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Kim Jong Il’s heir meets with South Korean delegation

Kim Jong Il’s heir meets with South Korean delegation

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s next leader burnished his diplomatic skills Monday, welcoming a private South Korean mourning delegation as state media revealed a new title that gives Kim Jong Un authority over political matters. Kim Jong Un has rapidly gained prominence since the death of his father Kim Jong Il on Dec. […]

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In family horror, some see an East–West culture clash

By Charmaine Noronha The Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — On a summer morning in 2009, in canal locks east of Toronto, police made a grisly discovery. In a submerged Nissan car were the bodies of three teenage sisters and a 52-year-old woman.

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Indian millionaire an outcast, has nowhere to put his money

Indian millionaire an outcast, has nowhere to put his money

By Tim Sullivan The Associated Press AGRA, India (AP) — As far back as he can remember, people told Hari Kishan Pippal that he was unclean, with a filthiness that had tainted his family for centuries. Teachers forced him to sit apart from other students. Employers sometimes didn’t bother to pay him. Pippal is a […]

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Army transfers 8 U.S. soldiers after Danny Chen’s suicide

Army transfers 8 U.S. soldiers after Danny Chen’s suicide

By Chris Hawley The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Eight U.S. soldiers have been charged in the death of a fellow GI, a Chinese American who apparently shot himself in Afghanistan after being subjected to what a community activist said were assaults and ethnic taunts from his comrades.

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The 10 best Asian films of the year

The 10 best Asian films of the year

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly 2011 gave us a wide variety of Asian cinema, from sweeping historical epics to smaller, more human-scaled studies of life. Seek out the following films wherever you can. They are ranked in order of excellence.

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Top 10 local API community achievements

Top 10 local API community achievements

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly You don’t have to look farther than your own neighborhood or city to see amazing things happening for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Here is a list of people who are working hard or who have worked hard (or both!) to make our immediate world a better place.

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The top 10 Asian American sports stars of 2011

The top 10 Asian American sports stars of 2011

By Jason J. Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly It’s that time to reflect on the past year in Asian American sports. Our annual top 10 list includes many familiar names, as well as welcome additions.

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The top 10 outstanding Asian and Asian American achievements of 2011

The top 10 outstanding Asian and Asian American achievements of 2011

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, there are certain people who have been recognized for the extraordinary things they have done for Asians and Asian Americans.  This list showcases this year’s individuals.

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A-pop!’s API hall of fame/shame!  — The 5 winners and 5 losers of 2011

A-pop!’s API hall of fame/shame! — The 5 winners and 5 losers of 2011

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly This year’s list of the top five winners in pop culture sees an emergence not only of new faces that lit up the entertainment industry this past year, but also of a few older faces that returned after being out of the spotlight for some time.

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EDITORIAL: Pvt. Daniel Chen and his family deserve justice for Chen’s death

EDITORIAL: Pvt. Daniel Chen and his family deserve justice for Chen’s death

Last week, criminal military charges were filed against eight soldiers for involuntary manslaughter, negligent homicide, and assault, among other charges, for the death of Pvt. Danny Chen. Chen shot himself in Afghanistan after being subjected to what some say were assaults and ethnic taunting from his fellow soldiers.

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Top 10 wacky-but-true Asian news stories

Top 10 wacky-but-true Asian news stories

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Throughout the year, we encounter some news stories that make us go, HUH?

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