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37 dead, at least 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

By Wed, Aug 20, 2014 6:10PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police say the death toll from rain-triggered landslides on the outskirts of Hiroshima has risen to 36, with seven other people still missing. Public broadcaster NHK showed rescue workers suspended by ropes from police helicopters pulling victims from the rubble. Others gingerly climbed into windows as

North Korea insults John Kerry’s ‘hideous lantern jaw’

By Wed, Aug 20, 2014 3:04PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In its latest personal attack on a prominent official, North Korea has called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wild dog with a “hideous lantern jaw.”

111-year-old from Japan named world’s oldest man

By Wed, Aug 20, 2014 2:58PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — A 111-year-old retired educator from Japan who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world’s oldest living man. Sakari Momoi received a certificate from Guinness World Records on Wednesday. He succeeds Alexander Imich of New York, who died in April at the age of 111 years, 164

Jokowi’s Challenge – Part 2: High hopes and harsh realities

By Wed, Aug 20, 2014 1:33PM UTC

The rags to riches tale of Indonesia’s Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo captivated millions of voters and aroused widespread optimism during this year’s election, but the incoming president is set to face some tough economic challenges when he takes over from SBY on October 20.

American killed in Bali, daughter had troubled past

By Wed, Aug 20, 2014 10:02AM UTC

CHICAGO (AP) — Police reports point to a troubled relationship between a suburban Chicago woman and the daughter accused in her killing on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

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