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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 4:07 AM

Iconic Chinese liquor maker in graft probe
BEIJING (AP) -- China's anti-corruption campaign has snared a top official at iconic state-owned liquor maker Moutai.... 11/27/2014 4:00 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

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 3:42 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

Asian shares mostly higher on China stimulus hopes
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday on hopes for more stimulus in China. Hong Kong's market was steady after the arrests of dozens of pro-democracy protesters as police acted on court orders to clear barricades from major streets.... 11/27/2014 3:34 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

Brazen, beloved Lebanese singer Sabah dies at 87
BEIRUT (AP) -- Beloved for her powerful voice and brazen in the conservative Arab world for her multiple marriages, Lebanese singer, actress and entertainer Sabah never seemed far from the limelight during her six-decade career.... 11/26/2014 11:19 PM

American among hostages targeted in Yemen raid
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- U.S operation forces took part in a rescue mission that freed eight hostages in a remote corner of Yemen, but a Yemeni official said Wednesday that it did not liberate five others, including an American journalist and a Briton who were moved elsewhere by their al-Qaida captors days before the raid.... 11/26/2014 11:11 PM

Canadian ex-radio host charged with sexual assault
TORONTO (AP) -- Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Jian Ghomesi was arrested Wednesday on sexual assault charges and ordered to live with his mother while the case that has rocked Canada's vaunted public broadcaster is heard.... 11/26/2014 10:57 PM

Sierra Leone official: Ebola may have reached peak
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent weeks, may have reached its peak and could be on the verge of slowing down, Sierra Leone's information minister said Wednesday.... 11/26/2014 9:32 PM

Gangster 'Mad' Frankie Fraser dies at 90
LONDON (AP) -- "Mad" Frankie Fraser, an old-school London criminal who spent more than 40 years in prison and became an underworld celebrity, has died. He was 90.... 11/26/2014 9:24 PM

Russian suspected of spying resists leaving Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A Russian journalist suspected of spying in Poland said Wednesday that he is fighting an attempt by Polish authorities to deport him.... 11/26/2014 9:17 PM

Deforestation drops 18 percent in Brazil's Amazon
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Deforestation in the Amazon rain forest dropped 18 percent over the past 12 months, falling to the second-lowest level in a quarter century, Brazil's environment minister said Wednesday.... 11/26/2014 9:15 PM

Passengers in Russia's Arctic give airliner a push
MOSCOW (AP) -- In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help it move to the runway.... 11/26/2014 8:43 PM

Bulgaria imam charged with terrorism incitement
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Bulgarian prosecutors have charged a Muslim religious leader and six others with spreading war propaganda for the Islamic State group.... 11/26/2014 8:27 PM