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January 27, 2016 - 12:29am
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean divers have rescued four people and are looking for at least five others believed to be trapped inside a Chinese fishing boat that capsized near a small southwestern island.

An official from the Ministry of Public Safety and Security said Wednesday another man pulled from the boat was feared to be dead.

He says divers believe five other passengers are still inside the boat, which wasn't approved by South Korean...

January 26, 2016 - 11:49pm
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TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. says it sold 10.151 million vehicles in 2015, retaining its status as the world's top-selling automaker for the fourth straight year.

The sales figure announced Wednesday compared with 2015 sales of 9.93 million vehicles for Volkswagen AG and 9.8 million for General Motors.

Toyota, which makes the Prius hybrid, Camry sedan and Lexus luxury models, has forecast sales at 10.114 million vehicles in 2016. Its actual sales...

January 26, 2016 - 8:04pm
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tennis' governing bodies have announced they will commission an independent review of their anti-corruption unit to restore "public confidence in our sport" following media reports that possible evidence of match-fixing was not properly investigated.

The creation of the review, which was earlier reported by The Associated Press, was announced at the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Last week, the BBC and BuzzFeed News...

January 26, 2016 - 7:54pm
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BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in China to push Chinese officials to do more to rein in North Korea's nuclear activities and urge them to decrease tensions over disputed parts of the South China Sea.

Kerry is wrapping up an eight-day, around-the-world diplomatic mission in Beijing on Wednesday. He is meeting with senior Chinese officials to press them to take a firmer stance in demanding that North Korea end nuclear testing. China is North Korea's...

January 26, 2016 - 7:41pm
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Supreme Court has struck down language in a Jalisco state law that defines marriage as between a man and woman.

The decision means Jalisco becomes the fourth jurisdiction nationwide where gay couples can automatically get married, joining Coahuila and Quintana Roo states along with Mexico City.

Last year the Supreme Court issued a ruling saying it was unconstitutional for Mexican states to bar same-sex marriage....

January 26, 2016 - 3:37pm
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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian villagers claim Cameroonian troops in cross-border pursuit of Boko Haram Islamic extremists have shot and killed at least 40 civilians — the third such accusation of reckless killings by the Cameroonians in recent weeks.

Muhammad Abba, deputy commander of a civilian self-defense group, said trapped relatives called him to say they counted at least 40 corpses scattered around the Gwadale border community in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday....

January 26, 2016 - 3:12pm
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A United Nations panel of experts says the Security Council should consider creating an international commission of inquiry to investigate alleged human rights abuses by all sides in Yemen's conflict.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the panel's annual report, which has not been released publicly. The panel monitors U.N. sanctions.

The report also says civilians in the Arab world's poorest country are suffering under...

January 26, 2016 - 3:10pm
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Police have fired tear gas to disperse youths protesting Ebola restrictions that have halted market activity in Sierra Leone's northern Kambia district.

The restrictions were introduced after two cases emerged this month and quarantines have been put in place in several districts.

Assistant Inspector General of Police Foday Daboh said Tuesday three people were injured after demonstrators threatened to burn down a police...

January 26, 2016 - 1:56pm
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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is asking police to investigate the illegal hunting death of an endangered bear.

The spectacled bear named for the yellow rings around its eyes is South America's only bear species. It's found mostly along the Andes mountains.

A 3-year-old adult was found shot to death Saturday at Chingaza National Park in the cloud forest near Bogota. It was among 40 members of the shy, shaggy bear...

January 26, 2016 - 1:42pm
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ROME (AP) — A decision by Italian officials to cover up ancient nude statues to not offend Iran's visiting president is drawing ridicule in Rome.

Ahead of a press conference Monday with Premier Matteo Renzi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, wooden panels were erected around some Roman statues in Rome's Capitoline Museums.

When images of the cover-up made the Italian media Tuesday, politicians from across the spectrum decried and derided the...

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