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31 min ago | Monterey County Herald

Navy Adm. McRaven confirmed as Texas chancellor

Navy Adm. William McRaven formalized his transition from a top U.S. military commander to academic leader Thursday, officially accepting the job as chancellor of the University of Texas System.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Naval Postgraduate School, US Military, US Navy, World News, Afghanistan

4 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

The Department of Defense broke the law when it traded Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners in May, the Government Accountability Office said in a legal opinion issued Thursday.


Related Topix: Department of Defense, US News, Prison, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay, World News, Afghanistan

8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Sri Lankan activist: Gov't trying to hurt UN probe

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's decision to deny entry to U.N. investigators is intended to undermine the credibility of an ongoing war crimes inquiry, an activist said Thursday.


Related Topix: Sri Lanka, World News, Mahinda Rajapaksa

12 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

China tries 5 accused cult members for murder

Five people stood trial Thursday in the beating death of a woman at a McDonald's restaurant in eastern China who reportedly refused to join their anti-Communist Christian sect a high-profile crime that led to a wave of arrests of cult suspects.


Related Topix: World News, China, Prison,

15 hrs ago | The Tribune

Pakistan holds talks with opposition protesters

Pakistani officials have held first, "initial" talks with two opposition groups whose supporters have been besieging the parliament for a second day demanding the prime minister resign over alleged election fraud.


Related Topix: Pakistan, World News

15 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Fans defiant as new American research hits South Korea where it hurts - in the noodles

Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts - in the noodles.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News,

16 hrs ago | Washington Times

Reactions in Asia to instant noodle study

A recent U.S. study linking instant noodle consumption by South Koreans to some risks for heart disease has prompted a passionate response throughout Asia, where the noodles are not just a cheap treat but an essential part of life.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Smoking, Medicine, Health

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Times of Oman

India flays Pakistan for calling separatists - stakeholders'

Pakistani High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit while addressing the media at Foreign Correspondent's Club in New Delhi on Wednesday.Photo: PTI/Subhav Shukla New Delhi: India on Wednesday strongly hit out at Pakistan for describing Kashmiri separatists as 'stakeholders' in the resolution of Kashmir problem, saying as per Simla Agreement it was a ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, India, Terrorism,

The China Post

Japanese man born before first human flight becomes world's oldest man at 111

A Japanese man born months before the Wright brothers carried out the first human flight was recognized Wednesday as the world's oldest male at the age of 111.


Related Topix: Japan, World News,

Cybercast News Service

Lawyer: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wants to attend college

The attorney for an Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years says the soldier wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Sam Houston, World News, Afghanistan, San Antonio, TX, Fort Sam Houston (San Antonio, TX), Fort Sam Houston, TX

CBC News

Hiroshima landslide death toll now 36 and rising

Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said.


Related Topix: Landslide, Mudflow, Natural Disasters, World News, Japan, Weather


At least 27 dead as Japan landslide...

A huge landslide that engulfed homes in western Japan killed at least 27 people and left another 10 missing, the government said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Landslide, Japan, World News


36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

In this aerial photo, rescue workers search for survivors after a massive landslide swept through residential areas in Hiroshima, western Japan, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.


Related Topix: Landslide, Japan, World News

ABC News

German Sentenced to Death in China Over Killings

Germany says a German man has been sentenced to death in China after being convicted on two counts of premeditated killing.


Related Topix: China, World News

The Lebanon Daily News

Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US

Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old and ensuing protests to fire back at Washington's criticisms of their own governments, portraying the United States as a land of inequality and brutal police tactics.


Related Topix: World News, China, Prison

North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

Wednesday's slur from the National Defense Commission, the North's top governing body, is the latest in a slew of crude insults against U.S. and South Korean leaders.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Reports: 8 dead, 13 missing in Hiroshima landslide

Video footage from the national broadcaster NHK showed suburban homes in the western Japanese city surrounded by streams of mud and debris, and residents picking their way over piles of rocks and dirt.


Related Topix: Landslide, Japan, World News, Weather

The Daily Star

Hundreds of Taliban fighters battle Afghan forces near Kabul

Afghanistan National Army commandos demonstrate their skills at a Commando Unit Base in Rish Khor district on the outskirts of Kabul August 5, 2014.


Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News,

The Washington Post

Sri Lanka won't allow UN war crimes panel to visit

In this Nov. 17, 2013 file photo, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa speaks during a media briefing on the final day of the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka.


Related Topix: Sri Lanka, World News, Mahinda Rajapaksa

The Washington Post

Man arrested over death of Afghan in container

Northern Ireland police say they have arrested a man on suspicion of smuggling 35 Afghan immigrants into England in a shipping container, during which one man died.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, United Kingdom, Londonderry County, Northern Ireland