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Australian stocks slip after central bank cuts interest rate
HONG KONG (AP) -- Australian stocks slipped Tuesday even as the central bank cut interest rates to a record low to stimulate the limping economy. Stocks elsewhere in the region were mostly lower with two major markets closed.... 5/5/2015 5:38 AM

Thailand's 87-year-old king makes rare appearance
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a rare public appearance Tuesday to mark the 65th anniversary of his coronation.... 5/5/2015 5:31 AM

Shanghai: Officials' close relatives can't run businesses
BEIJING (AP) -- Shanghai officials have implemented China's toughest ban on the business activities of government officials by prohibiting their spouses, children or children's spouses from running private businesses.... 5/5/2015 5:20 AM

Australia cuts interest rate to record low 2 percent
SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low of 2 percent on Tuesday in a bid to jolt the nation's economy which is weighed by falling commodity prices and weakening demand from China.... 5/5/2015 5:13 AM

Small tsunami seen near epicenter of Papua New Guinea quake
SYDNEY (AP) -- A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, generating a small tsunami near the epicenter, bringing down power lines and cracking walls, but causing no widespread damage.... 5/5/2015 4:46 AM

AP NewsAlert
SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia cuts its benchmark interest rate quarter percentage point to record low of 2 percent.... 5/5/2015 4:33 AM

Venezuelan rum industry succeeding despite country's woes
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Ever since he was a young man, one of Guillermo Matos' small pleasures has been a mid-month round of cocktails with friends.... 5/5/2015 4:07 AM

A name for Britain's new princess: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
LONDON (AP) -- It's a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.... 5/5/2015 4:03 AM

Coca production in Colombia jumped 39 pct in 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Cultivation of the leaf used to make cocaine skyrocketed last year in Colombia, according to a new White House report that's likely to pressure authorities here to preserve a threatened U.S. aerial eradication program at the heart of the drug war.... 5/5/2015 3:30 AM

Metro trains crash in Mexico City, injuring 12
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Two metro trains carrying passengers crashed in Mexico City on Monday, leaving at least 12 people injured, authorities said.... 5/5/2015 2:12 AM

SurveyMonkey CEO died of head trauma in exercise accident
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg died of severe head trauma in an exercise accident in the Mexican resort town of Punta Mita, a Mexican state official said Monday.... 5/5/2015 12:57 AM

Police: US couple killed in US Virgin Islands
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) -- Authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands say an elderly couple visiting from the U.S. mainland has been found stabbed to death in a rental home.... 5/5/2015 12:12 AM

Kerry to visit Riyadh to confer with Saudi Arabia on Yemen
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Riyadh for discussions with Saudi government leaders on Wednesday and Thursday.... 5/4/2015 10:41 PM

Brazil weighs investigating ex-leader Silva
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Federal prosecutors in Brazil confirmed Monday that they are weighing whether to open a full investigation into former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's alleged overseas lobbying efforts for the scandal-plagued construction firm Odebrecht, the nation's biggest builder.... 5/4/2015 10:35 PM

Colombia stunned by theft of Garcia Marquez's first edition
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombian police are investigating the theft of a valuable first edition copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's masterpiece "One Hundred Years of Solitude."... 5/4/2015 9:52 PM

Former US leader Clinton praises Liberia progress on Ebola
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton said Monday he was pleased to see Liberia's progress in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease, and urged residents of the West African nation to support those who survived.... 5/4/2015 9:43 PM

Nigeria's military: Battling tribal militia, not civilians
JOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's military is battling a dangerous tribal militia that could grow into a terrorist group in central Nigeria and denies accusations its troops have killed dozens of civilians, the Defense Ministry spokesman said Monday.... 5/4/2015 9:00 PM

Rocket-propelled grenade forced down Mexican helicopter
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A drug cartel that unleashed a wave of attacks in the western Mexican state of Jalisco used a rocket-propelled grenade to force down a military helicopter, a security official said Monday.... 5/4/2015 8:57 PM

Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended from French far-right party
PARIS (AP) -- French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen was suspended Monday from the National Front party he built into a political force over four decades after a series of controversial remarks about Jews and Nazis put him on the fast track to disgrace.... 5/4/2015 8:18 PM

Anti-Cuban embargo movement picks up steam in US
HAVANA (AP) -- Big businesses and politicians from both sides of the ideological spectrum are putting their muscle into new Washington lobbying efforts to end the U.S. embargo on Cuba as the two countries press ahead to re-establish diplomatic relations.... 5/4/2015 8:00 PM



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