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2 hrs ago | Prince George Citizen

Judges in Afghanistan sentence police officer to death for shooting, killing AP ...

A Kabul court announced Wednesday that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and sentenced to death.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan,

5 hrs ago | Reuters

Beijing shuts big coal-fired power plant to ease smog: Xinhua

Beijing has closed the first of four large coal-fired power plants set to be de-commissioned as part of the city's efforts to cut air pollution, official news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday, citing the local planning agency.


Related Topix: China, World News

10 hrs ago |

Afghanistan criticizes Pakistan; policeman killed

Spokesman Hasib Sediqi of the National Directorate for Security says recent attacks in Afghanistan were planned in Pakistan, allegedly with the support of the Pakistani military's Inter-Services Intelligence agency, or ISI.


Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News

11 hrs ago | Suria

China censors squash giant inflatable...

Chinese reports about a giant inflatable toad have been deleted from the Internet after social media users compared the puffed-up animal to a former Communist Party chief.


Related Topix: World News, China, Indonesia,

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Standard

Food supplier locked down after scandal

Local authorities in China have rushed to seal up suspicious meat products in fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC, after one of their suppliers was accused of selling stale meat.


Related Topix: World News, China, Life, Food, Fast Food, Yum Brands, Restaurant Management,

The Washington Post

US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Vladimir Putin, US Politics, US News

The Olympian

Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia

In this March 5, 2014 file photo, French-built warship BPC Vladivostock, designed to strengthen Russia's ability to deploy troops, tanks and helicopter gunships, leaves the Saint Nazaire's harbor, western France, for its test run on the open sea off coast of France.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, France, Francois Hollande, Boat Disaster, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

The Town Talk

Typhoon nears Taiwan as death toll from Rammasun rises

The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit China's south in decades was raised to 46 on Tuesday, increasing the overall toll to 151 people dead in three countries just before a second storm approaches land.


Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, China, World News

Chinese city 'sealed off' after plague death

A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said.


Related Topix: China, World News, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Military exercises delay flights throughout China

The Civil Aviation Administration of China said airports affected include the major cities of Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Zhengzhou and Qingdao, China Central Television said Tuesday on its website.


Related Topix: China, World News,

Brandon Sun

Suicide bomber kills 4 foreign security guards in Kabul, Afghan officials say

A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a police compound housing foreign advisers in Kabul on Tuesday, killing four foreign security guards and wounding six, Afghan officials said.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan,

DNA India

Three foreign advisers killed near Kabul airport by Taliban suicide bomber

A Taliban suicide bomber detonated himself on Tuesday outside Kabul International Airport, killing three foreign advisers and an Afghan interpreter, police said.


Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News,

WALB-TV Albany

Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found

South Korean police said Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in a field last month was that of a fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News,

Mon Jul 21, 2014

North Korea Is Not Pleased: Dance Video Features Kim Jong Un

An online video that edits North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's face into dance and fight scenes has sparked a request to take it down.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Kim Jong Un

The New Zealand Herald

Fatal South Korea ferry's billionaire owner found dead

The ferry's billionaire owner Yoo Byung-eun had been the subject of an international manhunt after the ferry disaster.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News,

WLS-AM Chicago

Obama Demands 'Full Access' to Malaysia Airlines Crash Site

Issuing a stern call for "immediate and full access" to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, President Obama on Monday said the behavior of the Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine begs the question, "what exactly are they trying to hide?" "They have repeatedly prevented international investigators from gaining full access to the ... (more)


Related Topix: Russia, World News, Vladimir Putin


China sends spy ship off Hawaii during U.S.-led drills

China has sent a spy ship to international waters off of Hawaii during a giant U.S.-led naval exercise involving 22 countries, even as Beijing participates in the drills for the first time this year, the U.S. Navy said on Sunday.


Related Topix: World News, China, US Military, US Navy

WFAA-TV Dallas

Obama to bestow Medal of Honor on NH veteran

President Barack Obama will bestow the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest decoration for battlefield valor, to Ryan M. Pitts, a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war despite his own critical injuries.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Nashua, NH

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Fighting erupts in Ukraine as crash investigators ...

Ukrainian army tanks were reported to be launching an assault to break pro-Russian rebels' hold on the eastern city of Donetsk on Monday in the first major outbreak of hostilities in the area since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down last week.


Related Topix: Train Disaster, World News, Russia, Terrorism

Afghan official: Suicide bombing kills 2 in south

Omar Zwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor, says the attack took place on Monday morning in Lashkar Gah, the province's capital.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Explosion