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THE LATEST: Asian federation opposes change to FIFA election
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:... 5/28/2015 5:28 AM

Thai protest leaders get jail term for anti-government rally
BANGKOK (AP) -- A Thai court has sentenced six prominent anti-government protest leaders to two years in prison for storming the prime minister's office compound seven years ago.... 5/28/2015 5:24 AM

Philippine economic growth slows to 5.2 percent in 1Q
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Sluggish government spending slowed Philippine economic growth in the first quarter of this year, officials said Thursday.... 5/28/2015 5:10 AM

Shocking ads ignite debate about abortion ban in Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The video shows a woman climbing a stairwell, her belly visibly pregnant, as she offers suggestions: Make sure there are no security cameras. Be careful not to look down or you might regret it.... 5/28/2015 4:42 AM

Ex-Chinese legislator on trial for organizing prostitution
BEIJING (AP) -- A former member of China's national legislature who is accused of running a brothel with 100 prostitutes at a luxury hotel that he ran in southern China has gone on trial on charges of organizing prostitution.... 5/28/2015 3:43 AM

Asia stocks uneven as Greece deadline looms, Tokyo gains
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stocks were uneven Thursday as hopes in Europe for a Greek bailout were welcomed by some regional markets and a cheap yen kept the upswing in Tokyo shares going.... 5/28/2015 3:26 AM

Colombian rebel peace negotiator among dead in military raid
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Leftist rebels in Colombia claimed on Wednesday that one of their most-veteran fighters, a former envoy to peace talks with the government, was killed during a military raid last week.... 5/28/2015 2:41 AM

FIFA's commercial partners urged to make their voices heard
LONDON (AP) -- FIFA's sponsorship paymasters are facing mounting calls to put pressure on soccer's global governing body to clean up its act - and fast - following Wednesday's arrest of seven officials.... 5/28/2015 2:18 AM

Poor construction, safety checks blamed for fatal China fire
BEIJING (AP) -- A preliminary investigation into a nursing home fire that killed 38 people in central China has blamed poor building construction and lax safety checks, Chinese authorities reported.... 5/28/2015 1:36 AM

Mexico drops charges against 4 men, finds they were tortured
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A judge has freed four men imprisoned for almost seven years on charges they threw hand grenades into a crowd at a Mexican independence day celebration in 2008, killing eight people.... 5/28/2015 1:36 AM

Ex-FIFA vice president Warner arrested, granted bail
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) -- Police said former FIFA vice president Jack Warner would spend Wednesday night in jail after surrendering to face an arrest warrant issued at the request of U.S. authorities, who filed corruption charges against him and 13 others tied to international soccer.... 5/28/2015 1:21 AM

Anti-mining protesters square off with troops in south Peru
AREQUIPA, Peru (AP) -- Dozens of farmers and activists burned tires and briefly occupied a bridge in Peru's southern highlands Wednesday, defying troops sent to quell weeks of deadly protests against a Mexican-owned copper mining project.... 5/28/2015 1:04 AM

Burundi urges citizens to donate money to pay for elections
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Burundi's government is asking Burundians to donate money to pay for elections as some foreign donors warn of aid cuts if President Pierre Nkurunziza runs for a third term, a presidential spokesman said Wednesday.... 5/28/2015 12:46 AM

US senator in Cuba says normal relations 'weeks away'
HAVANA (AP) -- The historic process of restoring long-severed diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Cuba that began Dec. 17 will likely come to a successful end in a matter of weeks, a U.S. senator said during a visit to the island Wednesday.... 5/28/2015 12:07 AM

Many UN council members want Burundi elections postponed
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations Security Council president says "the predominant opinion" of members is that Burundi's elections should not take place as scheduled in late June.... 5/28/2015 12:05 AM

Greece says deal close, Schaeuble quashes optimism
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's cash-strapped government insisted Wednesday it was "very close" to reaching a vital deal with bailout lenders, but the optimism in Athens was swiftly shot down by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.... 5/27/2015 11:39 PM

US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe
ZURICH (AP) -- The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.... 5/27/2015 11:32 PM

Crocodiles born in Sweden to be released in Cuban swamp
HAVANA (AP) -- Ten young female crocodiles born in Sweden are to be released in their parents' former swampy home in Cuba after being returned to the Caribbean island.... 5/27/2015 11:14 PM

New official James Bond novel to be called 'Trigger Mortis'
LONDON (AP) -- James Bond will be reunited with Pussy Galore in a new novel to be published this year.... 5/27/2015 11:08 PM

UK leader travels to 4 EU states to press case for reform
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron is setting off Thursday on a whirlwind visit to four European capitals, pressing his case that Britain needs to renegotiate its relationship with the 27 other members of the bloc.... 5/27/2015 11:07 PM



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