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Lights out: Philips to launch IPO for lighting division
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Royal Philips NV says it is spinning off its iconic lighting division in an initial public offering so it can focus on its future as a health technology provider.... 5/3/2016 6:28 AM

North Korea says waitresses tricked into going to South
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea stepped up its calls Tuesday for South Korea to return 12 waitresses whom Pyongyang says Seoul abducted from a restaurant in China.... 5/3/2016 6:12 AM

Gaza sewage poisons coastline, threatens Israel
SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone.... 5/3/2016 6:12 AM

Australia cuts key interest rate to record low 1.75 percent
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's central bank on Tuesday cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low 1.75 percent as it responded to a low outlook for inflation.... 5/3/2016 6:00 AM

South Korean 2018 Olympic chief quits over company trouble
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The business tycoon who led South Korea's organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics quit on Tuesday amid escalating financial troubles at the business group his family controls.... 5/3/2016 5:52 AM

Survey finds bribery runs highest among courts in Mideast
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A new report released on Tuesday by an anti-corruption watchdog shows that on average, almost a third of the people in nine countries surveyed in the Middle East have had to pay a bribe to access some kind of public service.... 5/3/2016 5:44 AM

South Korea's chief organizer for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games has quit
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's chief organizer for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games has quit .... 5/3/2016 5:21 AM

Small Mexican town fetes the donkey with May Day festival
OTUMBA, Mexico (AP) -- This is a place where every donkey will have it day - a small town just north of Mexico City that gives the beasts of burden a chance on May Day to kick up their hooves.... 5/3/2016 4:36 AM

Argentina prosecutor asks probe of ex-president and son
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- A federal prosecutor asked on Monday that former President Cristina Fernandez and her son be investigated for possible illegal enrichment in connection to two businessmen accused of money laundering and tax evasion.... 5/3/2016 4:34 AM

Survey: China manufacturing slowed in April
BEIJING (AP) -- A survey says Chinese manufacturing activity weakened in April and factories cut employment despite government stimulus efforts.... 5/3/2016 3:01 AM

Dreams can come true: Leicester wins English soccer title
LONDON (AP) -- Leicester City players crowded around a television inside the house of teammate Jamie Vardy, locked arm in arm, watching the action 100 miles away. And when the final whistle blew at Stamford Bridge, they raised their arms in triumph. One of the greatest sporting achievements in English history was complete.... 5/3/2016 2:39 AM

At least 9 Haitians killed when boat capsizes in rough seas
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- At least nine Haitians have died after a small boat they were traveling in capsized in rough seas off the northern coast.... 5/3/2016 1:08 AM

4 arrested in slaying of Honduran environmental activist
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- Honduran authorities arrested four people Monday in the killing of environmental activist Berta Caceres, including an active duty army officer and at least one man who worked for a hydroelectric project she opposed.... 5/2/2016 11:49 PM

Senegal, US sign defense cooperation agreement
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The United States and Senegal signed an agreement Monday to ease access for U.S. troops should they need to deploy to the West African nation in the case of a humanitarian or security crisis.... 5/2/2016 11:35 PM

Jamaica police seek motive in killing of 2 US missionaries
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaican police said Monday they are trying to determine the motive in the weekend slayings of two American missionaries in the north coast area where they lived and worked.... 5/2/2016 10:49 PM

Judge investigating drug traffickers arrested in Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- An Argentine judge who had investigated thousands of drug trafficking cases has been arrested on accusations he helped drug dealers in exchange for money.... 5/2/2016 10:13 PM

Venezuela opposition delivers petitions to remove president
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The opposition turned in petitions to Venezuelan electoral authorities Monday that it said carried signatures of 1.8 million voters seeking President Nicolas Maduro's removal in a nationwide referendum.... 5/2/2016 10:10 PM

Spain misses deadline for new government, June election set
MADRID (AP) -- Spain has missed the deadline for its politicians to form a new government following inconclusive elections held Dec. 20 so King Felipe VI must now dissolve parliament before a new election on June 26.... 5/2/2016 10:09 PM

WhatsApp is what's out in Brazil, amid judicial battle
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The popular messaging service WhatsApp went down in Brazil on Monday as a state judge ordered it blocked nationwide for 72 hours amid a legal tussle over users' information.... 5/2/2016 9:57 PM

New Mexico City smog alert orders 40 pct of cars off streets
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico City authorities have declared a new pollution alert and will require 40 percent of cars to keep off the streets Tuesday.... 5/2/2016 9:48 PM

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