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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

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 pointed increasingly to a link with the trafficking of an ethnic group from China via Thailand.... 9/2/2015 1:10 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

World stocks unsteady on dim growth outlook, China volatile
HONG KONG (AP) -- Global stock markets recovered their poise Wednesday but confidence remains fragile amid ongoing concerns over the global economy in the wake of the volatility in Chinese markets, and a possible U.S. interest rate rise later this month.... 9/2/2015 11:52 AM

Russia's Putin commemorates victory over Japan in WWII
MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin joined Russian veterans on Wednesday for an unusual ceremony commemorating the 1945 victory over Japan to end World War II.... 9/2/2015 11:51 AM

Masked men kidnap 18 Turkish workers in Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish employees of an Ankara-based construction company in Baghdad early Wednesday, bundling them into several SUVs and speeding away, Iraqi and Turkish officials said.... 9/2/2015 11:49 AM

Blaze in Paris apartment building leaves 8 dead
PARIS (AP) -- Eight people died in an apartment fire early Wednesday at the foot of Paris' famed Montmartre hill, and police detained a man amid suspicions that it was started intentionally, officials said. Some died leaping out of windows to flee what appeared to be the deadliest blaze in the French capital in a decade.... 9/2/2015 11:40 AM

Gunmen kill 2 Yemeni Red Cross workers
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Gunmen shot dead two Yemenis working for the International Committee of the Red Cross on Wednesday as they were traveling from the northern Saada province to the capital, Sanaa, the group said.... 9/2/2015 11:37 AM

Report: Malware targeting Android smartphones on the rise
BERLIN (AP) -- Malicious software targeting smartphones with the Android operating system is becoming more common, with some handsets already infected when they're bought.... 9/2/2015 11:36 AM

Hospital order wins Spanish prize for humanitarian work
MADRID (AP) -- The Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, which played an important role in treating Ebola patients in Africa over the past year, has been awarded Spain's Princess of Asturias humanitarian award.... 9/2/2015 11:31 AM

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 11:27 AM

Peak cinema: 'Everest' kicks off Venice Film Festival
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- The Venice Film Festival is opening under a hazy Italian sun - with a chilling thriller about endurance and extremes on the world's highest peak.... 9/2/2015 11:26 AM

UN rapporteur raps Egypt over Al Jazeera English case
GENEVA (AP) -- A top U.N. official has criticized the prison sentences given to three Al Jazeera English journalists in a court in Egypt and is calling for their immediate release.... 9/2/2015 11:15 AM

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