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  • Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons

    BEIJING (AP) — The 10,000 pigeons released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks. The symbols of peace were...

  • Australia sends 2 unarmed support planes over Iraq

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister says the air force is sending two unarmed planes to support U.S.-led coalition combat operations over Iraq, but will not yet launch its own airstrikes. Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament an E-7A Wedgetail early warning and control...

  • More than games gold at stake in all-Korean final

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Rarely has there been so much at stake in an Asian Games football final. It's North vs. South on the divided Korean peninsula, and it's a game South Korea's players are desperate to win. Not just because it takes place on home soil against their closest neighbor but...

  • Mexico announces homicide charges in army killings

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors announced homicide charges Tuesday against three soldiers in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, challenging the army's version that the suspects died in a shootout. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said that after a...

  • Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

    DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas — a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa. The unidentified man was critically ill and has been in isolation at...

  • Afghan official says 2 suicide bomber attacks in Kabul kill 7, wound 21 people, mostly troops

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official says 2 suicide bomber attacks in Kabul kill 7, wound 21 people, mostly troops.

  • Pot decriminalization bill drafted in Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's justice minister said Tuesday that legislation has been drafted to decriminalize marijuana on the Caribbean island where the drug has been pervasive but prohibited for a century. Mark Golding told reporters that lawmakers should make possession of 2 ounces or...

  • Luck, instinct determined fates of volcano hikers

    TOKYO (AP) — Huge boulders falling from the sky. Billowing gray smoke that cast total darkness over the mountain. Volcanic ash piling on the ground and fumes filling the air. Some survivors of the eruption of Mount Ontake made a split-second decision to hide behind big rocks or escaped into...

  • Rousseff takes lead in Brazil election poll

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff climbed in two election polls released Tuesday — opening a solid runoff vote lead in one but remaining in a technical tie with her chief rival in another. A survey carried out by the Datafolha polling group and published on the website of the...

  • Mexico says 14 of 57 missing students found

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Fourteen of the 57 students reported missing after weekend shootings that killed six people in the southern state of Guerrero have been located, officials said Tuesday. Some were found in their homes or at school, and a search was continuing for the 43 teachers college...

  • Mexico prosecutor: 3 soldiers charged with homicide in army killing of 22 gang suspects

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico prosecutor: 3 soldiers charged with homicide in army killing of 22 gang suspects.

  • Luhrmann, Gisele hit Chanel's Parisian boulevard

    PARIS (AP) — They were styles literally made to be worn on the street. But not just any street: this was Chanel's boulevard. Karl Lagerfeld did it again Tuesday— producing the most outlandish ready-to-wear show of the season by reconstructing an entire Parisian neighborhood inside the Grand...

  • Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

    SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping. In neighboring Syria, Kurdish militiamen were on the...

  • Large crowds mark 1991 coup anniversary in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A large crowd of supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide marched Tuesday through the capital on the anniversary of a 1991 military coup that ousted the country's first democratically elected leader. Thousands of supporters tried to march from...

  • Iranian filmmakers call for nuclear deal

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Six prominent Iranian movie directors have launched a campaign calling for a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. The filmmakers include Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, who won the award for best screenplay at this year's Venice Film Festival, and Asghar Farhadi, who won the...



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