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Australian minister visits Fiji amid diplomatic thaw

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Friday took a major step toward resetting frayed relations with the South Pacific nation of Fiji, ...  Visit website

Beijing bans Halloween costumes on subway ahead of APEC

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing police have warned people they face arrest for wearing Halloween fancy dress on the subway as it may cause crowds to ...  Visit website

Hong Kong protesters: Images of determination

HONG KONG (AP) — On the evening of Sept. 28, Hong Kong police struggling to hold back thousands of democracy protesters unleashed dozens of rounds ...  Visit website

Washington state court says accused rapists cannot bear burden of proving consent

SEATTLE (Reuters) - The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday ruled the burden of proving consent cannot fall on a defendant accused of rape, in a ...  Visit website

Wal-Mart to expand discounts as retail price war heats up

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it will expand its offering of discounted products during the holiday season and may broaden a price-matching scheme to ...  Visit website

China says nets 180 graft suspects in overseas manhunt

BEIJING (Reuters) - China says it has captured 180 people suspected of committing economic crimes as part of an aggressive anti-corruption campaign targeting suspects who ...  Visit website

Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were ...  Visit website

China says nets 180 graft suspects in overseas manhunt

BEIJING (Reuters) - China says it has captured 180 people suspected of committing economic crimes as part of an aggressive anti-corruption campaign targeting suspects who ...  Visit website

Asia shares rise on brightening U.S. prospects, BOJ awaited

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares ticked higher on Friday as investors cheered upbeat U.S. growth data, while the dollar held near four-week highs against the ...  Visit website

U.S. envoy to report temperature twice daily after West Africa visit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power returned to New York on Thursday after a brief visit to Ebola-stricken West ...  Visit website

Obama urges progress in Myanmar ahead of rare roundtable

YANGON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama urged Myanmar's government to make every effort to conclude a national ceasefire and protect the rights of minorities, ...  Visit website

UPDATE 7-Four dead, five injured after plane crashes at Kansas airport

WICHITA, Kan., Oct 30 (Reuters) - Four people were killed, including the pilot, and five injured when a small airplane crashed into a building at ...  Visit website

AP Interview: Dissident forced to leave Vietnam

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of Vietnam's most prominent dissidents said he was asked to sign a form seeking a pardon for spreading "propaganda against ...  Visit website

Gray wolf reported at Grand Canyon for first time in decades

(Reuters) - A gray wolf was recently photographed on the north rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona in what would be the first wolf ...  Visit website

Hong Kong protesters: Images of determination

HONG KONG (AP) — On the evening of Sept. 28, Hong Kong police struggling to hold back thousands of democracy protesters unleashed dozens of rounds ...  Visit website

Nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride; negotiations fail

CAPE ELIZABETH Maine (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ...  Visit website

Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State

SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back ...  Visit website

Oil price declines have small-cap shale investors scrambling

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Plummeting oil prices are pushing some of the small-cap companies which flourished as part of the U.S. shale energy boom close ...  Visit website

Elusive Pennsylvania ambush suspect captured, ending manhunt

BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) - The survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper and seriously wounding a second officer in a sniper attack in ...  Visit website

Ukraine, Russia, EU agree to natural gas supply deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ukraine, Russia and the European Union signed a deal on Thursday that will see Moscow resume vital supplies of gas to its ...  Visit website

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