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3 min ago | The Straits Times

Beijing to enforce use of clean coal in anti-pollution drive

A woman wearing a mask stands besides her bicycle as vehicles stop at a traffic junction on a busy street amid thick haze in Beijing on Feb 25, 2014.

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Related Topix: China, World News, Lughnasadh, Life, Holidays

4 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Kerry meeting again with Afghan candidates

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, left, shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as he sends him off after a dinner at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, July 11, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Fri Jul 11, 2014

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Thousands of Ukrainians Flee to Russia as Army Attacks

Last week, Natasha decided she had seen enough. Her hometown of Kramatorsk, in east Ukraine, was pocked by airstrikes.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Russia, Activism

KFVS12

Russia closes 3 border crossings with Ukraine

A company official says the path of saltwater that spilled from a pipeline in western North Dakota extends for nearly 2 miles and has left behind a 200-yard-long stretch of dead vegetation.

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Related Topix: Russia, World News

National Public Radio

French Court Convicts 9 In Afghan Terror Network

A Paris court on Friday convicted nine people of belonging to a terrorist network that trained in Afghanistan and reportedly planned attacks in France.

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Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Terrorism

Tri-cityherald.com

Judge challenges prosecutors on terror case claim

This Nov. 9, 2012 photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office shows Babar Ahmad, extradited in October 2012 with Syed Talha Ahsan to the United States from Britain on charges of supporting terrorists through websites.

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Related Topix: Prison, New Haven, CT, World News, Afghanistan

WHAS11

In Afghanistan, Kerry seeks path in voting crisis

Secretary of State John Kerry is seeking to broker a deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates as a bitter dispute over last month's runoff election risked spiraling out of control.

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Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai

Trend

Separate Taliban attacks in Afghanistan kill 13

A roadside bombing targeting police officers and an attack on a convoy of de-miners killed at least 13 people in Afghanistan, authorities said Friday, separate attacks blamed on the Taliban ahead of foreign troops withdrawing from the country, AP reported.

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Brush News-Tribune

Japan musician Ryuichi Sakamoto has throat cancer

Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, who shared an Oscar for Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Last Emperor" score, has been diagnosed with throat cancer and has canceled his upcoming performances to focus on his health.

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Related Topix: World News, Japan, Hip-Hop

The Washington Post

In South Korea, ex-spy remains stuck in the cold

In this April 11, 2014 photo, Won Jeong-hwa wipes a tear during an interview at her apartment in Gunpo, south of Seoul, South Korea.

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WHAS11

China jails 32 people for online terror charges

Courts in a restive region of western China sentenced 32 people to prison, three of them for life, for downloading and spreading violent Internet content that authorities have blamed for inspiring a recent string of deadly attacks, state media said Friday.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Van falls into pond, killing 8 children in China

The bus was returning the children home from school Thursday in a mountainous village near the capital city of Hunan province when it fell into a pond, the Xinhua News Agency said.

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The Washington Post

Afghan aid is dropping, but how fast is too fast?

Civilian assistance to Afghanistan was always slated to shrink with America's military footprint, but U.S. aid officials were caught off-guard when Congress, upset by testy relations with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, slashed civilian aid by 50 percent this year.

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Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Prison, US News, Hamid Karzai, US Politics

Army Times

Joint Chiefs all backed Bergdahl prisoner swap

The chairman and the Joint Chiefs of Staff unanimously supported the Obama administration's exchange of five Taliban leaders for an Army sergeant held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years.

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Related Topix: Prison, Guantanamo Bay, World News, Afghanistan, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat

The Daily News Journal

Pentagon decries new Bergdahl photo as propaganda

WASHINGTON a?? The photo of a smiling Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl posted to a Twitter account by a Taliban sympathizer is being dismissed by the Pentagon as "100% propaganda."

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Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News, Guantanamo Bay

The Fresno Bee

A rare look inside Pakistan's militant haven

The destroyed buildings were testament to the ferocity of a government operation to clear this area in northwestern Pakistan of extremists.

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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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Related Topix: Malaysia, World News, China

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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Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News

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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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Kim Jong Un, Terrorism

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