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Nearly lost in the chaotic last few days, the dueling House and Senate gave fast-track approval to at least one immigration bill -- a measure extending 1,000 more special visas to Afghan citizens who have been working for the United States.
State broadcaster CCTV said in a brief report that the blast in Kunshan city in Jiangsu province left 65 people dead.
An "offensive" article on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa published on the Sri Lankan Defence Ministry website with an accompanying graphic image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked up a storm in India which acted with "alacrity" today to force the island nation to tender an unqualified apology.
Americans surveyed in last month's poll were not optimistic about the chance that a stable democratic government will be established in either country.
Who, if anyone, will represent Afghanistan at next month's NATO summit is becoming an increasingly pressing and awkward question for the alliance, as it seeks to withdraw most of its troops and bring a long and deadly engagement closer to completion.
Bibi, the young Afghan woman whose nose and ears were cut off by her husband, is still healing inside and out but speaks English and calls the United States home.
Call it Choco-vism. South Korean activists and North Korean defectors launched balloons laden with Choco Pies at North Korea this week after the popular chocolate treat reportedly became the target of a government crackdown.
The sister of an American tour guide who has been detained in North Korea for nearly two years renewed her urgent call for his release Thursday, saying that reports he feels abandoned are devastating.
Britain could not have expected a "stronger, more committed, or more courageous" performance from its troops in Afghanistan, the head of the army has said.
China said Thursday that a leading pro-government Muslim cleric in the volatile northwestern territory of Xinjiang was murdered, and police killed two suspects and captured another.
Afghan officials say they'll resume an audit of the presidential election this weekend after resolving disputes between the candidates over how to disqualify ballots amid allegations of massive fraud.
Sarah and Paul Wright with the tapestry they have presented as a token of thanks to Otley Methodist Church following their long overseas mission.
Xinhua yesterday reported that a "premeditated and carefully planned" violent terrorist attack [Chinese] in Shache County, western Xinijang had killed dozens of civilians and destroyed over 30 police vehicles early on Monday morning, and that security forces in turn shot dead dozens of the armed assailants "in accordance with the law."
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The U.S. Treasury Department has blacklisted two North Korean shipping companies that operated a ship seized by Panama last year for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba.
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.
Updated: Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:37 am
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