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The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, dies at 117
TOKYO (AP) -- The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, died Wednesday, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday.... 4/1/2015 5:01 AM

Nepal says climbers returning to climb Mount Everest
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Climbers are returning to Mount Everest as the climbing industry recovers from last year's deadly disaster on the world's highest peak, a Nepalese mountaineering official said Wednesday.... 4/1/2015 4:49 AM

Better lives sought for larimar miners in Dominican Republic
BAHORUCO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- The men in ragged clothes, many barefoot and covered in grime, scramble deep into the earth, searching for veins of a blue-green stone believed to exist only in the southwestern mountains of the Dominican Republic.... 4/1/2015 4:48 AM

Leftist Colombian jurist Carlos Gaviria dies at 77
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Carlos Gaviria, a former Colombian presidential candidate who became an icon of the country's democratic left while presiding over its constitutional court, died Tuesday night. He was 77.... 4/1/2015 4:45 AM

Asian stocks lackluster as Japan, China data shows weakness
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets were lackluster Wednesday as China's manufacturing remained weak in February and a Japanese central bank survey showed businesses are wary about the economic outlook... 4/1/2015 3:51 AM

Surveys show China manufacturing weak in February
BEIJING (AP) -- China's manufacturing was lackluster in February and industrial employers shed more jobs, two surveys showed Wednesday, adding to pressure on Beijing to shore up weakening growth in the world's second-largest economy.... 4/1/2015 3:34 AM

Buhari wins in Nigeria, defeating Goodluck Jonathan
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Amid anger over an Islamic insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives, Nigerians threw out the incumbent and elected a 72-year-old former military dictator in a historic transfer of power officially announced early Wednesday following the nation's most hotly contested election ever.... 4/1/2015 3:33 AM

Thousands strike at major shoe factory in Vietnam
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Thousands of Vietnamese workers at a major footwear factory are on strike for the sixth straight day to protest a social insurance law.... 4/1/2015 3:32 AM

Some parents of missing Mexico youths ask help of gang boss
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Some parents of 43 Mexican college students who disappeared six months ago are turning to the purported leader of a drug gang and asking for his help in learning more about what happened to their sons.... 4/1/2015 2:03 AM

No nuke agreement yet: Iran talks push past deadline
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into overtime as negotiators renewed efforts to hammer out the outline of an agreement.... 4/1/2015 1:23 AM

Japan tankan survey: businesses wary, spending plans flat
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese businesses remain wary over the outlook for the world's No. 3 economy and generally plan to reduce capital investment, according to a central bank survey released Wednesday.... 4/1/2015 1:18 AM

Report: Egypt, Nigeria led world in death sentences in 2014
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Egypt and Nigeria accounted for well over 1,000 of the death sentences announced last year, more than a third of the world's total, Amnesty International says in its latest annual report on the death penalty.... 4/1/2015 12:55 AM

Cuba delegate reports 'civilized' talks on rights with US
HAVANA (AP) -- Cuban and U.S. delegations on Tuesday ended a preparatory meeting for holding future negotiations on human rights without setting a date, agenda or host for those talks.... 3/31/2015 11:03 PM

AP PHOTOS: Violent past haunts Peru dances in Ayacucho area
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- They danced all day, until the sun set over Latin America's oldest bullring. But these were not typical dances of Peru's highlands.... 3/31/2015 10:42 PM

Death toll rises to 14 in Mexico gas tanker explosion
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The death toll in a gasoline tanker truck explosion in southeastern Mexico rose to 14 on Tuesday, the result of an attempted theft of fuel in an area that authorities say has a long reputation for roadside thefts.... 3/31/2015 10:35 PM

Niger: Troops prevent Boko Haram attack, destroy base
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) -- Soldiers fended off an attack on a border town in Niger by Boko Haram and destroyed a base used by the Islamic militants inside neighboring Nigeria in recent days, Niger said Tuesday.... 3/31/2015 10:30 PM

Lufthansa: Co-pilot disclosed earlier "severe depression"
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Lufthansa knew that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from an episode of "severe depression" before he finished his flight training with the German airline.... 3/31/2015 10:04 PM

Son of Argentine president denies news reports about account
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The son of Argentina's president on Tuesday denied anonymously sourced press reports alleging he had foreign bank accounts, calling them false accusations designed to smear his mother's administration.... 3/31/2015 9:44 PM

At least 4 killed in clash between Mexico vigilante groups
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A clash between two vigilante "self-defense" groups in the troubled Mexican state of Guerrero killed at least four people and dozens more were taken prisoner by each side, a leader of one of the groups said Tuesday.... 3/31/2015 9:37 PM

Taiwan to join China-led regional bank, Japan says not now
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan is not planning to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, its government spokesman said Tuesday, while Taiwan announced it would apply for membership, joining dozens of countries in signing up to an initiative opposed by Washington.... 3/31/2015 9:24 PM



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