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1 hr ago | The Town Talk

Typhoon nears Taiwan as death toll from Rammasun rises

The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit China's south in decades was raised to 46 on Tuesday, increasing the overall toll to 151 people dead in three countries just before a second storm approaches land.


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3 hrs ago |

Chinese city 'sealed off' after plague death

A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said.


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7 hrs ago |

Military exercises delay flights throughout China

The Civil Aviation Administration of China said airports affected include the major cities of Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Zhengzhou and Qingdao, China Central Television said Tuesday on its website.


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8 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Suicide bomber kills 4 foreign security guards in Kabul, Afghan officials say

A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a police compound housing foreign advisers in Kabul on Tuesday, killing four foreign security guards and wounding six, Afghan officials said.


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8 hrs ago | DNA India

Three foreign advisers killed near Kabul airport by Taliban suicide bomber

A Taliban suicide bomber detonated himself on Tuesday outside Kabul International Airport, killing three foreign advisers and an Afghan interpreter, police said.


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11 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found

South Korean police said Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in a field last month was that of a fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people.


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Mon Jul 21, 2014

North Korea Is Not Pleased: Dance Video Features Kim Jong Un

An online video that edits North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's face into dance and fight scenes has sparked a request to take it down.


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The New Zealand Herald

Fatal South Korea ferry's billionaire owner found dead

The ferry's billionaire owner Yoo Byung-eun had been the subject of an international manhunt after the ferry disaster.


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WLS-AM Chicago

Obama Demands 'Full Access' to Malaysia Airlines Crash Site

Issuing a stern call for "immediate and full access" to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, President Obama on Monday said the behavior of the Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine begs the question, "what exactly are they trying to hide?" "They have repeatedly prevented international investigators from gaining full access to the ... (more)


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China sends spy ship off Hawaii during U.S.-led drills

China has sent a spy ship to international waters off of Hawaii during a giant U.S.-led naval exercise involving 22 countries, even as Beijing participates in the drills for the first time this year, the U.S. Navy said on Sunday.


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WFAA-TV Dallas

Obama to bestow Medal of Honor on NH veteran

President Barack Obama will bestow the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest decoration for battlefield valor, to Ryan M. Pitts, a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war despite his own critical injuries.


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WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Fighting erupts in Ukraine as crash investigators ...

Ukrainian army tanks were reported to be launching an assault to break pro-Russian rebels' hold on the eastern city of Donetsk on Monday in the first major outbreak of hostilities in the area since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down last week.


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Afghan official: Suicide bombing kills 2 in south

Omar Zwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor, says the attack took place on Monday morning in Lashkar Gah, the province's capital.


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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

China Warns Officials Against Aping Western Morality

China's ruling Communist Party will step up ideological education of officials to prevent them from aping Western moral standards and strengthen their faith in communism to help in the fight against pervasive corruption, state media said.


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Sun Jul 20, 2014

McDonald's, KFC in China face new food scandal

The report by a Shanghai television station that Shanghai Husi Food Co., Ltd. reprocessed and sold old meat adds to a string of food safety scares in China.

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Star Tribune

Strongest typhoon to hit southern China in decades kills 18; Philippine death toll up to 94

The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in four decades has killed 18 people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes, the government and state media said Sunday, while in the Philippines the death toll from the storm's earlier destruction rose to 94. Typhoon Rammasun killed nine people and left five missing after hitting Hainan island on ... (more)


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Hindustan Times

Delayed monsoon drought scare bonded labour Indian farmers journey to hell

Indian farmer Asghar Bhura scrapes a living by growing sugarcane, but this year's late monsoon has left his tiny plot parched and he will earn nothing from his harvest.


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US turns up heat on Russia over downed plane

The Obama administration on Sunday turned up the heat on Russia for its support of Ukrainian separatists accused by the United States and others of shooting down a Malaysian passenger plane.


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Army Times

Analysts: Airliner Shootdown Points to Russian-Made System

U.S. officials said on July 18 that they were unsure if the BUK surface-to-air missile system suspected of shooting down a Malaysian Air flight on July 17 was transported over the border from Russia, or a Ukrainian system captured by pro-Russian separatists.

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KCRA-TV Sacramento

Reports: Separatists have removed bodies from crash site

Searchers for the Ukrainian government have found 196 bodies at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the State Emergency Service reported Sunday.


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