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2 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Russia, World News

6 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Terrorism

7 hrs ago |

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.


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

10 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai

14 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan

18 hrs ago | 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

19 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, North Korea,

20 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: China, World News

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.


Related Topix: China, World News

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.


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."


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.


Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, Afghanistan,


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.


Related Topix: World News, India,


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.


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.


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.


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

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.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, North Korea,

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.


Related Topix: World News, Turkmenistan

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.


Related Topix: Japan, World News, China,