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Search area expanded to locate missing Indonesian plane
MAKASSAR, Indonesia (AP) -- Six planes and four ships embarked Monday on a widening search for a plane with 10 people on board that went missing in eastern Indonesia three days ago.... 10/5/2015 4:48 AM

Hong Kong ex-leader Tsang charged in corruption probe
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's anti-corruption watchdog says it has charged the former leader of the southern Chinese financial hub with misconduct, in one of the city's biggest-ever graft scandals.... 10/5/2015 4:44 AM

Typhoon roars into south China, killing 9
BEIJING (AP) -- Authorities in China and the Philippines said Monday that a typhoon that tore through the northern Philippines before roaring ashore in southern China has killed at least nine people and left dozens of fishermen missing.... 10/5/2015 4:26 AM

Japan says outraged by killing of Japanese man in Bangladesh
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Japan's top government spokesman expressed outrage Monday over the killing of a Japanese citizen who became the second foreigner to be gunned down in Bangladesh in less than a week.... 10/5/2015 4:25 AM

Seoul: N. Korea to release detained South Korean student
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea said Monday North Korea will release a detained South Korean student from New York University.... 10/5/2015 4:24 AM

Malaysia shuts schools for 2 days as smog worsens
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia has shut most schools nationwide for two days to protect children from a thick noxious haze caused by smoke from burning forests in neighboring Indonesia.... 10/5/2015 4:22 AM

Morgue, cemetery and back: Guatemalans search for, bury kin
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) -- Ismael Estrada buried a son and a granddaughter swept away in a mudslide that killed at least 131 people and left as many as 300 missing.... 10/5/2015 4:19 AM

Bahamas search for lost US ship finds debris but no answers
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- Aircraft and ships searching off the Bahamas islands for a U.S. cargo ship that lost contact during Hurricane Joaquin have found more debris and clues but no definitive word yet on the fate of the vessel or the 33 people on board.... 10/5/2015 4:17 AM

World Bank trims East Asia growth forecasts
HONG KONG (AP) -- The World Bank on Monday trimmed its growth forecast for developing East Asian economies, reflecting risks from China's slowdown and a looming U.S. interest rate hike.... 10/5/2015 4:13 AM

Weakening Joaquin passes Bermuda after lashing it with rain
HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) -- A weakening Hurricane Joaquin moved past Bermuda and farther out into the Atlantic after pounding the wealthy financial haven and tourist destination with heavy rains and winds.... 10/5/2015 4:10 AM

S. Korea: North Korea will release a detained South Korean student from New York Universit...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- S. Korea: North Korea will release a detained South Korean student from New York University.... 10/5/2015 4:07 AM

Protesting group agrees to talks with Nepal government
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- The main group protesting against a new constitution in Nepal has agreed to sit down for talks with the government in the first step toward easing the lingering crisis in the Himalayan nation.... 10/5/2015 4:04 AM

Syrian activists: IS group destroys ancient Palmyra arch
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian activists said late Sunday that Islamic State militants have destroyed a nearly 2,000-year-old arch in the ancient city of Palmyra, the latest victim in the group's campaign to destroy historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.... 10/5/2015 3:03 AM

France urges more climate pledges ahead of UN talks in Paris
PARIS (AP) -- France is urging holdout countries to submit their pledges to curb greenhouse gas pollution ahead of a major U.N. climate conference in Paris.... 10/5/2015 3:02 AM

The Latest: Cargo ship has 2 Coast Guard certified lifeboats
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- The latest on the search for a cargo ship missing off the coast of Bahamas (all times local):... 10/5/2015 2:00 AM

Canadian university head proposed rocket spaceflight in 1861
BURLINGTON, Ontario (AP) -- Rocket-based spaceflight was proposed 30 years earlier than previously thought by a Canadian university head, a space historian says.... 10/5/2015 12:52 AM

Portugal government re-elected despite painful austerity
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portugal's center-right coalition government earned another four-year term Sunday, winning a general election behind an improving economy that weathered the austerity measures contested across Europe, but falling short of a crucial outright majority in Parliament.... 10/4/2015 11:09 PM

The Latest: Power outages reported as Joaquin lashes Bermuda
HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) -- The latest on Hurricane Joaquin and the storm's predicted path. (All times local):... 10/4/2015 10:48 PM

Portuguese government wins re-election despite austerity policies opposed across Europe
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portuguese government wins re-election despite austerity policies opposed across Europe.... 10/4/2015 10:03 PM

Jordanian MP says son joined IS, carried out suicide attack
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- A Jordanian parliament member said he learned from Islamic State-linked media that his son carried out a suicide attack in Iraq, three months after dropping out of medical school and joining the extremist group.... 10/4/2015 9:36 PM

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