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New Delhi gang-rapist: She shouldn't have fought back
NEW DELHI (AP) -- One of the men convicted of raping and killing a woman in a brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus said in a TV documentary that if their victim had not fought back she would not have been killed.... 3/3/2015 9:18 AM

New chain stores aim to please Pyongyang consumers
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Workers in sharp new uniforms open the doors and turn on the lights about an hour before sunrise at their chain store on the corner of one of Pyongyang's main streets, right smack in the middle of a showpiece area of the capital.... 3/3/2015 9:16 AM

China's top legislative advisory body holds annual session
BEIJING (AP) -- The more than 2,000 members of China's top legislative advisory body convened their annual meeting Tuesday, kicking off a political high season that will continue with the opening of the national congress later in the week.... 3/3/2015 9:15 AM

Japan negotiator: TPP trade deal with US do-able by spring
TOKYO (AP) -- A deal between Japan and the U.S. needed to move ahead with a Pacific Rim trade pact is possible by this spring, a top Japanese trade negotiator said Tuesday.... 3/3/2015 9:14 AM

Indonesia nearly ready to execute 9 foreign drug smugglers
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia is nearly ready to execute by firing squad nine foreigners condemned for drug smuggling as diplomatic squabbles persist over the executions.... 3/3/2015 9:09 AM

Mourners view body of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov
MOSCOW (AP) -- Thousands of mourners and dignitaries filed past the white-lined coffin of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov Tuesday, paying last respects to one of the most prominent figures of Russia's beleaguered opposition.... 3/3/2015 8:59 AM

Global stocks limp as focus shifts back to China economy
TOKYO (AP) -- Global stock markets were lackluster Tuesday despite a milestone for the Nasdaq as investors looked ahead to the release of China's growth target.... 3/3/2015 8:50 AM

Palestinians confiscate Israeli goods in boycott campaign
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A Palestinian activist says a campaign to boycott Israeli goods sold in the West Bank has begun confiscating and destroying the products.... 3/3/2015 8:29 AM

Indian envoy in Pakistan after talks broke down last year
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- India's foreign secretary arrived in Pakistan on a two-day visit Tuesday, marking the first high-level meeting since talks broke down between the two nuclear-armed rivals last year.... 3/3/2015 8:07 AM

Nepal official says human waste on Everest a major problem
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world's highest peak, the chief of Nepal's mountaineering association said Tuesday.... 3/3/2015 7:22 AM

Macau casino revenue plunges by half in February
HONG KONG (AP) -- Casino revenue in the world gambling capital of Macau plunged by nearly half last month as fewer Chinese high-rollers visited during the busy Lunar New Year holiday, according to a report Tuesday.... 3/3/2015 7:02 AM

A year on, what's the latest in the hunt for Flight 370?
SYDNEY (AP) -- Nearly a year has passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking one of the most perplexing mysteries of modern times. Since then, search crews have taken to air, land and sea in a thus-far fruitless hunt for the plane and the 239 people who disappeared with it.... 3/3/2015 6:49 AM

Prince William focuses on football and film on China trip
SHANGHAI (AP) -- Britain's Prince William focused his China trip on promoting links between the countries in football and film Tuesday, watching students kick balls around with Premier League-trained coaches ahead of a movie premiere.... 3/3/2015 6:40 AM

Students face off against Myanmar police outside Yangon
LETPADAN, Myanmar (AP) -- Hundreds of police have formed a human chain around student protesters staging a sit-in on a road Tuesday after being blocked from marching to Myanmar's biggest city.... 3/3/2015 6:06 AM

Haitians' 'Brazilian dream' sours as work hard to find
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Under a scorching sun, dozens of Haitians shuffled impatiently about the brick-walled courtyard of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. The sight of an approaching employer sparked a skirmish, with the men pushing against each other, jostling for attention.... 3/3/2015 5:01 AM

China reports say 20 killed after bus falls off cliff
BEIJING (AP) -- A bus carrying an opera troupe fell off a cliff in central China on Tuesday, killing 20 people and injuring 13, state media reported.... 3/3/2015 3:38 AM

Australia sending more troops to Iraq to train local forces
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia will send more troops to Iraq to help train local security forces in their battle against the Islamic State group, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday.... 3/3/2015 3:26 AM

China state media seen stepping-up anti-Western rhetoric
BEIJING (AP) -- Western values are a "ticket to hell," a newspaper published by China's Communist Party said in a recent editorial that held up Ukraine and some Arab countries as examples of outside ideas causing turmoil.... 3/3/2015 2:40 AM

Tourism thrives in Malaysia despite association with tragedy
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. But they didn't hurt the country's tourism, and the higher visibility may even have helped: visitor numbers had their strongest growth in years.... 3/3/2015 2:31 AM

North Korea lifts Ebola travel restrictions
TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea has lifted severe restrictions on foreign travel it imposed last year to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders.... 3/3/2015 2:30 AM

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