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Philippines nabs Taiwanese, Chinese linked to scam
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine police arrested 44 foreigners who allegedly ran an online blackmail syndicate that defrauded victims in China and Taiwan by duping them into believing that their bank accounts have been used by money launderers or terrorists, police said Thursday.... 7/10/2014 5:10 AM

UK gov't to push through data snooping measures
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Thursday to rush through fresh measures to give police and spy agencies the power to scoop up mobile phone and internet data.... 7/10/2014 5:04 AM

Malaysia PM chides lawmaker for saluting Hitler
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Thursday chided a ruling party lawmaker for tweeting a salute to Adolf Hitler while praising Germany for making it to the World Cup final.... 7/10/2014 4:57 AM

Samsung faces fresh child labor claim in China
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung is facing a fresh accusation that one of its China suppliers hired children to meet production targets during a period of high demand.... 7/10/2014 4:56 AM

EU court rules against German language tests
BERLIN (AP) -- A European Union court has ruled that Germany can't require the spouses of Turkish immigrants to show basic knowledge of the German language as a condition for being granted a visa.... 7/10/2014 4:55 AM

Apple wins EU court case on store design trademark
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's highest court says Apple's characteristic retail store layout may be registered as a trademark.... 7/10/2014 4:54 AM

Iraq's Kurds announce boycott of government
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's Kurdish political bloc says it is pulling its ministers from the Cabinet and suspending its participation in the government of embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.... 7/10/2014 4:45 AM

Israel escalates aerial offensive on Gaza
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, and the Palestinians said a family of eight was killed in a strike that destroyed their home. Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland.... 7/10/2014 4:29 AM

India's new government unveils reform budget
MUMBAI, India (AP) -- India's new government introduced a reform-minded budget Thursday, vowing to lift economic growth to rates of 7-8 percent by promoting manufacturing and infrastructure and overhauling populist subsidies.... 7/10/2014 4:24 AM

2 gored in 4th bull-run of Spain's San Fermin
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) -- A fighting bull gored two Spaniards and tossed several others into the air in a frantic fourth running of the bulls Thursday at Spain's San Fermin festival in Pamplona.... 7/10/2014 4:13 AM

Kerry cites frank cyberhacking talks with China
BEIJING (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that the United States and China had a frank exchange on the issue of cyberhacking during this week's "Strategic and Economic Dialogue" in Beijing.... 7/10/2014 3:50 AM

Germany vs Argentina: How they compare
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The best player in the world goes up against the ultimate team machine, on the world's biggest stage.... 7/10/2014 3:39 AM

Chinese man abducted in Malaysia freed
BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese citizen kidnapped in the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah a month ago has been freed, the official Xinhua News Agency and a Malaysian newspaper reported Thursday.... 7/10/2014 3:32 AM

Cairo cinema gives Egypt home for alternative film
CAIRO (AP) -- Squeezed in between auto parts shops and cafes off the crowded avenues of downtown Cairo, no blaring marquee announces this cinema. Instead look for a small blue doorway, marked by a discrete neon calligraphy sign and sometimes an old Peugeot parked across the street playing films projected onto its windshield.... 7/10/2014 3:30 AM

WHO: Basic hygiene can help prevent MERS spread
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A World Health Organization official on Thursday urged millions of Muslims making the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to exercise basic hygiene as mass gatherings pose risks of spreading the Middle East respiratory syndrome.... 7/10/2014 3:22 AM

What now for Indonesia after poll dispute?
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and former army general Prabowo Subianto are both claiming victory in Indonesia's presidential election based on unofficial "quick counts," raising the specter of prolonged political instability in Southeast Asia's largest economy.... 7/10/2014 2:49 AM

Stigmatized nuclear workers quit Japan utility
TOKYO (AP) -- Stigma, pay cuts, and risk of radiation exposure are among the reasons why 3,000 employees have left the utility at the center of Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster. Now there's an additional factor: better paying jobs in the feel good solar energy industry.... 7/10/2014 2:45 AM

Asian stocks gain, Indonesia up after election
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly higher Thursday after China's exports showed a slight pickup. Indonesian stocks surged despite a contested presidential election result.... 7/10/2014 2:30 AM

Hoping to project power, China finds itself alone
BEIJING (AP) -- Nearly three decades after Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping famously instructed his diplomats to "be good at maintaining a low profile and never claim leadership," a new generation of rulers has made it clear that they're ready to shed the humility and show off their country's rising military and political power.... 7/10/2014 2:05 AM

Both rivals claim victory in Indonesian election
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- After Indonesia's hotly contested presidential election ended with both sides declaring victory, front-running candidate Joko Widodo called on his supporters to refrain from celebrating out of fear that it could incite violence by his rival's supporters while the nation waits for official results.... 7/10/2014 1:17 AM