• Small avalanches hamper final search for Nepal storm survivors

    By Rupam Jain Nair KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Small avalanches hampered the search for Nepali porters and guides missing for six days after a devastating Himalayan storm, officials said on Monday, as rescue crews began to scale back the hunt for survivors of a disaster that killed 40 people. Nearly 600…

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  • Reform-minded outsider Widodo takes over as Indonesia's president

    By Fergus Jensen and Fransiska Nangoy JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Joko Widodo took over as president of the world's third-largest democracy on Monday with supporters' hopes high but pressing economic problems and sceptical rivals set to test the former furniture businessman. Widodo won a narrow…

  • China likely will never open all files on painful past, official says

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party will likely never open all the files on its recent painful past, including the Cultural Revolution and Great Leap Forward, and sees no need to reassess those periods, a senior party historian said on Monday. The 1958-1961 Great Leap Forward, when…

  • Why no US travel bans from Ebola hot spots? They might make things worse

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) says it "makes sense." Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) calls it the "right policy." And House Speaker John Boehner (R) of Ohio said President Obama should "absolutely consider" it.

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  • Keene Pumpkin Festival fits trend: students rioting for no good reason

    Of all the events likely to set off a fully fledged student riot of car tipping, broken signs, and open street fires, the Pumpkin Festival in Keene, N.H., would probably not top many lists.

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  • Obama's first victory in Iraq war

    President Obama’s war in Iraq, aimed at destroying the Islamic State group, won a key victory Saturday. But it was not a military one. Rather it was a victory over the major religious fault-line in the Middle East.

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  • To spank or not to spank: Corporal punishment in the US

    The way corporal punishment evolved in Sandy Haase’s family is, in many ways, typical. Growing up in Orange County, in California, in the 1960s, Ms. Haase knew what would happen if her father got angry. If she or one of her siblings talked back, or perhaps turned on the TV when they were not…

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  • Iraq: Suicide attack kills at least 17 in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber set off his explosives-laden belt on Tuesday in a mosque in busy commercial area in central Baghdad, killing at least 17 people, Iraqi officials said, as the country remains without a new government following last month's national elections.

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

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  • Top Asian News at 10:30 a.m. GMT

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots…

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  • Wingers to play a big role in Roma-Bayern CL match

    ROME (AP) — Bayern Munich takes an 11-match unbeaten streak into a visit with an ambitious Roma squad, while Manchester City looks to improve its poor record at CSKA Moscow in Group E of the Champions League on Tuesday.

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  • Iraq: Suicide attack kills at least 17 in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber has targeted a Shiite mosque in central Baghdad, killing at least 17 worshippers.

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  • Germany arrests 2 over IS, Syria rebel links

    BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they've detained two more people following weekend raids on suspected supporters of the Islamic State group and an ultraconservative Syrian rebel organization, Ahrar al-Sham.

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  • After clashes, Hong Kong students, government stand their ground before talks

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  • Japan minister's quitting a hitch, but won't affect reactor restart

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  • Iraqi officials: Suicide bomber hits Shiite mosque in Baghdad, killing at least 17 worshippers

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials: Suicide bomber hits Shiite mosque in Baghdad, killing at least 17 worshippers.

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  • British royal couple's second child due in April

    LONDON (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April — the first time they've offered a month for the royal birth.

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  • Japan's justice minister undone by cheap paper fan

    TOKYO (AP) — In the heat of summer, they are ubiquitous in Japan: cheap paper fans, advertising this or that company or product, handed out at outdoor events or busy strain stations. On Monday, they brought down a politician.

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