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Updated at 9:13 AM

BEIJING (AP) " Residents of a village in southern China where police have been deployed took to the streets Sunday to protest the detention of the village's democratically elected leader and historic seizures of land. The protests in Wukan come nearly five years after an uprising there made the fishing village in Guangdong province, next to Hong Kong, an internationally known symbol of grass-roots defiance against China's ruling Communist Party. Residents say police swooped in...

Updated at 8:54 AM

BEIRUT (AP) " Activists say at least eight Syrian refugees, including four children, were shot dead while trying to cross into Turkey. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the eight were shot by Turkish border guards...

Updated at 8:53 AM

MOSCOW (AP) " The Russian military has rejected the Pentagon's accusations that it targeted U.S.-backed Syrian opposition forces, saying the U.S. failed to warn about their locations. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor...

Updated at 8:51 AM

TOKYO (AP) " Tens of thousands of people on Okinawa protested Sunday against the presence of U.S. military bases on the Japanese island, many wearing black to mourn the rape and killing of a local woman in which an American contractor is a...

Updated at 8:49 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) " Boeing Co. is negotiating a deal to sell 100 airplanes to Iran, state-run media reported Sunday, a sale potentially worth billions that would mark the first major entry of an American company into the Islamic Republic after...

Updated at 8:47 AM

LONDON (AP) " British Prime Minister David Cameron warned Sunday of the dangers of embracing "leave" campaigner Nigel Farage's vision of Britain ahead of the country's referendum on its European Union membership. The UK Independence Party...

Updated at 6:38 AM

HONG KONG (AP) " A Hong Kong bookseller whose disappearance sparked international concern says he was so despondent during his detention by authorities in mainland China that he considered suicide. In an interview Sunday, Lam Wing-kee told...

Updated at 4:09 AM

BEIJING (AP) " Critically acclaimed Chinese director Jia Zhangke says he will make a virtual reality film next year with a romantic story as he and viewers get used to the new medium, and declared: "I think VR is going to be the next big...

Updated at 4:01 AM

CHICAGO (AP) " The music was thumping and crowds were dancing at gay pride events around the U.S., with some revelers saying the partying was proof that people won't give in to fear after last weekend's attack at a gay nightclub in...

Posted at 4:00 AM

BENTON, Kentucky (AP) — Pastor Richie Clendenen stepped away from the pulpit, microphone in hand. He walked the aisles of the Christian Fellowship Church, his voice rising to describe the perils believers face in 21st-century America.

Updated at 1:52 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) " The cases are tragically similar: Student-athletes at two elite universities accused of sex crimes against unconscious women. Yet one is given six months in a county jail, while the other is facing at least 15 years in...

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