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Afghan official: Taliban hit court in east, kill policeman
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says Taliban gunmen have attacked a court building in eastern Ghazni province, killing at least one policeman.... 6/1/2016 7:23 AM

UN warns 20,000 children are trapped in Iraq's Fallujah
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The U.N. children's fund on Wednesday issued a stark warning to Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants in the battle for Fallujah to spare the children, the most vulnerable among the tens of thousands of civilians who remain trapped by the fighting for control of this city west of Baghdad.... 6/1/2016 7:21 AM

Turkey says German vote on Armenia killings will harm ties
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's prime minister says relations with Germany will be harmed if the German parliament votes to describe the killing of Armenians last century as genocide.... 6/1/2016 6:56 AM

Asian stock markets uneven on soft China manufacturing data
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets were uneven Wednesday after reports on China's manufacturing activity indicated lingering weaknesses in the world's second-largest economy and U.S. consumer confidence dropped for a second month.... 6/1/2016 6:40 AM

What UK can learn from Norway as it weighs life outside EU
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) -- Ahead of a June 23 referendum on whether to quit the European Union, Britons are looking across the North Sea to Norway for clues on what life could be like outside the bloc.... 6/1/2016 6:35 AM

From a young activist, a show of anger at Egypt's courts
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian activist Sanaa Seif decided she had had enough of Egypt's justice system.... 6/1/2016 6:24 AM

Israel frees extremist Jewish settler from detention
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prison service says an extremist Jewish settler has been freed from jail after a 10-month detention.... 6/1/2016 6:22 AM

French trains hit hard by latest protest over labor reform
PARIS (AP) -- Much of France's rail network has ground to a halt as rail workers strike in protest against changes to French labor rules.... 6/1/2016 6:13 AM

Futuristic Dubai office showcases 3-D printing's potential
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- There are office printers that spit out documents and others that always seem to jam. And then there those that make the office itself.... 6/1/2016 6:12 AM

Mitsubishi Materials, Chinese WWII slave workers reach deal
TOKYO (AP) -- Mitsubishi Materials Corp., one of dozens of Japanese companies that used Chinese forced laborers during World War II, has reached a settlement with Chinese victim groups that includes a company apology and compensation.... 6/1/2016 5:56 AM

Adelson settles lawsuit with ex-head of China casino unit
HONG KONG (AP) -- Billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company is ending its long-running U.S. lawsuit with the former head of its Chinese division, the company said Wednesday.... 6/1/2016 5:49 AM

Beijing investigates death in police custody of new father
BEIJING (AP) -- Beijing prosecutors said Wednesday they were investigating the death in police custody of a young college graduate and new father who had been picked up on suspicion of visiting prostitutes, the latest development in a case that has highlighted public complaints about police abuses.... 6/1/2016 5:26 AM

In his words: How Japan's Abe's comments on tax hike evolved
TOKYO (AP) -- For months, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he would go ahead with a planned sales tax hike next year, even as rumors swirled that he was having second thoughts with parliamentary elections looming.... 6/1/2016 5:09 AM

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 5:07 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 4:37 AM

In Chile, Wal-Mart adapts to local tastes to reach the top
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- As Wal-Mart tries to build an international juggernaut, it has had no greater success than in Chile, where even its failures show a commitment to adapting quickly to local shopping habits.... 6/1/2016 4:18 AM

2 judo athletes from Congo hope to make refugee Olympic team
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- For the first time, one of the teams competing in the Olympic Games will be made up of refugees who hail from different countries they no longer call home.... 6/1/2016 4:02 AM

Aussie sentenced to life for drug trafficking in Vietnam
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced an Australian man to life in prison for drug trafficking.... 6/1/2016 3:58 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

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

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