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53 min ago | The Star Online

Dalai Lama calls inter-faith meeting in India to counter violence

NEW DELHI: The Dalai Lama will convene a rare meeting of India's religious leaders to try to tackle rape, communal violence and other issues facing the world's biggest democracy, an aide said Tuesday. The Nobel Peace Prize winner has invited India's spiritual leaders for the two-day meeting this weekend to seek practical strategies to address "important issues ailing society today", a statement said.

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5 hrs ago |

Image of Asia: Kicking off the Asian Games

In this photo by Rob Griffith, North Korea's Yunmi Kim attempts to kick the ball from Vietnam's goalkeeper Thi Kieu Trinh Dang during a women's soccer match at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The North Korean women won silver in the 2010 games and are among the favorites for gold this year.


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9 hrs ago |

British Museum features 'golden age' of Ming China

Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time - and that's just the vases. London's British Museum will open a major new exhibition on Thursday exploring the rich art and global influences of China's Ming era in the 15th century.


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10 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

The criminal case stemming from a drunken boat ride on the Hudson River that took the lives of a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man is ending. But the case may persist in civil courtrooms for years.


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14 hrs ago | WMC-TV Memphis

China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff

11, 2014 photo, workers lay cables on a new oil rig under construction for China National Offshore Oil Corp. in a shipyard in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province. . In this Thursday, Sept.


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15 hrs ago | KION 46

Taliban kill 3 NATO troops

Three members of NATO's International Security Assistance Force were killed in an attack in Kabul on Tuesday, the coalition said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing targeting a convoy of foreign forces in the Afghan capital, the militant group's spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said.


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15 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Typhoon hits Hainan, heads to Vietnam

A typhoon struck China's southernmost island of Hainan on Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights as it headed northwest towards Vietnam. A man picks up his motorcycle amid heavy rainfall and strong winds as Typhoon Kalmaegi makes landfall in Haikou, south China's Hainan province.


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15 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Three NATO soldiers killed in Kabul suicide bombing

A Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a NATO convoy in Kabul on Tuesday, triggering a massive blast that killed one Polish soldier and two other foreign troops as well as wounding at least 13 civilians. NATO soldiers gave first-aid to bloodstained comrades beside the wrecked remains of a military vehicle that was thrown to the side of the road, while city residents carried injured Afghans to hospital.


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16 hrs ago | KCBD-TV Lubbock

10 things to know for Tuesday

15, 2014. . A boy jumps from remains of a charred tank in the village of Novosvitlivka, eastern Ukraine, Monday, Sept.


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20 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamic

Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, challenging China's traditional relationship with Pakistan, and opening a new chapter in Beijing's ongoing competition for influence with arch-rival Japan. Xi is due in New Delhi on Wednesday for a three-day visit focused on trade, investment and the resolution of decades-old border disputes.


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Mon Sep 15, 2014

WIS-TV Columbia

Afghan suicide bomber hits foreigners, wounds 13

A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade just a couple hundred yards from the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday, unleashing a blast that injured at least 13 people and rattled nearby neighborhoods, police officials said. Faird Afzalai, the chief of criminal investigations for Kabul's police, said the bomber targeted a foreign convoy, but he did not immediately have further information about nationalities involved.


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The Star Online

Disease threatens as Kashmir flood waters turn fetid

Indian emergency workers battled on Monday to prevent waterborne diseases from spreading, as fetid water swilled around the Kashmir valley more than a week after the region's worst flooding in more than a century. More than 75,000 people were still stuck in partly submerged homes in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, where roads have been transformed into stagnant canals strewn with sewage, wreckage and dead livestock.


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The Star Online

China says 'rescues' more children from Xinjiang religious schools

A sweep on illegal religious activity in the capital of China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang has resulted in 190 children being "rescued", along with the detention of dozens of people, a state newspaper said on Monday. Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uighur people who speak a Turkic language, has been beset for years by violence that the Chinese government blames on Islamist militants and separatists.


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Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends

The ballot counting in Afghanistan's five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country's future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote count? On Monday, the country's Electoral Complaints Commission began ruling on grievances from the candidates following word a day earlier that the election committee had finished reviewing all ballots cast in the second round. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the step, and said that the Afghan people's wish to achieve "a peaceful, democratic leadership transition must be respected."


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The Washington Post

Maldives supports China's modern 'Silk Road' plan

MALE, Maldives - Chinese President Xi Jinping began a weeklong tour of South Asia on Monday, choosing the tiny island nation of the Maldives to tout his vision for a modern maritime "Silk Road." Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom said his country was ready to participate actively in the initiative to create a shipping route from China to Europe via West Africa.


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The Daily Star

Pakistan militants kill 3 in attacks against police

A suicide bomber killed one policeman in Tahl, about 100 kilometers southwest of Peshawar, while two brothers of a police station chief died in a separate attack on his home in Dera Ismail Khan. "A group of up to six militants attacked Tahl police station and one of the attackers blew himself up when police intercepted them and responded by firing," district police chief Anwar Saeed Kundi told AFP.


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N. Korea sentences American to six years hard labor

North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor. At a trial that lasted about 90 minutes, the court said Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, California, tore up his tourist visa at Pyongyang's airport upon arrival on April 10 and admitted to having the "wild ambition" of experiencing prison life so that he could secretly investigate North Korea's human rights situation.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014


Rains in China kill 19, thousands evacuated

Heavy rains in China's southwest have killed at least 19 people and left 20 missing, with tens of thousands of people evacuated due to flooding, state media reported Monday. The China News Service reported that 12 people had died in the city of Chongqing, three in neighboring Sichuan province and another four in Shaanxi province.


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The Age

Prince Harry at 30: a complex young man who makes the monarchy relevant

London: About 10 years ago, I was invited to meet Prince William over a pint of cider in a pub near Highgrove, his Gloucestershire home. The Prince of Wales's PR man, Paddy Harverson, took the view that if journalists could meet people in the public eye, like William, face to face, they would be more forgiving in their judgment of them.


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Daily Mail

Boy held over dogs' home fire may be moved for own safety after death threats made online

American who tore up tourist visa so he could be imprisoned 'to experience human rights abuses in North Korean prison' is sentenced to six-years hard labor Former U.S. air stewardess flying from New York to London for her honeymoon kicked cabin crew and shouted: 'F*** off.


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