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AP Top International News at 7:47 a...

AP Top International News at 7:47 a.m. EDT
  1. Wal-Mart steps up online efforts in China as a key to future
    SHANGHAI (AP) -- Wal-Mart's tiny warehouse in eastern Shanghai doesn't look like much. But it's a key part of the company's strategy to win over grocery customers in China who are fast heading online....
  2. Wal-Mart needs to grow overseas, and China's the big prize
    SHENZHEN, China (AP) -- Zhong Guoyan sifted through piles of fish at a Wal-Mart in Shenzhen, one of China's largest cities. She studied the fins, to make sure they were bright red and firm. She peered at the eyeballs - were they bulging?...
  3. Wal-Mart's Sam's Club: A bright spot in China
    SHENZHEN, China (AP) -- Wal-Mart's Sam's Club took a gamble in China almost two years ago. It changed the way it sells meat and fish, putting them in packages instead of letting Chinese shoppers physically inspect cuts of meat or live fish in tanks the way they're used to....
  4. In China, Wal-Mart meets its match: Sun Art Retail Group
    At the store in Shanghai, signs promote "everyday low prices," along with temporary promotions - similar to what Wal-Mart does....
  5. Iraqi forces in Fallujah repel IS attack in city's south
    CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi forces battling their way into Fallujah repelled a four-hour attack by the Islamic State group in the city's south on Tuesday, a day after first moving into the southern edges of the militant-held city with the help of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes....
  6. Airstrikes kills 23 in Syrian city; Russia says not involved
    BEIRUT (AP) -- A wave of late night airstrikes pummeled the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, killing at least 23 people, wounding dozens and trapping several under the rubble of their homes as the intense bombardment struck near two hospitals and a mosque, opposition activists said Tuesday....
  7. Gulf economic slowdown sees foreign workers trapped by debts
    DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- The economic slowdown gripping countries across the Persian Gulf can be seen in layoffs, slowed construction projects and government cutbacks. For the millions of foreign workers drawn by brighter job prospects, it can have a far-darker side if they find themselves deep in debt....
  8. Taliban attack buses in north Afghanistan, kill 9, abduct 35
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban attacked several buses on a road in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday morning, forcing passengers to disembark and killing nine people and abducting at least 35, officials said....
  9. Wanted Taiwanese fugitive dies in car accident in California
    BEIJING (AP) -- A former tycoon wanted on allegations of embezzlement and fraud in Taiwan has died in a car accident in California, the island's foreign ministry confirmed on Tuesday. He had been hiding for years in the United States....
  10. UN: 880 killed in Mediterranean shipwrecks over last week
    GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N. refugee agency says survivors' accounts indicate that shipwrecks and capsized boats have claimed at least 880 lives over the last week in the Mediterranean....