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Asian stocks mostly lower on weak lead from US
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets extended losses Wednesday following a drop on Wall Street as investors digested weak Chinese trade data.... 10/14/2015 3:09 AM

Singapore economy expands slightly in third quarter
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Preliminary data shows Singapore's economy expanded slightly in the third quarter, narrowly avoiding recession after shrinking 2.5 percent in the previous three months.... 10/14/2015 2:45 AM

Vietnam slams China over construction of lighthouses
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnam on Wednesday slammed China over its construction of two lighthouses in the disputed South China Sea, saying the move violates Vietnam's sovereignty and escalates tensions.... 10/14/2015 2:45 AM

New Zealand posts budget surplus for first time since 2008
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand's government on Wednesday posted a budget surplus for the first time since 2008, fulfilling a financial target it set itself after borrowing billions of dollars to pay for the fallout from the global financial crisis and a devastating earthquake.... 10/14/2015 2:06 AM

Guatemala ends search for victims of slide that killed 280
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Guatemalan authorities on Tuesday called off the search for victims buried under a massive landslide that killed at least 280 people near the Central American nation's capital.... 10/14/2015 1:43 AM

Mexico performs first Mass in indigenous Nahuatl language
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The first Mass conducted in Mexico's most prominent indigenous language has been held in the country's most important church.... 10/14/2015 1:28 AM

Nepal fuel crisis eases as gov't allows some gas sales
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's fuel crisis eased slightly as the Himalayan nation began issuing gasoline for private vehicles while also reopening a northern border crossing with China that had been damaged by April's devastating earthquake.... 10/14/2015 12:08 AM

New films scrutinize Brazil's World Cup legacy
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Last year's World Cup in Brazil may have been the "cup of cups" for soccer fans, but for Brazilian taxpayers, who forked out some $11.5 billion for the month-long tournament, its legacy has proven negative, according to two new films.... 10/14/2015 12:00 AM

Artist plans to render border fence 'invisible'
NOGALES, Mexico (AP) -- Armed with sky-blue paint, artist Ana Teresa Fern??ndez began to "erase" the border fence that splits up Mexico and the U.S. on Tuesday.... 10/13/2015 11:40 PM

Three homemade bombs in Egypt's Alexandria wound 2
CAIRO (AP) -- Security officials say three homemade bombs have exploded along the railway of Egypt's Mediterranean city of Alexandria, wounding a couple and damaging a train.... 10/13/2015 11:36 PM

Israeli leader vows 'aggressive steps' to halt fighting
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister on Tuesday said he would take a series of "aggressive steps" to halt a wave of violence in Israeli cities after two attacks in Jerusalem left three Israelis dead. Three Palestinians, including two attackers, were also killed.... 10/13/2015 11:26 PM

Dutch probe: Buk missile downed Malaysian jet in Ukraine
GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands (AP) -- The missile shot skyward from war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. With deadly accuracy more than six miles up, it detonated just in front of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner, sending hundreds of jagged steel shards ripping through its aluminum skin at up to 5,600 mph and shearing the cockpit from the rest of the plane.... 10/13/2015 10:47 PM

UN official criticizes lack of women at peace tables
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Fifteen years after a landmark U.N. resolution called for women to be included in decision-making positions at every level of peacemaking and peace building, activists and a top U.N. official blamed the 193 U.N. member states on Tuesday for the scarcity of women at negotiating tables.... 10/13/2015 10:33 PM

Palestinians assailants often leave behind ordinary lives
JERUSALEM (AP) -- They lived ordinary lives with ordinary ambitions - an electrician saving up to get married, a fitness buff, a worker in a butcher shop, a teen with plans for study in Europe after high school. But then these young Palestinians seemingly snapped.... 10/13/2015 9:58 PM

Jamaica's Marlon James wins Booker Prize for Marley-inspired 'Brief History of Seven Killi...
LONDON (AP) -- Jamaica's Marlon James wins Booker Prize for Marley-inspired 'Brief History of Seven Killings'... 10/13/2015 8:49 PM

Burkina Faso sets new post-coup election date for Nov. 29
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Political party representatives say Burkina Faso's presidential and parliamentary elections will take place on Nov. 29 after a short-lived coup in September upset the original election timeline.... 10/13/2015 8:35 PM

Chronology of violence between Palestinians and Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A rash of Palestinian stabbing attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers in recent weeks has killed eight Israelis and at least 29 Palestinians. The unrest began a month ago, when Palestinians repeatedly barricaded themselves inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, hurling stones and firebombs at police. Tensions were fueled by Palestinian allegations that Israel plans to change the delicate arrangement at the hilltop compound, sacr... 10/13/2015 8:24 PM

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Burkina Faso's former Marxist revolutionary leader, who was killed nearly three decades ago, was shot about ten times in the chest, legs and head according to an autopsy report, a family lawyer said Tuesday.... 10/13/2015 8:13 PM

Top beer makers to join forces to face industry challenges
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The world's biggest beer maker clinched a deal Tuesday to take over its nearest rival in a bid to stave off the megabrewers' most serious problems: the surge in popularity of craft brews and weakening sales in the rich markets of the U.S. and Europe.... 10/13/2015 8:01 PM

UN rights expert airs doubts about Belarus election result
GENEVA (AP) -- A U.N. human rights expert is raising doubts about the re-election of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, saying he garnered the highest margin of victory in any election in Europe since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union.... 10/13/2015 7:25 PM

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