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China state media seen stepping-up anti-Western rhetoric
BEIJING (AP) -- Western values are a "ticket to hell," a newspaper published by China's Communist Party said in a recent editorial that held up Ukraine and some Arab countries as examples of outside ideas causing turmoil.... 3/3/2015 2:40 AM

Tourism thrives in Malaysia despite association with tragedy
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. But they didn't hurt the country's tourism, and the higher visibility may even have helped: visitor numbers had their strongest growth in years.... 3/3/2015 2:31 AM

North Korea lifts Ebola travel restrictions
TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea has lifted severe restrictions on foreign travel it imposed last year to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders.... 3/3/2015 2:30 AM

Joe Biden in Guatemala to talk Central America funding
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Guatemala for a two-day visit with Central American presidents to discuss funding priorities aimed at slowing migration.... 3/3/2015 2:27 AM

Former presidential security chief shot to death in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The chief of presidential security under former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was shot to death Monday in the capital, where he had lived since returning to the country after finishing a prison sentence in the United States.... 3/3/2015 2:22 AM

Salonga says she is in talks on taking role in "Allegiance"
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Tony award winner Lea Salonga says talks have not yet been finalized on her joining the cast of George Takei's musical "Allegiance" on Broadway, but added it is a show she wants to be part of.... 3/3/2015 2:16 AM

Mexico condemns run of Mexican citizens killed by US police
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- For the third time in less than a month, the Mexican government has condemned the killing of one of its citizens by police in the United States.... 3/3/2015 2:04 AM

Pollution documentary attracts huge interest in China
BEIJING (AP) -- A slick new documentary on China's environmental woes has racked up more than 175 million online views in two days, underscoring growing concern in the country over the impact of air, water and soil pollution.... 3/3/2015 1:55 AM

Prince William focuses on football and film on China trip
BEIJING (AP) -- Britain's Prince William focused his China trip on football and film Tuesday with an agenda that includes a movie premiere and an appointment to watch Premier League-trained coaches kicking balls around with students.... 3/3/2015 1:40 AM

Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn't see his killer
MOSCOW (AP) -- The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge - but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger.... 3/3/2015 12:32 AM

WIRELESS SHOW PHOTO GALLERY: On the ground in Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Couldn't be in Barcelona this week?... 3/2/2015 11:28 PM

Google, Facebook update contrasting plans to connect world
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads. And they are finding new ways to make it happen - from selling smartphone data plans, to using solar-powered drone aircraft as floating cell towers to partnering with telecom providers in the developing world to get people hooked on apps.... 3/2/2015 11:17 PM

Watchdog: 2 Syrian chemical weapons facilities destroyed
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The global chemical weapons watchdog said in a new report that it has destroyed two Syrian chemical weapons facilities and expects the destruction of all 12 facilities to be completed this summer.... 3/2/2015 11:11 PM

Australia expected to announce more troops bound for Iraq
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia was expected to confirm Tuesday an increase in troops to be sent to Iraq to help train Iraqi security forces to fight the Islamic State group.... 3/2/2015 10:58 PM

Polish top senator: Russia banned me from Nemtsov's funeral
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's Senate speaker said Monday that Russia's authorities have denied him entry into the country for the funeral of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.... 3/2/2015 10:53 PM

Russia, Ukraine reach gas deal to avoid cuts this month
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Russia and Ukraine reached an agreement late Monday to ensure natural gas supplies to war-torn Ukraine for the month of March, averting possible cuts that could have hit supplies to the European Union.... 3/2/2015 10:35 PM

Google selling wireless plans to get more people online
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider?... 3/2/2015 10:30 PM

Seoul: North Korea test fires 2 short-range missiles
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Monday fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and warned of "merciless strikes" against its enemies as allies Seoul and Washington launched annual military drills Pyongyang claims are preparation for a northward invasion.... 3/2/2015 10:21 PM

Volkswagen CEO stands by cautious outlook
GENEVA (AP) -- The CEO of Volkswagen AG is staying with his cautious outlook for this year, saying it's a "balanced statement" based on growth in the U.S., Europe and China versus trouble spots such as Russia and Brazil.... 3/2/2015 10:12 PM

Venezuela sets deadline to US to slash embassy staff
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela has given the U.S. two weeks to slash its diplomatic mission here to less than 20 percent of its current size as tensions between the two nations rise.... 3/2/2015 10:08 PM

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