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  • US stocks are mixed in midday trading

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks drifted in Thursday trading as a parade of big companies turn in quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed more than 100 points, almost entirely thanks to a strong gain for Visa, the Dow's highest-priced stock.

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  • N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported in the reclusive country, or anywhere in Asia, and very few foreigners are allowed to enter.

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  • Survey: Asia finds money brings happiness

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: money — and the stuff it buys — brings happiness.

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  • Image of Asia: Resting at the Pushkar cattle fair

    In this photo by Deepak Sharma, a camel herder stands beside resting camels at the cattle fair in Pushkar, in the desert state of Rajasthan in western India. Hundreds of thousands of camels, horses and cattle from all over northern and western India are bought and sold at the annual fair in the…

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  • China's growth-obsessed officials ignoring green policies: parliament

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Local officials determined to make their economies bigger at any cost are ignoring Beijing's push to cut hazardous air pollution, opting instead to expand heavy industries and cut clean energy from the grid, a Chinese parliamentary report said. The Standing Committee of the…

  • Myanmar calls meeting of political, military heavyweights

    By Aung Hla Tun and Paul Mooney YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's president and powerful military chief will hold an unprecedented high-level meeting on Friday with major political parties and ethnic minority groups as cracks widen in the fledgling democracy ahead of an election next year. The talks are…

  • China calls on Japan to end jet scrambles

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China called on Japan on Thursday to stop scrambling its jets against Chinese aircraft following a rise in the number of such operations, saying it was source of flying safety concerns. Tension has been high between Asia's two largest economies in recent months, with each…

  • Asia stocks meander after Fed ends stimulus

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets meandered Thursday while the dollar strengthened against other currencies after the Federal Reserve said it will end its stimulus program, as many had expected.

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  • Wozniacki confident she can finish NYC Marathon

    NEW YORK (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki started having nightmares of being rolled off the New York City Marathon course in a wheelchair.

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  • Snap to it: U.S. mulls adding turtles to endangered species list

    By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has proposed adding four types of freshwater turtles to an international endangered species list, in part to better monitor exports of the species, whose meat is considered a delicacy in Asia. Under the plan the common snapping turtle,…

  • China says will be good host to Japan during APEC

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday it will extend all possible courtesy to Japan at next month's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Beijing, but gave no indication it would agree to a leaders' get-together. Expectations have been growing in Japan for Prime Minister Shinzo…

  • Fiat Chrysler returns to Q3 profit

    MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles returned to a profit in the third quarter thanks to a good performance by its luxury brands and gains in North America and Asia.

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  • Image of Asia: The blessing of the baby penguin

    In this photo by Bullit Marquez, Roman Catholic priest Jacob Gomes blesses a 4-month-old Humboldt penguin before it takes its first swim at the Manila Ocean Park in the Philippines. The park launched its baby penguin attraction Wednesday and announced the winner of a contest to choose the baby's…

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  • Report: China's ports fail to regulate pollution

    BEIJING (AP) — China's busy ports fail to regulate heavy emissions of sulfur oxide and other pollutants mostly from cargo ships although they're the biggest source of air pollution in port cities such as Hong Kong, according to a new report.

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  • China says Afghan president vows to help China fight militants

    By Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has pledged to help China fight Islamist militants, a senior Chinese official said on Tuesday, after Ghani met President Xi Jinping in Beijing on his first visit abroad since his September inauguration. China, which is…

  • Love hits the road and gets some tips

    KUALA LUMPUR (AP) — At age 50, Davis Love III doesn't need much advice on how to approach golf tournaments. The tropical heat of Malaysia this week, and the expansion of the PGA Tour, will at least give him some new experiences and challenges.

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  • Life returns to London's iconic Battersea Power Station

    After 30 years of languishing by the River Thames and countless attempts to revive it, London's iconic Battersea Power Station is finally coming to life as part of one of the biggest regeneration projects in the world. "We are definitely beyond the point of this project ever stopping again," David…