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Few hopes of success in Hong Kong talks

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  • Few hopes of success in Hong Kong talks
    Few hopes of success in Hong Kong talks

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong officials and student leaders will hold talks to try to end pro-democracy protests gripping the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given vast differences between the two sides.

  • Taliban attack kills 4 Afghan soldiers in Kabul

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least four Afghan soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack on a bus in the capital.

  • China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years

    BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown.

  • Asian stocks meander after China growth slows
    Asian stocks meander after China growth slows

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets shrugged off China's weakest economic growth in five years, finding a silver lining in the fact it didn't slow as much as feared.

  • Former Australia Prime Minister Gough Whitlam dies
    Former Australia Prime Minister Gough Whitlam dies

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Gough Whitlam, a flamboyant Australian prime minister and controversial social reformer whose grip on power was cut short by a bitter constitutional crisis, died Tuesday at the age of 98.

  • China's economic growth down to 7.3 percent last quarter, lowest level in more than 5 years

    BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth down to 7.3 percent last quarter, lowest level in more than 5 years.

  • Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia's new president
    Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia's new president

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots suppor that swept him to power.

  • Image of Asia: A snowstorm survivor waits in Nepal
    Image of Asia: A snowstorm survivor waits in Nepal

    In this photo by Niranjan Shrestha, an avalanche survivor waits to receive the bodies of his colleagues outside a morgue in Katmandu, Nepal. Blizzards and avalanches that swept the Himalayas last week caused at least 39 deaths, and more than 400 people who were injured or stranded have been rescued. Sete Tamang, 20, said he and 10 other Nepali guides and porters were caught in the snowstorm on Tu...

  • Philippine leader: Murder case won't harm US ties
    Philippine leader: Murder case won't harm US ties

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that a murder investigation focused on a U.S. Marine should have no bearing on the two countries' relations, while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington seeks no "special privilege" for the suspect but only rotection of his rights.

  • Australia's Parliament House lifts face veil ban
    Australia's Parliament House lifts face veil ban

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's Parliament House on Monday lifted a short-lived ban on facial coverings including burqas and niqabs after the prime minister intervened.

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