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Chinese manufacturing surveys show lingering weakness
HONG KONG (AP) -- China's factory activity was feeble last month, according to two surveys released Wednesday, indicating that official efforts to reverse a downturn in the world's second-biggest economy are struggling.... 6/1/2016 3:27 AM

Abe to put off tax hike to mute shocks to faltering economy
TOKYO (AP) -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is due Wednesday to announce he is postponing a sales tax hike to help nurture along Japan's economic recovery.... 6/1/2016 3:10 AM

Aussie sentenced to life for drug trafficking in Vietnam
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced an Australian man to life in prison for drug trafficking.... 6/1/2016 3:03 AM

Adelson settles lawsuit with ex-head of China casino unit
HONG KONG (AP) -- Billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company is settling a long-running lawsuit with the former head of its Chinese arm.... 6/1/2016 2:33 AM

Thousands march in Peru to oppose Fujimori before election
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Thousands joined in marches across Peru on Tuesday to oppose the presidential candidacy of Keiko Fujimori just days before her runoff contest against another pro-business conservative, Pedro Kuczynski.... 6/1/2016 2:29 AM

4 dead, 10 hurt in South Korean construction explosion
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Four people died and 10 others were injured after an explosion at a subway construction site on Wednesday near the South Korean capital of Seoul.... 6/1/2016 2:17 AM

South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, the fourth in a series of high-profile failures that somewhat tempers recent worries that the North is pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland.... 6/1/2016 2:12 AM

Western Sahara independence movement leader Abdelaziz dies
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Mohamed Abdelaziz, the head and co-founder of the Polisario Front independence movement in the Western Sahara, died Tuesday after a long illness, the group said. He was in his late 60s.... 6/1/2016 12:44 AM

Israel fills UN hall for anti-BDS conference
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Over 1,500 students filled the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday for a conference sponsored by the Israeli mission on how best to combat a movement on many U.S. campuses calling for a boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel over its treatment of the Palestinians.... 5/31/2016 11:52 PM

OAS chief calls for emergency meeting to evaluate Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The head of the Organization of American States called Tuesday for an emergency meeting of regional governments to evaluate Venezuela's respect for democracy, a move that could lead to the country's suspension from the hemispheric body. President Maduro responded by saying he would take action against his country's opposition-controlled Congress.... 5/31/2016 11:44 PM

Haiti council starts deliberating possible election redo
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Haiti's electoral authorities began deliberating Tuesday whether to annul the disputed presidential election and hold a new vote, as recommended by a special commission that reported finding what appeared to be significant fraud and professional misconduct.... 5/31/2016 11:39 PM

Canada's assisted suicide bill approved by House of Commons
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Canada's House of Commons has passed the government's proposed assisted suicide law.... 5/31/2016 10:37 PM

2nd man arrested in kidnapping of Mexican soccer player
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) -- Police arrested a second suspect in the kidnapping of Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido, after wounding the man in a gunbattle, the Tamaulipas state prosecutor said Tuesday.... 5/31/2016 10:17 PM

Testimony from families of 9/11 victims sought at Guantanamo
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) -- A prosecutor asked a judge Tuesday to allow public testimony at Guantanamo Bay this fall from some people who had family members killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, saying otherwise they may not live long enough to be heard.... 5/31/2016 10:01 PM

Mediterranean Sea disasters leave more than 1,000 dead
GENEVA (AP) -- The treacherous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy claimed the lives of at least 1,083 migrants over the past week - mostly because barely seaworthy smuggling boats foundered and sank despite calm seas and sunny skies, a migration agency said Tuesday, citing new accounts from survivors.... 5/31/2016 9:47 PM

Brazil great Pele selling awards and memorabilia at auction
LONDON (AP) -- Pele is in London to promote an auction of his collection of awards and memorabilia.... 5/31/2016 9:10 PM

Ivory Coast opens war crimes trial against ex-leader's wife
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) -- Ivory Coast's highest criminal court opened its trial Tuesday against former first lady Simone Gbagbo for crimes against humanity for her alleged role in 2010-2011 postelection abuses that led to the deaths of thousands.... 5/31/2016 8:57 PM

Mexico starts removal of invasive goats from Baja island
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Environmental authorities in Mexico have begun removing 800 to 900 wild goats from Espiritu Santo island off Baja California.... 5/31/2016 8:39 PM

Brazil police seek indictment of private bank Bradesco's CEO
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian police say they are asking prosecutors to bring tax fraud charges against the CEO of one of the country's private banks, Bradesco.... 5/31/2016 8:16 PM

Dior returns to Blenheim Palace for Cruise show
BLENHEIM PALACE, England (AP) -- Dior returned Tuesday to England's Blenheim Palace to unveil its Cruise collection in glamorous surroundings that evoked the distinctive days of Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent.... 5/31/2016 8:16 PM

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