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1 hr ago | The Fresno Bee

South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

A woman places a candle with others during candlelight vigil for the safe return of passengers of the sunken ferry Sewol in Ansan, South Korea, Thursday, April 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Prison, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, North Korea

4 hrs ago | KTVN Reno

Chicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan

This undated photo provided by the Lawndale Christian Health Center in Chicago, shows Dr. .

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Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Family, Kids, Lemoyne, PA

8 hrs ago | KMIR 6

Rebels kill 7 after voting in Indian elections

A major day of voting in the world's biggest elections was marred by violence Thursday as suspected rebels killed four paramilitary soldiers and three polling officials who were traveling on buses after conducting balloting in two Indian states.

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12 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Group committed to Afghanistan despite shooting

Mark Knecht, Cure International's chief financial officer, told reporters outside the group's headquarters in Lemoyne, Pa., that it "remains committed to serve the people of Afghanistan."

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13 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Ukraine launches operation against insurgents

A family member says one of the three American doctors killed when an Afghan security guard opened fire at a Kabul hospital was a pediatrician from Chicago.

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Related Topix: Prison, World News, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Canada,

14 hrs ago | National Public Radio

China Set To Punish Web Giant Sina For Pornography

China plans to revoke two crucial publication licenses for Sina.com, which might partially ban the web giant's operations, because obscene content was found during an anti-pornography crackdown, state media said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Media, Computers, Search Engines, Sina, World News, China, The National, Entertainment, Television

17 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

Obama meets Japanese robot

His greeter, after all, was a 55-inch-tall, give or take, humanoid robot with the look of a diminutive Star Wars storm trooper.

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News

17 hrs ago | WLUK-TV Green Bay

Classes begin at SKorean school full of mourning

Students in the city hit hardest by the South Korean ferry disaster returned to classes Thursday, their school campus a tragic landscape of yellow ribbons, chrysanthemums and photos of classmates and teachers who make up the vast majority of the more than 300 people feared dead.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, South Korea, World News

18 hrs ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo

1 year after factory collapse, Bangladeshis suffer

One year after the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in a pile of concrete slabs and twisted metal, Bangladeshi seamstress Shefali says she would rather starve to death than return to factory work.

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18 hrs ago | SanLuisObispo.com

China splurging on military as US pulls back

In this April 23, 2009 photo, Chinese Navy helicopters and 528 warship attend an international fleet review to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy in the water off Qingdao of Shandong Province, China.

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19 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

Bomb kills 4 in Pakistan; airstrikes hit militants

A bombing in southern Pakistan killed a police officer known for his anti-militant campaigns and three other people on Thursday while army officials said the Pakistani air force carried out airstrikes against insurgents in a northwestern tribal region, killing 16 militants.

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Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, US Military, US Air Force, Afghanistan,

19 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

The old guard in sequins? With miniskirts and odes to Kim, Pyongyang pop queens stage comeback

Step aside, Sea of Blood Opera. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's favourite guitar-slinging, miniskirt-sporting girl group, the Moranbong Band, is back.

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Arts, Opera

21 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Afghan Guard Shoots Dead 3 Foreigners In Hospital

An Afghan security guard opened fire on the medical staff at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning and killed three foreigners, including at least one doctor, police said.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Sri Lanka to deport UK tourist with Buddha tattoo

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said Naomi Coleman was detained at Colombo's airport after she arrived from India on Monday when authorities spotted the tattoo of Buddha seated on a lotus flower.

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Related Topix: Sri Lanka, World News, Religion, Buddhism, Wichita, KS, Entertainment

KTRE-TV Lufkin

Amid Russia warning, Ukraine is in a security bind

Russia's foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew a comparison to the circumstances that opened the war with Georgia in 2008.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, Terrorism

MDJonline.com

Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances

Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S. attention and resources elsewhere.

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Related Topix: World News, Japan, US Politics, Barack Obama

KPLR-11

South Korean authorities search ferry owner's offices as probe widens

South Korean authorities searched the offices of the company that owns the sunken ferry Sewol on Wednesday, prosecutors confirmed to CNN, broadening a criminal investigation that has already ensnared 11 members of the ill-fated ship's crew.

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WTOP-FM Washington

Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down

Pakistani journalists protest for their colleague Hamid Mir, who was shot and injured by gunmen in Karachi on Saturday, Monday, April 21, 2014 in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Asbury Park Press

Officials: Taliban kill 5 Afghan police officers

Officials in Afghanistan say five police officers have been killed in a Taliban attack on a checkpoint in the country's volatile south.

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WTEN-TV Albany

Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

"He - A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. With more than 40 years' experience at sea, Lee could speak with eloquence about the romance and danger of a life spent on ships.

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