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2 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Drugs, World News, China

7 hrs ago | DurhamRegion.com

Canada's jets edge closer to Russian airspace

Canadian fighter jets will be patrolling the edge of Russian airspace next week as part of NATO's response to the unravelling situation in Ukraine.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, North America, Canada, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Lithuania, Vladimir Putin, Stephen Harper

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Obama taps veteran diplomat to be Afghan envoy

President Barack Obama is tapping a veteran diplomat with experience in Kabul to be the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.

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Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Uzbekistan Travel, Travel, Afghanistan Travel, Asia Travel, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Travel

Monterey County Herald

10 Things to Know for Today

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, an employee of Daegyo, the dog meat restaurant, shows a dog meat before serve to customers at a restaurant in Seoul, South Korea.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News,

Freepressseries.co.uk

Afghan helicopter crash an accident

The death of a British soldier killed along with two Canadian troops when a helicopter crashed on take-off in Afghanistan was an accident, a coroner has ruled.

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Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News

Times-Standard

Image of Asia: A healthy trio of panda cubs

In this photo by Kin Cheung, panda triplets are examined at their 1-month medical checkup at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, China.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Austin, TX

KBMT

Official: Russian forces back rebels with tanks in eastern Ukraine

The fighting was taking place southeast of Donetsk, and along the nation's southern coast in the town of Novoazovsk, about 12 miles from the Russian border, according to Mykhailo Lysenko, the deputy commander of the Ukrainian Donbas battalion.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, Europe, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin

KMIR 6

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.

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Related Topix: India, World News

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

WHAS11

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.

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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.

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

CNN

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.

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Related Topix: China, World News

Channel3000

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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: China, World News,

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

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.

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Related Topix: Russia, World News,

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