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Report: Man kills 3 in China school attack

A man killed three people at a primary school in central China on Monday and then committed suicide by jumping off a building, state media reported.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Daily Herald

Road named for Illinois soldier killed in Afghanistan

TV reports residents gathered in Mokena Saturday for a ceremony re-naming a portion of Townline Road "Aaron Toppen Memorial Drive."

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Windsor Beacon

Pakistani protester dies in clashes with police

Pakistani police on Sunday clashed with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations.

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Air Force Times

Putin to Ukraine: Begin immediate talks on east

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge arrives in North Korea

It's pretty hard to find a novel way to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by now, but two-time Grammy-winning rapper Pras Michel, a founding member of the Fugees, has done it - getting his dousing in the center of North Korea's capital on Sunday.

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Stars and Stripes

Official: 23 people killed in Afghanistan crash

An Afghan spokesman says 23 people were killed when a passenger van and a fuel tanker collided in western Afghanistan.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Reuters

6 dead in attack on Afghan intelligence agency

At least six people are killed in the suicide bombing and attack of an Afghan security office in Jalabad.

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Scotsman.com

China election ruling expected to trigger protests

Hong Kong is bracing for a repeat of recent street clashes as activists plan to blockade the business district over restrictions on who can stand in the 2017 elections.

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The Peninsula

Water ATMs bring smiles to faces of Rajasthan villagers

Barmer : An Indian energy major and modern technology have combined to bring about a revolution in two districts of Rajasthan that were infamous due to the scarcity of potable water.

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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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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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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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Yahoo!

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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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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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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