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August 24, 2015 - 10:23pm
1 week 4 days ago

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks have plunged again a day after the country's main benchmark suffered its biggest tumble in eight years.

The Shanghai Composite Index fell as much as 6.4 percent to 3,004.13 in the first minutes of trading Tuesday.

But the index later trimmed its losses and was down 5 percent to 3,050.10.

The index tumbled 8.5 percent on Monday, triggering a wave of big declines on stock markets around the world,...

August 24, 2015 - 8:42pm
1 week 4 days ago

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South and North Korea have dialed back weeks of tensions that put them on the brink of armed conflict.

Marathon talks that started Saturday have generated an accord that allows both sides to save face and avert the bloodshed they've been threatening.

Pyongyang has expressed "regret" over the fact that two South Korean soldiers were maimed in a recent land mine blast. South Korea, for its part, has agreed to halt anti-...

August 24, 2015 - 5:44pm
1 week 4 days ago

LES BERGERONNES, Quebec (AP) — Quebec provincial police say all six people aboard a seaplane that crashed on the province's North Shore have died.

Police said Monday the Air Saguenay plane went down in a wooded area on Sunday afternoon. Authorities announced late Monday that all six people aboard had been found and their bodies handed over the coroner's office.

An Air Saguenay official said the Beaver seaplane was taking part in a routine...

August 24, 2015 - 4:53pm
1 week 4 days ago

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's attorney general says the order to kill gang members in a prison over the weekend came from inside another prison.

Luis Martinez said Monday that the slaughter of 14 gang members inside the Quezaltepeque prison in western El Salvador came from the San Francisco Gotera prison in the eastern part of the country.

The gang members were all strangled or stabbed to death on Saturday. They were members of the...

August 24, 2015 - 3:20pm
1 week 4 days ago

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A security official in Burkina Faso says several suspected Islamic militants have launched a rare attack near the West African nation's border with Mali.

Witness Alassane Hamidou said at least two people were wounded in Monday night's attack.

Hamidou told The Associated Press that his life was spared by the attackers because he's Muslim and they were looking for Christians.

The security official...

August 24, 2015 - 3:07pm
1 week 4 days ago

PARIS (AP) — They've already been given France's highest award -- but two U.S. service members may be in line for additional honors for their role in subduing a heavily-armed attacker on a high-speed train headed to Paris on Friday.

U.S. Airman Spencer Stone and National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos were honored today in Paris along with their longtime friend Anthony Sadler and a British businessman, Chris Norman.

A Pentagon spokesman says the military...

August 24, 2015 - 1:04pm
1 week 4 days ago

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Doctors have returned to work at Ghana's public hospitals, ending a three-week strike that saw only police and military hospitals open in the capital.

Ghana Medical Association secretary-general Justice Yamson said Monday that doctors, who have demanded better working conditions, salaries and allowances, still await negotiations with the government.

The government had refused to negotiate until doctors returned to work, calling...

August 24, 2015 - 12:52pm
1 week 4 days ago

LONDON (AP) — London subway workers say they are suspending strikes that had been planned for this week.

Two 24-hour walkouts were planned — one from Tuesday evening, and again on Thursday. The action threatened to disrupt commuters for most of the week.

Workers of the London Underground, or Tube, have been locked in a long-running dispute over plans to start new all-night train services.

The Unite union, which represents 400...

August 24, 2015 - 12:48pm
1 week 4 days ago

ROME (AP) — Rome's top security official says police were aware of plans for a flashy funeral send-off for a reputed mafia chieftain, but underestimated how outrageous it would be.

Prefect Franco Gabrielli told reporters Monday that for now there will be no sackings over last week's procession for Vittorio Casamonica, which deeply embarrassed Rome officials.

He said his boss, Italy's interior minister, will ultimately decide if any "heads will roll,...

August 24, 2015 - 12:20pm
1 week 4 days ago

VIENNA (AP) — A confidential document from the U.N.'s atomic agency says the extra work related to monitoring Iran's compliance with last month's nuclear deal will cost about 9.2 million euros ($10.5 million) each year.

The International Atomic Energy Agency document obtained by The Associated Press also estimates the final tab will be nearly 138 million euros ($157 million) over the life of the pact.

Drawn up for a special IAEA meeting Tuesday, the...

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