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  • Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points. Their...

  • Anti-China group nabbed for attempted firebombing

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities have arrested three men linked to a group that allegedly planned to set off firebombs at the Manila airport and a mall to protest the government's alleged "soft" stance in its territorial dispute with China. Justice Secretary Leila de...

  • 3 Chinese inmates kill guard, break out of jail

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Three inmates, including one sentenced to death, escaped in a rare jailbreak in China's northeast after killing a guard early Tuesday morning, state media reported. The escape at from Yanshou county jail outside the city of Harbin took place about 6 a.m. Tuesday (2200...

  • Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues dies at 86

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Celebrated Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues, whose "Mole" armchair is among the most iconic pieces of Brazilian mid-century design, has died. He was 86 years old. Rodrigues' secretary, Carla Claro, says Rodrigues died of liver failure Monday at his home in Rio...

  • British migrant rights activist faces Thai trial

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — A British human rights activist who investigated alleged abuses at a Thai fruit processing factory went on trial Tuesday in the first of a series of criminal lawsuits filed against him by the company. Natural Fruit Co. Ltd. is accusing activist Andy Hall of...

  • Australian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother. The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was charged in a New South Wales state court last year with indecent dealings...

  • NYC police boss defends response in custody death

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — It appears police officers behaved appropriately when they put a protective body wrap on a drug user who later died in custody, New York City's police commissioner said Monday. Ronald Singleton's death was ruled a homicide on Friday by the city medical examiner's...

  • Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said. The fighting was focused around the town of Hamidiyeh in Quneitra province near the disputed frontier with...

  • Mexico turns to army, drones for security

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says it is increasingly turning to the use of the army and drones in security patrols, reducing the role of the once-successful Marine forces. In an annual report on the state of the nation submitted to Congress Monday, the administration of...

  • Asia stocks mostly higher, wages data boosts Japan

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after a jump in average wages boosted Japan's market but Hong Kong's benchmark retreated on weak Chinese data and concerns over tensions with Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 1.2 percent to 15,667.79 while Hong...

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