquarters nearly a year ago in a protest that sparked monthslong pro-democracy street occupations.... 9/2/2015 6:13 AM

Asian stock markets fluctuate on signs of China support
HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian stocks recovered from sharp losses in volatile trading Wednesday as investor sentiment improved amid reports of renewed Chinese government efforts to bolster share prices.... 9/2/2015 6:05 AM

Hungary railway station remains closed to migrants
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Thousands of migrants remain stranded at Budapest's main international railway station as Hungarian authorities are sticking to European Union rules and preventing them from leaving for Germany and other countries west.... 9/2/2015 6:04 AM

The Latest on Thailand: Bomb fingerprints match suspect's
BANGKOK (AP) -- The latest on Thailand's bomb investigation (all times local):... 9/2/2015 5:53 AM

Is N. Korean airline world's worst? It may be the quirkiest
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travelers a stern lecture, or worse.... 9/2/2015 5:50 AM

China slowdown weighs on Australian growth in second quarter
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's economy grew a slower-than-expected 0.2 percent in the three months through June, dragged down by waning Chinese demand for resources including iron ore and coal, government figures showed Wednesday.... 9/2/2015 5:46 AM

BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai police say arrested suspect's fingerprints same as ones on bomb-making material.... 9/2/2015 5:41 AM

Soyuz carrying 3-man crew blasts off for orbiting station
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) -- A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Russian, a Dane and a Kazakh blasted off on Wednesday for a two-day trip to the International Space Station.... 9/2/2015 5:32 AM

A preview of new gear China's military showing off at parade
BEIJING (AP) -- When China rolls out its latest armaments Thursday for a lavish parade commemorating the defeat of Japan in World War II, defense experts and foreign armies will be watching closely for any revelations about new military capabilities.... 9/2/2015 5:07 AM

Immunity lifted, prosecutors close in on Guatemala president
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Guatemalan prosecutors wasted no time in pressing their corruption investigation of President Otto Perez Molina, persuading a judge to bar him from leaving the country just hours after a historic congressional vote to strip his immunity from prosecution.... 9/2/2015 4:02 AM

China chemical factory blast toll rises to 5
BEIJING (AP) -- The death toll from an explosion at a chemical factory in eastern China has risen to five and the cause of the blast is still under investigation, state media reported Wednesday.... 9/2/2015 1:41 AM

Mexican president's state-of-the-nation beset by doubts
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto sent his written state-of-the-nation report to Congress on Tuesday in an atmosphere of rising violence, a falling currency and a slowing economy.... 9/2/2015 1:15 AM

Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make "this agonizing and painful decision."... 9/2/2015 12:55 AM

UN: Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020 if trends continue
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A new United Nations report says Gaza could be "uninhabitable" in less than five years if current economic trends continue.... 9/1/2015 11:38 PM

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