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N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 8:43AM UTC

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea would seem like the last place on Earth that has anything to worry about from Ebola....

China chides India over new border posts

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 8:16PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China's Defense Ministry is cautioning New Delhi over Indian plans to construct 54 new border posts along an eastern stretch of their disputed frontier....

South Korea soldiers convicted for hazing death of subordinate

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 7:56PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's Defense Ministry says a military court has sentenced six soldiers to up to 45 years in prison for bullying and beating a subordinate who died....

Japanese swimmer Tomita suspended for camera theft

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 7:47PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — The Japan Swimming Federation has suspended Naoya Tomita until March 31, 2016 after the swimmer was allegedly caught stealing a camera at the Asian Games....

Ebola expert says China at risk and seeks Japan aid

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 7:09PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — A scientist who helped to discover the Ebola virus says he is concerned that the disease could spread to China given the large numbers of Chinese workers travelling to and from Africa....

Plans for Antarctic marine reserve falter again

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 2:56PM UTC

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A plan to protect a vast swathe of ocean off Antarctica's coast by creating the world's largest marine reserve appears headed for failure for a fourth time....

N. Korea says it has invited EU rights official

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 11:34AM UTC View Comments

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea is threatening to drop its offers of visits by United Nations human rights officials if a U.N. resolution on the country doesn't remove a reference to the International Criminal Court before Saturday....

US and Australia drop sanctions against Fiji

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S. and Australia have removed sanctions against Fiji following democratic elections last month in the South Pacific nation....

N. Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears

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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean officials have announced they will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus....

Sri Lanka court sentences 5 Indians to death

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan court has sentenced five Indian fishermen and three locals to death for smuggling narcotics....

Amid murder case, Philippines says US pact stays

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat says an accord with the U.S. that allows thousands of American troops to join combat exercises in the country is "imperfect" but Manila likely won't move to amend it....

Australian surfer kicks shark as it bites his foot

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SYDNEY (AP) — A 20-year-old competition surfer says he accidentally stepped on a shark's head before it bit him off the Australian east coast....

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