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  • China says nets 180 graft suspects in overseas manhunt

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China says it has captured 180 people suspected of committing economic crimes as part of an aggressive anti-corruption campaign targeting suspects who have fled abroad, state news agency Xinhua reported. The campaign, dubbed Operation Fox Hunt, included the arrests of 104…

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  • Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State

    By Humeyra Pamuk and Omer Berberoglu SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied U.S. air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish defenders. Kobani,…

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  • Obama urges progress in Myanmar ahead of rare roundtable

    By Aung Hla Tun and Paul Mooney YANGON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama urged Myanmar's government to make every effort to conclude a national ceasefire and protect the rights of minorities, just hours before the country's president and the military chief met opposition political parties and…

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  • Why Islamic State threat is 'unprecedented,' but doesn't change much for US

    The Islamic State is a unique phenomenon that "is unprecedented in the modern age," according to a new report, but a co-author suggests that – for now – the threat to the United States remains limited and the potential for solving the crisis is frustratingly familiar.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Maine governor: Ebola quarantine talks fail with nurse Kaci Hickox

    Negotiations have broken down between Maine officials and a nurse who refuses to submit to a three-week quarantine following her return from treating Ebola patients in West Africa.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Ukraine can cleanse its past, heal its future

    In the past half century, as dozens of nations have overcome tyranny or conflict, many have tried to figure out how much to punish their past tormentors – or to forgive them, depending on their crimes, personal contrition, or civic usefulness.

    Christian Science Monitor
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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.

    Associated Press
  • AP PHOTOS: Program gives disabled Venezuelans hope

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Juan Carlos Marron is among a small group of young disabled Venezuelans who are finding hope for future independence in a program that teaches them how to repair violins and other musical instruments.

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  • Nikkei jumps 5 percent, other Asian stocks up after Japan announces more stimulus; yen slides

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Nikkei jumps 5 percent, other Asian stocks up after Japan announces more stimulus; yen slides.

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  • Court upholds death verdicts in slashing attack

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court has upheld the death sentences of three men convicted in brutal knife attacks that killed 31 people outside a railway station in the southern city of Kunming.

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  • Top Asian News at 5:30 a.m. GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student protest leaders are considering visiting Beijing while it hosts a major Asian summit next week to press their demands for greater democratic reforms. Student leader Alex Chow said at a rally late Thursday that protest organizers would discuss the idea of trying to…

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  • Japan expands stimulus to spur recovery

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank expanded its asset purchases in a surprise move Friday to shore up sagging growth in the world's No. 3 economy.

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  • Myanmar's president, army chief meet Suu Kyi

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president held rare talks Friday with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and more than a dozen of the country's political and military heavyweights.

    Associated Press52 mins ago
  • New Zealand All Blacks on a mission in America

    Rugby union will make its strongest claim for the attention of a U.S. audience when the Eagles host the World Cup champion New Zealand All Blacks on Saturday in a rare meeting on American soil.

    Associated Press
  • Top Asian News at 5:00 a.m. GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student protest leaders are considering visiting Beijing while it hosts a major Asian summit next week to press their demands for greater democratic reforms. Student leader Alex Chow said at a rally late Thursday that protest organizers would discuss the idea of trying to…

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  • Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans

    MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.

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  • Top Asian News at 4:30 a.m. GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student protest leaders are considering visiting Beijing while it hosts a major Asian summit next week to press their demands for greater democratic reforms. Student leader Alex Chow said at a rally late Thursday that protest organizers would discuss the idea of trying to…

    Associated Press
  • Hong Kong activists mull Beijing visit during APEC

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student protest leaders are considering visiting Beijing while it hosts a major Asian summit next week to press their demands for greater democratic reforms.

    Associated Press