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Australia News

Royal couple arrive in Sydney for Down Under tour

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Britain's Prince William, his wife, Kate, and their baby son, George, have arrived in Sydney to kick off their tour of Australia. The Duke and Duchess of...

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Burma News

US calls on Burma to stop violence against Muslims

By Fri, Apr 18, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power is calling on Burma’s government to take urgent steps to stop violence in western Rakhine state, where Rohingya Muslims have fled. Power’s...

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Cambodia News

UN warns banana fungus spreading from SE Asia

By Tue, Apr 15, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nation's Food and Agriculture organization is warning banana growers that a fungal disease is spreading through crops from Asia to Africa and the Middle...

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China News

7 killed in shooting on China-Vietnam border

By Fri, Apr 18, 2014

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Vietnamese government says seven people have been killed in a shootout between Chinese migrants and Vietnamese border guards at a crossing in the north of...

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Hong Kong News

Cathay Pacific jet stranded for 16 hours in China

By Sat, Apr 12, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say a Cathay Pacific flight from New York to Hong Kong was stranded for more than 16 hours in a Chinese city because of bad...

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India News

India struggles with Maoist rebel threat as voting continues

By Thu, Apr 17, 2014

RAJNANDGAON, India (AP) — Voters are casting ballots in India's general election despite threats of violence in some areas by extreme leftist insurgents, who say the country's democracy has failed...

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Indonesia News

Boat capsizes in Indonesia; 7 dead, 30 rescued

By Fri, Apr 18, 2014

KUPANG, Indonesia (AP) — Police say a boat loaded with people in a Good Friday procession has capsized in eastern Indonesia, and at least seven people have died. Rescuers and...

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Japan News

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox headed for bankruptcy, not rehabilitation

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for dissolution after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application. Mt. Gox said Wednesday the Tokyo District Court...

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Malaysia News

Malaysian lawmaker and lawyer Karpal Singh dies

By Thu, Apr 17, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Veteran Malaysian opposition lawmaker Karpal Singh, an eminent lawyer who had been detained without trial under security laws and battled numerous sedition charges, has died...

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Pakistan News

Pakistan brothers in cannibalism case face court

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014

KHAWAR KALAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say two brothers arrested for the second time on accusations of cannibalism have appeared in court. Police official Abdur Rehman Khan says the...

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Philippines News

Filipino from Dubai tests negative for MERS

By Sat, Apr 19, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine health officials say that a Filipino nurse who tested positive for the Middle East virus has been found free of infection in a subsequent examination...

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Singapore News

Education in Singapore: When Number 1 is not enough

By Tue, Apr 15, 2014

“Who says Singaporean’s are rote learners?” challenged Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong over the notion of the robotic Singaporean, in a Facebook post. At the tail end of March, the...

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South Korea News

Ferry captain arrested in South Korea ferry disaster

By Sat, Apr 19, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A prosecutor says the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested. Senior prosecutor Yang Jung-jin Yonhap says 68-year-old...

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Taiwan News

Students end 24-day siege of Taiwan Parliament

By Fri, Apr 11, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Student protesters are planning to end their 24-day occupation of Taiwan's Parliament....

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Thailand News

Thailand fails to curtail Songkran road carnage

By Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Songkran, Thailand's Buddhist New Year festival, ended earlier this week but the holiday’s dark legacy of high road deaths continues to cast a pall. Thai PBS reported that 277 people...

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Vietnam News

7 killed in shooting on China-Vietnam border

By Fri, Apr 18, 2014

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Vietnamese government says seven people have been killed in a shootout between Chinese migrants and Vietnamese border guards at a crossing in the north of...

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Other Countries News

Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing

By Fri, Apr 18, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Officials say about five climbers are feared missing after an avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest and hit a route used to assent the world's...

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