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BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese government trade union says it will mediate a labor dispute in which tens of thousands of workers have joined a massive strike against the world's largest shoemaker.Guangdong Federation of Trade Unions said Friday that i ...more

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MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Investigations into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it started listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Fri ...more

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Following is the transcript released by the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries of the conversation between Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jeju Island and The Sewol, the ferry that sank on Wednesday. The original tra ...more

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DWORP, Belgium (AP) — The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say how much longer. Sooner or later, yet ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher in trading muted by Good Friday observance.Markets in Europe, the U.S. and many countries in Asia were closed for the holiday. Oil trading also was suspended.Among the markets that traded, To ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan will target fewer whales when the Pacific hunt begins next week and will limit next season's Antarctic whaling to observation.The decisions came after the International Court of Justice ordered Japan last month to suspend Anta ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered ind ...more

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MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead.Officials also o ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Friday despite mixed U.S. earnings reports with many of the region's exchanges closed for Good Friday.Oil trading also was suspended for the holiday.Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 0.6 percent to 1 ...more

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SYDNEY (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have enjoyed a sheep-shearing demonstration and greeted crowds of flower-bearing fans at an agricultural fair in Sydney.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent Friday morning at the Sydn ...more