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  • Satellites show North Korea nuclear test unlikely: think tank

    North Korea is unlikely to be ready to stage a nuclear test timed to coincide with U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Asia, a respected think tank said on Wednesday based on its assessment of satellite imagery. Comments by South Korea's foreign ministry that the North could be moving towards…

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  • Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage

    By Stephen Kalin and Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - When French Egyptologist Olivier Perdu saw a fragment of a pharaonic statue on display in a Brussels gallery last year, he assumed it was a twin of an ancient masterpiece he had examined in Egypt a quarter of a century earlier. The reality was an…

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  • Australia vows to keep searching to solve missing Malaysian plane mystery

    By Byron Kaye PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - Australia vowed on Wednesday to keep searching for a missing Malaysian plane despite no sign of wreckage after almost seven weeks, and as bad weather again grounded aircraft and an undersea drone neared the end of its first full mission. Australian Prime…

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  • Should powdered alcohol be on the market? Critics say no way

    On April 8, the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) approved labels for the packaging of Palcohol. While the owner of Palcohol, Lipsmark, pointed to technical problems with the labels, some others contend that the federal government rethought its decision. “It’s easy to hide…

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  • Groups react to Supreme Court decision upholding ban on race-based admissions

    Reaction to the US Supreme Court decision on Tuesday upholding a Michigan constitutional ban on race-conscious affirmative action programs was as divided and heated as the underlying debate over racial preferences in college admissions. Those who opposed the use of racial preferences praised the…

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  • Obama goes stag to Asia, and Japanese don't like it

    When Japan scored Caroline Kennedy as the new US ambassador to Tokyo last year, Japanese officials and media were ecstatic. That President Obama had named such a globally recognized figure and the daughter of a widely beloved and glamorous president to represent the United States in Japan was seen…

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  • Punishing Putin: Why Pentagon is cool to sanctions on Russian arms firm

    As Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Ukraine this week to confer with US allies there, back on Capitol Hill lawmakers are planning some steps of their own to ratchet up pressure on Russia. The problem is that Pentagon officials have been quietly asking them to hold off on these measures, because…

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  • Analysis: Putin likely to ignore West on Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Since he took over Crimea, President Vladimir Putin has seen his popularity soar and his opposition fall silent. So when the U.S. vice president told Russia to defuse tensions in Ukraine, Putin had few reasons to listen.

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  • Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth.

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  • Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft was reportedly hit by gunfire.

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  • Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday in an unprecedented walkout to honor 16 of their colleagues who were killed last week in the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on the mountain, climbers said.

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  • 'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn't safe. Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then gunmen came and opened fire on everyone, young and old.

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  • Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below — not in the arcane, scripted words…

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  • Sydney FC fires head coach Frank Farina

    SYDNEY (AP) — Sydney FC has fired Frank Farina as head coach just a few days after the club was eliminated in the playoff series and finished fifth in the Australian A-League.

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  • Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

    PRAGUE (AP) — The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.

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  • Pirates rob Singapore tanker in Malacca Strait

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pirates stopped a Singapore-owned tanker in the Malacca Strait and stole several million liters of diesel fuel it was carrying, Malaysian marine police said Wednesday.

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  • Top Asian News at 6:30 a.m. GMT

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims. The victims are…

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  • SKorea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims.

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  • Small French park becomes home for desperate Syrian families

    Saint-Ouen (France) (AFP) - They ended up there penniless after wandering from country to country for months. Yahya, Aziz and 150 other Syrians swapped the brutality and death of a war zone for hand-to-mouth survival in a small park in a working-class suburb of Paris, squeezed in behind a hotel…

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