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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

New Delhi gang-rapist: She shouldn't have fought back
NEW DELHI (AP) -- One of the men convicted for raping and killing a woman in a shocking and 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 8:19 AM

Japan negotiator: TPP trade deal with US do-able by spring
TOKYO (AP) -- A senior Japanese trade negotiator says a deal with the U.S. needed to move ahead with a Pacific Rim trade pact is possible by this spring.... 3/3/2015 8:08 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

Mourners view body of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov
MOSCOW (AP) -- 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 8:04 AM

China's top political advisory body meets for annual session
BEIJING (AP) -- The more than 2,000 members of China's top political advisory body have convened their annual meeting to put forward proposals for the national congress.... 3/3/2015 7:54 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

Joe Biden in Guatemala to talk Central America funding
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Guatemala for a two-day visit with Central American presidents to discuss funding priorities aimed at slowing migration.... 3/3/2015 2:27 AM

Former presidential security chief shot to death in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The chief of presidential security under former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was shot to death Monday in the capital, where he had lived since returning to the country after finishing a prison sentence in the United States.... 3/3/2015 2:22 AM

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