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India fires top foreign office official Sujatha Singh

By Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:07PM UTC Pic: AP.

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government has fired its top foreign ministry official, replacing her with its current ambassador to the United States.

Ivy League universities push for more diverse students from China

By Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:01PM UTC Pic: AP.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Top U.S. universities that worked to overcome reputations for serving only children of the American elite in recent generations are now pushing to do the same internationally.

North Korea may be restarting nuke plant: US institute

By Thu, Jan 29, 2015 1:04PM UTC Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A U.S. research institute says North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown. If true, the finding Thursday, will be an added worry for the United States and the North’s neighbors at a time of increasing

Jordan ready to swap prisoner for pilot held by Islamic State

By Thu, Jan 29, 2015 12:59PM UTC

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s information minister says his government is ready to swap an Iraqi woman held in Jordan for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group.

Thai ‘Red Shirt’ leader jailed for defaming former PM Abhisit

By Thu, Jan 29, 2015 12:49PM UTC Red shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai “Red Shirt” leader has been sentenced to two years in jail for insulting a former prime minister.

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