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Lincoln Hall, mountaineer left on Everest, dies

By Wed, Mar 21, 2012 5:00PM UTC

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian mountaineer who had been given up for dead near the summit of Everest in 2006 has died of cancer. Friends and climbing partners said Lincoln Hall died Wednesday at a Sydney hospital a year after being diagnosed with mesothelioma. He had been exposed to asbestos

Burma invites US and EU observers to monitor April polls

By Wed, Mar 21, 2012 4:50PM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma has invited the U.S. and European Union to send observers to monitor April elections, an American official said Wednesday, a first for the long-isolated country seeking to convince the West to lift crippling sanctions. Burma’s government has not yet announced the historic news of allowing

AP Enterprise: Philippines using US smart bombs

By Wed, Mar 21, 2012 2:30PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Concealed by the night sky, the two aging Philippine air force planes unleashed a surprise high-tech weapon: U.S. satellite-guided bombs that whizzed down with deadly precision toward a long-elusive terrorist suspect and two other top radicals dozing with their men in Jolo Island’s jungle. The use

Japan may deploy missiles ahead of NKorea launch

By Wed, Mar 21, 2012 12:10PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Japan may deploy land- and sea-based interceptor missiles ahead of North Korea’s planned rocket launch next month and has not ruled out shooting down the rocket if it violates Japanese airspace, according to defense officials and media reports. Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka said Wednesday that Japan is

Lebanese suspect in Thailand denies terror link

By Wed, Mar 21, 2012 12:00PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — A Lebanese man accused of links to Hezbollah militants has told reporters outside a Thai court that he is not a terrorist. Atris Hussein was expected to enter a plea at Bangkok’s Criminal Court on Wednesday to charges of illegally possessing explosive materials. He faces up to

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