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China ship sinks off Japan coast, 9 missing

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Japanese coast guard rescuers were searching Wednesday for nine people believed missing after a Chinese ship sank off Japan's western coast.

Australia sends 2 unarmed support planes over Iraq

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

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.

Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

The 10,000 doves 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.

Fight for growing Pentecostal vote in Brazil

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Brazil's rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and Pentecostal televangelists are political power brokers.

Fight for growing Pentecostal vote in Brazil

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Brazil's rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and Pentecostal televangelists could be political power brokers.

Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact.

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street decline

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street slid and South Korea reported factory output contracted, while markets in China and Hong Kong were closed for a holiday.

Snapshots from the protest streets in Hong Kong

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

At first the students sat outside Hong Kong's government complex. Then the broader Occupy Central civil disobedience movement joined them to call for the right for the people in this Chinese territory to elect their leader. The protest spread and the police's use of tear gas at the weekend shocked more citizens out onto the streets.

Kurdish troops, backed by U.S. aircraft, recapture key town on Syrian border

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Kurdish militia have captured a strategic border town on the route between the Islamic State-held cities of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq as part of a three-front offensive launched to retake territory lost to the group over the summer, Kurdish officials said Tuesday.

New hostage crisis for Turkey: Islamic State surrounds troops at shrine

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

A new potential conflict arose Tuesday between Turkey and the Islamic State when militants surrounded Turkish troops assigned to guard an ancient tomb in a small Turkish territory inside Syria.

Mexico announces homicide charges in army killings

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

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.

Kurds at Turkish border see little hope Islamic State won’t take Kobane

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

With Islamic State militants moving into the outskirts of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, an odd two-way traffic developed Tuesday across the Turkey-Syria border.

Rousseff takes lead in Brazil election poll

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

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.

Pot decriminalization bill drafted in Jamaica

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

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.

Luhrmann, Gisele hit Chanel's Parisian boulevard

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

They were styles literally made to be worn on the street. But not just any street: this was Chanel's boulevard.

Spaniard rescued after 12 days in Peru cave

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

A Spanish speleologist has been rescued in Peru after 12 days trapped about 400 meters (1,300 feet) underground in a cave in Peru's remote Amazon region.

Large crowds mark 1991 coup anniversary in Haiti

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

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.

Hong Kong’s young – fed up with high rents, few jobs – drive protests

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Why are so many young people on the streets of Hong Kong, risking clashes with local police and a Chinese government that has a history of brutal crackdowns?

Iranian filmmakers call for nuclear deal

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Six prominent Iranian movie directors have launched a campaign calling for a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

NSA eavesdropping is still roiling relations with Germany

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Juergen Hardt’s position in the German government, coordinator of trans-Atlantic cooperation, once was considered a major honor – the official liaison to the United States, arguably Germany’s closest ally.