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LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Striking informal miners in Bolivia kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy government minister after he traveled to the area to mediate in the bitter conflict over mining laws, officials said late Thursday.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Friday, with investors preferring to sit on the sidelines ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's speech for cues on the timing of the next policy rate hike. Trading volumes and momentum also faded in the backdrop of slumping commodities, weak demand and overcapacity in emerging economies.
As the search for survivors ground on, Premier Matteo Renzi pledged new money and measures Thursday to rebuild quake-devastated central Italy amid mounting soul-searching over why the seismic-prone country ...