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Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer dies

Nadine Gordimer, a South African author who won the Nobel Prize for novels that explored the cost of racial conflict in apartheid-era South Africa, has died at the age of 90, her family said Monday.


Related Topix: South Africa, Africa, Arts, Literature,

44 min ago | Olney Enterprise

Little Prince park, like book, delights in small

Tucked into a corner of eastern France where overseas tourists rarely venture, the Park of the Little Prince takes its name from one of French literature's most beloved characters - and takes its cues from a time when roller coasters didn't set out to terrify, living rooms televisions didn't have multi-player 3-D video games and theme parks were ... (more)


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Bowe Bergdahl could return to active duty

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has finished undergoing therapy and counseling at an Army hospital in San Antonio and could return to active duty as early as Monday, a defense official tells CNN.


Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat

8 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Witty dealmaker Juncker to be EU's new CEO

Jean-Claude Juncker, who was prime minister of Luxembourg for almost two decades, was a controversial pick as the 28-nation European Union's new chief executive, not least because the British government vociferously opposed him.


Related Topix: Claude Juncker, Luxembourg, Europe

Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Island Packet

Samsung suspends China supplier over child labor

The South Korean company, which is the world's biggest smartphone maker, said in its blog Monday that it had found possible evidence of child labor and illegal hiring at Dongguan Shinyang Electronics Co.


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The Fresno Bee

8 killed in mortar attack in Egypt's Sinai

A senior security official said the attack late Sunday hit the military post, killing one soldier.


Related Topix: Palestinian Territories, Middle East

WGAL-TV Lancaster

China TV news anchor arrested before airtime

Rui Chenggang's anchor chair was left empty for Friday night's national newscast on China Central Television after prosecutors detained the star journalist shortly before airtime, according to state media.

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Related Topix: China, Asia, South Korea, Autos

KXLY-TV Spokane

Pope calls for Middle East cease-fire

Pope Francis called for a cease-fire in the Middle East before Sunday's Angelus prayer and said his meeting in June with the presidents of Israel and the Palestinian Authority was not a waste of time.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Pope Benedict XVI, Shimon Peres

The Macon Telegraph

Chinese officials will buy more electric cars

A joint plan from five government ministries and departments calls for about a third of cars bought for state use from 2014 to 2016 to rely on clean energy, and the percentage will be raised year by year after that, the Xinhua News Agency said.


Related Topix: China, Asia

The Straits Times

Day 6 of Gaza offensive: Israeli troops clash with Hamas militants in first ground assault

An explosion is seen in the northern Gaza Strip after an Israeli air strike on Sunday, July 13, 2014.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Explosion


Kerry in Vienna; extension of nuclear talks likely

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other officials gathering in Vienna face a deadline only days away for a comprehensive pact preventing Tehran from developing nuclear weapons.


Related Topix: Europe, Germany

Sat Jul 12, 2014

KTRE-TV Lufkin

Seoul: North Korea again test-fires projectiles

North Korea launched two projectiles presumed to be ballistic missiles into the sea on Sunday, South Korea said, the latest in a series of test-firings seen as expressions of anger over its failure to win talks on receiving outside aid, and over ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills.


Related Topix: North Korea, Asia, South Korea,

Graham Leader

Divers, snorkelers converge for undersea 'concert'

Nearly 500 divers and snorkelers submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary on Saturday for a "concert" beneath the sea broadcast by a local radio station.


Related Topix: Animated TV, Entertainment, Television, Children TV, Germany


Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

Afghanistan's two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential election and, whoever the victor, a national unity government.

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Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

"Corn Island" wins Karlovy Vary film festival

The movie, a coproduction of Georgia, Germany, France, the Czech Republic and Kazakhstan, is a psychological drama with sparse dialogues about an old farmer and his granddaughter living on a tiny island in a river that forms a natural border between Georgia and its breakaway region of Abkhazia.


Related Topix: Germany, Czech Republic, Europe

KXLY-TV Spokane

Putin meets with Castro brothers in Cuba

In a scene out of the Cold War, Cuban President Raul Castro and ailing brother Fidel met with the current leader of the communist island's longtime economic benefactor, the state press reported Saturday.


Related Topix: Cuba, Central America, Raul Castro, Vladimir Putin, Fidel Castro,

CBS 3 Springfield

Associate: Tommy Ramone, last of the Ramones, dies

Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.


Related Topix: Punk, The Ramones, Hungary, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Iraq sending 4,000 volunteers to help in Ramadi

An Iraqi Shiite fighter chants slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State group during Friday prayers in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, July 11, 2014.


Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq,

Cambodian police investigate strangling death of Mississippi man

U.S. diplomats in the Southeast Asian nation could not immediately be reached for comment.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Cambodia,

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Palestinians draft UN resolution urging cease-fire

An Israeli soldier leans on the barrel of the gun of a mobile artillery unit at a position on the Israel-Gaza border, Friday, July 11, 2014.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories,