• Mexican train derails, stranding 1,300 migrants headed toward U.S.

    A cargo train used by Mexicans and Central Americans to travel toward the U.S. border derailed in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on Wednesday, stranding about 1,300 migrants, emergency services said. Many of the migrants aboard were young people and nobody was injured when the train…

  • Japan denies report on North Korea's abduction survivor list

    Japan on Thursday denied as "sheer misreporting" a front page newspaper story that North Korea had provided a list of some 30 Japanese survivors still living in the isolated country, including known victims of state-sponsored kidnapping. The Nikkei business daily said North Korea produced the list…

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  • Australian immigration minister visits Jaffna, no talks with Tamil groups

    By Shihar Aneez COLOMBO (Reuters) - Australia's immigration minister, defending Canberra's policy of turning back boats of asylum seekers, visited a focal point of Sri Lanka's 26-year civil war against Tamil separatists, but came under fire for meeting no Tamil political or civil groups. Scott…

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  • Child immigrant crisis: Is it 'emergency' enough for Congress to act?

    As with the White House request for relief assistance after the 2012 storm that devastated the Northeast, some Republicans in Congress object to the $3.7 billion in emergency funds that President Obama has requested to address this man-made disaster. It took lawmakers three months after Sandy…

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  • Videotaped beating of woman in LA: Is it Rodney King all over again?

    Community activists, police watchdog groups, and national analysts are trying to assess the similarities and differences between the beating of the woman on the side of a major Los Angeles freeway, the 10, on July 1, and the beating of Mr. King after a high-speed car chase on March 3, 1991. The…

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  • Rowling's kinda, sorta return to 'Harry Potter' gets a kinda, sorta response

    J.K. Rowling has broken her promise not to reopen the "Harry Potter" saga – kinda, sorta. The tale is a mere 1,500 word newspaper article penned by Harry’s nemesis, Rita Skeeter, covering his appearance at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup.

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  • Has US reached peak interest in Sarah Palin?

    Has the United States reached peak Palin? In other words, are US voters now showing a declining interest in former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, meaning her political fortunes are sliding downwards?

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  • Israel steps up offensive as diplomacy kicks off

    With rockets raining deep inside Israel, the military pummeled Palestinian targets Wednesday across the Gaza Strip and threatened a broad ground offensive, while the first diplomatic efforts to end two days of heavy fighting got underway.

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  • Man linked to Nazi police dies in Michigan at 93

    A man under a deportation order for serving in a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II has died in Michigan at age 93 after years of denials that he shot at Jews.

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  • Both rivals claim victory in Indonesian election

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — After Indonesia's hotly contested presidential election ended with both sides declaring victory, front-running candidate Joko Widodo called on his supporters to refrain from celebrating out of fear that it could incite violence by his rival's supporters while the nation…

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  • N. Korea offers talks on Asian Games participation

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday proposed talks on its plans to send athletes and cheerleaders to the Asian Games in South Korea.

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  • Iraqi leader accuses Kurds of hosting militants

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The ethnic and sectarian tensions that threaten to tear Iraq apart flared Wednesday as the prime minister accused the Kurdish self-rule region of harboring the Sunni militants who have overrun much of the country, and 50 bodies were discovered dumped in a village south of Baghdad.

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  • Pro-Kiev Ukrainians face intimidation in the east

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Since April, when pro-Russia rebels took over her city, Maria Oleinik hasn't slept in the same house for more than one night running.

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  • Heads up, World Cup teams: The robots are coming

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When robots first started playing soccer, it was a challenge for them just to see the ball. And to stay upright.

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  • Dental Implants: What You Should Know

    Thinking of getting dental implants? There are critical things you should know before going under the knife for the perfect smile.

  • Palestinian militant rockets intercepted over Tel Aviv: Israeli media

    TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Palestinian militants fired rockets at Tel Aviv on Thursday, setting off sirens and activating Israel's Iron Dome interceptor which shot down at least two of the projectiles, Army Radio said. Israel's Channel Two television showed live footage of one of the aerial…

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  • Yankees put Tanaka on DL with elbow inflammation

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, perhaps the biggest blow yet to the New York Yankees' battered rotation.

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  • South Korea cuts growth outlook on ferry disaster

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's central bank said economic growth will be slower than expected this year because consumer spending has waned following a deadly ferry sinking.

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  • Top Asian News at 5:00 a.m. GMT

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesians voted Wednesday for their next president, and unofficial results showed a narrow victory for former furniture maker Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. Prabowo Subianto, a former general, was also claiming victory, but official results won't be known for two weeks. Here are…

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  • China export growth edges up to 7.2 percent

    HONG KONG (AP) — China's export growth edged higher in June in a small sign of improvement for the world's second biggest economy as it undergoes an uneven recovery.

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  • Top Asian News at 4:30 a.m. GMT

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesians voted Wednesday for their next president, and unofficial results showed a narrow victory for former furniture maker Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. Prabowo Subianto, a former general, was also claiming victory, but official results won't be known for two weeks. Here are…

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  • The Smart Way to Pay Off Your Mortgage

    If you own a home and pay for a mortgage, you could reduce your payments by as much as $3,000 a year. Here is how it works.