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3 hrs ago | Sun-Star

Rains in China kill 19, thousands evacuated

Heavy rains in China's southwest have killed at least 19 people and left 20 missing, with tens of thousands of people evacuated due to flooding, state media reported Monday. The China News Service reported that 12 people had died in the city of Chongqing, three in neighboring Sichuan province and another four in Shaanxi province.


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7 hrs ago | The Age

Prince Harry at 30: a complex young man who makes the monarchy relevant

London: About 10 years ago, I was invited to meet Prince William over a pint of cider in a pub near Highgrove, his Gloucestershire home. The Prince of Wales's PR man, Paddy Harverson, took the view that if journalists could meet people in the public eye, like William, face to face, they would be more forgiving in their judgment of them.


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11 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Boy held over dogs' home fire may be moved for own safety after death threats made online

American who tore up tourist visa so he could be imprisoned 'to experience human rights abuses in North Korean prison' is sentenced to six-years hard labor Former U.S. air stewardess flying from New York to London for her honeymoon kicked cabin crew and shouted: 'F*** off.


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15 hrs ago | The Indian Express

Jaya charges BJP with double standards on fishermen issue

Charging BJP with adopting 'double-standards' on the fishermen issue, AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday said voting for the national party will not benefit the people of her state. Campaigning for her party's Tuticorin Mayor candidate for the September 18 bypolls here, Jayalalithaa said besides her party, a 'national party' and some independents alone were in the fray.


Related Topix: India, World News, Sri Lanka

19 hrs ago | Daily Times

China on track to develop Indian railways as Xi heads to S.Asia : September 14, 2014,

NEW DELHI/BEIJING China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbours' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May. The leaders of Asia's three biggest economies China, India and Japan have crisscrossed the region this month, lobbying for strategic influence, building defence ties, and seeking new business opportunities. Beijing's bid to ramp up commercial ties in India comes despite a territorial dispute that has flared anew in recent years, raising concerns in New Delhi, where memories of a humiliating border war defeat in 1962 run deep.


Related Topix: World News, India, China, Xi Jinping, Travel, India Travel, Asia Travel, Japan Travel

23 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Pakistan diverts rivers to save cities from floods

Military specialists blew up dikes in central Pakistan to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods that have killed hundreds of people, authorities said Saturday, as officials stepped up efforts in India's part of Kashmir to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases there. In Pakistan, the breaches at the overflowing Chenab River were performed overnight as floodwaters reached Multan, a city famous for its Sufi saints.


Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, India, Natural Disasters, Flood

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KOLD-TV Tucson

North Korea holds trial of American Matthew Miller

PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea held a trial Sunday morning for American Matthew Miller, who was detained in April for violating his tourist status when he entered the country. Details were not immediately available.


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The most educated countries in the world In 2011, more than $26,000 was spent on tertiary education per student in the U.S., Check out this story on More people access higher education today than ever before. One in three adults in developed countries held a college degree in 2012, a substantial increase from 2000 when just over one in five had attained such qualifications.


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Barriere Star Journal

Pakistan arrests opposition activists

Pakistani police arrested anti-government protesters in what activists said was an effort to crack down on weekslong sit-ins in the capital, while the government said police only apprehended suspects in a recent attack on state-run TV. The party of famed cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan, who is leading one of two major protests demanding the government's resignation, said a large number of party activists were detained in overnight raids beginning late Friday in Islamabad and elsewhere.


Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf


Death toll climbs in India, Pakistan floods

Najeeb, 60, woke to warnings that a flood was imminent in the Gogjibagh locality of Srinagar, Kashmir, where she and her husband live. Residents were advised to leave and move to safer areas.


Related Topix: India, World News, Weather

The Daily Star

UN threatens to cut Afghanistan aid if election staff harassed

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah waves after a ceremony commemorating the 2001 assassination of legendary Tajik resistance commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, in Kabul September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani KABUL: The United Nations threatened Saturday to cut aid to Afghanistan if its staff are harassed, responding to tensions surrounding its participation in a drawn-out and bitter investigation into fraud in the still-unresolved presidential election.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai

The York Daily Record

Chinese protesters march against trash incinerator

Several thousand people took to the streets of a southern Chinese town on Saturday, some clashing with police, to protest a proposed garbage incinerating plant, participants and eyewitnesses said. The demonstration in Guangdong province was the latest to highlight how Chinese have become increasingly wary of the environmental hazards of such projects but still lack public forums to voice their concerns and to affect the government's decision-making process.


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The Indian Express

Putin wants to destroy Ukraine and recreate USSR: Ukraine PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin's goal is to destroy Ukraine as an independent country and to restore the Soviet Union, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Saturday. Speaking at an conference in Kiev attended by European and Ukrainian lawmakers and business leaders, Yatseniuk also praised a new wave of economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the European Union and the United States and said they posed a major threat to the Russian economy.


Related Topix: Russia, World News, Vladimir Putin

Fri Sep 12, 2014


HP unit pleads guilty to bribing Russian officials

A subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard has admitted violating the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing Russian officials to win a contract with the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation. ZOA Hewlett-Packard, the company's Russian unit, paid millions of dollars from a secret fund to bride Russian government officials while pursing the contract, which had a first stage value of a 35 million and was valued in total at $100 million.


Related Topix: Russia, World News, Hewlett Packard

Marine Corps Times

Syria airstrikes need boots on the ground, Air Force officer

U.S. special operations forces will be needed on the ground in Syria to make the expanded air war President Obama has ordered there more effective, a senior Air Force commander told USA Today. The spy planes flying missions over Iraq and Syria can develop a list of potential Islamic State targets, said the commander who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe what the war might look like.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, US Military, US Air Force, Afghanistan

The Toronto Star

Afghan war hero faces bail hearing in ongoing legal nightmare

A former Canadian soldier who received one of the country's highest decorations for bravery faces a two-day bail hearing in Cornwall, Ont., in an unfolding legal nightmare that has ensnared his parents. Collin Fitzgerald, 35, a former master corporal who received the Medal of Military Valour during a perilous battle in Kandahar, was charged in June with criminal harassment and intimidating a police officer.


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Pakistan nabs militants linked to attack on Malala

Pakistan's army announced Friday that it had arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai , who won world acclaim after she was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating gender equality and education for women. Army spokesman Gen.


Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, Afghanistan,

Brandon Sun

Open-ended ISIL conflict messy and complicated for US and allies: experts

The Obama administration has committed itself - and by extension its allies, including Canada - to an open-ended conflict in the Middle East in precisely the kind of foreign entanglement Stephen Harper has sought to avoid. The toxic politics of Iraq, combined with overlapping sectarian civil wars in Syria and throughout the region, mean the dozens of Canadian special forces troops recently committed to the mission are stepping into a more complex and violent cauldron than anything they experienced in Afghanistan.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Iraq, Middle East, Stephen Harper, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Terrorism

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Pakistani troops expand rescue in flood-hit areas

11, 2014. . Kashmiri Muslims walk near damaged houseboats on a breached river bank of the River Jehlum in Srinagar, India-controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014.


Related Topix: Pakistan, World News, India,

Washington Times

Detainees in North Korea test US patience strategy

A U.S. citizen arrested in North Korea for allegedly tearing up his visa and seeking asylum will go before the North's Supreme Court this weekend in a trial almost certain to end quickly with a guilty verdict. Along with two other Americans detained in the North, the young defendant says he has but one hope - for a senior U.S. statesman to come and get him out.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asian-American, Korean-American, Bill Clinton, History in the News, South Korea