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Taiwan party leader affirms eventual reunion with China
BEIJING (AP) -- The head of Taiwan's Nationalists reaffirmed the party's support for eventual unification with the mainland when he met Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of continuing rapprochement between the former bitter enemies.... 5/4/2015 7:12 AM

N. Korea's nominal head of state to visit Russia this month
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea's nominal head of state, not its absolute leader Kim Jong Un, is to visit Russia this month to attend celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany.... 5/4/2015 7:00 AM

Everest climbing season likely over in Nepal
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Sherpas in Nepal are refusing to rebuild the route on Mount Everest that was destroyed by an earthquake-triggered avalanche more than one week ago, a decision which will likely end this year's climbing season.... 5/4/2015 6:56 AM

Retiring Hong Kong police chief slams radical protesters
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's outgoing top cop has taken a parting shot at pro-democracy protesters who occupied busy streets in parts of the southern Chinese financial city for nearly three months last year.... 5/4/2015 6:37 AM

Nepal urges foreign rescue workers in capital to return home
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's government urged foreign rescue workers in the quake-hit capital to return home Monday as hundreds of people visited Buddhist shrines and monasteries to mark the birthday of Gautam Buddha.... 5/4/2015 6:25 AM

Flight to UAE diverted to air base after bomb threat
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A commercial plane was diverted to a military air base in Dubai after a passenger said the plane would explode, the United Arab Emirates' state news agency said early Monday.... 5/4/2015 6:24 AM

Iraqi city still a ghost town a month after defeat of IS
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi government forces drove the Islamic State group out of Abu Mustafa's hometown of Tikrit over a month ago, but he has yet to return, fearing the Shiite militias that now patrol its bombed and battered streets.... 5/4/2015 6:11 AM

Suicide bomber strikes government bus in Afghanistan, 1 dead
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying government employees in Kabul, killing at least one person and wounding 13.... 5/4/2015 5:35 AM

French far right patriarch to go before disciplinary board
PARIS (AP) -- The man who for nearly four decades headed France's far-right National Front may now be on the fast-track to disgrace.... 5/4/2015 5:02 AM

Philippine military chief confirms wanted militant killed
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine military chief confirmed Monday that wanted Filipino bomb-maker Abdul Basit Usman, who has links to the Indonesian-based Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist network and is a suspect in deadly bomb attacks in the south, has been killed.... 5/4/2015 4:58 AM

Asia stocks rise on China stimulus hopes, Wall St. rebound
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stock markets rose Monday after Wall Street rebounded and China's leaders promised more measures to shore up slowing growth.... 5/4/2015 4:01 AM

S. Korea urges N. Korea to release New York Univ. student
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea on Monday urged North Korea to quickly free a South Korean student of New York University detained in the North for illegally entering the country.... 5/4/2015 3:56 AM

Magnitude-5.6 quake jolts New Zealand; no major damage
WANAKA, New Zealand (AP) -- A magnitude-5.6 earthquake jolted the South Island of New Zealand Monday afternoon, but there were no initial reports of major damage or injuries.... 5/4/2015 3:39 AM

Nepal's wrenching choices: 'I feel like I could die anytime'
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Four days after the earthquake ripped apart the supporting wall attaching her ancient brick house to the tilting seven-story building next door, Parbati Gautam moved back in.... 5/4/2015 3:24 AM

Australia says Europeans seek advice on stopping migrants
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Europeans grappling with mass migration from Libya were seeking information about Australia's controversial success in stopping asylum seeker boats reaching its shores, the Australian prime minister said Monday.... 5/4/2015 3:10 AM

Airliner makes emergency landing at Vancouver airport
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- A U.S. passenger flight has made an emergency landing at Vancouver International Airport.... 5/4/2015 3:00 AM

Israeli Ethiopian protest against racism turns violent
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- Several thousand people from Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority protested in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality on Sunday, shutting down a major highway and clashing with police on horseback long into the night.... 5/4/2015 2:17 AM

US pilot, Chinese killed in light aircraft crash in China
BEIJING (AP) -- An American pilot and a Chinese passenger have been killed in a light airplane crash in eastern China, state media reported.... 5/4/2015 1:49 AM

Puerto Rico governor signs order to legalize medical pot
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor on Sunday signed an executive order to authorize the use of medical marijuana in the U.S. territory in an unexpected move following a lengthy public debate.... 5/4/2015 12:33 AM

Community leaders: Nigerian troops kill dozens of civilians
JOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian troops have killed dozens of civilians and razed scores of homes to avenge the deaths of six soldiers, community leaders and residents of central Plateau state charged on Sunday.... 5/3/2015 10:27 PM



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