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China factory index hits 5-year high as economy gains steam

HONG KONG (AP) — China's factory activity ticked up again last month to its highest level in five years, according to an official survey released Friday, in a fresh sign…

China's efforts on climate deal partly due to its pollution

BEIJING (AP) — China's push for a global climate pact was due in part to its own increasingly pressing need to solve serious environmental problems, observers said Sunday. China, the…

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BEIJING (AP) — Prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang went on trial Monday on charges of provoking trouble with commentaries on social media that were critical of the ruling Communist Party….

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'Lay down your arms', pope says in divided Central Africa

Pope Francis on Sunday urged the warring factions in Central African Republic to lay down their weapons as he brought a message of peace to a country ravaged by sectarian…

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Hollande, Putin agree to work more closely to combat Islamic State in Syria

By Elizabeth Pineau & Denis Pinchuk MOSCOW (Reuters) – France & Russia will exchange intelligence on Islamic State & other rebel groups to improve the effectiveness of their aerial bombing…

UNHCR decries restrictions on refugees, upholds right to asylum

GENEVA (Reuters) – About 1,000 refugees & migrants are stuck at the main crossing point into Macedonia from Greece as people of certain nationalities are denied entry in contravention of…

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Tumble dryers 'may pose fire risk'

A number of Hotpoint, Indesit & Creda tumble dryer owners have been warned their appliances may pose a fire risk. Two types of tumble dryers, condenser & vented dryers, manufactured…

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What's for dinner? Genetically engineered salmon OK'd by FDA

WASHINGTON (AP) — What's for dinner? Before long, it may well be genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in the United States. Critics call…

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Urban students grow food at Los Angeles school garden

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elizabeth Castro had never tasted beets or kumquats before she joined an after-school gardening program at her inner-city Los Angeles high school. Now, the 15-year-old helps…

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Beijing vows justice after Islamic State executes Chinese captive

By Ben Blanchard & Joseph Campbell BEIJING (Reuters) – China vowed on Thursday to bring to justice those responsible for executing one of its citizens after Islamic State said it…