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Japan economy shaky as island spat hits business

By Wed, Oct 10, 2012 4:19PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — The craggy island specks in the East China Sea aren’t even an economic backwater. They have no factories, no highways, no shops, no people — only goats. But the high-pitched row between Beijing and Tokyo over their ownership is exacting a growing toll on Japan, threatening to

NKorea says South, US are within its missile range

By Wed, Oct 10, 2012 4:12PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday warned that the U.S. mainland is within range of its missiles and said that Washington’s recent agreement to let Seoul possess missiles capable of hitting all of the North shows the allies are plotting to invade the country. South Korea announced

Taliban gunmen shoot 14-year-old girl activist

By Wed, Oct 10, 2012 3:21PM UTC

MINGORA, Pakistan (AP) — Fourteen-year-old Malala Yousufzai was admired across a battle-scarred region of Pakistan for exposing the Taliban’s atrocities and advocating for girls’ education in the face of religious extremists. On Tuesday, the Taliban nearly killed her to quiet her message. A gunman walked up to a bus taking

China finance officials to skip Tokyo IMF meeting

By Wed, Oct 10, 2012 2:51PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — China’s central bank governor and finance minister won’t be attending IMF and World Bank annual meetings in Tokyo this week, a Japanese official said Wednesday — cancelations that come as the two Asian giants remain at odds over a cluster of tiny islands both claim. The International

Mike Tyson gets Australian visa after NZ rejection

By Wed, Oct 10, 2012 2:25PM UTC

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia granted Mike Tyson a visa Wednesday, one week after New Zealand barred the former heavyweight boxing champion from entering that country due to his 1992 rape conviction. Officials carefully weighed the pros and cons of his visit and of his character given his criminal