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Tens of thousands protest defense bills outside Japan's Diet
TOKYO (AP) -- Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered outside Japan's parliament to oppose security legislation in one of this summer's biggest rallies ahead of its anticipated passage next month....

China's leadership fans smoldering antipathy toward Japan
BEIJING (AP) -- By administrative order, dramas about resisting the Japanese wartime enemy will fill Chinese TV channels this week as China celebrates - including with a massive military parade - the victory over Japan 70 years ago....

Driver arrested, charged with negligence in Swaziland crash
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A newspaper in Swaziland is reporting that one of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested....

Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for broadcasting "false news," sparking an international outcry and underlining how authorities are trampling over free speech just over a year into general-turned-politician Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's presidency....

Huge Malaysia rally for Najib's resignation enters 2nd day
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Big crowds of protesters returned to the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to demand the resignation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal, after the first day of the massive rally passed peacefully....

Police arrest foreigner, find passports in Bangkok bomb case
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai authorities arrested a foreign man they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago....

Fire at Saudi oil company residential complex kills 2
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A large fire broke out Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, killing at least two people and wounding 70, civil defense officials in the kingdom said....

The Latest: Greste calls on el-Sissi to 'undo injustice'
CAIRO (AP) -- The latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local):...

Tribunal seals end of failed Volkswagen-Suzuki partnership
BERLIN (AP) -- Volkswagen AG and Suzuki Motor Corp. say an arbitration tribunal has formally put an end to a failed alliance between the two companies to develop green cars, and Suzuki will buy back the 19.9 percent stake that Volkswagen held....

As asylum-seekers flood in, Germany struggles to house them
BERLIN (AP) -- Twenty-three-year-old Leila, her husband and two small children spent their first week in Germany in a temporary shelter, an austere but desperately needed haven after a traumatic flight from Syria that began when her husband was told to fight for the government....

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Driver arrested, charged with negligence in Swaziland crash

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Schools to open on time in Chinese city shaken by blasts

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Tribunal seals end of failed Volkswagen-Suzuki partnership

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El Salvador officials deactivate powerful car bomb

Middle East
Fire at Saudi oil company residential complex kills 2