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  • Senior Chinese leader to visit Vietnam amid sea tension

    BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior Chinese leader will visit Vietnam this month, China's state media said on Monday, amid tension between the neighbors over competing claims in the South China Sea. Yu Zhengsheng, who heads a largely ceremonial advisory body to China's parliament but is ranked fourth in…

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  • U.S. firm finds malware targeting visitors to Afghan government websites

    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Malicious software likely linked to China was used to infect visitors to a wide range of official Afghan government websites, U.S. cybersecurity researchers say. ThreatConnect, a Virginia-based cybersecurity firm, said its researchers last week found a…

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  • Invoking Allah, driver slams car into pedestrians in eastern France

    PARIS (Reuters) - French police arrested a man on Sunday evening after he deliberately mowed down a dozen pedestrians in the eastern city of Dijon, badly injuring two of them and shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is the greatest"), authorities said. The previous day, French police in central France…

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  • CIA analyst at the center of torture report is outed. She's not 'Maya'

    In the film ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ she was known as ‘Maya,’ the CIA analyst who spent years doggedly tracking down Osama bin Laden, then identifying his body when US Navy Seal Team Six killed him during a raid in Pakistan.

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  • Tsunami 10 years after: How Indonesia built back

    Mr. Alamsyah steers his black pickup onto a sodden grassy lot across from a building site where three men lay brick under a broiling sun. Walking up to the site, he deposits a flask of hot coffee on a plank of wood and pulls out a tape measure. With barely a word of greeting to his workers, he…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Could a tsunami disaster happen again?

    When the tsunami struck in December 2004, none of the affected countries around the Indian Ocean had any advance warning. For Aceh, Indonesia, the time lag between the magnitude-9.1 undersea earthquake and the first giant wave was as little as 30 minutes. For countries located farther away from the…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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  • Sri Lanka draws 2-day tour match in NZ

    QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (AP) — Niroshan Dickwella made an unbeaten 63 and Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne also compiled half centuries as Sri Lanka drew its two-day match against a New Zealand Chairman's XI on Monday.

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  • Top Asian News at 6:00 a.m. GMT

    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Cars. Fishing boats. Houses. Entire villages. The 2004 tsunami left Banda Aceh with mountains of debris up to 6 kilometers (4 miles) inland. Driving in the remade communities today, it's easy to wonder where it all went. Some of it is still there — recycled into road…

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  • Australian PM under fire for women comments

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was accused on Monday of craving "a world where men do the big jobs and women do the ironing" after saying his biggest achievement for females was reducing household bills by axing a carbon tax. The backlash came after he unveiled sweeping changes Sunday to…

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  • Sony hack puts Japan's Abe in bind over North Korea abductee talks

    By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. accusations that North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures could force Japan to choose between backing its ally Washington and keeping talks on track with Pyongyang about Japanese citizens abducted decades ago. Washington is weighing how to punish…

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  • Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were both in a stable condition at an Australian hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in a remote national park before a farmer discovered them.

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  • Australian house where eight children killed to be demolished

    By Jane Wardell SYDNEY (Reuters) - The house where an Australian mother allegedly killed eight children, most of them her own, will likely be demolished in keeping with indigenous culture to make way for a memorial, a government official said on Monday. The fate of the house in the tropical…

    Reuters45 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 5:30 a.m. GMT

    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Cars. Fishing boats. Houses. Entire villages. The 2004 tsunami left Banda Aceh with mountains of debris up to 6 kilometers (4 miles) inland. Driving in the remade communities today, it's easy to wonder where it all went. Some of it is still there — recycled into road…

    Associated Press46 mins ago
  • Experts expect surge in Cuba tourism under Obama opening

    HAVANA (AP) — As the U.S. and Cuba begin to normalize relations for the first time in half a century, some Americans are already roaming the streets of Old Havana, attending dance exhibitions and talks on architecture as they take part in scripted cultural tours that can cost more than a decent…

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  • Remembering tsunami: Bodies, debris and silence

    Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on Dec. 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia to India to Africa's east coast. Scores of Associated Press journalists covered the disaster, and as the 10th anniversary approached, the AP…

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  • French villa owned by ousted Chinese politician Bo up for sale: report

    BEIJING (Reuters) - A lavish French villa owned by disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been put up for sale for more than 6.95 million euros ($8.5 million), the state-backed Global Times reported on Monday, after his spectacular fall from grace. Bo, once the Communist Party boss of the…

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