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Afghan market bombing kills 6
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says a bombing in a northern market has killed six people, including a young girl.... 7/24/2014 3:22 AM

China's love and dating scene laid out on stage
BEIJING (AP) -- For many of today's Chinese youth looking for a partner, love takes second place to parental pressure, moving up the social ladder and a heavy dose of fear drummed into women that they will end up as "leftover."... 7/24/2014 3:20 AM

Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers.... 7/24/2014 3:19 AM

2 planes with more crash victims to leave Ukraine
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's government says 51 containers holding bodies and body parts of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash are ready to depart for the Netherlands aboard two military transport planes.... 7/24/2014 3:14 AM

Nokia Q2 profit up 20 percent to $285 million
HELSINKI (AP) -- Telecommunications and wireless equipment maker Nokia Corp. says second-quarter profit rose 20 percent to 213 million euros ($285 million) on the back of improved profitability of its key networks unit.... 7/24/2014 3:09 AM

Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade in the face of U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire.... 7/24/2014 3:03 AM

HK firms on edge as democracy rally blockade looms
HONG KONG (AP) -- As activists vow to shut down Hong Kong's financial district in protest at China's attempt to hobble democratic elections in the city, businessman Bernard Chan is preparing for the worst.... 7/24/2014 3:01 AM

Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Stormy weather on the trailing edge of Typhoon Matmo was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people, the airline said Thursday.... 7/24/2014 2:59 AM

Matmo brings stormy weather to eastern China
BEIJING (AP) -- Typhoon Matmo brought stormy weather to parts of eastern China on Thursday following another typhoon that killed at least 56 people in the country's south.... 7/24/2014 2:57 AM

Israeli border towns empty, adjust to new threats
NIR AM, Israel (AP) -- With deadly fighting raging next door in the Gaza Strip, southern Israeli towns along the border have turned into mini army bases as most residents have fled.... 7/24/2014 2:30 AM

Swiss drug maker Roche posts 7 percent profit drop
GENEVA (AP) -- Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG on Thursday posted a net profit drop of 7 percent compared with a year ago, weighed down by a strong Swiss franc and charges from one of its diagnostic units.... 7/24/2014 2:23 AM

12 children, man die in train-bus crash in India
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Twelve children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said.... 7/24/2014 2:10 AM

Boss of company in China meat scandal apologizes
BEIJING (AP) -- The chairman of an American meat supplier apologized Thursday for a Chinese subsidiary that is accused of selling expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald's and KFC.... 7/24/2014 1:57 AM

UN human development report faults inequality
TOKYO (AP) -- Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest people, the United Nations said Thursday in its annual human development report.... 7/24/2014 1:28 AM

China lifts quarantine after man dies of plague
BEIJING (AP) -- A nine-day quarantine imposed on parts of a northern Chinese city where a man died of bubonic plague has been lifted, China's official news agency reported Thursday.... 7/24/2014 1:27 AM

Philippines deports Australian Islamic preacher
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine authorities said Thursday they deported an Australian Islamic preacher suspected of links to terrorists based on YouTube videos allegedly showing him advocating jihad and urging local Muslims to support militants in the Middle East.... 7/24/2014 1:25 AM

UN humanitarian chief calls for aid revamp
TOKYO (AP) -- The U.N.'s top humanitarian official called Thursday for major changes in the delivery of relief, as funding falls short because of a growing number of conflicts and disasters.... 7/24/2014 1:11 AM

European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights
BERLIN (AP) -- Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas.... 7/24/2014 12:48 AM

South Korea unveils stimulus after ferry sinking
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's government unveiled stimulus plans Thursday after the shock of a deadly ferry sinking slowed economic growth to the lowest level in three quarters.... 7/24/2014 12:44 AM

Australia vows help to secure Ukraine crash site
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's foreign minister said Thursday that her country stood ready to provide whatever resources were needed to secure the Malaysian airliner's crash site in Ukraine, as newspapers reported Australian troops and police could soon be sent.... 7/24/2014 12:31 AM