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4 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Indians balk at $33 million statue in new budget

NEW DELHI - In a country grappling with poverty, sluggish growth and a daunting deficit, India's new budget has set aside 2 billion rupees for a colossal iron-and-bronze statue almost twice the size of the Statue of Liberty.

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Chinese man abducted in Malaysia freed

The official Xinhua News Agency quoted an unnamed official from the Chinese Embassy in Malaysia in a Thursday report as saying the abductee, who worked in a Malaysian fishing company, was freed.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

KVOR-AM Colorado Springs

Obama Reached Out to Both Afghan Presidential Candidates

President Obama spoke with both Afghan presidential candidates on Tuesday to discuss the controversial election and the need for calm and political dialogue.

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JAM! Showbiz

North Korea complains to UN about Rogen, Franco film

James Franco, left, and Seth Rogen, middle, star in the film "The Interview." North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un is reportedly unimpressed with the film.

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Air Force Times

North Korea again fires projectiles into sea

North Korea launched two projectiles Wednesday morning into the sea off its east coast, in an apparent continuation of a recent series of missile and artillery test launches, a South Korean defense official said.

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The Washington Post

Book by late Turkmen leader cut from curricula

Turkmenistan's president has removed a book by his predecessor from state curricula, the latest in a series of moves to shed the legacy of the autocratic former president.

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Asbury Park Press

Japan protests China paper's map of atomic cloudsJapan protests China ...

Japan protested Wednesday to China over a newspaper's depiction of exploding mushroom clouds in a map of Japan, calling it offensive.

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Squamish Chief

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People hold umbrellas through heavy rain caused by a typhoon in Naha, Okinawa, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

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WHAS11

17 people missing in landslide in southwest China

Seventeen people have gone missing after being likely swept into a river or buried in mud by a landslide in southwestern China.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Sri Lanka releases 36 who were on intercepted boat

Five alleged people smugglers who were among the 41 people aboard the boat were kept in detention.

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Stuff.co.nz

Four NATO servicemen killed in Afghanistan

At least four NATO servicemen were killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, the International Security Assistance Force said.

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The Marion Star

Afghan candidate rejects election results

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah defiantly told thousands of supporters Tuesday that he will declare victory in the country's election, claiming massive fraud was responsible for preliminary results that put his rival in the lead.

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CNews

South Korea ferry children were steps from safety - prosecutor

Lee Joon-seok, captain of sunken ferry Sewol, arrives at a court in Gwangju June 10, 2014.

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The Bennington Banner

Expedience, pragmatism shape new Asian alliances

Moscow is cozying up to its old rival China. China is holding hands with Seoul. Tokyo is striking deals with Pyongyang.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, North Korea, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin

Suria

Limping N. Korea leader leads memorial...

A visibly limping Kim Jong-Un presided over an official memorial in Pyongyang on Tuesday for the 20th anniversary of the death of his grandfather and North Korea's founder, Kim Il-Sung.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Olympian

Shevardnadze: Fearless life, sad political ending

It was 10 p.m. The runway and cabin lights were off. The Georgian leader had spent the day with his troops who were defending the Black Sea city.

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Tri-cityherald.com

2nd Chinese company plans to sue over Transformers

Huang Daosheng, the general manager of Chongqing Wulong Karst Tourism Co. Ltd., told a news conference Monday that the producers had failed to show its logo in the movie as promised, according to state media reports.

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The Baltimore Sun

UK finance minister fetes Modi, seeks business openings

Britain's finance minister George Osborne praised India's new prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday for helping create a quick turnaround in investor sentiment, during a two-day trip aimed at opening up opportunities in defense and infrastructure.

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WLNE-TV Providence

5 Afghan police killed in insurgent attack

Purple and black bunting hung from the firehouse. Firefighters embraced and wiped away tears.

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Yahoo!

Afghan election candidate set to reject result

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah was set to reject preliminary election results released Monday, heightening a political crisis over fraud that threatens to trigger instability as US-led troops pull out.

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