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  • Faced with Islamic State group threat to kill hostages, Japan weighs whether to pay ransom

    The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom in a video posted online Tuesday that showed a knife-brandishing masked militant standing over the two kneeling captives. Prime Minister...
  • China's economic growth slowed to 24-year low of 7.4 percent in 2014

    The global economy, slowed by stagnation in Europe and Japan, is being further hampered by China's decelerating growth. The Chinese economy grew 7.4 percent in 2014, its weakest performance in nearly a quarter-century. And its growth is forecast to...
  • Melbourne cemetery reinvents itself as tourist spot

    Melbourne cemetery reinvents itself as tourist spot
    It's twilight in the graveyard. Large bats circle lazily overhead. In the gloom, folks gather around the tomb of actor Frederick Baker, whose ghost (legend has it) haunts a theater not far from where his remains lie. The last rays of light disappear...
  • For China's birthrate, this may be a bad sign

    For China's birthrate, this may be a bad sign
    Chen Lei runs a Shanghai business that helps pregnant Chinese women fly to Southern California and give birth in hospitals in Whittier, Fountain Valley, Pomona and other nearby cities. But come Feb. 19 — when the Chinese New Year begins, closing out...
  • Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani presents Cabinet picks amid controversy

    Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani presents Cabinet picks amid controversy
    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani officially presented his Cabinet nominations to parliament on Tuesday amid a series of shakeups and questions surrounding the long-delayed list of 25 proposed ministers. The list has already seen major changes in the week...
  • Court orders Indian government to release Greenpeace funds

    A judge ruled Tuesday that the Indian government’s decision to block Greenpeace from receiving foreign funding was unconstitutional in what the environmental group described as a “victory for democracy.” The Delhi High Court ordered...
  • AP PHOTOS: In Pakistan, cross-dressing men and those transgendered dance on in spite of fear

    By day, 27-year-old Waseem Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani city. But by night, Akram stands before a mirror, shaving away his beard and picking through mascara and rouge to become Rani, a...
  • Winners and losers as China adjusts to 'new normal' of slower economic growth

    China's economy, the world's second largest, grew 7.4 percent last year, its slowest expansion in nearly a quarter century. Forecasters expect growth to wane further in the next several years as China emphasizes consumption over polluting heavy industry...
  • Ramen Manichi opens in Little Tokyo: black tonkotsu, gyoza, salaryman lunch

    Ramen Manichi opens in Little Tokyo: black tonkotsu, gyoza, salaryman lunch
    Sure, you can go to Torrance, Gardena or Sawtelle for excellent ramen, but there's something lovely and almost old school about slurping a bowl of the hot noodle soup in Little Tokyo. A thriving Japanese American community for well over 100 years, there...
  • CEOs say U.S. more attractive to investors than China

    CEOs say U.S. more attractive to investors than China
    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Amid growing concerns over the global economy, the United States has overtaken China as the No. 1 investment destination among chief executives around the world, a survey found Tuesday. That's the first time the U.S....
  • Terry's 5 Tips: 5 ways a strong dollar helps you

    The "strong dollar" is making headlines. What is a strong dollar, and how does it impact us? The dollar is "strong" in value relative to other currencies because global investors have choices about how to hold their wealth. They have been choosing to...