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Congo warlord Bosco Ntaganda goes on trial at ICC
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Prosecutors on Wednesday accused a Congo militia leader known as "The Terminator" of overseeing brutal atrocities including the slaughter of dozens of unarmed villagers and a campaign of rape and sexual enslavement of women and girls - many of them in the ranks of his own forces - as his trial started at the International Criminal Court.... 9/2/2015 2:46 PM

Lebanon: Attacks on state institutions will not be tolerated
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's interior minister says sit-ins and attacks targeting state institutions will no longer be tolerated.... 9/2/2015 2:43 PM

Denmark to review some naturalization applications
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- In a move to further tighten immigration laws, Denmark's integration minister said Wednesday she wants to review thousands of applications for naturalization from people who had been exempted from the mandatory Danish language test because of war-related traumas.... 9/2/2015 2:39 PM

China to hold big parade, but ordinary folks can't go see it
BEIJING (AP) -- China will hold a massive military parade through the heart of its capital, but ordinary folks can't watch.... 9/2/2015 2:38 PM

Norwegian convicts get new home in Dutch prison
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A group of Norwegian convicts is getting a new home - in the Netherlands.... 9/2/2015 2:13 PM

Eurostar passengers stranded after migrant action in Calais
PARIS (AP) -- Hundreds of Eurostar train passengers trying to travel under the English Channel were stranded in France and Britain after migrants climbed on tracks overnight in the port city of Calais, officials said Wednesday.... 9/2/2015 2:12 PM

State media: Car bomb in Syrian port city kills 10
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- A car bomb exploded Wednesday in a square in the Syrian port city of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar Assad, killing at least 10 people and wounding 25, the official Syrian news agency SANA said.... 9/2/2015 2:09 PM

Iranian hard-liners unveil anti-US plaque at former embassy
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- More than a dozen hard-line Iranian students have unveiled an anti-American plaque at the gate of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran.... 9/2/2015 2:06 PM

Thai police: Suspect acknowledges being near bomb scene
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai police said Wednesday a prime suspect in Bangkok's deadly bombing has admitted to being near the shrine where the attack took place but denied placing the bomb, as other clues increasingly linked the blast to Thailand's forced repatriation of members of a minority ethnic group to China.... 9/2/2015 1:55 PM

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 1:42 PM

Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria kill 26, including children
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Witnesses say 26 people were killed in northeastern Borno state by attackers on horseback believed to be rebels of the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.... 9/2/2015 1:40 PM

Indonesia extradites ex-police officer sought in US murder
BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- A former Austin, Texas, police officer sought in the murder of his pregnant girlfriend was extradited Wednesday from Indonesia to the United States.... 9/2/2015 1:30 PM

Hungary blocks migrants from trains; 11 drown off Turkey
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hundreds of migrants chanted defiant slogans outside Budapest's main international train station Wednesday as Hungarian police blocked them for a second day from seeking asylum in Germany and other wealthy European Union countries.... 9/2/2015 1:10 PM

Suspected US drone strike kills 6 in northwest Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A suspected U.S. drone strike on a militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan killed six men, Pakistani intelligence officials said Wednesday.... 9/2/2015 12:43 PM

Greece announces measures for refugees on islands
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's caretaker government announced measures Wednesday to improve conditions for the tens of thousands of refugees and migrants arriving on eastern Greek islands, and to bolster support for the islands' residents.... 9/2/2015 12:36 PM

2 cases of polio found in Ukraine, caused by mutated virus
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says officials have found two children stricken by polio in Ukraine, the country's first cases of the paralytic disease in nine years.... 9/2/2015 12:30 PM

The Latest on Bangkok: Police say suspect was in blast area
BANGKOK (AP) -- The latest on the investigation into the deadly Bangkok bombing (all times local):... 9/2/2015 12:28 PM

Nations' pledges to cut emissions called insufficient
BONN, Germany (AP) -- Analysts tracking efforts to control greenhouse gas emissions say the reductions pledged by major economies ahead of an envisioned climate pact this year won't be enough to avoid warming the Earth by 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) or more.... 9/2/2015 12:16 PM

China enlists monkeys to keep birds from spoiling big parade
BEIJING (AP) -- China is leaning on the animal kingdom - including a squad of nest-wrecking monkeys - to ensure its military parade commemorating the end of World War II goes smoothly.... 9/2/2015 12:10 PM

Rhino crushes tour guide to death in Zimbabwe
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- A game park director says a rhino crushed a tour guide to death at a private nature reserve in Zimbabwe.... 9/2/2015 12:08 PM



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