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Japan, Philippines huddle amid increasing China concerns
TOKYO (AP) -- The Philippine president is on his sixth visit to Japan in less than five years, signaling his country's deepening ties with Tokyo amid increasing concerns by both sides about China's assertiveness in regional seas.... 6/3/2015 6:13 AM

AP PHOTOS: Bolivia festival merges Catholic, native culture
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- Bolivia's mix of Roman Catholic and indigenous traditions are on display across La Paz as thousands of costumed dancers perform during the annual feast of the Great Power, a raucous street party that celebrates a rendering of Jesus Christ with native features and outstretched arms.... 6/3/2015 5:59 AM

Maggi noodles ordered off India's shelves due to lead level
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Indian shopkeepers withdrew a popular brand of instant noodle from their shelves Wednesday after tests revealed the snack contained lead above permissible levels.... 6/3/2015 5:58 AM

Yangtze River: Long river, long history, top tourist spot
BEIJING (AP) -- The scene of a capsized cruise ship with hundreds on board is one of the longest and most famous rivers in the world. The Yangtze has dramatic cliffs, peaks and waterfalls that are often featured in Chinese paintings, but its importance goes far beyond that to its role as a major transportation artery that created some of the country's biggest cities.... 6/3/2015 5:49 AM

Thai army officer surrenders in human trafficking probe
BANGKOK (AP) -- A senior Thai army officer has turned himself in over his alleged involvement in a human trafficking scandal, marking the first arrest of a military official since the investigation started last month.... 6/3/2015 5:47 AM

Over 400 still missing from capsized cruise ship in China
JIANLI, China (AP) -- Hopes dimmed Wednesday for rescuing more than 400 people still trapped in a capsized river cruise ship that overturned in stormy weather, as hundreds of rescuers searched the Yangtze River site in what could become the deadliest Chinese maritime accident in decades.... 6/3/2015 5:01 AM

Report: Schools for Canada First Nations 'cultural genocide'
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's decades-long government policy requiring Canadian First Nation children to attend state-funded church schools amounted to "cultural genocide," a long-awaited report has found.... 6/3/2015 4:58 AM

Asia stocks dampened by Greek bailout saga, weak Wall Street
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday as Greece's bailout woes and a stagnant Wall Street performance dampened investor sentiment.... 6/3/2015 4:38 AM

US journalism courses rile Cuba amid effort to heal rift
HAVANA (AP) -- About 30 Cubans sit in a conference room for several hours each week and learn the ABCs of journalism: how to craft a news story, write a headline and check sources.... 6/3/2015 4:25 AM

Mexico candidate slain; 1,000s of ballots burned in attack
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican congressional candidate was shot dead in a town bordering the capital Tuesday, becoming the fourth politician to be slain ahead of Sunday's midterm elections.... 6/3/2015 3:15 AM

2 found guilty of placing bombs on Canada Day 2013
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- A jury found a Canadian couple guilty Tuesday of plotting to set off pressure-cooker bombs outside British Columbia's provincial legislature two years ago on Canada Day, when thousands of people were expected to be there.... 6/3/2015 2:47 AM

Blatter's 17-year rule in soccer marked by growth, scandal
GENEVA (AP) -- Sepp Blatter governed the biggest sport on Earth for nearly two decades, for years untouched personally by allegations of corruption, but never sharing the game's popularity.... 6/3/2015 2:43 AM

NY Cosmos defeat Cuba 4-1 in friendly amid detente
HAVANA (AP) -- The New York Cosmos have made history before, just not in this manner.... 6/3/2015 2:35 AM

Latest on China Boat Sinking: Number of passengers revised
BEIJING (AP) -- The latest on the capsized cruise ship on China's Yangtze River:... 6/3/2015 1:54 AM

UN chief appeals for resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon used the 65th anniversary of the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees to appeal Tuesday for an immediate resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations and an end to unilateral actions "that erode trust."... 6/2/2015 11:40 PM

Key questions: Why did Blatter resign and what now for FIFA?
LONDON (AP) -- Sepp Blatter and his mentor Joao Havelange have run global's soccer's governing body since 1974, handing out power to national federations and regional chiefs who awarded the men with loyalty.... 6/2/2015 11:38 PM

Christie's to sell works by Monet, Chagall, Picasso in June
LONDON (AP) -- Christie's auction house is offering works by Claude Monet, Rene Magritte, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso this month amid a voracious global appetite for impressionist and modern art.... 6/2/2015 11:37 PM

Colombia struggles to restore power to port hit by rebels
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Authorities struggled on Tuesday to restore power to a major Colombian port city more than 48 hours after a rebel attack on a transmission line plunged Buenaventura's 400,000 into the dark.... 6/2/2015 11:33 PM

Small plane crashes on Mexican highway, killing all 5 aboard
JILOTEPEC, Mexico (AP) -- A small plane has crashed on a major Mexican highway, killing all five people on board and shutting down traffic in both directions for several hours.... 6/2/2015 11:21 PM

Dominican Republic to debate presidential re-election
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Legislators in the Dominican Republic have approved a measure to establish a special assembly that will debate whether to allow presidents to hold office for two consecutive terms.... 6/2/2015 11:17 PM



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