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  • Philippine House rejects Aquino impeachment

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine House of Representatives' justice committee on Tuesday rejected three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III, killing the challenges. The committee, dominated by Aquino allies, voted 54-4 against each of the complaints,...

  • Officials say Yemeni President dismisses Cabinet

    Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say the country's President has dismissed the Cabinet and partially reversed an earlier decision to lift fuel subsidies in a bid to end a standoff with Shiite rebels holding anti-government protests across the country. Three government officials...

  • Record English spending dwarfs rivals in Europe

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — English Premier League clubs spent a record 835 million pounds ($1.38 billion) on players during the summer transfer window, almost twice as much as any of Europe's other top leagues. A study by football finance expert Deloitte showed gross spending in England's top...

  • World Cup slalom record holder Schild retires

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    VIENNA (AP) — Austrian skier Marlies Schild retired Tuesday, ending a career in which she overcame several serious injuries before setting the women's record for most World Cup slalom wins. "The time has come for a new chapter in my life," the 33-year-old Schild said. "I have been...

  • Ex-House majority leader joins investment bank

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has a new job as vice chairman and managing director of a global independent investment bank. New York-based Moelis & Company announced Cantor's appointment Tuesday in a news release. Cantor lost his re-election bid in the...

  • Thai junta forces rights group to nix presentation

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's ruling military junta forced a human rights group on Tuesday to cancel a presentation on the precarious rights situation in the Southeast Asian country three months after the army staged a coup. The military told Bangkok-based Thai Lawyers for Human Rights in...

  • Bomb kills 11 Egyptian policemen in Sinai

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A roadside bomb ripped apart an armored police vehicle travelling in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, killing 11 policemen, including an officer, security and medical officials said. The security officials said the bomb appeared to have been detonated...

  • Anti-China group nabbed for planned Manila attacks

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities said Tuesday that they arrested three men linked to a group that was planning to set off firebombs at Manila's international airport and a major mall in the city to protest the government's alleged "soft" stance in its territorial...

  • Report: Water shortages crimp China shale gas plan

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — A research group says more than 60 percent of China's vast shale gas deposits are in regions with scarce water resources, complicating plans by the energy-hungry country to tap the natural gas. The World Resources Institute says China has the world's largest reserves of...

  • UN provides aid for record 4.1 million in Syria

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    BEIRUT (AP) — The World Food Program says it provided food to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month. The U.N. agency says it was able to reach more people because of a Security Council resolution adopted in July that authorized the movement of humanitarian aid to Syrians...

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