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Battle of the big phones: Samsung down in China, Apple gains

A man uses an Apple iPhone near the advertisement of Samsung Electronics’ micro SD cards at a Samsung shop in Seoul, South Korea Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Samsung lost the battle of the big phones last quarter as Apple’s copycat large iPhone lured buyers in the crucial...
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Top US colleges push for more diverse students from China

In this Nov. 20, 2014 photo, Yupei Guo, top, greets friend Serene Silin Li at Yale University, in New Haven, Conn. With more undergraduates coming from overseas than ever, some Ivy League universities are reaching out in new ways to attract international students of more varied...
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As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from IS, local Sunnis are wary

In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 photo, a Kurdish Peshmerga soldier stands guard, overlooking the road between Mosul and Tal afar at the frontline of Eski Mosul. The Iraqi Kurdish fighters retaking territory from Islamic State militants have found surprising ambivalence in areas...
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Naomi Campbell steals show at couture as Bruni is mobbed

French designer Jean Paul Gaultier and model Naomi Campbell are applauded at the end of his Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Wednesday Jan 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon) French designer Jean Paul Gaultier and model Naomi...

Israel-Lebanon border calm day after escalation

Spanish U.N. peacekeepers in an armored vehicle, patrol the Lebanese Israeli border, in the southern village of Abbasiyeh, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Missiles fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, killing two soldiers in an...

Shell to slash investment after oil price drop hurts profit

LONDON (AP) — In a sign of the impact on the oil sector of the slump in energy prices, Royal Dutch Shell Plc said Thursday it plans to cut spending by $15 billion over the next three years amid a drop in earnings. Shell is the first major energy company to report...
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Japan says it trusts Jordan to help Islamic State hostage

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, accompanied by government spokesman Yoshihide Suga, speaks during a hurriedly held ministerial meeting on Japanese hostage Kenji Goto taken by the Islamic State group, at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo...

Indonesian investigators: Crashed AirAsia flown by co-pilot

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian investigators say the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in controls when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded. The Airbus A320-200 crashed into the Java Sea Dec. 28, halfway from Indonesia’s city...

EU parliament president to meet with new Greek gov’t

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Parliament’s president is to be the first European official to visit Athens, a day after announcements by Greece’s nascent radical left government on rolling back a series of key budget commitments sent the country’s...