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Malaysia sends back trash, says won't be world's waste bin

Malaysia sends back trash, says won’t be world’s waste bin

PENANG, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mainly rich countries since the third quarter last year,...
Philippines looks for safer homes for volcano residents

Philippines looks for safer homes for volcano residents

TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials said Sunday the government will no longer allow villagers to return to a crater-studded island where an erupting...
China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak

China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Seventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients...
Philippine volcano spews lava, ash for 3rd day, 30,000 flee

Philippine volcano spews lava, ash for 3rd day, 30,000 flee

TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava, ash and steam and trembled constantly Tuesday on the third day of...
Ghosn's Japan lawyer: Questioning averaged 7 hours a day

Ghosn’s Japan lawyer: Questioning averaged 7 hours a day

TOKYO (AP) — A lawyer for former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who fled to Lebanon while awaiting trial in Japan, said his client was...
Carlos Ghosn's defense calls Nissan investigation flawed

Carlos Ghosn’s defense calls Nissan investigation flawed

TOKYO (AP) — The defense team for former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday slammed Nissan's investigation that accuses him of financial misconduct as...
Attackers beat protesting students at Indian university

Attackers beat protesting students at Indian university

NEW DELHI (AP) — Masked assailants beat students and teachers with sticks on the campus of a prestigious university in India's capital, injuring more...
Japan vows to improve border checks, bail after Ghosn flight

Japan vows to improve border checks, bail after Ghosn flight

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's justice minister vowed Monday to strengthen border departure checks and review bail conditions after Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn fled...
Floods in Indonesia capital kill 17, force thousands to flee

Floods in Indonesia capital kill 17, force thousands to flee

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Severe flooding and landslides triggered by torrential rain in Indonesia's capital have killed 17 people and displaced tens of thousands,...
Japanese prosecutors raid Nissan ex-chair Ghosn's Tokyo home

Japanese prosecutors raid Nissan ex-chair Ghosn’s Tokyo home

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prosecutors raided the Tokyo home of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn after he skipped bail before a trial on financial...

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