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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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  • 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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  • China activist missing after trying to help striking workers

    By John Ruwitch SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A prominent Chinese labor activist has been missing for more than 24 hours and his wife suspects he was detained by state security agents after trying to help workers involved in China's biggest strike in years organize their case. Zhang Zhiru was last heard…

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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…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 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…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 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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  • AP PHOTOS: Syrians on treacherous trek to safety

    MOUNT HERMON, Lebanon (AP) — As the late-day sun slipped behind the mountains in front of them, a ragtag group of around a dozen Syrians desperate to flee their country's bloody civil war set off on their treacherous nighttime trek across the rugged frontier into neighboring Lebanon.

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  • Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the avalanche deaths of 16 of their colleagues exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment and benefits.

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  • Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. Yet there he was, captured in video on the day his ferry sank, onshore while hundreds of people were trapped inside the vessel.

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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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  • Pro-Russian insurgents hold journalist hostage

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine say they are holding an American journalist captive.

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  • UN heads say Syria aid needs 'largely unanswered'

    GENEVA (AP) — The directors of five United Nations agencies that provide humanitarian aid to Syria say their appeal for $6.5 billion in emergency funding for 2014 has been mostly ignored.

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  • Anti-Obama protesters clash with police in Manila

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police armed with truncheons, shields and a fire hose clashed Wednesday with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the U.S. Embassy in Manila to oppose a visit by President Barack Obama and an expected security pact that would increase the American military…

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  • EU climate chief urges China to show international commitment

    By Stian Reklev BEIJING (Reuters) - China could set a new pace for slow-moving international climate talks by bringing its domestic commitment to fight global warming on to the world stage, the EU's top climate change official said on Wednesday. EU Climate Change Commissioner Connie Hedegaard is…

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  • Visitors flock to China memorial to Japanese official's assassin

    A memorial to a Korean who assassinated a Japanese official more than a century ago has drawn a flood of visitors since it opened in China in January despite Japanese criticism. In a report that could rile Japan, China's state news agency Xinhua said more than 50,000 people had visited the…

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  • Dead Ukraine politician faced hostile mob, video shows

    The Ukrainian town councilor whose apparent torture and murder helped prompt a new government offensive in the east was mobbed by a hostile, pro-Russian crowd before he disappeared, a video of the incident shows. The footage from Thursday on local news site gorlovka.ua shows angry scenes outside…

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  • Bomb kills police brigadier general in Cairo

    An Egyptian police brigadier general was killed Wednesday by a bomb placed under his car in Cairo, security officials said, in the fifth such attack targeting police in the capital within a week. The explosion in the upscale western suburb of October 6 killed Ahmed Zaki, a commander in Egypt's…

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  • Luxury automakers scramble to woo young Chinese

    BEIJING (AP) — At age 32, Jason Jia already is the kind of customer luxury automakers are seeking as competition grows in China's lucrative but crowded market.

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