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3 hrs ago |

Japan death toll could double as landslide fears halt rescue

The death toll from catastrophic landslides in western Japan could more than double, a police tally showed on Friday , as fears of a fresh collapse temporarily halted the search for 47 people still missing.


Related Topix: Japan, World News, Landslide

7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Canadian PM bans Chinese media from Arctic trip

Canada says "past incidents and behaviors" are to blame for China's official news agency and the Communist Party newspaper being banned from an Arctic trip with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.


Related Topix: North America, China, Canada, World News, Stephen Harper

11 hrs ago | WBOC-TV Salisbury

Serbia says it won't impose sanctions on Russia

Despite pressure from the European Union, Serbia will not impose sanctions against Russia or curb its food exports to that country, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday.


Related Topix: Russia, World News

12 hrs ago | Daily Journal

After big win, India's new leader faces backlash

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power in India's most resounding election victory in decades, he promised to revive the sluggish economy, rein in rising food prices, tackle corruption and overhaul his predecessor's lackluster foreign policy.


Related Topix: World News, India,

17 hrs ago |

ISIS: What it will take to beat terror group

"We need long-term to take out ISIS' leadership, to degrade their operational capabilities, to cut off their financing sources, to go after them in a comprehensive way to cut off their ability to do the things we've seen them do."


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Iraq, Afghanistan,

Thu Aug 21, 2014


China and Mongolia target $10bn trade by...

China and Mongolia set out plans to almost double trade to $10 billion by 2020 as Chinese President Xi Jinping began a two-day visit to the neighbouring state, Xinhua reported Thursday.


Related Topix: Mongolia, World News, China, Xi Jinping

Monterey County Herald

Navy Adm. McRaven confirmed as Texas chancellor

Navy Adm. William McRaven formalized his transition from a top U.S. military commander to academic leader Thursday, officially accepting the job as chancellor of the University of Texas System.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Naval Postgraduate School, US Military, US Navy, World News, Afghanistan

Stars and Stripes

GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

The Department of Defense broke the law when it traded Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners in May, the Government Accountability Office said in a legal opinion issued Thursday.


Related Topix: Department of Defense, US News, Prison, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay, World News, Afghanistan

The Washington Post

Sri Lankan activist: Gov't trying to hurt UN probe

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's decision to deny entry to U.N. investigators is intended to undermine the credibility of an ongoing war crimes inquiry, an activist said Thursday.


Related Topix: Sri Lanka, World News, Mahinda Rajapaksa

The New Zealand Herald

China tries 5 accused cult members for murder

Five people stood trial Thursday in the beating death of a woman at a McDonald's restaurant in eastern China who reportedly refused to join their anti-Communist Christian sect a high-profile crime that led to a wave of arrests of cult suspects.


Related Topix: World News, China, Prison,

The Tribune

Pakistan holds talks with opposition protesters

Pakistani officials have held first, "initial" talks with two opposition groups whose supporters have been besieging the parliament for a second day demanding the prime minister resign over alleged election fraud.


Related Topix: Pakistan, World News

Brandon Sun

Fans defiant as new American research hits South Korea where it hurts - in the noodles

Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts - in the noodles.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News,

Washington Times

Reactions in Asia to instant noodle study

A recent U.S. study linking instant noodle consumption by South Koreans to some risks for heart disease has prompted a passionate response throughout Asia, where the noodles are not just a cheap treat but an essential part of life.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Smoking, Medicine, Health

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Times of Oman

India flays Pakistan for calling separatists - stakeholders'

Pakistani High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit while addressing the media at Foreign Correspondent's Club in New Delhi on Wednesday.Photo: PTI/Subhav Shukla New Delhi: India on Wednesday strongly hit out at Pakistan for describing Kashmiri separatists as 'stakeholders' in the resolution of Kashmir problem, saying as per Simla Agreement it was a ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, India, Terrorism,

The China Post

Japanese man born before first human flight becomes world's oldest man at 111

A Japanese man born months before the Wright brothers carried out the first human flight was recognized Wednesday as the world's oldest male at the age of 111.


Related Topix: Japan, World News,

Cybercast News Service

Lawyer: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wants to attend college

The attorney for an Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years says the soldier wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Sam Houston, World News, Afghanistan, San Antonio, TX, Fort Sam Houston (San Antonio, TX), Fort Sam Houston, TX

CBC News

Hiroshima landslide death toll now 36 and rising

Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said.


Related Topix: Landslide, Mudflow, Natural Disasters, World News, Japan, Weather


At least 27 dead as Japan landslide...

A huge landslide that engulfed homes in western Japan killed at least 27 people and left another 10 missing, the government said Wednesday.


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36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

In this aerial photo, rescue workers search for survivors after a massive landslide swept through residential areas in Hiroshima, western Japan, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.


Related Topix: Landslide, Japan, World News

ABC News

German Sentenced to Death in China Over Killings

Germany says a German man has been sentenced to death in China after being convicted on two counts of premeditated killing.


Related Topix: China, World News