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  • South Africa: Park staff arrested for poaching
    Associated Press | September 22, 2014 2:42 am
    A ranger and two other employees of South Africa's parks service were arrested on suspicion of rhino poaching in the country's flagship wildlife reserve, the agency said Monday.
  • China reveals cases of torture in police detention
    Associated Press | September 22, 2014 2:42 am
    Three police officers and four other people have been convicted of torturing suspects to obtain confessions, China's official state news agency reported, in a rare instance of prosecution of the practice.
  • New Afghan leader to name woman to Supreme Court
    Associated Press | September 22, 2014 2:06 am
    Afghanistan's new president-elect says he wants Afghan women represented at the highest levels of government, including on the Supreme Court.
  • Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities
    Associated Press | September 22, 2014 2:06 am
    Down a concrete path, between rail tracks that buzz with each approaching train and a river choked by plastic and raw sewage, Asih Binti Arif cradles her baby and reflects on dreams gone dark.
  • Blair says airstrikes not enough to beat militants
    Associated Press | September 22, 2014 1:54 am
    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says airstrikes alone will not be enough to defeat Islamic State group militants.
  • Hong Kong students on strike in democracy battle
    Associated Press | September 22, 2014 1:49 am
    Thousands of Hong Kong college and university students boycotted classes Monday to protest Beijing's decision to restrict electoral reforms, the start of a weeklong strike marking the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the southern Chinese city.
  • China, US, India push world carbon emissions up
    Associated Press | September 22, 2014 1:48 am
    Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases.
  • Russia wants to keep Ukraine off UN radar
    Associated Press | September 22, 2014 1:36 am
    As world leaders gather at the U.N. this week, the U.S. and its European allies are consumed by efforts to blunt the savage advance of the Islamic State group, to end the raging Ebola epidemic and to make progress in nuclear negotiations with Iran. That's likely just fine with Vladimir Putin, since these issues distract from Russia's presence in neighboring Ukraine.
  • Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS
    Associated Press | September 22, 2014 1:36 am
    The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals 130,000, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday.
  • German employers struggle to find apprentices
    Associated Press | September 22, 2014 1:30 am
    It's lunchtime at Tauro and the restaurant staff are bustling to keep up with orders for marinated pork ribs, spinach-filled crepes and chicken breast with ricotta and pine kernels.
  • World stock markets slip on China growth jitters
    Associated Press | September 22, 2014 1:24 am
    Stock markets fell Monday ahead of a preliminary manufacturing survey from China that might show renewed weakness in the world's second-largest economy.
  • Pakistan appoints new spy chief
    Associated Press | September 22, 2014 1:18 am
    Pakistan's army on Monday named a new chief to head the country's premier intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate, which is also known by its acronym ISI.
  • Egypt militants claim blast near foreign ministry
    Associated Press | September 22, 2014 1:12 am
    An Egyptian militant group claimed responsibility for Sunday's bomb blast in a busy downtown Cairo street near the Foreign Ministry that killed two senior police officers and wounded several other policemen.
  • Obama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record
    Associated Press | September 22, 2014 12:49 am
    There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama.
  • Spanish priest with Ebola flown back to Madrid
    Associated Press | September 22, 2014 12:42 am
    A Spanish priest who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has been flown back to Spain and taken to a Madrid hospital.
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