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Ukraine: 32 workers killed in coal mine blast
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- The speaker in Ukraine's parliament says 32 workers have been killed by an explosion at coal mine in war-torn eastern Ukraine.... 3/4/2015 8:29 AM

Prince William meets elephant on final day of China tour
BEIJING (AP) -- Britain's Prince William highlighted his interest in wildlife conservation on the final stop of his China tour Wednesday, feeding baskets of carrots to an elephant in the country's southwest.... 3/4/2015 8:28 AM

Indonesia moves Australians ahead of expected executions
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Two convicted Australian drug smugglers arrived Wednesday at an Indonesian island prison where they will be executed by firing squad along with seven other foreigners amid a diplomatic squabble with some of their governments. An Indonesian is also scheduled to be executed.... 3/4/2015 8:04 AM

World's oldest person celebrates a day before turning 117
TOKYO (AP) -- The world's oldest person says 117 years doesn't seem like such a long time.... 3/4/2015 7:53 AM

New Malaysia Airlines CEO a "battle hardened" veteran
HONG KONG (AP) -- When the owners of embattled Malaysia Airlines went looking for a new CEO to lead its restructuring, they chose a German turnaround specialist known as "The Terminator" to take on what's been dubbed the toughest job in aviation.... 3/4/2015 7:48 AM

N. Korea shifts more responsibility to factories, farmers
TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea is trying to invigorate its hidebound economy by offering more control and possibly more personal rewards to key sectors of its workforce in the country's biggest domestic policy experiment since leader Kim Jong Un assumed power.... 3/4/2015 7:34 AM

Singapore police investigating man posing as Uber driver
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Singapore police say they are investigating reports of a man who allegedly cheated and overcharged unsuspecting passengers while posing as a driver for mobile app-based transportation company Uber.... 3/4/2015 7:26 AM

China plays down US concerns over anti-terror legislation
SHANGHAI (AP) -- China played down U.S. concerns that proposed anti-terror legislation would give the Chinese government sweeping power to police electronic communications and marginalize foreign companies fighting for a share of China's $465 billion technology market, saying Wednesday that the law is purely designed to address domestic security issues.... 3/4/2015 7:16 AM

Official says China to boost military budget by 10 percent
BEIJING (AP) -- China's military budget will grow by about 10 percent in the coming year, a legislative spokeswoman said Wednesday, despite slowing economic growth that fell to 7.4 percent last year and is expected to further decline in 2015.... 3/4/2015 6:31 AM

Egyptians race to expand Suez Canal, hoping for trade surge
ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) -- Bulldozers push earth and dredgers spit mud round the clock at Egypt's Suez Canal in a race to quickly expand the strategic waterway for two-way traffic, a project trumpeted by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to revive both the country's damaged economy and visions of nationalist glory.... 3/4/2015 6:23 AM

Australia clamps down on illegal foreign housing investment
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australian authorities are clamping down on wealthy foreigners illegally buying real estate, ordering a Chinese billionaire to sell a Sydney mansion he recently bought for $30 million, a minister said on Wednesday.... 3/4/2015 6:16 AM

India central bank cuts key interest rate as inflation eases
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's central bank on Wednesday unexpectedly cut a key interest rate by a quarter percentage point, the second such reduction this year as the bank lends support to government efforts to boost economic growth.... 3/4/2015 6:00 AM

AP Analysis: Speech fallout could determine Netanyahu's fate
JERUSALEM (AP) -- With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing a tough re-election fight in two weeks, the U.S. Congress has handed him an unprecedented boost with its effusive welcome to a message that resonates at home: Iran cannot be trusted as a threshold nuclear state.... 3/4/2015 5:54 AM

Asia stocks down after US fall as China growth goal eyed
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday after Wall Street declined and investors looked ahead to U.S. economic data and China's announcement of its annual growth target.... 3/4/2015 5:08 AM

Turkish jetliner skids off on runway, passengers safe
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A Turkish Airlines jet landing in dense fog in the Nepalese capital Wednesday skidded off a slippery runway but there were no serious injuries, officials said.... 3/4/2015 5:06 AM

Myanmar police vow to take action against students blocking
LETPADAN, Myanmar (AP) -- Police formed a human chain across a road leading to Myanmar's biggest city Wednesday, telling hundreds of student protesters that authorities would "take action" unless they dispersed.... 3/4/2015 5:05 AM

Cuba looks north to US farmers for help with food crisis
GUIRA DE MELENA, Cuba (AP) -- The rust-red fields stretched for miles in the Cuban sun, garlic shoots and beetroot leaves waving gently in the spring breeze.... 3/4/2015 5:03 AM

Investigation of politicians sought in Brazil graft scandal
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The inquiry into the biggest corruption scandal yet uncovered in Brazil entered an expansive new phase, as the attorney general formally requested the Supreme Court's permission to open investigations against 54 people, most expected to be top political figures.... 3/4/2015 5:01 AM

Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal charges 2 new suspects
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia's U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal has charged two more suspects, risking a confrontation with the country's prime minister, who has warned against adding new defendants.... 3/4/2015 4:53 AM

Mexico raided migrant train 153 times in last year
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities said Tuesday they staged 153 raids over the last year on a train known as "La Bestia" that rolled toward the U.S. border crowded with hundreds of Central American migrants.... 3/4/2015 4:12 AM



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