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Asian stocks track Wall Street gains on upbeat US economic report; Shanghai up for 2nd day
HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian stocks rose Friday as upbeat U.S. economic data lifted investors' spirits following days of stomach-churning turbulence sparked by a heavy sell-off in China....

Group of migrants found dead in abandoned truck as leaders meet in Austria on refugee crisis
VIENNA (AP) -- As regional leaders met Thursday to tackle Europe's refugee crisis, a gruesome discovery unfolded a short drive from the Austrian capital: An abandoned truck was found with at least 20 - and possibly up to 50 - decomposing bodies of migrants piled inside....

Latest developments across Europe as the continent struggles to handle huge migrant surge
Record numbers of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea are trying to reach Europe this year, despite the risks of perilous sea crossings and little humanitarian assistance. Here are the latest developments Thursday:...

Africa's penguins perishing in huge numbers; effectiveness of years-old fishing ban unknown
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- They're cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins - the continent's only species of the flightless bird - are at risk of extinction....

Brazil's Rousseff facing 'political suicide bomber,' growing calls for impeachment
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- If the worst economic crisis in a decade, a massive corruption scandal centered on her ruling party and approval ratings in the single digits weren't rough enough for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, she's now faced with a "political suicide bomber."...

French police dismantle sprawling Gypsy camp on Paris outskirts, evict around 200 people
LA COURNEUVE, France (AP) -- Police, working swiftly in the pouring rain, cleared out one of France's biggest and oldest Roma camps on Thursday, dismantling a sprawling network of makeshift shelters that housed hundreds of people....

Greece's 1st female prime minister sworn in to head interim government ahead of early election
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's first female prime minister, a top judge, was sworn in Thursday to head a caretaker government ahead of early elections next month in the bailout-dependent country....

Iraqi officials say 2 army generals killed in Islamic State suicide bombing in Anbar province
BAGHDAD (AP) -- An Islamic State suicide bomber killed two Iraqi army generals on Thursday as they led forces against IS positions in the turbulent Anbar province west of Baghdad, military officials said....

Puerto Rico braces for Tropical Storm Erika after it kills 4 people in Dominica
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico early Friday with heavy rains and wind after killing four people and causing devastating floods in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, where several people remained missing....

Guatemalan prosecutors recommend president resign amid crisis caused by corruption scandal
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney general's office urged him to step down "to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation."...

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Africa
South Sudan rebels urge president to respect peace pact despite reservations

Asia
US group urges China to open insurance, securities to develop markets, cope with disasters

Europe
Asian stocks track Wall Street gains on upbeat US economic report; Shanghai up for 2nd day

Latin America/Caribbean
Brazil's Rousseff facing 'political suicide bomber,' growing calls for impeachment

Middle East
UN chief proposes 3-member independent panel to identify those using chemical weapons in Syria


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