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Credit Suisse profits down 34 percent
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Swiss bank Credit Suisse says net profit fell 34 percent in the first quarter as revenues decreased from its investment banking business.... 4/16/2014 1:49 AM

2 dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- More than 100 people were still unaccounted Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 476, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring 14, officials said.... 4/16/2014 1:40 AM

Australian state leader quits over $2,800 wine
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The leader of Australia's most populous state quit as premier on Wednesday in the face of mounting evidence that he failed to declare a 3,000 Australian dollar ($2,800) bottle of wine that arrived as a gift on his Sydney doorstep.... 4/16/2014 1:39 AM

New Zealand, Australian men killed in Yemen strike
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Despite having little history of domestic terrorism, New Zealand and Australia were drawn into the global debate on drone strikes Wednesday after confirming that a citizen from each country was killed in Yemen last year.... 4/16/2014 1:38 AM

Royal couple arrive in Sydney for Down Under tour
SYDNEY (AP) -- Britain's Prince William, his wife, Kate, and their baby son, George, arrived in sunny Sydney on Wednesday to the cheers of thousands of fans as they kicked off their tour of Australia.... 4/16/2014 1:22 AM

Asia shares rise, shrug off slower China growth
TOKYO (AP) -- Shares rose Wednesday in Asia as positive sentiment from strong corporate earnings outweighed Ukraine's crisis and slower economic growth in China.... 4/16/2014 1:15 AM

Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors.... 4/16/2014 12:37 AM

China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q
BEIJING (AP) -- China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying to put the country on a more sustainable path without politically dangerous job losses.... 4/16/2014 12:26 AM

Uruguay's leader declares $322,883 in wealth
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has declared $322,883 in wealth.... 4/15/2014 11:36 PM

Chile leader to relocate Valparaiso fire victims
VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) -- President Michelle Bachelet vowed Tuesday to reconstruct this once-beautiful port city according to a master plan that would prevent many of the 12,500 victims of devastating wildfires from rebuilding on hills that cannot be protected from disasters.... 4/15/2014 10:19 PM

Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- A University of Calgary student was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party Tuesday that the police chief called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history.... 4/15/2014 10:14 PM

Amnesty: Haiti human rights activist threatened
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- A leading human rights activist in Haiti has been threatened for his work, Amnesty International said Tuesday, marking the latest documented case of attacks or threats against watchdog groups in the Caribbean nation.... 4/15/2014 10:12 PM

Jamaica grants license for natural gas project
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- A Hong Kong-based company has been granted a license for what would be a major new power project in Jamaica, the Caribbean island's energy minister announced Tuesday.... 4/15/2014 8:36 PM

Report finds faults in US housing effort in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- An effort by Washington to build housing for Haitians in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake has fallen short and exceeded costs, a U.S. government report said Tuesday.... 4/15/2014 7:45 PM

Robot sub returns to water after 1st try cut short
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet continued its second seabed search on Wednesday as up to 14 planes were to take to the skies for some of the final sweeps of the Indian Ocean for floating debris from the ill-fated airliner.... 4/15/2014 7:41 PM

State TV: 48 die in bus and truck accident in Togo
LOME, Togo (AP) -- State television in Togo says that 48 people died when a bus and truck collided on a road north of the West African country's capital.... 4/15/2014 6:54 PM

Gunmen shoot at Jamaican lawmaker's bodyguards
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Authorities in Jamaica say bodyguards for a Parliament member were shot at by gunmen in his gritty district.... 4/15/2014 6:36 PM

Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) -- In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an "anti-terrorist operation" to try to restore authority over the restive region.... 4/15/2014 6:23 PM

AP NewsBreak: Iran cuts nuke weapons ability
VIENNA (AP) -- The United Nations will release a report this week certifying that Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb has been greatly reduced because it has diluted half of its material that can be turned most quickly into weapons-grade uranium, diplomats said Tuesday.... 4/15/2014 6:10 PM

Venezuela opposition resumes talks with government
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's opposition resumed negotiations with the government Tuesday amid rising doubts that the talks will produce a long-sought political opening.... 4/15/2014 5:48 PM