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  • World stocks rise on China stimulus hopes, Wall St. rebound

    BEIJING (AP) — World stock markets were mostly higher Monday after Wall Street rebounded and China’s leaders promised to shore up slowing growth. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, France’s CAC-40 rose 0.1 percent to 5,053.21…

  • Thailand arrests 3, vows crackdown on human traffickers

    HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Thai authorities have arrested three local officials they allege were involved in trafficking and holding Rohingya Muslims for ransom at a jungle camp where 26 bodies were found last week…

  • The Latest on Nepal: Everest climbing season likely to end

    12 noon (0615 GMT Sherpas in Nepal are refusing to rebuild the route on Mount Everest that was destroyed by an earthquake-triggered avalanche more than one week ago, a decision which will likely end this…

  • Retiring Hong Kong police chief slams radical protesters

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s outgoing top cop took a parting shot Monday at pro-democracy protesters who occupied busy streets in parts of the southern Chinese financial city for nearly three months last year.…

  • Everest climbing season likely over in Nepal

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Sherpas in Nepal have refused to rebuild a climbing route on Mount Everest that was destroyed by an earthquake-triggered avalanche more than one week ago, a decision which will likely end…

  • Taiwan party leader affirms eventual reunion with China

    BEIJING (AP) — The head of Taiwan’s Nationalists reaffirmed the party’s support for eventual unification with the mainland when he met Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of continuing rapprochement between the former…

  • N. Korea’s nominal head of state to visit Russia this month

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s nominal head of state, not its absolute leader Kim Jong Un, is to visit Russia this month to attend celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s…

  • Nepal urges foreign rescue workers in capital to return home

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s government urged foreign rescue workers in the quake-hit capital to return home Monday as hundreds of people visited Buddhist shrines and monasteries to mark the birthday of Gautam Buddha. Information…

  • Suicide bomber strikes government bus in Afghanistan, 1 dead

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying government employees in Kabul, killing at least one person and wounding 13. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi says the minibus…

  • Philippine military chief confirms wanted militant killed

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military chief confirmed Monday that wanted Filipino bomb-maker Abdul Basit Usman, who has links to the Indonesian-based Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist network and is a suspect in deadly bomb attacks…

  • Taiwan party leader affirms eventual reunion with China

    BEIJING (AP) — The head of Taiwan’s Nationalists reaffirmed the party’s support for eventual unification with the mainland when he met Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of continuing rapprochement between the former…

  • S. Korea urges N. Korea to release New York Univ. student

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Monday urged North Korea to quickly free a South Korean student of New York University detained in the North for illegally entering the country. Pyongyang’s state media…

  • Magnitude-5.6 quake jolts New Zealand; no major damage

    WANAKA, New Zealand (AP) — A magnitude-5.6 earthquake jolted the South Island of New Zealand Monday afternoon, but there were no initial reports of major damage or injuries. The United States Geological Survey put the…

  • Nepal’s wrenching choices: ‘I feel like I could die anytime’

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Four days after the earthquake ripped apart the supporting wall attaching her ancient brick house to the tilting seven-story building next door, Parbati Gautam moved back in. As the aftershocks keep…

  • Australia says Europeans seek advice on stopping migrants

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Europeans grappling with mass migration from Libya were seeking information about Australia’s controversial success in stopping asylum seeker boats reaching its shores, the Australian prime minister said Monday. Refugee advocates and…