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China hit by second deadly mine blast in 2 days
BEIJING (AP) -- At least 11 people were killed Thursday in the second deadly coal mine accident to hit China in two days, pointing to continuing safety issues in the industry despite a major decline in deaths among miners in recent years.... 11/27/2014 5:36 AM

Asian shares meander as China data disappoints
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian shares meandered Thursday as data showed a drop in Chinese industrial profits, but expectations for further stimulus moves from China and Europe helped to limit losses.... 11/27/2014 5:35 AM

South Korea starts trial for Japanese journalist
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A trial has begun for a Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster in April because she was with a man.... 11/27/2014 5:27 AM

In Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice
CAJAMARCA, Peru (AP) -- The standard `'peacemaker" in this highlands Peruvian provincial capital is a whip fashioned from the twisted sinew of a bull penis. It gets a lot of respect. So do the well-organized bands of citizen vigilantes who wield it.... 11/27/2014 5:19 AM

Australian batsman Hughes dies after head knock
SYDNEY (AP) -- Test batsman Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, two days after being struck in the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match. He was 25.... 11/27/2014 5:19 AM

Ex-CBC host charged with sexual assault in Canada
TORONTO (AP) -- Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Jian Ghomesi must live with his mother while sexual assault charges against him are heard in a case that has rocked the country's vaunted public broadcaster.... 11/27/2014 5:16 AM

Killing of Guatemalan hunter likely to go unsolved
ZACAPA, Guatemala (AP) -- Jose Miguel Ramirez went hunting for iguanas on a melon farm, and paid for it with his life. The 19-year-old's body was dumped by a stream near the property line, a bullet hole above his left eye.... 11/27/2014 5:08 AM

Private firms filling Latin America's security gap
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A panic alert flashed across Alberto Herrera's computer screen. Men claiming to be with the notorious Gulf Cartel had stopped a convoy transporting chemicals through a lawless region of northeastern Mexico. They seized two drivers from an escort truck and demanded the valuable cargo in exchange for their release.... 11/27/2014 5:04 AM

AP PHOTOS: Private security guards VIPs in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The earpiece is usually the giveaway. Or, maybe it's the dark suits, the big SUVs with tinted windows or the menacing Dodge Avengers in black, always black.... 11/27/2014 5:02 AM

Report: Colombia's land restitution effort lagging
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Threats of violence and flawed legislation are undercutting Colombia's efforts to return huge swaths of land illegally snatched from poor farmers during the country's half-century conflict, according to a study released Thursday.... 11/27/2014 5:01 AM

Iconic Chinese liquor maker in graft probe
BEIJING (AP) -- A top official at iconic Chinese state-owned liquor maker Moutai has been snared in the country's ongoing anti-corruption campaign, the ruling Communist Party's anti-graft body said Thursday.... 11/27/2014 4:51 AM

South Asian leaders don't sign expected agreements
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- South Asian leaders flew to a mountain resort near Nepal's capital Thursday for a last effort to reach agreements on roads, railways and energy, and for a much-anticipated meeting between Pakistan and Indian leaders.... 11/27/2014 4:45 AM

Philippines unlikely to meet full-year growth goal
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines is unlikely to meet its 2014 growth target after the economy's expansion slowed to 5.3 percent in the third quarter.... 11/27/2014 4:42 AM

Hong Kong police arrest protesters, 7 officers
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong police arrested 11 more people in a second night of scuffles with demonstrators angry at having their 2-month-old pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile neighborhood shut down, officials said Thursday.... 11/27/2014 3:57 AM

Putin's tiger ravages goat farm in northeast China
BEIJING (AP) -- Ustin, a rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, is behaving badly in his new home in northeastern China.... 11/27/2014 3:37 AM

Group reports uptick in Haiti cholera patients
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Haiti's health system still does not have the capacity to adequately treat cholera patients and there has been an uptick in cases in the country's capital, an official with the international medical group Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday.... 11/27/2014 1:44 AM

Venezuela charges Maduro foe in alleged plot
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- An outspoken leader of Venezuela's opposition is being charged in what the government alleges was a U.S.-backed plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro.... 11/27/2014 1:04 AM

Colombians protest ban on ride-share company Uber
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Furious taxi drivers and loyal users of Uber are butting heads over Colombia's new ban on the ride-sharing company.... 11/26/2014 11:58 PM

Undeclared cash lands pilot in jail in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A pilot who runs an executive jet company that has transported the president of Guyana was arrested after U.S. agents found more than $600,000 in undeclared cash inside his aircraft during a stop in Puerto Rico, authorities said Wednesday.... 11/26/2014 11:53 PM

Congo detains 6 UN peacekeepers
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Congolese authorities detained six members of a Ukrainian aviation crew working for the U.N. peacekeeping force on Wednesday after Congolese military uniforms were found in their luggage, the U.N. force said.... 11/26/2014 11:49 PM