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  • Court upholds death verdicts in slashing attack
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 11:54 pm
    A Chinese court on Friday upheld the death sentences of three men convicted of organizing the brutal knife attack that killed 31 people earlier this year outside a railway station in the southern city of Kunming.
  • US and Australia drop sanctions against Fiji
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 11:48 pm
    The U.S. and Australia have removed sanctions against Fiji following democratic elections last month in the South Pacific nation.
  • AP PHOTOS: Program gives disabled Venezuelans hope
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 10:43 pm
    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.
  • Hong Kong activists mull Beijing visit during APEC
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 10:00 pm
    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.
  • Myanmar's president, army chief meet Suu Kyi
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 9:54 pm
    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.
  • Asia stocks gain after robust US growth report
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 9:12 pm
    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.
  • Burkina Faso president won't resign after protests
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 7:54 pm
    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.
  • N. Korea says it has invited EU rights official
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 7:36 pm
    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.
  • Small US-based plane crashes in Caribbean Sea
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 7:06 pm
    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.
  • Survey: Asia finds money brings happiness
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 6:12 pm
    Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: Money -- and the stuff it buys -- brings happiness, or at least satisfaction.
  • Nations in Americas join in battle against Ebola
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 5:36 pm
    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.
  • Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 4:36 pm
    Moscow and Kiev on Thursday clinched a multi-billion dollar deal that will guarantee that Russian gas exports flow into Ukraine and beyond to the European Union throughout the winter despite their intense rivalry over the fighting in eastern Ukraine.
  • Puerto Rico government looks to raise tax on oil
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 4:18 pm
    Puerto Rico government officials said Thursday they are seeking a 68 percent increase in an oil tax to help sell up to $2.9 billion in bonds and strengthen one of the island's largest public corporations amid bankruptcy concerns.
  • Mexican governor confirms 3 US siblings found dead
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 4:18 pm
    Three U.S. citizens missing for more than two weeks have been found dead 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.
  • N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 3:55 pm
    North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners entering the country for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported anywhere in Asia, and very few foreigners are allowed to enter.
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