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  • Callahan nets 2 goals, Lightning beat Rangers 4-3

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Callahan downplayed stealing the spotlight in Martin St. Louis' homecoming. Callahan scored twice against his former team for the second time in 10 days, and Tampa Bay beat former Lightning captain St. Louis and the New York Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night....

  • South Asian leaders don't sign expected agreements

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — South Asian leaders flew to a mountain resort near Nepal's capital Thursday for a last effort to reach agreements on roads, railways and energy, and for a much-anticipated meeting between Pakistan and Indian leaders. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his...

  • Philippines unlikely to meet full-year growth goal

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines is unlikely to meet its 2014 growth target after the economy's expansion slowed to 5.3 percent in the third quarter. Growth was dragged down by reduced government spending, a decline in agriculture and slower expansion in services and...

  • South Korea starts trial for Japanese journalist

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A trial has begun for a Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster in April because she was with a man. A spokesman from the Seoul Central District Court...

  • Australian batsman Hughes dies after head knock

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia team doctor Peter Brukner says batsman Phillip Hughes has died in hospital, two days after being struck in the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match. Brukner issued a statement saying "It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago...

  • Iconic Chinese liquor maker in graft probe

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — A top official at iconic Chinese state-owned liquor maker Moutai has been snared in the country's ongoing anti-corruption campaign, the ruling Communist Party's anti-graft body said Thursday. Kweichow Moutai Group deputy general manager Fang Guoxing is under...

  • Report: Colombia's land restitution effort lagging

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Threats of violence and flawed legislation are undercutting Colombia's efforts to return huge swaths of land illegally snatched from poor farmers during the country's half-century conflict, according to a study released Thursday. Amnesty International's report...

  • China hit by second deadly mine blast in 2 days

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — At least 11 people have been killed in the second deadly coal mine blast to hit China in two days. The official Xinhua News Agency says 19 people were working in a mine in the southern province of Guizhou when the explosion ripped through the shaft early Thursday. There...

  • Ex-CBC host charged with sexual assault in Canada

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Jian Ghomesi must live with his mother while sexual assault charges against him are heard in a case that has rocked the country's vaunted public broadcaster. Ghomeshi, 47, was charged Wednesday with four counts of sexual...

  • Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case. Protesters continued to hold scattered...

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