• Thousands denounce HSBC board member's likening of Hong Kong people to freed slaves

    By Anne Marie Roantree and Lisa Jucca HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands have signed an online petition denouncing reported comments by an HSBC Holdings board member in which she likened Hong Kong protesters' demands for democracy to the emancipation of slaves. Laura Cha, who is also a member of Hong…

  • Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist

    By Luke Baker JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to fierce clashes in East Jerusalem and fears of a new Palestinian uprising. The Al-Aqsa compound, or Temple…

  • 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…

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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  • Budweiser owner InBev profits up 5.5 percent in Q3

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — AB InBev SA, the world's largest beer maker, has reported a 5.5-percent increase in earnings for the third quarter, as higher selling prices more than made up for volume declines in Europe and Asia.

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  • Colsaerts builds 1-shot lead at BMW Masters

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium made nine birdies on a soft course at Lake Malaren for an 8-under 64 and a one-shot lead over Alexander Levy of France going into the weekend of the BMW Masters.

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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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  • Romania to vote for new leader; corruption ignored

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians go to the polls Sunday to elect a new leader as President Traian Basescu steps down after 10 years. Prime Minister Victor Ponta is favored to win over challengers who include a city mayor and a glamorous lawyer. Here's a look at this Balkan nation's vote:

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  • Shelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide

    KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities are warning of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, residents said Friday.

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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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  • US, Australia end sanctions after Fiji elections

    The United States and Australia said on Friday they were lifting sanctions against Fiji after elections in the Pacific island nation last month following eight years of military rule.

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  • Top Asian News at 7:30 a.m. GMT

    KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities are warning of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week. Disaster officials estimate that about 100 people were killed Wednesday morning when monsoon rains unleashed a cascade of muddy…

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  • 2 boys sue govt, Malaysia Airlines over Flight 370

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago.

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  • #OneMoreDay in Hawaii

    Adventure awaits you when you take #OneMoreDay of vacation! See how photographer Zak Noyle spent 24 hours in paradise.