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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.


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4 hrs ago | Yahoo!

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,

5 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

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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

KNUS-AM Aurora

4 charged with murder in death of USC student

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WSFA-TV Montgomery

US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks.


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

ABC News

House Panel Condemns Obama for Prisoner Swap

A House panel has voted to condemn President Barack Obama for the May swap of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt.


Related Topix: Prison, Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, World News

Fox News

Dozens reportedly dead in China mob attack

A mob armed with knives rampaged through part of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed on Islamic militants, state media reported Tuesday.


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China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

In this photo taken Friday, March 9, 2012, Zhou Yongkang, then Chinese Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of security, attends a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.


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Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin

Dawa Khan Minapal, the spokesman for the governor of southern Kandahar province, says the attack took place on Tuesday morning in Karz district.


Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News, Hamid Karzai

KHOU-TV Houston

PHOTOS: NKorea opens international camp for kids

Summer camp in North Korea? It's got one - and it's got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Family, Kids, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un,

Mon Jul 28, 2014


US: Russia violated missile treaty

The United States accused Russia on Monday of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, citing cruise missile tests that date to 2008, senior State Department and White House officials said.


Related Topix: Russia, World News,

Brandon Sun

UN imposes sanctions on operator of North Korean ship seized in Panama with arms from Cuba

The United Nations has imposed sanctions on the North Korean shipping company that operates a ship seized by Panama in July 2013 for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba and has ordered all countries to freeze its assets.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News,


House approves bill to toughen NKorea sanctions

The bill passed Monday would empower President Barack Obama to target foreign banks that facilitate the North Korean government's development and proliferation of weapons technology, arms trading and imports of luxury goods by barring them from the U.S. financial system.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, US News

Daily Journal

Sleepy port city focus of North Korea tourism push

Where do you go in North Korea if you're in the mood for a barbecue by the beach, maybe some pier-side fishing, or a dip in the ocean? For many North Korean vacationers, that place has long been the sleepy port city of Wonsan, which is now the focus of one of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's most talked-about pet projects - a campaign to transform ... (more)


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Travel, Asia Travel, North Korea Travel, South Korea, Kim Jong Un

Poland, Britain call for more sanctions on Russia

Poland's Radek Sikorski said the responsibility for the downing of the airliner carrying almost 300 people rests with "the Russian Federation, who were and unfortunately are still supplying advanced weapons to the so-called separatists."


Related Topix: Russia, World News

Pakistani mob attacks minority Muslims, kills 3

A Pakistani mob burned down several homes belonging to the minority Ahmadi sect in the country's east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters in riots following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook, police said Monday.


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Woman killed by mob in Pakistan

A Pakistani mob killed a female member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said on Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities.


Related Topix: Pakistan, World News, Social Software,

The Washington Post

Teens helped each other escape sinking Korean ship

A survivor student from the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast arrives to testify in the trial of the 15 crew members as police officers stand guard outside of the Ansan branch of Suwon District Court in Ansan, South Korea, Monday, July 28, 2014.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, South Korea, World News, Family, Teenagers