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1 hr ago | DNA India

Sri Lanka tenders apology after article against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister created political storm

An "offensive" article on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa published on the Sri Lankan Defence Ministry website with an accompanying graphic image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked up a storm in India which acted with "alacrity" today to force the island nation to tender an unqualified apology.


Related Topix: Sri Lanka, World News

5 hrs ago | The Island Packet

GfK poll: Public ready to close book on 2 wars

Americans surveyed in last month's poll were not optimistic about the chance that a stable democratic government will be established in either country.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Afghanistan, Oswego, IL

8 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Game of thrones: Afghan leadership vacuum raises summit questions

Who, if anyone, will represent Afghanistan at next month's NATO summit is becoming an increasingly pressing and awkward question for the alliance, as it seeks to withdraw most of its troops and bring a long and deadly engagement closer to completion.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Hamid Karzai

12 hrs ago | KABC-AM Los Angeles

After Vicious Attack, Afghan Woman Rebounds with Support of US Family

Bibi, the young Afghan woman whose nose and ears were cut off by her husband, is still healing inside and out but speaks English and calls the United States home.


Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News, West Hills, CA

16 hrs ago |

US launches charm offensive against wary India

"So there's a perception in India that Mr. Kerry is not very pro-India. I want to see what the reality is," said Dalmia, who runs a New Delhi commodities firm.


Related Topix: World News, India,

Thu Jul 31, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Choco Pie-filled balloons launched at North Korea

Call it Choco-vism. South Korean activists and North Korean defectors launched balloons laden with Choco Pies at North Korea this week after the popular chocolate treat reportedly became the target of a government crackdown.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, South Korea, Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Food,


Lynnwood man detained in North Korea feels 'abandoned'

The sister of an American tour guide who has been detained in North Korea for nearly two years renewed her urgent call for his release Thursday, saying that reports he feels abandoned are devastating.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Lynnwood, WA, Edmonds, WA, Prison, South Korea

Burnley Citizen

Chief hails UK's Afghan campaign

Britain could not have expected a "stronger, more committed, or more courageous" performance from its troops in Afghanistan, the head of the army has said.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, US Military, US Marine Corps


China says pro-government imam murdered in NW

China said Thursday that a leading pro-government Muslim cleric in the volatile northwestern territory of Xinjiang was murdered, and police killed two suspects and captured another.


Related Topix: World News, China, Life, Holidays, Ramadan

The Washington Post

Afghan electoral officials to restart vote audit

Afghan officials say they'll resume an audit of the presidential election this weekend after resolving disputes between the candidates over how to disqualify ballots amid allegations of massive fraud.


Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News

Ilkley Gazette

Otley couple return after 16 year aid mission to Nepal

Sarah and Paul Wright with the tapestry they have presented as a token of thanks to Otley Methodist Church following their long overseas mission.


Related Topix: Nepal, World News,

South Korea soldiers charged over death of conscript

Five South Korean soldiers have been arrested on manslaughter charges for an assault that led to the death of a young conscript they had repeatedly bullied.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News,

Wed Jul 30, 2014

China Digital Times

Xinjiang Attack Disputed; Uyghur Scholar Charged

Xinhua yesterday reported that a "premeditated and carefully planned" violent terrorist attack [Chinese] in Shache County, western Xinijang had killed dozens of civilians and destroyed over 30 police vehicles early on Monday morning, and that security forces in turn shot dead dozens of the armed assailants "in accordance with the law."


Related Topix: World News, China, Terrorism, Life, Holidays, Ramadan

KTEN-TV Denison

Israeli strikes hit UN school, Gaza shopping area

Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care ... (more)


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, North Korea

CBS Local

US Blacklists NKorean Shipping Companies Carrying Undeclared Military Equipment

The U.S. Treasury Department has blacklisted two North Korean shipping companies that operated a ship seized by Panama last year for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News

Chinese minority scholar indicted for separatism

The prosecutor's office in the Xinjiang regional capital of Urumqi made the announcement about economics professor Ilham Tohti in a brief online statement on Wednesday.


Related Topix: China, World News,


North Korea said to fire 4 projectiles towards ocean

North Korea fired four short-range projectiles toward the ocean off its east coast on Wednesday in its latest in a series of missile and artillery tests, officials said.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Travel, Asia Travel, North Korea Travel,

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Bergdahl to be questioned soon about capture

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could meet next week with the general who's looking into how the now-freed prisoner of war was captured by the Taliban in 2009, his attorney said.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Lost in Afghanistan: U.S. can't track weapons it sends

The Pentagon has shipped Afghan security forces tens of thousands of excessive AK-47 assault rifles and other weapons since 2004 and many have gone missing, raising concerns that they’ve fallen into the hands of Taliban or other insurgent rebels.


Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,197 since 2001 invasion

As of Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at least 2,197 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan