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AP Top International News At 5:52 a.m. EDT

Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- 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....

Hong Kong students on strike in democracy battle
HONG KONG (AP) -- 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....

New Afghan leader to name woman to Supreme Court
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's new president-elect says he wants Afghan women represented at the highest levels of government, including on the Supreme Court....

Blair says airstrikes not enough to beat militants
LONDON (AP) -- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says airstrikes alone will not be enough to defeat Islamic State group militants....

Russia wants to keep Ukraine off UN radar
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- 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....

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- 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....

German employers struggle to find apprentices
BERLIN (AP) -- 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....

South Africa: Park staff arrested for poaching
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- 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....

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia
The Asian Games, a mini-Olympics for more than 10,000 athletes from 45 nations, kicked off Friday in Icheon, South Korea, with a lavish opening ceremony. Teams from the Far East to the Middle East are competing in 42 sports, including football and weightlifting, in which North Korea's Om Yun Chol beat his own world record to win gold in the men's 56-kilogram clean and jerk....

China, US, India push world carbon emissions up
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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....

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South Africa: Park staff arrested for poaching

China reveals cases of torture in police detention

Blair says airstrikes not enough to beat militants

Latin America/Caribbean
Dynamiting barely dents Peru's narco air bridge

Middle East
Egypt militants claim blast near foreign ministry

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