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27 min ago | The New Zealand Herald

Pakistan army says airstrikes kill 40 militants

Pakistan's military launched airstrikes on five militant hideouts in a troubled tribal region near the border with Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing 40 suspected fighters as part of a massive operation begun this summer. In a statement, the military said "precise" air strikes were carried out in Datta Khel, a Taliban stronghold in North Waziristan, where Pakistan launched the long-awaited offensive on June 15. The region has long been home to local and foreign militants who carry out attacks in Pakistan and against NATO forces in Afghanistan.

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3 hrs ago | KSWO

Excitement and relief in landmark Fiji election

17, 2014. . Sodelpa Party leader Ro Teimumu Kepa arrives at a poling station to cast her vote in a national election in Suva, Fiji, Wednesday, Sept.

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7 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Trade, investment hopes as China's Xi visits India

Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in the Indian prime minister's home state of Gujarat on Wednesday for a three-day visit expected to focus on India's need to improve worn out infrastructure and reduce its trade deficit. Xi was greeted on the tarmac by a throng of news photographers and state officials carrying fringed umbrellas to guard him from the sun in Gujarat's main financial city of Ahmedabad.

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7 hrs ago | WMC-TV Memphis

Trade, investment hopes as China's Xi visits India

17, 2014. . Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping wave to the media as Modi welcomes Xi upon his arrival at a hotel in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Sept.

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8 hrs ago | Fox News

Doctors say contaminated floodwater threatens more deaths in Kashmir

Doctors in the flood-ravaged Himalayan region of Kashmir said Wednesday that they were seeing outbreaks of gastroenteritis among people crowded into shelters after their homes were inundated two weeks ago. Patients were also dying due to a lack of basic medical equipment, Dr. Tariq Ahmed Tramboo said.

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13 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Chinese minority scholar on trial for separatism

A scholar from China's Muslim Uighur minority community who often criticized the country's ethnic policies went on trial Wednesday on separatism charges in the far western region of Xinjiang. Ilham Tohti, a former economics professor in Beijing, is accused of activities aimed at overthrowing Chinese rule in Xinjiang, where authorities have blamed deadly conflicts on terrorists seeking a separate state.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

The York Daily Record

S. Korea detain US man in waters near border

South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across the border into rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday. The man was arrested Tuesday night at a river near the Korean Demilitarized Zone, part of a restricted military area, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity due to office policy.

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The Star Online

Dalai Lama calls inter-faith meeting in India to counter violence

NEW DELHI: The Dalai Lama will convene a rare meeting of India's religious leaders to try to tackle rape, communal violence and other issues facing the world's biggest democracy, an aide said Tuesday. The Nobel Peace Prize winner has invited India's spiritual leaders for the two-day meeting this weekend to seek practical strategies to address "important issues ailing society today", a statement said.

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Star-Telegram.com

Image of Asia: Kicking off the Asian Games

In this photo by Rob Griffith, North Korea's Yunmi Kim attempts to kick the ball from Vietnam's goalkeeper Thi Kieu Trinh Dang during a women's soccer match at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The North Korean women won silver in the 2010 games and are among the favorites for gold this year.

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InsideHalton.com

British Museum features 'golden age' of Ming China

Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time - and that's just the vases. London's British Museum will open a major new exhibition on Thursday exploring the rich art and global influences of China's Ming era in the 15th century.

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WTEN-TV Albany

Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

The criminal case stemming from a drunken boat ride on the Hudson River that took the lives of a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man is ending. But the case may persist in civil courtrooms for years.

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WMC-TV Memphis

China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff

11, 2014 photo, workers lay cables on a new oil rig under construction for China National Offshore Oil Corp. in a shipyard in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province. . In this Thursday, Sept.

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Taliban kill 3 NATO troops

Three members of NATO's International Security Assistance Force were killed in an attack in Kabul on Tuesday, the coalition said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing targeting a convoy of foreign forces in the Afghan capital, the militant group's spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said.

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Bangkok Post

Typhoon hits Hainan, heads to Vietnam

A typhoon struck China's southernmost island of Hainan on Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights as it headed northwest towards Vietnam. A man picks up his motorcycle amid heavy rainfall and strong winds as Typhoon Kalmaegi makes landfall in Haikou, south China's Hainan province.

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Yahoo!

Three NATO soldiers killed in Kabul suicide bombing

A Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a NATO convoy in Kabul on Tuesday, triggering a massive blast that killed one Polish soldier and two other foreign troops as well as wounding at least 13 civilians. NATO soldiers gave first-aid to bloodstained comrades beside the wrecked remains of a military vehicle that was thrown to the side of the road, while city residents carried injured Afghans to hospital.

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KCBD-TV Lubbock

10 things to know for Tuesday

15, 2014. . A boy jumps from remains of a charred tank in the village of Novosvitlivka, eastern Ukraine, Monday, Sept.

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Cybercast News Service

Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamic

Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, challenging China's traditional relationship with Pakistan, and opening a new chapter in Beijing's ongoing competition for influence with arch-rival Japan. Xi is due in New Delhi on Wednesday for a three-day visit focused on trade, investment and the resolution of decades-old border disputes.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

WIS-TV Columbia

Afghan suicide bomber hits foreigners, wounds 13

A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade just a couple hundred yards from the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday, unleashing a blast that injured at least 13 people and rattled nearby neighborhoods, police officials said. Faird Afzalai, the chief of criminal investigations for Kabul's police, said the bomber targeted a foreign convoy, but he did not immediately have further information about nationalities involved.

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The Star Online

Disease threatens as Kashmir flood waters turn fetid

Indian emergency workers battled on Monday to prevent waterborne diseases from spreading, as fetid water swilled around the Kashmir valley more than a week after the region's worst flooding in more than a century. More than 75,000 people were still stuck in partly submerged homes in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, where roads have been transformed into stagnant canals strewn with sewage, wreckage and dead livestock.

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The Star Online

China says 'rescues' more children from Xinjiang religious schools

A sweep on illegal religious activity in the capital of China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang has resulted in 190 children being "rescued", along with the detention of dozens of people, a state newspaper said on Monday. Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uighur people who speak a Turkic language, has been beset for years by violence that the Chinese government blames on Islamist militants and separatists.

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