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September 5, 2015 - 4:18am
46 min 12 sec ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has opened a conference of donors to his country's reconstruction after almost 40 years of war, telling them he has made progress on a range of major challengers including security and corruption.

The Senior Officials Meeting is a gathering of delegates from the international community, including non-government organizations that support Afghanistan's economic, security and social reconstruction....

September 5, 2015 - 4:08am
46 min 12 sec ago

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco's Interior Ministry says preliminary results of local and regional elections show a party created by the king's political counselor leading, but with a strong showing by the Islamists.

In the early hours of the morning Saturday, the ministry said with 80 percent of the vote counted, the Party of Authenticity and Modernity had 5,064 local council seats, 20 percent of the total.

The Islamist Party for Justice and...

September 5, 2015 - 2:28am
46 min 12 sec ago

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A fleet of Hungarian buses has delivered more than 1,000 migrants to the border of Austria, where charity workers have offered the surprised newcomers beds, hot tea and a warm welcome.

Saturday's pre-dawn move eases immediate pressure on Hungary, which has struggled to manage the flow of thousands of migrants arriving daily from non-EU member Serbia. Officials warn that the human tide south of Hungary is still rising.

Hungary...

September 5, 2015 - 1:36am
46 min 11 sec ago

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — After misery, delivery.

More than 1,000 people from the Middle East and Asia arrived before dawn Saturday on Hungary's border with Austria.

The migrants had spent hours marching through Hungary toward Western Europe, until they boarded scores of buses provided by the Hungarian government. The breakthrough became possible when Austria announced that it and Germany would take the migrants on humanitarian grounds....

September 5, 2015 - 12:32am
46 min 11 sec ago

COQUITLAM, British Columbia (AP) — The aunt of a drowned Syrian boy whose death has sparked global outrage about the plight of refugees in Europe says she still hopes to bring the rest of her family to Canada.

Tima Kurdi said through tears outside her home in Coquitlam, British Columbia, that she plans to help her brother, Abdullah, and her other siblings immigrate to the country she made home more than two decades ago.

She says Abdullah isn't ready...

September 4, 2015 - 10:26pm
46 min 11 sec ago

NARAHA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese town of Naraha near the disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant is marking a fresh start since the 2011 tsunami by lifting an evacuation order and inviting its 7,400 residents to return.

Naraha was the first among seven municipalities forced to evacuate entirely due to radiation contamination following a massive earthquake and tsunami that sent the reactors into meltdown.

The government says radiation levels in...

September 4, 2015 - 7:32pm
56 min 11 sec ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Diplomats say the United Nations Security Council is discussing imposing sanctions on two more South Sudanese individuals for continuing to fuel the conflict in the world's newest nation.

The council called for an immediate end to fighting in a statement after a closed-door meeting Friday and again threatened sanctions if the government and opposition don't fully implement the peace agreement they recently signed.

The diplomats...

September 4, 2015 - 7:25pm
46 min 11 sec ago

SYDNEY (AP) — Football Federation Australia says it is aware of the tense security situation in the Tajikistan capital of Dushanbe just four days before the Socceroos' World Cup qualifying match at the city's Central Stadium.

Armed groups led by a disaffected deputy defense minister mounted attacks Friday in and near Dushanbe that left at least 17 dead, authorities said. It is not yet clear what lay behind the attacks.

An FFA spokesman said Saturday...

September 4, 2015 - 7:01pm
4 hours 26 min ago

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian authorities working on a corruption case have arrested a top indigenous leader who has been critical of President Evo Morales' push to drill for oil and develop mining on traditional native lands in the eastern lowlands.

Adolfo Chavez says he's innocent and the object of political persecution.

The former head of the Confederation of Indigenous Peoples of Eastern Bolivia was arrested Thursday night in Santa Cruz....

September 4, 2015 - 4:27pm
9 hours 56 min ago

SAO PAULO (AP) — Prosecutors say they have filed charges against Brazil's former presidential chief of staff for his alleged involvement in the massive corruption scheme at state-owned oil company Petrobras.

Corruption, racketeering and money laundering charges against Jose Dirceu were filed on Friday.

Sixteen other people were charged, including Joao Vaccari Neto, the former treasurer of Brazil's governing Workers' Party and Renato de Souza Duque,...

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