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Asia stocks dampened by Greek bailout saga, weak Wall Street
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday as Greece's bailout woes and a stagnant Wall Street performance dampened investor sentiment.... 6/3/2015 4:38 AM

Yangtze River: Long river, long history, top tourist spot
BEIJING (AP) -- The scene of a capsized cruise ship with hundreds on board is one of the longest and most famous rivers in the world. The Yangtze has dramatic cliffs, peaks and waterfalls that are often featured in Chinese paintings, but its importance goes far beyond that to its role as a major transportation artery that created some of the county's biggest cities.... 6/3/2015 4:33 AM

US journalism courses rile Cuba amid effort to heal rift
HAVANA (AP) -- About 30 Cubans sit in a conference room for several hours each week and learn the ABCs of journalism: how to craft a news story, write a headline and check sources.... 6/3/2015 4:25 AM

Over 400 still missing from capsized cruise ship in China
JIANLI, China (AP) -- Hopes dimmed Wednesday for rescuing more than 400 people still trapped in a capsized river cruise ship that overturned in stormy weather, as hundreds of rescuers searched the Yangtze River site in what could become the deadliest Chinese maritime accident in decades.... 6/3/2015 4:06 AM

AP PHOTOS: Bolivia festival merges Catholic, native culture
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- Bolivia's mix of Roman Catholic and indigenous traditions are on display across La Paz as thousands of costumed dancers perform during the annual feast of the Great Power, a raucous street party that celebrates a rendering of Jesus Christ with native features and outstretched arms.... 6/3/2015 4:00 AM

Mexico candidate slain; 1,000s of ballots burned in attack
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican congressional candidate was shot dead in a town bordering the capital Tuesday, becoming the fourth politician to be slain ahead of Sunday's midterm elections.... 6/3/2015 3:15 AM

2 found guilty of placing bombs on Canada Day 2013
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- A jury found a Canadian couple guilty Tuesday of plotting to set off pressure-cooker bombs outside British Columbia's provincial legislature two years ago on Canada Day, when thousands of people were expected to be there.... 6/3/2015 2:47 AM

Blatter's 17-year rule in soccer marked by growth, scandal
GENEVA (AP) -- Sepp Blatter governed the biggest sport on Earth for nearly two decades, for years untouched personally by allegations of corruption, but never sharing the game's popularity.... 6/3/2015 2:43 AM

NY Cosmos defeat Cuba 4-1 in friendly amid detente
HAVANA (AP) -- The New York Cosmos have made history before, just not in this manner.... 6/3/2015 2:35 AM

Latest on China Boat Sinking: Number of passengers revised
BEIJING (AP) -- The latest on the capsized cruise ship on China's Yangtze River:... 6/3/2015 1:54 AM

UN chief appeals for resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon used the 65th anniversary of the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees to appeal Tuesday for an immediate resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations and an end to unilateral actions "that erode trust."... 6/2/2015 11:40 PM

Key questions: Why did Blatter resign and what now for FIFA?
LONDON (AP) -- Sepp Blatter and his mentor Joao Havelange have run global's soccer's governing body since 1974, handing out power to national federations and regional chiefs who awarded the men with loyalty.... 6/2/2015 11:38 PM

Christie's to sell works by Monet, Chagall, Picasso in June
LONDON (AP) -- Christie's auction house is offering works by Claude Monet, Rene Magritte, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso this month amid a voracious global appetite for impressionist and modern art.... 6/2/2015 11:37 PM

Colombia struggles to restore power to port hit by rebels
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Authorities struggled on Tuesday to restore power to a major Colombian port city more than 48 hours after a rebel attack on a transmission line plunged Buenaventura's 400,000 into the dark.... 6/2/2015 11:33 PM

Small plane crashes on Mexican highway, killing all 5 aboard
JILOTEPEC, Mexico (AP) -- A small plane has crashed on a major Mexican highway, killing all five people on board and shutting down traffic in both directions for several hours.... 6/2/2015 11:21 PM

Dominican Republic to debate presidential re-election
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Legislators in the Dominican Republic have approved a measure to establish a special assembly that will debate whether to allow presidents to hold office for two consecutive terms.... 6/2/2015 11:17 PM

NGO threatens legal action against Israel over Hamas claim
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A British non-governmental organization is threatening legal action against the Israeli government over its accusation that the organization is linked to the militant group Hamas - while denying that the Hamas leader called the NGO to congratulate it.... 6/2/2015 11:12 PM

UN chief urges all nations to help end Ebola in West Africa
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Tuesday that as long as there is one Ebola case in West Africa "all countries are at risk" and urged all nations to support the final battles to wipe out the deadly disease in Sierra Leone and Guinea.... 6/2/2015 11:10 PM

El Salvador records post-war high of 635 homicides in May
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- El Salvador recorded a grisly milestone with 635 homicides in May, believed to be the most killings for a single month since the Central American nation's civil war ended in 1992.... 6/2/2015 11:08 PM

Facing deadline, Puerto Rico seeks to overhaul power company
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico is preparing to overhaul its heavily indebted public power company as the U.S. territory's government faces a July deadline to approve a new budget and make a roughly $400 million payment to the utility's investors amid growing concerns that public agencies could go bankrupt.... 6/2/2015 10:51 PM



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