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China stocks lead Asia lower after annual growth target cut

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:29pm
HONG KONG (AP) — A tumble in Chinese stocks dragged most other Asian benchmarks lower Thursday after China cut its economic growth target. (...)
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After Ebola ban, N. Korea opens marathon to foreigners

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:29pm
TOKYO (AP) — After lifting travel restrictions it imposed because of concerns over the Ebola virus, North Korea says foreigners can now take part in one of its most popular tourist events — the annual Pyongyang marathon, a travel agency said Thursday. (...)
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US envoy to SKorea in stable condition after knife attack

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:29pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife, South Korean police and U.S. officials said Thursday. (...)
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'Duang!' Chinese poke fun at Jackie Chan with nonsense word

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:29pm
BEIJING (AP) — Jackie Chan might still be popular in China, but nowadays the pro-Beijing actor is as well-known as fodder for jokes as he is for his gritty martial arts and slapstick humor on screen. His latest contribution to the country's mass culture and entertainment: "duang." (...)
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Venezuelan mayor's arrest casts light on unlikely marriage

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:29pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — She was raised by a leader of Venezuela's opposition and made a name for herself on a popular anti-government TV show. He is the tourism minister and one of the socialist administration's most passionate defenders. (...)
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US envoy to SKorea in stable condition after knife attack

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:59pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife, South Korean police and U.S. officials said Thursday. (...)
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Facebook posts about job land US contractor in Emirates jail

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:59pm
A hallmark of American life — griping about work — has landed a Florida man in a Middle Eastern jail. (...)
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Venezuelan mayor's arrest casts light on unlikely marriage

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:59pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — She was raised by a leader of Venezuela's opposition and made a name for herself on a popular anti-government TV show. He is the tourism minister and one of the socialist administration's most passionate defenders. (...)
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Australia police charge 6 with smuggling drugs from Colombia

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:59pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Six men were charged in Sydney with drug smuggling and more than 480 kilograms (1,060 pounds) of cocaine and methamphetamine have been seized in Columbia and Australia in a joint Australian-Colombian police operation, officials said Thursday. (...)
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US envoy to SKorea in stable condition after knife attack

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:59pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife, South Korean police and U.S. officials said Thursday. (...)
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China lowers growth target, promises to open industries

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:59pm
BEIJING (AP) — China announced a lower economic growth target for this year and promised to open more industries to foreign investors as it tries to make its slowing, state-dominated economy more productive. (...)
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Maduro rejects speculation he'll suspend Venezuela elections

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:59pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro is rejecting speculation that he is considering suspending Venezuela's legislative elections later this year. (...)
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Effort set to recover body found on Mexico's highest peak

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:59pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — An effort was planned for Thursday to recover a body found buried in snow and ice high on Mexico's tallest peak, officials said. (...)
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China stocks lead Asia lower after annual growth target cut

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:59pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese stocks led Asian markets lower on Thursday after the country's leaders cut the annual growth target for the world's No. 2 economy. (...)
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Former chief of Bolivia drug police under investigation

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:59pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The retired police general who reorganized Bolivia's counter-narcotics force after President Evo Morales expelled U.S. drug agents is under investigation for illicit enrichment and drug trafficking ties. (...)
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Dominican Republic temporarily closes consulates in Haiti

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:59pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic has announced the temporary closure of five of its consulates in neighboring Haiti because of security concerns. (...)
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Mexican police grab latest Zetas leader in wealthy suburb

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:59pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country's northern border with the U.S. (...)
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China plans to boost military budget by 10.1 percent in 2015

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:59pm
BEIJING (AP) — China announced Thursday that its official military budget will grow by 10.1 percent in the coming year, amid unease among Beijing's neighbors about its growing might and territorial ambitions. (...)
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Chemical fire at Vancouver's port prompts evacuation

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:59pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Vancouver health officials are warning people near the city's port to stay indoors due to a fire in a shipping container holding an industrial disinfectant and bleaching agent. (...)
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Merkel dampen talk of 3rd Greek bailout

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:59pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the president of the European Union's executive branch cautioned Wednesday against speculation that Greece will need a third financial bailout. (...)
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