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Exclusive Dominican resort tied to senator's indictment
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- A Dominican Republic resort long known as an exclusive Caribbean hideaway, where at least three former U.S. presidents have played golf, is one of the main settings in the corruption scandal enveloping Sen. Bob Menendez.... 4/2/2015 4:20 AM

British banker's Hong Kong murder case adjourned to May
HONG KONG (AP) -- A British banker accused of the murders of two Indonesian women appeared briefly Thursday in a Hong Kong court, where his case was adjourned for five more weeks.... 4/2/2015 4:07 AM

Asia stocks gain as weak global data raises stimulus hopes
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets bounded higher Thursday after weak data from major economies boosted hopes for stimulus and a slow pace for U.S. interest rate hikes.... 4/2/2015 3:58 AM

Russian trawler with 132 crew sinks, at least 43 dead
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian freezer trawler with an international crew of 132 sank Thursday morning in the Sea of Okhotsk off of the Kamchatka Peninsula and at least 43 crew members were killed, rescue workers said.... 4/2/2015 3:44 AM

Flames engulf Mexico oil platform in Gulf, killing 4 workers
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A huge ball of flames engulfed an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, killing four people and sending terrified workers leaping into the sea.... 4/2/2015 3:23 AM

British Prince Harry reports for duty in Australia next week
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Prince Harry arrives in Australia's national capital next week to begin four weeks of training with the Australian army before the British royal ends his decade-long military career.... 4/2/2015 2:54 AM


MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian rescue workers say trawler with 132 crew sinks in Sea of Okhotsk, at least 43 dead.... 4/2/2015 1:57 AM

Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's junta lifted martial law in most of the nation, but 10 months after staging a coup, it remains firmly in control - with new laws invoked Wednesday that essentially give it absolute power.... 4/2/2015 12:34 AM

Bondholders offer $2B boost for Puerto Rico power company
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A group of U.S. bondholders on Wednesday offered to invest $2 billion in energy production and other measures that it said would help improve the finances and infrastructure of Puerto Rico's power company amid fears it will go bankrupt.... 4/2/2015 12:31 AM

UN report: More than 25,000 foreigners fight with terrorists
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The number of fighters leaving home to join al-Qaida and the Islamic State group in Iraq, Syria and other countries has spiked to more than 25,000 from over 100 nations, according to a new U.N. report.... 4/2/2015 12:12 AM

Hugo Chavez' favorite daughter makes UN debut as US bashed
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- With more than a million Twitter followers and no diplomatic experience, the favorite daughter of Venezuela's late leader Hugo Chavez made her debut Wednesday as her country's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations.... 4/2/2015 12:09 AM

Lacking faith in government, Mexican parents approach cartel
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Some of the families of 43 college students missing in southern Mexico since September say desperation and a lack of confidence in the government drove them to appeal to the leader of a drug gang for help in locating their sons.... 4/1/2015 11:23 PM

35 dead in Yemen after airstrikes hit factory vicinity
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Shiite rebel positions Wednesday across Yemen as a missile strike on a dairy factory killed 35 workers, authorities said, as both sides disputed who fired on it.... 4/1/2015 11:13 PM

In Jamaica, man hurls 'suspicious package' at US Embassy
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Heavily armed Jamaican soldiers and police took positions around the U.S. Embassy on Wednesday after a man hurled a "suspicious package" over the building's wall.... 4/1/2015 10:58 PM

Puerto Rico approves law to crack down on tax evasion
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor has signed a law that requires service providers to accept at least two different types of payment in a push to crack down on tax evaders.... 4/1/2015 9:34 PM

Brazil NGO declines contract to clean up dirty Olympic bay
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro's pledge to clean up the blighted waters where the 2016 Olympic sailing events are to be held has suffered another setback: A prominent Brazilian sailing and environmental organization declined a city contract to help clean up sewage- and trash-filled Guanabara Bay.... 4/1/2015 9:07 PM

Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dies of cancer
LONDON (AP) -- Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatles guitarist John Lennon, died of cancer Wednesday at her home in Spain. She was 75.... 4/1/2015 9:04 PM

As Nigeria celebrates Buhari's stunning win, challenges loom
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- As Nigerians celebrated the electrifying victory Wednesday that returned one of its harshest former dictators to power, sobering challenges confront Muhammadu Buhari, from an Islamic insurgency that has killed thousands to widespread poverty and graft.... 4/1/2015 9:01 PM

Double overtime: Faltering Iran nuclear talks extended again
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- With even a vague outline of an Iran nuclear deal eluding their grasp, negotiators headed for double overtime Wednesday night in a marathon attempt to find common ground for a more important task - forging a final deal by the end of June.... 4/1/2015 8:51 PM

Amnesty: Gambia sentences 3 to death for attempted coup
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- A human rights group says Gambia has sentenced three soldiers to death after a secret trial in which they were convicted of participating in an attempted coup.... 4/1/2015 8:44 PM



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