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1st banker conviction in UK market-fixing case

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Serious Fraud Office says a senior executive from a U.K. bank has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud in a case of market-rigging....

Smuggled phones help N. Korea defectors send money

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A cellphone smuggled into North Korea helped Lee Seo Yeon take on two missions: one emotional, one financial. But at first, she feared there might be some mistake....

Morocco mulls legal pot growing, breaking taboo

KETTAMA, Morocco (AP) -- Abdelkhalek Benabdallah strode among towering marijuana plants and checked the buds for the telltale spots of white, indicating they are ready for harvest....

US adds extra level of airport screening for Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama calls it a "belt and suspenders" approach - an extra level of screening at five major U.S. airports to try to catch any travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries who may be carrying the disease....

Iran frees wife of jailed Washington Post reporter

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Iran has released the wife of a Washington Post reporter after arresting the two journalists in July, her newspaper and officials said Monday....

Turkey cracks down on oil smuggling linked to IS

HACIPASA, Turkey (AP) -- Sevda, a 22-year-old waitress in a brown apron, recounts how she made a small fortune running smuggled diesel from a village on Turkey's wild and dangerous border with Syria. But the days when she could earn 20 times her salary waiting tables came to an abrupt end several months ago when police arrested her and slapped her employers with a massive fine....

Hong Kong protesters petition Chinese President Xi

HONG KONG (AP) -- Students leading pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong issued an open letter Saturday to Chinese President Xi Jinping, urging him to consider political reforms in the city and blaming the city's unpopular leader for the demonstrations....

Hong Kong protests shrink after tumultuous week

HONG KONG (AP) -- Student-led protests for democratic reforms in Hong Kong shrank Monday but a few hundred demonstrators remained camped out in the streets, vowing to keep up the pressure until the government responds to their demands....

Tiananmen legacy looms over Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG (AP) -- The legacy of the 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square looms larger in Hong Kong than in mainland China, where the Communist Party has virtually erased all public mention of it. In this former British colony, hundreds of thousands attend candlelight vigils each anniversary to commemorate the grim end to the Beijing movement that was vanquished before many of the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong's streets were even born....

Tiananmen legacy looms over Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG (AP) -- The legacy of the 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square looms larger in Hong Kong than in mainland China, where the Communist Party has virtually erased all public mention of it. In this former British colony, hundreds of thousands attend candlelight vigils each anniversary to commemorate the grim end to the Beijing movement that was vanquished before many of the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong's streets were even born....

At a glance: The search for Flight 370

SYDNEY (AP) -- The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 resumed Monday in a remote part of the Indian Ocean, far off Australia's west coast. Here's a rundown of the operation to look for the jet, which inexplicably vanished nearly seven months ago:...

Indonesia struggles with Islamic State recruiting

CIANJUR, Indonesia (AP) -- A businessman who proclaims himself leader of the Indonesian chapter of the Islamic State group says he has personally overseen the departure of scores of fighters from this Southeast Asian nation to Syria and Iraq. Police detained him for a night recently, but were unable to charge him with a crime....

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