The Latest: Trump follows script at Security Council
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's appearance at the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 11:20 a.m.
Hapless helpers recount own rescue by divers from Thai cave
BANGKOK (AP) — There were a host of heroes in July's dramatic rescue of 13 members of a youth soccer team from a cave in northern Thailand ...
Convicted Danish submarine killer loses appeal
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, convicted of torturing and murdering Swedish reporter Kim Wall last year, lost his appeal against his life sentence Wednesday, shortly after he apologized to the victim's family.
UK Labour leader aims to shift focus from Brexit to economy
LONDON (AP) — British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn rallied his Labour Party on Wednesday, calling for a clampdown on unfettered capitalism and a huge investment in public services as he tried to refocus attention on domestic policies after an annual conference dominated by Brexit.
Abramovich ends Swiss residency bid after 'defamatory' claim
GENEVA (AP) — Russian oligarch and Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich has withdrawn an application for residency in Switzerland after authorities made clear that it would be rejected, officials said Wednesday.
Zimbabwe's leader says he offers Trump land for golf course
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's leader says he is willing to offer land to President Donald Trump to build a golf course in a national park teeming with wildlife.
With bated breath, UN awaits another first for Trump
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More world leaders step up to the podium at the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday but the lion's share of attention will be down the hall where U.S.
Migrant killed after Morocco's navy fires on boat
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A migrant has been killed after Morocco's navy opened fire on a boat carrying her and more than two dozen others, a human rights group said Wednesday.
Far-right German party's plans for Jewish section criticized
BERLIN (AP) — The far-right Alternative for Germany party has announced it will create a Jewish section within the party, drawing widespread criticism by Jewish groups across the country.
Nearly 400,000 'excess deaths' in South Sudan, report says
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's civil war has caused nearly 400,000 "excess deaths" since fighting erupted in late 2013, a new report funded by the U.S.
Westminster Abbey gets Hockney-designed stained glass window
LONDON (AP) — A stained glass window by artist David Hockney, based on a design he sketched on an iPad, was unveiled Wednesday amid the marble and monuments of London's ancient Westminster Abbey.
Russian lawmakers vote to back controversial pension bill
MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of the Russian parliament has given its preliminary approval for a controversial bill that raises the eligibility ages for pensions, which has caused an outrage in Russian society.
Pope urges Chinese Catholics to trust, reconcile after deal
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged Chinese Catholics on Wednesday to trust him and make concrete gestures of reconciliation following a landmark deal over bishop appointments that is aimed at ending decades of estrangement between the Vatican and Beijing.
Cameroon lurches toward election amid separatist conflict
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — John Nlom has five children and wants to keep them alive. When machete-wielding men attacked a nearby school this month in a suspected strike against the teaching of French, wounded students were rushed to hospitals while frightened parents decided to flee.
Pakistanis in China seek answers about detained Uighur wives
BEIJING (AP) — Two Pakistani men went to their embassy in Beijing on Wednesday to lobby for help in reuniting with their wives, who they say are ethnic Uighurs blocked from leaving China, in an example of how a sweeping crackdown has spilled across China's borders.
Elaborate throne for Japan's next emperor arrives in Tokyo
TOKYO (AP) — The monumental imperial throne for the coronation of Japan's new emperor has arrived in Tokyo from an ancient imperial palace in Kyoto more than a year ahead of time, officials said Wednesday.
Asian victors may find anti-China campaign vows hard to keep
NEW DELHI (AP) — Three Muslim-majority Asian countries have elected leaders who campaigned on a promise to temper China's growing influence, but analysts say reducing the foothold of the world's second-largest economy won't be easy because of the billions of dollars in development projects that are already under way.
Congo says Ebola efforts can resume after deadly attack
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Congo's health ministry says efforts to contain the latest Ebola outbreak can resume Wednesday in a key community where a deadly rebel attack over the weekend caused work to be suspended.
Prague's fabled astronomical clock returns in former beauty
PRAGUE (AP) — Prague's fabled astronomical clock is returning to the Czech capital's picturesque Old Town Square after a complex repair operation restored the medieval landmark to its former glory.
Fed seems poised to raise rates for a 3rd time this year
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is set Wednesday to raise interest rates for a third time this year and possibly modify the likely direction of rates in the months ahead.
Small question, big consequences: Is N. Korea a nuke power?
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un stand on the brink of a widely expected Summit No. 2 to unstick deadlocked nuclear diplomacy, a crucial but often overlooked question looms: Is North Korea actually a nuclear power? Kim and his well-amplified propaganda specialists certainly say it is.
In most global of settings, UN ponders populism's problems
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Warning that the world has a bad case of "trust deficit disorder" and risks "runaway climate change," U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged global leaders Tuesday to abandon unilateralism and reinvigorate cooperation as the only way to tackle the challenges and threats of increasingly chaotic times.
Pope acknowledges China bishop deal will cause suffering
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that his landmark deal with China over bishop nominations will cause suffering among the underground faithful.
Trump at UN Security Council: 'Most watched meeting ever'?
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council tends to proceed in a scripted, measured way. U.S. President Donald Trump does not.
Pope: Priestly abuse scandals driving Catholic faithful away
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Pope Francis conceded Tuesday that priestly sex abuse scandals are outraging the Catholic faithful and driving them away, and said the church must change its ways if it wants to keep future generations.

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