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  • Malaysian fish seller to hang for killing 2 British students

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court on Tuesday sentenced a fish seller to death for killing two British medical students last year on Borneo island. Prosecutor Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad said the high court…

  • US admiral says China ‘creating a great wall of sand’ in sea

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China is “creating a great wall of sand” through land reclamation in the South China Sea, causing serious concerns about its territorial intentions, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said…

  • UK economy grew more sharply in 2014 than previously thought

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s national statistics agency says the economy grew faster than previously thought last year. Figures from the Office of National Statistics show that the country’s gross domestic product expanded 2.8 percent, compared…

  • French eye cockpit entry, psychological screening rules

    PARIS (AP) — France’s air accident investigation agency says it is examining cockpit entry and psychological screening procedures following the crash of a Germanwings plane in the French Alps that killed all 150 people on…

  • Eurozone deflation eases as oil prices appear to bottom out

    LONDON (AP) — The 19-country eurozone isn’t going to be the driving force of the global economy anytime soon, but it’s increasingly evident that its numbers are heading the right way. Official figures Tuesday raised…

  • Indonesian prosecutors seek up to 18-year term for US couple

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors want a man and woman to be sentenced to 18 and 15 years in prison, respectively, if the American couple are convicted of murdering her mother while vacationing on…

  • Tokyo ward 1st in Japan to recognize same sex marriage

    TOKYO (AP) — Fumino Sugiyama will finally be able to marry his girlfriend of four years. He couldn’t before, because same sex marriages weren’t recognized in Japan, and he is legally a woman. With a…

  • Officials: Iran nuke talks to continue in new phase

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results, Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue negotiations in a new phase…

  • Anti-censorship group: China behind cyberattacks on US sites

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have taken over computers both inside and outside the country to launch cyberattacks against the website of an anti-online censorship group and a U.S.-based web resource that hosts some of…

  • Anne Frank House museum: Jewish diarist likely died earlier

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — New research by the Anne Frank House museum shows that the Jewish girl whose World War II diary about her life hiding made her a symbol for all Holocaust victims…

  • European clubs win more money, influence in new UEFA deal

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Europe’s top clubs have agreed to a new deal with UEFA which gives them more money and a bigger say in how European soccer is run. The European Club Association says a…

  • Unease about immigration at core of UK election campaign

    BOSTON, England (AP) — Boston is a typical English town — ancient church, traditional shops, Polish supermarkets, Baltic bakeries. Amid the bargain-hunting crowds on market day, eastern European languages are almost as common as the…

  • Global stocks mostly gain on economic data, China hopes

    TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets mostly climbed Tuesday, boosted by positive data from major economies and hopes for stimulus in China. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 added 0.2 percent to 5,092.19 in early trading…

  • Thai leader moves to lift marital law, impose absolute power

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s military-installed prime minister said Tuesday he plans to lift martial law 10 months after staging a coup, but will invoke a special security measure that critics say is more draconian. The…

  • Several Turkish cities hit by power outage

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials say a glitch at Turkey’s electricity power transmission network has caused power outages in several cities, including Istanbul and the capital Ankara. The blackout early on Tuesday has brought subway…