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Blaze in Paris apartment building leaves 8 dead
PARIS (AP) -- French officials say eight people died in an apartment fire early Wednesday in Paris and police are investigating whether the fire was started intentionally.... 9/2/2015 6:30 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

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

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 5:30 AM

North Korea denies it apologized over mine blast
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea insisted Tuesday that its recent expression of "regret" over a mine explosion that maimed two South Korean soldiers was not an apology, as Seoul claims it was - throwing doubt on tentative moves toward detente between the rivals.... 9/2/2015 5:11 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

AP NewsAlert
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Soyuz craft carrying Russian, Dane and Kazakh blasts off for International Space Station.... 9/2/2015 4:51 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

Nigeria to deploy drones to curb oil theft
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation will deploy drones across the territorial waters of Africa's largest oil producer as part of a series of new efforts to help curb rampant oil theft, a company official said Tuesday.... 9/1/2015 11:31 PM

Rio head vows to introduce viral testing in Olympic waters
LONDON (AP) -- Olympic organizers promised Tuesday to introduce viral testing in the polluted waters in Rio de Janeiro where about 1,400 athletes will compete in next year's games.... 9/1/2015 11:15 PM

Guinea arrests ex-wildlife director for alleged trafficking
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Authorities arrested Guinea's former wildlife director for allegedly playing a key role in trafficking chimpanzees and other endangered wildlife, an alliance formed by a United Nations initiative to save great apes said Tuesday.... 9/1/2015 11:03 PM

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