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India's new government unveils reform budget
MUMBAI, India (AP) -- India's new government has introduced a reform-minded budget focusing on promoting manufacturing and infrastructure, expanding the tax base and overhauling populist subsidies.... 7/10/2014 2:06 AM

Hoping to project power, China finds itself alone
BEIJING (AP) -- Nearly three decades after Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping famously instructed his diplomats to "be good at maintaining a low profile and never claim leadership," a new generation of rulers has made it clear that they're ready to shed the humility and show off their country's rising military and political power.... 7/10/2014 2:05 AM

Both rivals claim victory in Indonesian election
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- After Indonesia's hotly contested presidential election ended with both sides declaring victory, front-running candidate Joko Widodo called on his supporters to refrain from celebrating out of fear that it could incite violence by his rival's supporters while the nation waits for official results.... 7/10/2014 1:17 AM

South Korea cuts growth outlook on ferry disaster
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's central bank said economic growth will be slower than expected this year because consumer spending has waned following a deadly ferry sinking.... 7/10/2014 1:02 AM

Brazilian women celebrate WCup bonanza of men
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Renata de Mouro Moitinho sambas so fast her feet blur, but her partner moves with the bumbling tentativeness of a toddler taking his first steps.... 7/10/2014 12:02 AM

Nepal teenager commits suicide after Brazil defeat
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A teenager in eastern Nepal committed suicide after her favorite team Brazil lost badly to Germany in the World Cup semifinals, police said Thursday.... 7/9/2014 11:55 PM

N. Korea offers talks on Asian Games participation
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Thursday proposed talks on its plans to send athletes and cheerleaders to the Asian Games in South Korea.... 7/9/2014 11:53 PM

Tropical storm Neoguri hits Japan's main islands
TOKYO (AP) -- A major storm dumped heavy rain on western Japan Thursday after sweeping through the southern islands of Okinawa, where it caused extensive flooding, knocked out power and injured at least 32 people. The storm also boosted rainfall levels in other parts of the country, leaving two people dead.... 7/9/2014 10:27 PM

Israel steps up offensive as diplomacy kicks off
JERUSALEM (AP) -- With rockets raining deep inside Israel, the military pummeled Palestinian targets Wednesday across the Gaza Strip and threatened a broad ground offensive, while the first diplomatic efforts to end two days of heavy fighting got underway.... 7/9/2014 10:23 PM

Nicaragua confirms first chikungunya virus cases
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- The Nicaraguan government has confirmed the country's first two cases of people infected with a mosquito-borne virus that has spread quickly through the Caribbean region this year.... 7/9/2014 10:07 PM

Mexico judge investigated for links to drug gang
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's judiciary says it is investigating possible links to drug traffickers for a federal judge who ordered the release of a son of since captured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.... 7/9/2014 9:56 PM

Column: Messi missing signature World Cup moment
SAO PAULO (AP) -- The World Cup can only hope that Lionel Messi is leaving his best for last.... 7/9/2014 9:54 PM

Argentina soccer fans celebrate cup final berth
SAO PAULO (AP) -- It was Argentina's joy, and another sting for Brazil.... 7/9/2014 9:22 PM

Diplomats: Staffan de Mistura is new Syria envoy
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Veteran Italian-Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura has been chosen by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to replace Lakhdar Brahimi as the international point man on Syria, diplomats said Wednesday.... 7/9/2014 9:04 PM

Argentina reaches World Cup final after penalties
SAO PAULO (AP) -- The World Cup's second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the show.... 7/9/2014 8:35 PM

UN chief calls Mideast leaders, urges restraint
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for restraint and an end to the new wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence in a blitz of phone calls Wednesday to their leaders and key players in the region, warning that the situation raises the risk of another full-blown war.... 7/9/2014 8:07 PM

More 'headline-grabbing' corporate deals expected
LONDON (AP) -- More "headline-grabbing" acquisitions are likely over the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth and cheap financing.... 7/9/2014 7:02 PM

'Calm' Kardashian joins Emma Watson at Valentino
PARIS (AP) -- She says her life is a lot calmer since she married fashionista-rapper Kanye West. And she prefers to stay at home with her baby.... 7/9/2014 6:48 PM

Canadian real estate tycoon David Azrieli has died
MONTREAL (AP) -- David Azrieli, a billionaire real estate developer and philanthropist, died Wednesday at his summer home in rural Quebec. He was 92.... 7/9/2014 6:05 PM

US, Cuba hold migration talks in Washington
HAVANA (AP) -- U.S. and Cuban officials discussed efforts to combat illegal migration, human smuggling and migratory document fraud in Washington on Wednesday, a rare moment of dialogue between countries that cut ties more than five decades ago.... 7/9/2014 6:02 PM