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India urges millions of poor to open bank accounts

India's state-owned banks are conducting a massive campaign to open millions of accounts for poor Indians who are off the financial grid and vulnerable to black market money lenders.


Related Topix: India, World News

5 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, a chef and owner Oh Keum-il of Daegyo, the dog meat restaurant, shows how to cook for dog meat at her restaurant in Seoul, South Korea.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, North Korea, Restaurant Management

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

US commander: Taliban will test Afghans in 2015

Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Air Force Times

SOCOM orders more 84mm recoilless rifles

Special Operations Command has signed a contract worth up to $187 million for the purchase of more Carl Gustav recoilless rifles and ammunition from Swedish defense firm Saab.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Tampa, FL

WALB-TV Albany

Afghan candidate pulls out of election audit

Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Charlie Crist, Rick Scott,


Another group splits from Pakistani Taliban

A senior Pakistani militant figure says he and several of his associates have split from the Pakistani Taliban and formed their own group, inspired by the Afghan Taliban and their fight against U.S. troops in neighboring Afghanistan.


Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Image of Asia: Starting the hajj in Kashmir

In this photo by Dar Yasin, a Muslim in Indian-ruled Kashmir is hugged by her relative before leaving on the hajj to Mecca.


Related Topix: World News, India, Travel, Saudi Arabia Travel, Columbia, SC, Opinion


Panda 'may have faked pregnancy'

A giant panda intended to be the star of the first ever live broadcast of the birth of panda cubs has lost the role -- after it was discovered the bear is not pregnant after all, Chinese state media reported.


Related Topix: China, World News


Indian woman, 54, fends off leopard attack

The fight is said to have lasted half an hour and pitted a leopard against a woman armed only with farm tools in an isolated field in India.


Related Topix: India, World News

The Washington Post

North Korea calls US 'graveyard of human rights'

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea is saying the police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is evidence that the United States is a "graveyard of human rights."

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, South Korea, Ferguson, MO

The Republic

Asia's old communities vanishing amid rapid growth

Century-old shop houses, twisting alleyways and temples scented with incense still pulsate with the pursuit of old trades and time-honored rituals of families who have lived in Bangkok's Chinatown for generations.


Related Topix: World News, Thailand, Southeast Asia, Cambodia, China

Brandon Sun

Death toll in bus-truck collision in northwestern China rises to 15,

The death toll in a massive head-on collision between a truck and bus in northwestern China has risen to 15, with 48 other people being treated for injuries, the local government said Wednesday.


Related Topix: China, World News,

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Video shows Russian soldiers detained in Ukraine

Ukrainian security services on Monday released video footage purporting to show Russian servicemen who were captured by Ukrainian government forces while fighting alongside pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine.


Related Topix: Russia, World News,

ABC News

US Transfers 2 Yemenis Held in Bagram Prison

Yemeni security officials say that two prisoners held at a U.S. military prison in Afghanistan have been handed over to Yemen.


Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Prison, World News, Afghanistan,


Afghan candidate threatens boycott of vote audit

Afghan election commission workers sort ballots for an audit of the presidential run-off votes at an election commission office in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai

The Republic

Seoul: Trains, fast cell service, palaces and food

South Korea's hyper-efficient capital doesn't immediately spring to mind when you think of exotic Asian destinations.


Related Topix: Dining, Life, Food, Seoul, South Korea Travel, Travel, South Korea Travel, Asia Travel, South Korea, World News

The Washington Post

China deploys armed drone to multinational drills

China's air force said it deployed an armed drone to multinational anti-terrorism drills on Tuesday, underscoring the country's rapid progress in developing unmanned aerial vehicles.


Related Topix: China, World News, US Military, US Air Force


China courts documentaries as it limits expression

Authorities are handing more slots to documentaries, giving even independent filmmakers a chance to be shown on state television.


Related Topix: World News, China, Sundance Film Festival, Religion, Falun Gong

Mon Aug 25, 2014


Chinese media warn US over warplane...

China's state-run media warned Washington on Monday that Beijing could treat its surveillance flights as an "act of hostility", after accusations a Chinese fighter jet flew dangerously close to a US military aircraft.


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


Abkhazia elects opposition leader as president

Georgia's Russian-backed breakaway province of Abkhazia elected opposition leader Raul Khadzhimba as president on Sunday, the head of the region's election commission said.


Related Topix: World News, Georgia,