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Boat people talks: Key issues and expectations
BANGKOK (AP) -- In the past month, more than 3,000 desperate, hungry people have landed on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, drawing international attention to a crisis in Southeast Asia. Arrivals of the overcrowded boats - crammed with Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar and impoverished Bangladeshis hoping to find jobs - have now slowed. But the crisis is far from over, and will be the topic of a Friday conference in Bangkok to be attended by senior official... 5/28/2015 6:43 AM

Asia stocks down as Greece deadline looms, Shanghai sinks
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stocks were mostly lower Thursday as a deadline for Greece to make a debt payment neared and Chinese shares dived after big gains in the past three months.... 5/28/2015 6:36 AM

Croatian dilemma: Oil in the Adriatic, or tourism
MEDULIN, Croatia (AP) -- Peter Fries has been coming to Croatia for years after falling in love with its pristine coastline, fresh seafood, mellow wine and friendly hosts.... 5/28/2015 6:33 AM

Thai protest leaders get jail term for anti-government rally
BANGKOK (AP) -- Six prominent protest leaders in Thailand were sentenced to two years in prison Thursday for storming the prime minister's office compound during massive anti-government rallies in 2008 in part of the political turmoil that has plagued the country in the past decade.... 5/28/2015 6:33 AM

Paris leaders want fast expulsion of migrants from tent camp
PARIS (AP) -- In the shadow of the famed Sacre Coeur basilica, hundreds of migrants have poured into a makeshift tent camp on a bridge over Eurostar train tracks to Britain - the country that many see as a cherished final destination.... 5/28/2015 6:24 AM

Indians crowd rivers, tree shade as heat toll passes 1,400
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Eating onions, lying in the shade and crowding into rivers, Indians are doing whatever they can to stay cool amid a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400 in the past month.... 5/28/2015 6:17 AM

Study says girls seek sisterhood _ not just marriage _ in IS
LONDON (AP) -- The notion that young women are traveling to Syria solely to become "jihadi brides" is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalized, new research suggests.... 5/28/2015 6:09 AM

THE LATEST: Asian federation opposes change to FIFA election
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:... 5/28/2015 5:28 AM

Philippine economic growth slows to 5.2 percent in 1Q
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Sluggish government spending slowed Philippine economic growth in the first quarter of this year, officials said Thursday.... 5/28/2015 5:10 AM

Shocking ads ignite debate about abortion ban in Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The video shows a woman climbing a stairwell, her belly visibly pregnant, as she offers suggestions: Make sure there are no security cameras. Be careful not to look down or you might regret it.... 5/28/2015 4:42 AM

Ex-Chinese legislator on trial for organizing prostitution
BEIJING (AP) -- A former member of China's national legislature who is accused of running a brothel with 100 prostitutes at a luxury hotel that he ran in southern China has gone on trial on charges of organizing prostitution.... 5/28/2015 3:43 AM

Colombian rebel peace negotiator among dead in military raid
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Leftist rebels in Colombia claimed on Wednesday that one of their most-veteran fighters, a former envoy to peace talks with the government, was killed during a military raid last week.... 5/28/2015 2:41 AM

FIFA's commercial partners urged to make their voices heard
LONDON (AP) -- FIFA's sponsorship paymasters are facing mounting calls to put pressure on soccer's global governing body to clean up its act - and fast - following Wednesday's arrest of seven officials.... 5/28/2015 2:18 AM

Poor construction, safety checks blamed for fatal China fire
BEIJING (AP) -- A preliminary investigation into a nursing home fire that killed 38 people in central China has blamed poor building construction and lax safety checks, Chinese authorities reported.... 5/28/2015 1:36 AM

Mexico drops charges against 4 men, finds they were tortured
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A judge has freed four men imprisoned for almost seven years on charges they threw hand grenades into a crowd at a Mexican independence day celebration in 2008, killing eight people.... 5/28/2015 1:36 AM

Ex-FIFA vice president Warner arrested, granted bail
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) -- Police said former FIFA vice president Jack Warner would spend Wednesday night in jail after surrendering to face an arrest warrant issued at the request of U.S. authorities, who filed corruption charges against him and 13 others tied to international soccer.... 5/28/2015 1:21 AM

Anti-mining protesters square off with troops in south Peru
AREQUIPA, Peru (AP) -- Dozens of farmers and activists burned tires and briefly occupied a bridge in Peru's southern highlands Wednesday, defying troops sent to quell weeks of deadly protests against a Mexican-owned copper mining project.... 5/28/2015 1:04 AM

Burundi urges citizens to donate money to pay for elections
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Burundi's government is asking Burundians to donate money to pay for elections as some foreign donors warn of aid cuts if President Pierre Nkurunziza runs for a third term, a presidential spokesman said Wednesday.... 5/28/2015 12:46 AM

US senator in Cuba says normal relations 'weeks away'
HAVANA (AP) -- The historic process of restoring long-severed diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Cuba that began Dec. 17 will likely come to a successful end in a matter of weeks, a U.S. senator said during a visit to the island Wednesday.... 5/28/2015 12:07 AM

Many UN council members want Burundi elections postponed
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations Security Council president says "the predominant opinion" of members is that Burundi's elections should not take place as scheduled in late June.... 5/28/2015 12:05 AM



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