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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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  • Syria says Israeli drone downed in Quneitra

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria said on Sunday that an Israeli drone had been brought down in the province of Quneitra near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. State media said the drone was flying above the village of Hadar when it was downed. It was not immediately clear whether it had been shot down or…

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  • China foreign minister says willing to help Russia

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China is willing to help Russia if needed but believes that the country has the ability to overcome its current economic problems, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was quoted as saying in a state newspaper on Monday. The ruble has dropped about 45 percent against the dollar this…

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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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  • NKorean cinema: Kidnappings and evil Americans

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea hates the Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema — of its own particular styling.

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  • Top Asian News at 4:30 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…

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  • Asian markets gain as oil rebounds

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher Monday after the Fed's pledge not to rush to raise interest rates prompted investors to add risky assets ahead of the year-end holiday. A rise in the price of oil boosted energy stocks.

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  • US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

    HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company.

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  • Driver ploughs into crowd in France's second 'Allahu Akbar' attack

    A driver shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest") ploughed into pedestrians in eastern France Sunday, injuring 11 of them, just a day after a man yelling the same words was killed in an attack on police officers. Two of the people injured in the car attack in the city of Dijon were in a serious…

    AFP
  • NY cop gunman told bystanders to watch

    New York reeled after the murder of two uniformed cops by a man whom investigators say told bystanders to "watch what I'm going to do" just before the killings. A somber mass was held at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan and the New York Jets football team held a moment of silence. The two…

    AFP
  • Australian PM denies government in crisis

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday denied a cabinet reshuffle was a sign his government was in crisis as he came under fire for saying his biggest achievement for women was axing a carbon tax. Abbott on Sunday unveiled sweeping changes to his ministry, dumping Defence Minister David…

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  • Gerrans injured in fall, out of Tour Down Under

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian cyclist Simon Gerrans has broken his left collar bone in a training accident, preventing him defending his title at next month's Tour Down Under, the opening event of the UCI WorldTour.

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  • US officers shoot Canadian man on border bridge

    US officers shot and wounded a Canadian man as he crossed a border bridge into the United States while waving a handgun, officials said. US Customs and Border Protection said that the man, who was not identified, stopped his car around 3:00 am (0800 GMT) near an inspection booth on the Ambassador…

    AFP
  • Anti-Islamist claims victory in disputed Tunisia election

    Anti-Islamist candidate Beji Caid Essebsi has claimed victory in Tunisia's first free presidential election but bitter rival and incumbent Moncef Marzouki dismissed the declaration as unfounded and refused to concede defeat. Tunisians took to the polls on Sunday for the leadership runoff vote,…

    AFP