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Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda heads to a meeting at the headquarters of Bank of Japan in Tokyo Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Japan's central bank expanded its asset purchases in a surprise move Friday to shore up sagging growth in the world's No. 3 economy. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
Japan expands stimulus to spur recoveryJapan central bank unexpectedly expands asset purchases to shore up shaky recovery
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Nguyen Van Hai, one of Vietnam's most prominent dissidents, speaks to the Associated Press on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Los Angeles after being released from prison and flown to the United States. Hai, who is known as Dieu Cay, was serving a 12-year prison term on charges of spreading "propaganda against the state" through his blogging and citizen media activities. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
AP Interview: Dissident forced to leave VietnamAP Interview: Freed Vietnam dissident: I had no choice but to go to US, couldn't see family
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In this Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 photo, Kit Chow, 22, a university student, poses for a portrait with pro-democracy drawing on a main road in an occupied area outside government headquarters in Hong Kong. Chow said, “Before, most people were silent, and few people stood up, but today many Hong Kongers are investing a lot of effort for democracy. I am still relatively pessimistic. The government still hasn’t come up with concessions, their position is very hard. The voice of the people is not able to enter the government’s ear. Resistance is not just a one-off. We must persist. Then Hong Kong will have hope.” (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Hong Kong protesters: Images of determination'Not like hothouse flowers': In words and images, Hong Kong protesters show determination
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A man walks past an installation set by protesters at the occupied area in Causeway Bay, a shopping district of Hong Kong Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Student democracy activists who have occupied Hong Kong streets for a month suggested Tuesday that direct negotiations with senior Chinese Communist Party officials could be a way to end their standoff with the local government. (AP Photo/Koji Ueda)
Hong Kong activists mull Beijing visit during APECHong Kong student protest leaders consider visiting Beijing during APEC summit
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This undated handout photo provided by Nohemi Gonzalez, shows Erica Maria Alvarado Rivera at her mother's home in Progreso, Texas. According to witnesses armed men took Erica Maria Alvarado Rivera, 26, and her brothers, Alex, 22, and Jose Angel, 21, on Oct. 13 in El Control, a small town near the Texas border west of Matamoros. The three were visiting their father in Mexico and they have not been seen since. (AP Photo)
Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 AmericansMexico police questioned in kidnap, killing of 3 US citizens near the border
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Protestors  pour  water on a  injured man near the parliament building in Burkina Faso as people protest  against their longtime president Blaise Compaore who is seeking another term in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Protesters stormed Burkina Faso’s parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, in the most significant challenge to the president’s rule during his 27 years in power.(AP Photo/Theo Renaut)
Burkina Faso president won't resign after protestsAfter violent protests, Burkina Faso president refuses to resign but parliament dissolved
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 photo, Kim Un Chol, a spokesman for North Korea, attends a panel discussion at United Nations headquarters. On Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, North Korea said it has invited the European Union’s top human rights official to visit, but it threatened to drop its offers of visits by United Nations rights officials if a U.N. resolution on the country doesn’t remove a reference to the International Criminal Court before Saturday. Kim said the visit by the EU official, Stavros Lambrinidis, is expected in March 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
N. Korea says it has invited EU rights officialNorth Korea says it's asked EU's top human rights official to visit, but warns on other offers
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Raquel Alvarado, 46, poses outside her home in Progreso, Texas on Oct. 28, 2014. Alvarado has been awaiting word on the whereabouts of her three adult children who disappeared while visiting their father in El Control, a small Mexican town near the Texas-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Christopher Sherman)
Mexican governor confirms 3 US siblings found deadMexican officials confirm 3 missing Americans found dead, say police being questioned
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EU Commissioner for Energy Guenther Oettinger, center, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak , left, and Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan shake hands after they signed an agreement that guarantees Russian gas will continue to flow to Ukraine and, by extension, parts of the EU this winter as EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, 2nd left back, Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller, left back, EU Commissioner for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration Maros Sefcovic, 2nd righ back, and Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolev look on, at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supplyEU: Moscow, Kiev clinch deal on gas shipments from Russia to Ukraine through the winter
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This Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 photo shows foreigners and North Koreans riding a shuttle bus to a plane bound for Beijing at the Sunan International Airport, in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea would seem like the last place on Earth that has anything to worry about from Ebola. But it's virtually gone on DefCon 1 over what it sees as a looming invasion from the outside world that threatens to infiltrate its borders and relentlessly attack its people unless dramatic measures are taken immediately. It has banned tourists, put business groups on hold and is looking even more suspiciously than usual at every foreign face coming across its borders. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: EbolaN. Korea, about as far from Ebola as a country can be, cracks down on visitors to keep it out
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People gather to look at names of mudslide survivors displayed on a door at a relief center set up in a school in Punagala in Badulla district, about 140 miles (220 kilometers) east of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Oct.30, 2014. Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers clawed through the wreckage of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors in the broken red earth of the high-elevation tea plantation. There were conflicting reports of how many people were missing in the slide, which struck Wednesday morning in the island nation's central hills.(AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivorsSri Lanka says no hope finding survivors after tea plantation mudslide; 100-200 missing
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US, UN condemn renewed violence in South SudanUS, UN condemn renewed violence in South Sudan amid predictions of more warfare
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