• Protesters in Hong Kong to vote on government proposals

    By Diana Chan and Donny Kwok HONG KONG (Reuters) - Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong say they will hold a straw poll on government proposals they had rejected earlier in the week as the campaign in the Chinese-controlled city entered the fifth week on Friday. With crowds likely to swell at the…

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  • Saudi Arabia's Shi'ites fear they are at mercy of region's tumult

    By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) - The Shi’ite Muslim minority in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province have long felt marginalized by the Sunni ruling dynasty, and protests for greater rights as part of the 2011 Arab Spring brought a crackdown on both protesters and demands for reform. But now, death…

  • Former Japan PM Fukuda to meet China's Xi next week: source

    By Yuko Yoshikawa TOKYO (Reuters) - Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next Wednesday in Beijing, a source familiar with the matter said, setting the stage for a possible meeting between the leaders of Japan and China in November. Expectations have…

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  • Primanti Bros., iconic Pittsburgh sandwich-makers, to ship nationwide

    The iconic sandwich of Pittsburgh can now be ordered directly to your home – anywhere in the country. 

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  • Fort Lauderdale joins urban movement to restrict feeding the homeless

    Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is the latest city to place restrictions on feeding the homeless.

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  • Investigation of UNC highlights tensions over role of student-athletes

    A report released Wednesday that sheds new light on the fake classes used to bolster student-athletes' grade-point averages at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill provides a window on the steps sometimes taken to give athletes an easy path through school. 

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  • Islamic State siege of Kobane: Did Turkey shoot itself in the foot?

    The decision by Iraq’s Kurdish regional government to send fighters with heavy weapons to reinforce the beleaguered Syrian-Kurdish town of Kobane is offering hope to its defenders, who have been holding off fighters from the self-declared Islamic State in a 37-day siege.

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  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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  • Aussie Murdaca leads Asia-Pacific amateur

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Antonio Murdaca shot a 4-under 68 to lead the Asia Pacific Amateur Golf Championship after two rounds by a shot from Australian compatriot and overnight leader Todd Sinnott on Friday.

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  • Old guard v new; Al Hilal v Wanderers in ACL final

    SYDNEY (AP) — The Asian Champions League has thrown up a final featuring the old guard against the new.

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  • Japan facing ban from international basketball

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan is facing a potential ban from basketball's world governing body FIBA over a failure to merge its two top leagues.

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  • Heavy rain washes out play in Blue Bay LPGA

    HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) — Heavy rain washed out play Friday in the Blue Bay LPGA, forcing tour officials to cut the inaugural tournament from 72 to 54 holes.

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  • Poland's Tusk denies claim on partition offer

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's former prime minister, Donald Tusk, denied Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that their two nations carve up Ukraine.

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  • London's FTSE falls at open

    London (AFP) - London's leading share index fell at the start of trading on Friday, as investors await the results of European bank "stress tests" this weekend.

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  • Top Asian News at 8:00 a.m. GMT

    CHUNCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The whistle-blower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero. In an interview with The Associated Press…

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  • Family of 3 killed in gas explosion in Poland

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Police in southern Poland say three bodies have been recovered from an apartment building apparently shattered by a gas explosion.

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  • British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities say a British woman has died under anesthesia during a corrective cosmetic procedure at the same Bangkok clinic.

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  • 2 Weird Tips To Lose Belly Fat

    It's Hollywood's Hottest Diet And Gets Rid Of Stubborn Areas Like Nothing Else.

  • Germany's BASF warns on profits and shares drop

    BERLIN (AP) — Chemical and oil company BASF is warning that its profits will come in below its previous forecast in the wake of slower global economic growth and industrial production.

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