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In South Korea, ex-spy remains stuck in the cold
GUNPO, South Korea (AP) -- Once their espionage cases are resolved, some former North Korean spies find that life in the South can be pretty good. They write books, land TV gigs, work for think tanks and in general benefit from their new home's fascination with their old homeland.... 7/11/2014 2:42 AM

China's west jails 32 people for terror content
BEIJING (AP) -- Courts in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang sentenced 32 people to prison, three of them for life, for terror charges stemming from downloading and spreading violent Internet content that authorities have blamed for inspiring a recent string of deadly attacks, state media said Friday.... 7/11/2014 2:32 AM

Trial: dengue shot offers some protection
LONDON (AP) -- The most advanced vaccine for dengue only offers modest protection but could still help millions of people avoid the devastating effects of the disease known as "breakbone fever," according to a large trial.... 7/11/2014 2:12 AM

China tells reporters to work within state media
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese regulators have banned the country's journalists from sharing information they have obtained on the job with overseas media or publishing it in any venue outside the media they are employed, in a move that critics say will further stifle press freedom.... 7/11/2014 2:05 AM

Lebanese rockets hit Israel in offensive's 4th day
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Rockets fired from Lebanon struck Israel early Friday as long-range missile fire from Gaza continued against the country for a fourth day.... 7/11/2014 2:00 AM

Manila court enters not-guilty plea for senator
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A Philippine court entered a not-guilty plea Friday for a senator and dictatorship-era martial law enforcer who has been detained on charges of economic plunder with two other colleagues, bringing the case a step closer to what would be the country's largest corruption trial in more than a decade.... 7/11/2014 1:46 AM

Japan musician Ryuichi Sakamoto has throat cancer
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto has been diagnosed with throat cancer and has canceled his upcoming performances to focus on his health.... 7/11/2014 1:32 AM

Latin Americans reluctantly rally behind Argentina
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- With a reputation for arrogance and illusions of European-styled grandeur, Argentines have long been the objects of scorn and the butt of jokes across Latin America... 7/11/2014 1:04 AM

Mom finally buries 2 sons from Srebrenica massacre
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Hajrija Selimovic waited for 19 years to put her family back together.... 7/11/2014 1:02 AM

O-le Canada! Hockey homeland is mad for World Cup
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada has not sent a team to the World Cup in a generation. But that hasn't stopped Canadians from going a little Cup crazy.... 7/11/2014 12:49 AM

Asian stocks weak amid new Europe jitters
MUMBAI, India (AP) -- Asian stock markets were muted Friday, following the lead of Wall Street traders spooked by worries about the soundness of a bank in Portugal that raised the specter of more financial turmoil in Europe.... 7/11/2014 12:21 AM

Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to meet candidates
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The U.S. and its allies are growing increasingly concerned as Afghanistan shows signs of unraveling in its first democratic transfer of power from President Hamid Karzai. With Iraq wracked by insurgency, Afghanistan's dispute over election results poses a new challenge to President Barack Obama's effort to leave behind two secure states while ending America's long wars.... 7/11/2014 12:10 AM

Paltry car sales seen as sign of Cuba's priorities
HAVANA (AP) -- It's not your typical used car lot.... 7/11/2014 12:00 AM

Van falls into pond, killing 8 children in China
BEIJING (AP) -- Eight kindergarteners and three adults died in central China after the minivan they were in crashed into a pond, state media reported Friday.... 7/10/2014 11:45 PM

Indonesia deadlock: court may decide new president
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A day after Indonesia's presidential elections failed to produce a clear winner, Jakarta's police chief promised to prevent violence by cracking down on anyone celebrating prematurely. With both candidates continuing to claim victory, the next leader of the world's third-largest democracy could be decided in court.... 7/10/2014 10:55 PM

Diplomats discuss obligations on aiding refugees
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Officials from the U.S., Mexico and Central American nations began a two-day meeting in Nicaragua on Thursday at which they are expected to discuss the possibility of treating Central American migrants fleeing violence in their homelands as refugees.... 7/10/2014 10:36 PM

Thai police: suspected insurgents kill 3 officers
BANGKOK (AP) -- Suspected insurgents in Thailand shot dead three police officers in an ambush in the country's south, police said Friday.... 7/10/2014 9:53 PM

Despite woes, Argentines united in World Cup run
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Soccer has once again emerged as the patriotic touchstone that unites Argentines as they teeter on the precipice, this time threatened by a debt crisis, soaring inflation and the scandal-plagued end to a 12-year political dynasty that has polarized the nation.... 7/10/2014 9:19 PM

A look at China's territorial claims
BEIJING (AP) -- China's efforts to counter the United States' "pivot to Asia" and raise its own influence on the continent are complicated by territorial disputes, mostly at sea but also along its land border. Many of the disputes have been simmering for decades, although some have heated up in recent years. Here is a summary of Beijing's border disputes:... 7/10/2014 9:01 PM

Mexico registers 3 new political parties
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's National Electoral Institute has granted registration to three new political parties, including one led by former leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.... 7/10/2014 8:16 PM