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US man gets 18-year jail for murdering girlfriend's mother
BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- An Indonesian court convicted an American man Tuesday of deliberately murdering his girlfriend's mother and sentenced him to 18 years in jail.... 4/21/2015 7:42 AM

US business group in China urges more transparency, access
BEIJING (AP) -- The American Chamber of Commerce in China called Tuesday for more government transparency and fairness as the confidence of U.S. companies in the country's investment climate deteriorates.... 4/21/2015 7:36 AM

Japan's maglev train breaks own speed record at 603 kph
TOKYO (AP) -- A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record.... 4/21/2015 7:32 AM

Japan mulls 2018 moon landing, seeks to keep up with rivals
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's space agency is considering an unmanned mission to the moon by 2018 or early 2019, part of an effort to beef up aerospace technology and keep pace with China and other emerging powers.... 4/21/2015 7:30 AM

Chinese president applauds Pakistan's anti-terror efforts
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday applauded Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts in a speech to parliament, vowing his nation would continue to stand by its neighbor.... 4/21/2015 7:27 AM

Stronger markets boost earnings at Swiss bank Credit Suisse
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Buoyant financial markets helped Credit Suisse Group AG overcome the impact of a surging Swiss franc to post a solid 23 percent increase in first quarter profit.... 4/21/2015 7:26 AM

Man detained after fire at British embassy in The Hague
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Dutch police say they have detained a 32-year-old man after fire broke out at the British embassy in The Hague.... 4/21/2015 7:22 AM

Japan's leader sends offerings to controversial war shrine
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent religious offerings Tuesday to a Tokyo shrine that honors convicted World War II leaders among its war dead, a likely signal that he won't pray there ahead of trips to an international conference and the United States.... 4/21/2015 7:07 AM

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill
TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) -- AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.... 4/21/2015 7:01 AM

Defiant Hong Kongers resist embrace of mainland China
HONG KONG (AP) -- All around Chow Tak-yee's neighborhood in the working-class edges of Hong Kong, the 26-year-old can feel the spreading influence of nearby mainland China on the prosperous, open-minded city she's always called home.... 4/21/2015 6:48 AM

'Accountant of Auschwitz' standing trial in Germany
LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) -- A 93-year-old man is going on trial in Germany on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder over allegations he helped the functioning of the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland by serving as a guard there.... 4/21/2015 6:42 AM

7 dead, 13 trapped in flooded northern China coal mine
BEIJING (AP) -- At least seven coal miners were killed and 13 left trapped after a shaft flooded at a mine in northern China, state media reported Tuesday.... 4/21/2015 6:36 AM

Sri Lankan lawmakers protest bribery summons for ex-leader
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- A protest staged by lawmakers backing former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa ran into a second day Tuesday after the country's bribery commission summoned the ex-leader and his brothers to explain their actions while in power.... 4/21/2015 6:32 AM

Bargains and bidding in a raucous Saudi open-air market
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- At an open-air market in Saudi Arabia's capital, haggling for a good deal is not just part of the experience - it's also part of the fun.... 4/21/2015 6:04 AM

Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift
JERUSALEM (AP) -- It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem.... 4/21/2015 6:00 AM

Officials say explosion in southern Afghanistan kills 3
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan officials say an explosion near a southern police station has killed three people and wounded 17.... 4/21/2015 5:41 AM

US, Japan say no deal on farm, auto trade but end in sight
TOKYO (AP) -- U.S. and Japanese trade officials failed to resolve differences on autos and farm exports that are hindering progress toward a Pacific Rim trade deal but say they believe agreement is within reach.... 4/21/2015 5:39 AM

Hong Kong rebound leads Asian stocks higher
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong led Asian stocks higher Tuesday as investors shook off initial pessimism over new measures by China's market regulator.... 4/21/2015 5:11 AM

South Korea's prime minister offers to resign amid scandal
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's prime minister has offered to resign amid a bribery scandal just two months after he took up the country's No. 2 post, officials said Tuesday, in the latest political crisis to hit President Park Geun-hye.... 4/21/2015 5:00 AM

Mother of Ukraine pilot jailed in Russia seeks global help
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The mother of a Ukrainian helicopter pilot imprisoned in Russia is on a global campaign seeking support from world leaders to pressure President Vladimir Putin to free her daughter.... 4/21/2015 4:55 AM

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