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South Korea to replace health minister after MERS outbreak
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's president has decided to replace her health minister, officials said Tuesday, in the wake of criticism over the government's handling of the MERS virus outbreak that killed 36 people and infected nearly 200 others.... 8/4/2015 7:32 AM

Israel arrests man after West Bank arson that killed toddler
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Shin Bet security agency says it is interrogating the suspected head of a Jewish extremist group after an arson attack last week that killed a Palestinian toddler in the West Bank.... 8/4/2015 7:31 AM

China group to salvage South Korea's sunken ferry
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea said Tuesday that it had agreed to a 85.1 billion won ($73 million) deal with a Chinese-led consortium to salvage a ferry that sunk in an accident that killed more than 300 people in April last year. The formal contract could be signed as early as Wednesday.... 8/4/2015 7:29 AM

Facing Islamic State threat, Iraq digitizes national library
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The dimly-lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and peace.... 8/4/2015 7:16 AM

Chinese police save infant girl from pipe in public toilet
BEIJING (AP) -- Police in Beijing rescued a newborn baby who was stuck face down in a public toilet.... 8/4/2015 7:09 AM

Toyota's quarterly profit up 10 pct on cheap yen, cost cuts
TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota's profit for April-June rose 10 percent on perks from a cheap yen and cost reduction efforts that offset lower vehicle sales.... 8/4/2015 7:07 AM

Building collapses outside Mumbai after heavy rain; 12 dead
MUMBAI, India (AP) -- Twelve people were killed early Tuesday when an old building on the outskirts of Mumbai collapsed after days of heavy rain, an Indian official said.... 8/4/2015 7:03 AM

Malaysia seeks amicable solution for China sea dispute
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia called Tuesday for more efforts to find a peaceful solution to rising tensions in the disputed South China Sea, as the United States and the Philippines said they would demand a stop to land reclamation and other aggressive actions by China at an annual diplomatic meeting in Kuala Lumpur.... 8/4/2015 6:59 AM

Kerry pushes Asia trade pact in Singapore
SINGAPORE (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Tuesday for countries negotiating a major Pacific Rim trade deal to overcome differences that have stalled its conclusion.... 8/4/2015 6:35 AM

Calais, hit by migrant woes, a city everyone wants to leave
CALAIS, France (AP) -- The truck drivers who pass through don't like it. Neither do the millions of tourists who turn up each year. And the migrants who flock here have only one thing on their mind: leaving.... 8/4/2015 6:27 AM

Pakistan executes man who killed child as minor
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- A Pakistani prison official says authorities have executed a man convicted of killing a 7-year-old boy in 2004, when he himself was 14 years old.... 8/4/2015 6:15 AM

Egypt's disaffected youth increasingly calling for violence
CAIRO (AP) -- The 20-year-old law student says he has had enough of fruitless protests in support of Egypt's deposed Islamist president, two years of a losing struggle with police.... 8/4/2015 5:59 AM

Asia stocks uneven as China data weighs on confidence
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stocks were uneven Tuesday as weak Chinese manufacturing weighed on sentiment and investors looked ahead to a U.S. jobs report later this week that could cement expectations for a Fed interest rate hike.... 8/4/2015 5:52 AM

Mission at Hiroshima's dome: Saving blasted bits of history
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- The crumbling brick and concrete walls of the Atomic Bomb Dome, as it is known today, rise above the Motoyasu River. The bomb so devastated Hiroshima that there are few other reminders of the city that was here seven decades ago.... 8/4/2015 5:12 AM

9 swept away by flash flood in China; 8 bodies recovered
BEIJING (AP) -- A flash flood has struck a scenic area outside the city of Xi'an in central China, sweeping away nine Chinese tourists, state media reported Tuesday. Eight bodies have been recovered.... 8/4/2015 5:11 AM

Rebooting Greece: how to get its economy going again
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet.... 8/4/2015 4:11 AM

Creators of destroyed hitchhiking robot mull rebuild
TORONTO (AP) -- Collapsed among trash and dead leaves, its arms ripped off and its skull and brain nowhere in sight, the talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot from Canada met its untimely end in Philadelphia over the weekend.... 8/4/2015 4:03 AM

AP PHOTOS: 5 years after quake, Haitians turn ruins to homes
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Compared to some of his neighbors, Jimmy Bellefleur is not doing badly. The electrician has turned abandoned government office space into a one-room home for his wife and their two daughters.... 8/4/2015 4:01 AM

Jackie Chan wants to work with son Jaycee on album, movie
BEIJING (AP) -- Action star Jackie Chan says he wants to work with his son Jaycee on a movie and an album as they mend their relationship after Jaycee was imprisoned on a drug charge.... 8/4/2015 2:05 AM

Mexico City mayor vows full probe of journalist slaying
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico City's mayor said Monday that no expense will be spared and no line of investigation ignored in the hunt for the killers of four women and a photojournalist, who had fled the state where he worked fearing for his safety.... 8/4/2015 2:02 AM



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