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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 ...more

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BERLIN (AP) — The Simon Wiesenthal Center has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and is pushing the German government for an investigation, The Associated Press has learned.The Wiesenthal Ce ...more

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — 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.The long-awaited deal all ...more

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is summing up his defense case — insisting he is innocent — as his long-running genocide trial draws to a close.In a written brief summarizing his defense, Karadzic says h ...more

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OTAKI, Japan (AP) — A dozen more bodies were found Wednesday near the ash-covered summit of a Japanese volcano as searches resumed amid concern of toxic gasses and another eruption.The death toll from last Saturday's surprise eruption at Mount O ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky."Zipping cross-country in a super-high speed train has become commonplace in many countries these days, but it was unheard of when Japan launc ...more

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ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The silence of Algeria's ailing president since the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker by Islamic State-inspired militants has ignited new concerns over his health and whether he's fit to rule the oil-rich North African ...more

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HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters kept behind police barricades heckled Hong Kong's under-fire leader on Wednesday when he attended a flag-raising ceremony on China's National Day.The protesters, upset that Chief Executive Leung Chun-yin ...more

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Months after the Mexican army said it had killed 22 suspected gang members in a fierce shootout, three soldiers are being charged with homicide.The announcement late Tuesday was just another step in dismantling the official ve ...more

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia was sending two unarmed air force planes to support U.S.-led coalition combat operations against the Islamic State movement in Iraq, but would not yet launch its own airstrikes, the prime minister said Wednesday.

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