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2 hrs ago | Suria

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen seeks...

A Myanmar beauty queen dethroned for alleged misconduct said Tuesday she would only return her crown if South Korean pageant organisers apologised -- and denied accepting free breast implants.

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6 hrs ago | Reuters

Exclusive: From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mounts to ease U.S. oil export ban

Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union in pressing the case for U.S. oil shipments overseas.

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10 hrs ago | Trend

Attacks kill 3 Afghan policemen, 4 soldiers

A suicide car bombing killed three policemen in the eastern Nangarhar province, said Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the spokesman for the provincial governor.

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Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News, Explosion

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Daily Times

Afghan talks on unity government collapse : September 01, 2014,

Talks on a power sharing deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, have collapsed, a top leader said on Monday, rekindling fears of ethnic unrest.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Rapist in 2012 New Delhi assault now paints and cooks at correction home

New Delhi: Twenty months ago, a teenager and five adult men fatally gang-raped a young student in a moving bus in New Delhi, a horrific incident that stunned Indians, sparked unprecedented national anger and dramatically changed the public debate on women's safety in India.

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Related Topix: World News, India, Prison

Vanguard

Knifeman stabs three children to death

A knifeman stabbed three children to death and wounded five more plus a teacher in a rampage at a Chinese primary school on Monday, reports said, in the country's latest attack against youngsters.

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Enfield Independent

PM: Russian presence 'unacceptable'

David Cameron has denounced the presence of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil as "unjustified and unacceptable", as he accused Moscow of trying to force its smaller neighbour to "abandon its democratic choices at the barrel of a gun".

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Related Topix: Russia, World News, Vladimir Putin

KFVS12

Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Miamisburg, OH

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Report: Man kills 3 in China school attack

A man killed three people at a primary school in central China on Monday and then committed suicide by jumping off a building, state media reported.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Daily Herald

Road named for Illinois soldier killed in Afghanistan

TV reports residents gathered in Mokena Saturday for a ceremony re-naming a portion of Townline Road "Aaron Toppen Memorial Drive."

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Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Mokena, IL

Windsor Beacon

Pakistani protester dies in clashes with police

Pakistani police on Sunday clashed with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations.

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Air Force Times

Putin to Ukraine: Begin immediate talks on east

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge arrives in North Korea

It's pretty hard to find a novel way to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by now, but two-time Grammy-winning rapper Pras Michel, a founding member of the Fugees, has done it - getting his dousing in the center of North Korea's capital on Sunday.

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Pras, Hip-Hop, The Fugees,

Stars and Stripes

Official: 23 people killed in Afghanistan crash

An Afghan spokesman says 23 people were killed when a passenger van and a fuel tanker collided in western Afghanistan.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Afghanistan, World News,

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Reuters

6 dead in attack on Afghan intelligence agency

At least six people are killed in the suicide bombing and attack of an Afghan security office in Jalabad.

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Scotsman.com

China election ruling expected to trigger protests

Hong Kong is bracing for a repeat of recent street clashes as activists plan to blockade the business district over restrictions on who can stand in the 2017 elections.

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The Peninsula

Water ATMs bring smiles to faces of Rajasthan villagers

Barmer : An Indian energy major and modern technology have combined to bring about a revolution in two districts of Rajasthan that were infamous due to the scarcity of potable water.

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SFGate

Pro wrestling returns to the ring in North Korea

North Koreans watch a pro-wrestler leave the fighting arena after a match, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, South Korea, Bob Sapp

Reuters

Family, sect members mourn South Korea ferry owner at funeral

Family and church members mourned at a private funeral on Saturday a South Korean businessman linked to a ferry that sank in April killing hundreds of children, though his death remained shrouded in mystery.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Park Geun-hye,

The Star Online

Six killed in attack on Afghan intelligence agency

At least six people were killed and dozens wounded when a suicide car bomber and Taliban gunmen attacked an office of the Afghan intelligence agency in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Saturday, officials said.

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