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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks are down for a fourth day today, hitting an eight-month low. Japanese stocks also closed down, but other Asian and European markets have bounced back today from a day of heavy losses. U.S. stock futures also are up after yesterday's global sell-off that saw the Dow lose 3.6 percent.
PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND') says his country should be prepared for more attacks such as the one that was stopped last week by three Americans and a Briton. Hollande says Friday's incident on a high-speed train headed to Paris "could have degenerated into monstrous carnage without the courage of the passengers." Hollande says France remains "exposed" to violent extremism and he says "this aggression is new proof that we should prepare ourselves for other assaults."
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A lion in Zimbabwe has killed a safari guide in the same national park that was the home of Cecil the lion, who was killed by a bow hunter in July. Police say Quinn Swales was leading a group of tourists through Hwange National Park Monday when he spotted a group of lions with cubs. Police say when the lions became hostile, Swales was able to scare them away, but a male lion came back and attacked him. None of the tourists was harmed.
LONDON (AP) — Health researchers say there are now nearly 47 million people living with dementia throughout the world. That's up from 35 million in 2009. Researchers warn that without a medical breakthrough, numbers will likely double every 20 years. Researchers from Alzheimer's Disease International say about 58 percent of all people with dementia live in developing countries and that by 2050, nearly half of all those with the disease will live in Asia.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities are removing foreign brands of detergent and washing powder from stores, claiming that they pose health risks. Russia's Consumer Protection Agency says that recent inspections of selected goods by top foreign brands such as Colgate-Palmolive and Procter & Gamble have found high levels of toxic ingredients.
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