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  • China urges Japan to break from aggressive past after Abe honors war criminals

    China called on Japan to break from its aggressive past and win the trust of its Asian neighbors on Thursday, a day after news Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had honored Japanese World War Two war criminals as "martyrs". Abe sent a message in April to a Buddhist temple in western Japan housing a…

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  • Corrupt Chinese hiding in Western nations elude Beijing's 'fox hunt'

    By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING (Reuters) - When Yang Xiuzhu got wind in 2003 that Chinese anti-corruption investigators were looking into her affairs, she boarded a flight to Singapore. China filed an arrest warrant through Interpol for Yang, a senior official who oversaw construction projects in the…

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  • UN scales up food supplies for Iraqis fleeing conflict

    The UN food aid agency said Wednesday that a convoy of supplies had reached 2,000 desperate families, crammed into the Iraqi city of Karbala after fleeing jihadist attacks. It said the delivery brings to 700,000 the total number of Iraqis receiving World Food Programme assistance since June, when…

  • Roads expanding fast worldwide, better planning needed to aid food output : study

    By Alister Doyle OSLO, Aug 27 (Reuters) - New roads long enough to girdle the Earth 600 times are expected to be built by 2050 and better planning is needed to protect the environment while also raising food production, a study showed on Wednesday. The study in the journal Nature showed that…

  • Global trash burning more polluting than expected

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Rampant trash-burning is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 percent of the world's garbage is burned.

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  • Little League champs arrive back in South Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The captain of the South Korean team that won the Little League World Series wants to keep winning baseball championships with his friends when they grow up.

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  • Asia's old communities vanishing amid rapid growth

    BANGKOK (AP) — Century-old shop houses, twisting alleyways and temples scented with incense still pulsate with the pursuit of old trades and time-honored rituals of families who have lived in Bangkok's Chinatown for generations. But probably not for much longer.

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  • U.S. eager to cater to Chinese tourists

    Nearly two dozen Chinese tourists descended from a white shuttle bus for an afternoon of shopping at one of Southern California's signature upscale malls.

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  • Palmeiras ends talks to sign Ronaldinho

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian club Palmeiras says it could not reach an agreement with former World Cup veteran Ronaldinho, ending its hopes of signing the player as part of its centennial celebrations Tuesday.

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  • U.S. alarmed as Vietnam jails dissidents for blocking traffic

    By Martin Petty HANOI (Reuters) - The United States expressed alarm over Vietnam's jailing of three activists on Tuesday for obstructing traffic, charges described by rights groups as trumped-up and aimed at crushing freedom of expression. A court in southern Dong Thap province found them guilty…

  • U.S., Chinese officials to meet at Pentagon after jet intercept

    Last Tuesday, a Chinese fighter pilot flew acrobatic maneuvers around the U.S. Navy's P-8 Poseidon anti-submarine and reconnaissance plane, crossing over and under it in international airspace over the South China Sea, the Pentagon said.

  • Image of Asia: Anticipating fire across the border

    In this photo by Channi Anand, villagers in Indian-controlled Kashmir take shelter inside an army bunker anticipating firing from the Pakistan side of the border. Indian and Pakistani forces have exchanged gunfire and mortar rounds several times in recent days, with 10 deaths of villagers, soldiers…

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  • Remote, gas-rich islands on Indonesia's South China Sea frontline

    By Andrew R.C. Marshall RANAI Indonesia (Reuters) - The word "sleepy" could have been invented for Ranai, the largest town in Indonesia's remote and sparsely populated Natuna archipelago. Nearby beaches lie pristine and empty, waiting for tourists.  From Ranai, it takes an imaginative leap to…

  • Jewish center reopens 6 years after Mumbai attacks

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — Rabbis from across Asia on Tuesday celebrated the reopening of a Jewish center targeted by rampaging Pakistani gunmen who stormed through Mumbai on a 60-hour killing spree in 2008.

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  • Two killed in border skirmish between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

    By Roman Kozhevnikov and Olga Dzyubenko DUSHANBE/BISHKEK (Reuters) - Two Tajiks were killed in a border shootout between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, the bloodiest clash so far this year on the frontier between the former Soviet neighbors, officials said on Tuesday. Tajik police said gun fire from…

  • China investigating managers at VW joint venture

    BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese anti-corruption agency said Tuesday it is investigating one current and one former manager at Volkswagen's main joint venture in China.

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  • China deploys armed drone to multinational drills

    BEIJING (AP) — China's air force said it deployed an armed drone to multinational anti-terrorism drills on Tuesday, underscoring the country's rapid progress in developing unmanned aerial vehicles.

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  • Juventus turns to Massimiliano Allegri

    MILAN (AP) — Juventus was still celebrating its third straight Serie A title when Antonio Conte announced he was quitting the club.

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