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5 injured as American Airlines jet hits turbulence in South Korea

By Wed, Dec 17, 2014 12:53PM UTC

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An American Airlines jet encountered severe air turbulence shortly after takeoff from Seoul, South Korea, injuring four passengers and a crew member. A statement issued by the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier says American Flight 280 was headed for Dallas-Fort Worth when the Boeing 777-200 met

Japan: McDonald’s cuts french fries portions amid potato shortage

By Wed, Dec 17, 2014 12:39PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Only small fries with that? McDonald’s in Japan has begun limiting the serving size of fries as stocks of spuds run short due to labor disruptions on the U.S. West Coast.

Manila seeks custody of US Marine in trandgender murder case

By Wed, Dec 17, 2014 12:31PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government says it is seeking custody of a U.S. Marine charged with the murder of a Filipino transgender woman.

China raises GDP estimate, moves closer to US

By Wed, Dec 17, 2014 12:19PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China has raised its estimate of last year’s gross domestic product, possibly moving closer to passing the United States as the biggest economy.

Burma orders Irrawaddy publishing group to change name

By Wed, Dec 17, 2014 11:43AM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s former military government easily changed the name of the country’s mightiest river, but a magazine ordered to make the same change is putting up a fight.

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