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Talks to resolve power crisis fail in south India

10/09/2013 3:14am
Millions of people in southeastern India were facing widespread power blackouts for the sixth consecutive day Wednesday after talks between the government and striking electricity workers failed.

Circus canceled as Chinese stress animal welfare

10/09/2013 3:53am
A Chinese circus featuring animal performances was canceled after citizens called for a boycott and tipped off authorities, in what activists billed a victory for a growing animal welfare movement.

Notorious Aussie criminal Mark 'Chopper' Read dies

10/09/2013 4:47am
Mark "Chopper" Read, one of Australia's most notorious and colorful crime figures, died on Wednesday after a long battle with liver cancer, his manager said. He was 58.

UN chief wants credible re-vote in Maldives

10/09/2013 4:52am
The United Nations chief has called for a credible and peaceful re-vote for presidency in the Maldives after the country's Supreme Court annulled results of an earlier election widely hailed as free and fair.

US expected to slash aid to Egyptian government

10/09/2013 5:48am
U.S. officials said Wednesday that the Obama administration is poised to slash hundreds of millions of dollars in military and economic assistance to Egypt. The announcement is expected this week, once official notifications have been made to all interested parties.

US expected to slash aid to Egyptian government

10/09/2013 6:54am
U.S. officials said Wednesday that the Obama administration is poised to slash hundreds of millions of dollars in military and economic assistance to Egypt. The announcement is expected this week, once official notifications have been made to all interested parties.

Floods in Cambodia kill more than 100

10/09/2013 7:36am
A Cambodian disaster relief official says at least 104 people have died in recent floods caused by heavy rains and the Mekong River overflowing its banks.

Critics question Myanmar's readiness to head ASEAN

10/09/2013 8:10am
Just a few years ago Myanmar was an isolated dictatorship that embarrassed the Association of Southeast Asian Nations with its dismal human rights record. Now it's poised to take over leadership of the 10-nation bloc for the first time _ a move critics say may be premature given conflicts at home that have left hundreds dead and hundreds of thousands more displaced.

Wal-Mart splits from India partner; stores on hold

10/09/2013 9:08am
Wal-Mart Stores said Wednesday that it is splitting from its Indian business partner and cannot move forward with plans for its own retail stores in India because strict government regulations on sourcing from local small businesses make it impossible.

Hungarian wingsuit flyer dies during China jump

10/09/2013 9:36am
A Hungarian wingsuit flier died following an accident during a jump into a gorge in central China, reports said Wednesday.

US, Vietnam ink civil nuclear deal

10/09/2013 9:13pm
The United States and Vietnam are moving to boost cooperation in the energy sector by signing a deal on civilian nuclear power that will allow American firms into the market and commits the Vietnamese to not producing ingredients for atomic weapons.

Respected British Tibetan monk killed in SW China

10/09/2013 9:29pm
A respected Tibetan monk who co-founded the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the West and maintained contacts with the Beijing government was killed in China, local police and his brother said.

Correction: Vietnam-Repressed Christians story

10/09/2013 10:05pm
In a story Oct. 8 about Vietnam's treatment of Christians, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a former deputy commander of a hill-tribe army that fought alongside Americans during the Vietnam War. His name is Rong Nay, not Rong Ray.

Dreamliner flight diverted back to San Diego

10/09/2013 10:45pm
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner headed to Tokyo was diverted back to San Diego because of a possible problem with the aircraft's deicing system.

New Zealand's main islands get long overdue names

10/09/2013 11:54pm
Eight hundred years after indigenous Maori first arrived in New Zealand and 370 years after Europeans spied its shores, the South Pacific nation's major land masses will finally get official names.