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Chinese, Japanese officials meet amid dispute

By Tue, Sep 25, 2012 11:32AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Rival claims to a group of tiny islands are the focus of talks Tuesday between Chinese and Japanese officials, testing whether the countries can summon the political will to put the rancor behind them. The Japanese government’s purchase of some of the East China Sea islands known

Nepal avalanche hit climbers as they were sleeping

By Tue, Sep 25, 2012 11:19AM UTC

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Mountaineers who survived a predawn avalanche high on the world’s eighth-tallest peak say they waited an hour for the sun to rise and then saw pieces of tents and bodies of victims strewn around them on the snow. Italian climber Silvio Mondinelli said he and a

Burma’s president to make historic US visit

By Mon, Sep 24, 2012 6:30PM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s reformist president is heading to the United States to tout his country’s makeover and push for an end to sanctions, in the first U.S. visit by a leader of the former international pariah since 1966. Thein Sein leaves Burma on Monday to attend the U.N.

School bomb injures 4 in Thailand’s violent south

By Mon, Sep 24, 2012 6:15PM UTC

PATTANI, Thailand (AP) — Suspected Muslim insurgents have detonated a small bomb at a school in Thailand’s violence-prone south, wounding two principals and two soldiers. Police Lt. Thammanoon Klaewthanong says the improvised explosive device went off Monday at a shelter at the entrance of a public school in Narathiwat province’s

Thousands in Sri Lanka protest anti-Islam film

By Mon, Sep 24, 2012 6:13PM UTC

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Thousands of Sri Lankan Muslims have protested an American-made film that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad, demanding the U.S. ban it and punish its creators. More than 5,000 protesters blocked traffic as they marched on a main road Monday in the capital, Colombo, carrying signs and

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