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42 min ago | SFGate

Pro wrestling returns to the ring in North Korea

North Koreans watch a pro-wrestler leave the fighting arena after a match, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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4 hrs ago | Reuters

Family, sect members mourn South Korea ferry owner at funeral

Family and church members mourned at a private funeral on Saturday a South Korean businessman linked to a ferry that sank in April killing hundreds of children, though his death remained shrouded in mystery.

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7 hrs ago | The Star Online

Six killed in attack on Afghan intelligence agency

At least six people were killed and dozens wounded when a suicide car bomber and Taliban gunmen attacked an office of the Afghan intelligence agency in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Saturday, officials said.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

SFGate

Officials: 2 dead in suicide attack in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefight with security forces, officials said.

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KCCI-TV Des Moines

Xi Jinping: Following Deng Xiaoping

China's newly-elected President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the closing session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 17, 2013.

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Daily Journal

What dispute? India and China ignore land squabble

For more than 50 years, it has pitted India against China - a smoldering dispute over who should control a swath of land larger than Austria.

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China in 'biggest' recent cocaine bust amid drugs war

Chinese police have with US help seized 70 kilograms of cocaine in the country's biggest single haul in recent years, state media said, as Beijing cracks down on drugs in a wider war on excess.

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Related Topix: Drugs, World News, China, Prison, Drug Enforcement Administration

The Washington Post

US: Too soon to evaluate Pakistan offensive

U.S. military leaders say it's too soon to tell if Pakistan's offensive against militants in North Waziristan has been effective or simply symbolic, but they say the operations have temporarily disrupted the enemy and sent insurgents fleeing into Afghanistan.

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HeraldNet

Rebels seize new area in Ukraine

Pro-Russia separatists, relaxed and well-equipped, held firm control on Friday of the strategic coastal town of Novoazovsk, a day after Ukraine claimed tanks and armored vehicles had invaded from Russia.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Russia, Vladimir Putin

Nanaimo Daily News

Ex NFL player, foreign pro wrestlers take ring antics to the streets of Pyongyang

North Koreans watch as former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp pulls on a rope attached to a bus on the sidelines of a pro wrestling exhibition Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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Carlsbad Current-Argus

Actor arrested with Jackie Chan's son released

A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China's capital that has ensnared several celebrities.

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DurhamRegion.com

Canada's jets edge closer to Russian airspace

Canadian fighter jets will be patrolling the edge of Russian airspace next week as part of NATO's response to the unravelling situation in Ukraine.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, North America, Canada, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Lithuania, Vladimir Putin, Stephen Harper

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Obama taps veteran diplomat to be Afghan envoy

President Barack Obama is tapping a veteran diplomat with experience in Kabul to be the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.

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Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Uzbekistan Travel, Travel, Afghanistan Travel, Asia Travel, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Travel

Monterey County Herald

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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, an employee of Daegyo, the dog meat restaurant, shows a dog meat before serve to customers at a restaurant in Seoul, South Korea.

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Afghan helicopter crash an accident

The death of a British soldier killed along with two Canadian troops when a helicopter crashed on take-off in Afghanistan was an accident, a coroner has ruled.

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Times-Standard

Image of Asia: A healthy trio of panda cubs

In this photo by Kin Cheung, panda triplets are examined at their 1-month medical checkup at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, China.

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KBMT

Official: Russian forces back rebels with tanks in eastern Ukraine

The fighting was taking place southeast of Donetsk, and along the nation's southern coast in the town of Novoazovsk, about 12 miles from the Russian border, according to Mykhailo Lysenko, the deputy commander of the Ukrainian Donbas battalion.

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India urges millions of poor to open bank accounts

India's state-owned banks are conducting a massive campaign to open millions of accounts for poor Indians who are off the financial grid and vulnerable to black market money lenders.

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The Bennington Banner

A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, a chef and owner Oh Keum-il of Daegyo, the dog meat restaurant, shows how to cook for dog meat at her restaurant in Seoul, South Korea.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

US commander: Taliban will test Afghans in 2015

Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen.

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Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

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