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  • Eurostar passengers stranded after migrant action in Calais
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 7:16 am
    Hundreds of Eurostar train passengers trying to travel under the English Channel were stranded in France and Britain after migrants climbed on tracks overnight in the port city of Calais, officials said Wednesday.
  • Norwegian convicts get new home in Dutch prison
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 7:16 am
    A group of Norwegian convicts is getting a new home -- in the Netherlands.
  • Iranian hard-liners unveil anti-US plaque at former embassy
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 7:08 am
    More than a dozen hard-line Iranian students have unveiled an anti-American plaque at the gate of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
  • Thai police: Suspect acknowledges being near bomb scene
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 7:01 am
    Thai police said Wednesday a prime suspect in Bangkok's deadly bombing has admitted to being near the shrine where the attack took place but denied placing the bomb, as other clues increasingly linked the blast to Thailand's forced repatriation of members of a minority ethnic group to China.
  • US markets open solidly higher a day after big plunge
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 6:44 am
    U.S. stocks are opening broadly higher as the market bounces back from a plunge the day before.
  • Post-bomb Bangkok moves on, but with new sense of insecurity
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 6:44 am
    One Bangkok resident says he can't shake the horrid sight of what he saw, or the smell of death. Another says the initial shock is gone and he's returned to his old routine -- work, happy hour and taking selfies.
  • Suspected US drone strike kills 6 in northwest Pakistan
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 5:44 am
    A suspected U.S. drone strike on a militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan killed six men, Pakistani intelligence officials said Wednesday.
  • Greece announces measures for refugees on islands
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 5:41 am
    Greece's caretaker government announced measures Wednesday to improve conditions for the tens of thousands of refugees and migrants arriving on eastern Greek islands, and to bolster support for the islands' residents.
  • The Latest on Bangkok: Police say suspect was in blast area
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 5:33 am
    The latest on the investigation into the deadly Bangkok bombing (all times local):
  • 2 cases of polio found in Ukraine, caused by mutated virus
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 5:32 am
    The World Health Organization says officials have found two children stricken by polio in Ukraine, the country's first cases of the paralytic disease in nine years.
  • China enlists monkeys to keep birds from spoiling big parade
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 5:13 am
    China is leaning on the animal kingdom -- including a squad of nest-wrecking monkeys -- to ensure its military parade commemorating the end of World War II goes smoothly.
  • Rhino crushes tour guide to death in Zimbabwe
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 5:08 am
    A game park director says a rhino crushed a tour guide to death at a private nature reserve in Zimbabwe.
  • Russia's Putin commemorates victory over Japan in WWII
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 5:04 am
    President Vladimir Putin joined Russian veterans on Wednesday for an unusual ceremony commemorating the 1945 victory over Japan to end World War II.
  • Blaze in Paris apartment building leaves 8 dead
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 4:44 am
    Eight people died in an apartment fire early Wednesday at the foot of Paris' famed Montmartre hill, and police detained a man amid suspicions that it was started intentionally, officials said. Some died leaping out of windows to flee what appeared to be the deadliest blaze in the French capital in a decade.
  • Hospital order wins Spanish prize for humanitarian work
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 4:32 am
    The Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, which played an important role in treating Ebola patients in Africa over the past year, has been awarded Spain's Princess of Asturias humanitarian award.