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Thailand arrests 2 key human trafficking suspects
BANGKOK (AP) -- Police in Thailand have arrested two men they say are key figures in a human trafficking ring that lures people to work on fishing boats in Indonesia and sells them to boat owners.... 7/1/2015 7:02 AM

New Chinese law to boost cyber security
BEIJING (AP) -- China on Wednesday passed sweeping new legislation reinforcing government controls over cyberspace in the wake of what it describes as growing threats to Chinese networks and national security.... 7/1/2015 7:01 AM

With great fanfare, Pyongyang opens new airport terminal
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea opened a new terminal building at Pyongyang's international airport on Wednesday, underscoring an effort to attract more tourists and to spruce up the country ahead of a celebration of a major anniversary of the founding of its ruling party in October.... 7/1/2015 6:45 AM

Airports commission recommends expanding Heathrow
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Airports Commission has decided to recommend the construction of third runway at London's Heathrow Airport in a long-awaited report on how to best expand the country's aviation capacity.... 7/1/2015 6:44 AM

Police: 141 bodies recovered from Indonesia plane crash
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) -- An air force transport plane that crashed in Indonesia carried more passengers than previously reported, raising the death toll to more than 140 on Wednesday combined with a growing number of victims from the neighborhood where the aircraft went down.... 7/1/2015 6:42 AM

Italy detains 10 accused of preparing to fight in Syria
ROME (AP) -- Italian anti-terrorism police say they are executing arrest warrants against 10 people accused of preparing to go to Syria to fight.... 7/1/2015 6:34 AM

Pakistani artists look to counter violent extremism
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- At a militant training camp in Pakistan, a new recruit asks his instructor why his comrades are attacking churches and mosques rather than enemy bases. "This world is full of sin. It needs to be bathed in blood," the instructor replies, nurturing seeds of doubt that will eventually lead the young man to turn away from violence.... 7/1/2015 6:34 AM

Seoul court denies US fund's request to stop Samsung merger
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean court Wednesday denied an American hedge fund's request to stop Samsung from combining two of its companies, a largely expected ruling that gives South Korea's biggest business group a boost in an upcoming shareholder vote on the merger.... 7/1/2015 6:25 AM

Long lines in Greece as banks reopen; new proposal weighed
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Eurozone finance ministers were set to weigh Greece's latest proposal for aid Wednesday, hours after the country's international bailout expired without a deal, cutting it off from vital financing and deepening fears over whether it will be able to remain in the eurozone.... 7/1/2015 5:54 AM

The Latest on Indonesia: Jokowi orders procurement overhaul
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) -- The latest on the Indonesian military plane crash (all times local):... 7/1/2015 5:51 AM

Asian stocks higher as investors watch Greek debt talks
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian shares rose on Wednesday as investors watched to see the next step as Greece fell into arrears after failing to make a debt repayment on Tuesday. Investors worry a default on its debts will lead Greece to eventually drop out of the euro currency, a move that could potentially set off turmoil in financial markets. But they appeared to be taking a wait-and-see stance.... 7/1/2015 5:49 AM

Thousands expected at Hong Kong pro-democracy rally
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kongers are set to take to the streets Wednesday to renew their call for full democracy for the Asian financial hub in a rally that follows a turbulent year of protests over political reform.... 7/1/2015 5:16 AM

Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave
TUAL, Indonesia (AP) -- All he did was ask to go home.... 7/1/2015 4:59 AM

World Bank urges China to embrace basic financial reforms
BEIJING (AP) -- The World Bank has urged China to carry out fundamental reform of its state-dominated financial system to keep economic growth on track.... 7/1/2015 4:23 AM

China's manufacturing weak in June, more jobs cut
BEIJING (AP) -- China's manufacturing was weak in June and employers cut more jobs, two surveys showed Wednesday, in a new sign the world's second-largest economy is struggling to emerge from a slump.... 7/1/2015 4:15 AM

West and Russia duel over whether Srebrenica was a genocide
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Western nations and Russia are dueling over whether the U.N. Security Council should call the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian war a genocide in a resolution commemorating the 20th anniversary of Europe's worst mass killing since World War II.... 7/1/2015 4:10 AM

AP PHOTOS: Pope to visit poor in Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) -- Pigs rummage through garbage searching for leftovers. The people live in shacks made of plywood and corrugated metal. Any semblance of stability in the sprawling slum of 15,000 families is upended when heavy rains burst the banks of the nearby Paraguay River, turning dirt roads to impassable pools of mud.... 7/1/2015 4:00 AM

Japanese business mood improves despite gloomy data
TOKYO (AP) -- The mood among big Japanese corporations is unexpectedly upbeat despite recent data showing the recovery appears to be stalling.... 7/1/2015 3:56 AM

One-third of world's people still have no proper toilets
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Toilets are taken for granted in the industrialized West, but still are a luxury for a third of the world's people who have no access to them, according to a report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF.... 7/1/2015 3:24 AM

Arrest order issued for vice president of Honduran Congress
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- Honduras' Supreme Court has ordered the arrest of the vice president of Congress and 15 other people accused of defrauding the country's health care system in a corruption scandal that has sparked large street protests.... 7/1/2015 3:20 AM



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