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21 min ago | 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,

4 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | Suria

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.


Related Topix: Landslide, Japan, World News

12 hrs ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

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

12 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | The Lebanon Daily News

Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US

Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old and ensuing protests to fire back at Washington's criticisms of their own governments, portraying the United States as a land of inequality and brutal police tactics.


Related Topix: World News, China, Prison

18 hrs ago |

North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

Wednesday's slur from the National Defense Commission, the North's top governing body, is the latest in a slew of crude insults against U.S. and South Korean leaders.


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

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Reports: 8 dead, 13 missing in Hiroshima landslide

Video footage from the national broadcaster NHK showed suburban homes in the western Japanese city surrounded by streams of mud and debris, and residents picking their way over piles of rocks and dirt.


Related Topix: Landslide, Japan, World News, Weather

The Daily Star

Hundreds of Taliban fighters battle Afghan forces near Kabul

Afghanistan National Army commandos demonstrate their skills at a Commando Unit Base in Rish Khor district on the outskirts of Kabul August 5, 2014.


Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News,

The Washington Post

Sri Lanka won't allow UN war crimes panel to visit

In this Nov. 17, 2013 file photo, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa speaks during a media briefing on the final day of the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka.


Related Topix: Sri Lanka, World News, Mahinda Rajapaksa

The Washington Post

Man arrested over death of Afghan in container

Northern Ireland police say they have arrested a man on suspicion of smuggling 35 Afghan immigrants into England in a shipping container, during which one man died.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, United Kingdom, Londonderry County, Northern Ireland

Cybercast News Service

Russia resists demands to cut number of stadiums

Russia is resisting demands from FIFA to reduce the number of stadiums for the 2018 World Cup from 12 to 10. FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who said last month that two of the 12 planned stadiums could be cut, was in Sochi over the weekend to discuss the issue with Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko.


Related Topix: World News, Russia,

Times Herald

Blast in China coal mine traps 27 miners

Twelve other miners were lifted out of the privately owned mine in Huainan city in Anhui province after the blast, one of whom suffered burns, the official Xinhua News Agency said.


Related Topix: World News, China,

The Straits Times

Plane unable to land in China's Wuhan airport because air traffic controllers were sleeping

A Chinese airplane was forced to delay its landing after two air traffic controllers nodded off, reports said on Tuesday, sparking a wave of online anger about airline safety.


Related Topix: World News, China, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Peninsula

No foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan

New Delhi/Srinagar: In a tough move, India Monday called off the August 25 foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan after the latter's envoy held a meeting with a separatist Kashmiri leader.


Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, India,


Nepal floods kill 101 as cholera fears...

The death toll from landslides and flooding in Nepal has risen to 101 after rescuers found four more bodies, officials said Monday, as they battled to prevent a cholera outbreak.


Related Topix: Nepal, World News, Weather, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Centre Daily Times

Russian convoy remains near Ukraine, stalled like cease-fire talks

The lack of progress on a diplomatic resolution came as the Ukrainian military continued to press its crackdown on pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine, who now retain an increasingly tenuous hold on the regional capitals of Luhansk and Donetsk, which shares a name with the smaller Russian city where the convoy is now parked.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Vladimir Putin,

New York Daily News

Former South Korea sex slaves ask Pope Francis for solace

Lee Yong-soo hopes a meeting Monday with Pope Francis will provide some solace for the pain that still feels fresh more than seven decades after Japanese soldiers forced her into prostitution during World War II.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Pope Benedict XVI,

Russian choppers in China for multinational drills

Eight transport choppers landed Sunday night at Zhurihe, China's largest and most modern training base, located in the vast grasslands of Inner Mongolia, China's official Xinhua News Agency said Monday.


Related Topix: China, World News