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AP Top International News At 10:04 a.m. EDT

Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis declared Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the "sin of abortion" if they repent with a "contrite heart."...

Thai prime minister says bombing suspect arrested at border
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a deadly bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles a yellow-shirted man in a surveillance video who police say planted the bomb....

The Latest: Trafficking surges in fake Syrian passports
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- The latest developments as tens of thousands of migrants flood into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):...

Chaos in Budapest train station amid Europe's migrant crisis
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Upset migrants chanted "Freedom! Freedom!" and demanded to use their train tickets Tuesday after Hungary temporarily suspended all rail traffic from its main terminal in Budapest and cleared the station of hundreds of migrants trying to board trains for Austria and Germany....

Somali militants overrun base for African Union forces
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Al-Shabab' overran an African Union base in southern Somalia early Tuesday, a Somali military official said, in the latest display of the Islamic extremists' capacity to hit back amid a prolonged offensive against them....

A primer on where pope stands on gays, divorce, climate
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is expected to raise issues ranging from climate change to income inequality when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27. Francis has launched an agenda of reform in the Vatican and in the global church, prioritizing different issues and counseling a more merciful message. Here's a primer on where the pope stands on key issues....

Protests spotlight Lebanon dysfunction, but reforms elusive
BEIRUT (AP) -- Anti-government demonstrators in Lebanon have staged three large rallies in the past two weeks and a small group Tuesday stormed the environment ministry to press demands for reform. Here's a look at what's behind the protests, the most significant public expression of frustration with Lebanon's dysfunctional system of government in years....

Street stalls show shifting face of North Korean economy
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Street stalls that offer North Koreans a place to spend - or make - money on everything from snow cones to DVDs are flourishing in Pyongyang and other North Korean cities, modest but growing forms of private commerce in a country where capitalism is officially anathema....

Lebanese group stages sit-in at ministry over trash crisis
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanese protesters broke into the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut Tuesday, staging a sit-in outside the minister's office and demanding his resignation over the country's snowballing trash crisis....

Wobbly euro economy may get bigger push from central bank
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- When is a trillion euros not enough? Could be soon, in Europe's shaky economy....

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Africa
Extremists attack Malian army checkpoint, killing 2 soldiers

Asia
World markets drop after bleak Chinese industry report

Europe
The Latest: Trafficking surges in fake Syrian passports

Latin America/Caribbean
Tropical Storm Fred moving away from Cape Verde Islands

Middle East
Lebanese group stages sit-in at ministry over trash crisis