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  • October 31, 2014 @ 2:33 am

    Myanmar hosts talks with Suu Kyi to show progress

    Myanmar's president hosted talks Friday that brought together opposition leader and the nation's military chief for the first time, a meeting that appeared timed to showcase the Southeast Asian nation's ongoing reforms ahead of a regional summit that will be attended by President Barack Obama in less than two weeks.  Continue reading >

  • October 31, 2014 @ 2:20 am

    Hong Kong protesters: Images of determination

    On the evening of Sept. 28, Hong Kong police struggling to hold back thousands of democracy protesters unleashed dozens of rounds of tear gas in a failed attempt to disperse them. When the smoke cleared, Hong Kong had changed. Many young people who previously were indifferent to politics say they experienced an awakening.  Continue reading >

  • October 31, 2014 @ 2:12 am

    Romania to vote for new leader; corruption ignored

    Romanians go to the polls Sunday to elect a new leader as President Traian Basescu steps down after 10 years. Prime Minister Victor Ponta is favored to win over challengers who include a city mayor and a glamorous lawyer. Here's a look at this Balkan nation's vote:  Continue reading >
  • October 31, 2014 @ 12:28 am

    2 boys sue govt, Malaysia Airlines over Flight 370

    Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago.  Continue reading >
  • October 30, 2014 @ 11:44 pm

    US and Australia drop sanctions against Fiji

    The U.S. and Australia have removed sanctions against Fiji following democratic elections last month in the South Pacific nation.  Continue reading >

  • October 30, 2014 @ 10:42 pm

    AP PHOTOS: Program gives disabled Venezuelans hope

    Juan Carlos Marron is among a small group of young disabled Venezuelans who are finding hope for future independence in a program that teaches them how to repair violins and other musical instruments.  Continue reading >
  • October 30, 2014 @ 10:00 pm

    Hong Kong activists mull Beijing visit during APEC

    Hong Kong student protest leaders are considering visiting Beijing while it hosts a major Asian summit next week to press their demands for greater democratic reforms.  Continue reading >
  • October 30, 2014 @ 9:57 pm

    Myanmar's president, army chief meet Suu Kyi

    Myanmar's president held rare talks Friday with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and more than a dozen of the country's political and military heavyweights.  Continue reading >

  • October 30, 2014 @ 9:52 pm

    Mexican governor confirms 3 US siblings found dead

    Three U.S. citizens missing for more than two weeks have been found shot to death in Mexico near the border city of Matamoros, and authorities are questioning a local police unit about possible involvement, the attorney general in northern Tamaulipas state said Thursday.  Continue reading >

  • October 30, 2014 @ 9:08 pm

    Asia stocks gain after robust US growth report

    Asian stocks climbed Friday after strong U.S. economic growth and upbeat earnings sent Wall Street higher. The dollar continued to strengthen after the Fed signaled a rate hike earlier this week.  Continue reading >
  • October 30, 2014 @ 7:54 pm

    Burkina Faso president won't resign after protests

    Burkina Faso's longtime leader refused to resign Thursday in the face of violent protests that posed the greatest threat to his nearly three-decade rule, saying instead he will lead a transitional government after parliament was dissolved.  Continue reading >
  • October 30, 2014 @ 7:36 pm

    N. Korea says it has invited EU rights official

    North Korea on Thursday said it has invited European Union's top human rights official to visit the country, but it threatened to drop recent offers of visits by United Nations rights officials unless a U.N. resolution on the country removes any reference to the International Criminal Court before Saturday.  Continue reading >
  • October 30, 2014 @ 7:04 pm

    Small US-based plane crashes in Caribbean Sea

    Authorities searched in the Caribbean Sea off Dutch St. Maarten on Thursday for one of two pilots from a small cargo plane operated by a U.S. company that crashed shortly after takeoff.  Continue reading >

  • October 30, 2014 @ 6:12 pm

    Survey: Asia finds money brings happiness

    Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: Money -- and the stuff it buys -- brings happiness, or at least satisfaction.  Continue reading >
  • October 30, 2014 @ 5:36 pm

    Nations in Americas join in battle against Ebola

    Representatives of countries from around the Americas, including the United States, have agreed to work together in their response to Ebola, adopting similar procedures in such things as the establishment of epidemiological monitoring centers and coordinating the transport of biological samples.  Continue reading >

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