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Vietnam allows new casino, ban on Vietnamese may be lifted

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A recently announced government decision to allow a casino on Vietnam’s biggest island drew mixed reactions Friday from citizens, who weighed its potential economic benefits against its perceived social vices.

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Posted in Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/6, World News0 Comments

Abe ‘speechless’ after video claims IS hostage dead

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s prime minister said Sunday he was “speechless’’ after an online video purported to show one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed and promised to save the other.   Shinzo Abe said on NHK TV that the video was likely authentic and offered condolences to the […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/6, World News0 Comments

Vietnamese leader says banning social media sites impossible

Vietnamese leader says banning social media sites impossible

AP Wire Service HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam’s prime minister said Thursday that it is impossible to ban social media such as Facebook so authorities in the communist nation instead should provide correct information to inform public opinion.

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Posted in Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/30, World News0 Comments

Indonesia executes 6 drug convicts, including 5 foreigners

By Niniek Karmini Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia executed by firing squad five foreigners and an Indonesian woman convicted on drug trafficking charges despite appeals to spare them, with the government defending the action as necessary to combat the rising drug trade.

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Posted in Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/30, World News0 Comments

China says new air routes needed to ease its flight delays

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — New commercial flight routes off China’s southeast coast are intended to ease chronic flight delays, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday, without commenting on Taiwan’s concerns they could affect flight safety in its airspace.

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Posted in Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/30, World News0 Comments

Philippine crowd building for papal Mass

By Nicole Winfield and Teresa Cerojano AP Wire Service MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos filled Manila’s main park for Pope Francis’ final Mass on Sunday, braving a steady rain to hear the pontiff’s message of hope for the Southeast Asian country’s most downtrodden and destitute.

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Posted in Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/30, World News0 Comments

Pope’s trip to Sri Lanka and Philippines: 5 things to know

Pope’s trip to Sri Lanka and Philippines: 5 things to know

By Nicole Winfield Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis embarks on his second Asian pilgrimage this

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Posted in Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/23, World News0 Comments

South Korea deports American over positive N. Korea comments

South Korea deports American over positive N. Korea comments

By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Korean-American woman accused of praising rival North Korea in a recent lecture was deported from South Korea on Saturday, in the latest in a series of cases that critics say infringe on the country’s freedom of speech.

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Posted in Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/23, World News0 Comments

China bans private drivers on ride-hailing apps

China bans private drivers on ride-hailing apps

By Joe McDonald AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China has banned drivers of private cars from offering services through ride-hailing apps, throwing up a new hurdle to Uber Technologies Ltd.’s global expansion.

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Posted in Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/23, World News0 Comments

China travelers open emergency exits to protest flight delay

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — Upset by a delayed flight, two Chinese passengers decided to open emergency exit doors in protest as the plane was taxiing, forcing it to abort takeoff and landing them in jail instead, police said Sunday.

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Posted in Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/23, World News0 Comments

Shanghai nixes famed lantern festival after deadly stampede

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — China’s financial hub of Shanghai said Sunday it was canceling its famed Lunar New Year lantern festival in the wake of a stampede that left 36 people dead.

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Posted in Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/23, World News0 Comments

China says 6 attackers killed in latest Xinjiang violence

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police shot and killed six would-be bombers Monday in the latest violence to strike the restive far northwestern region of Xinjiang, a local government spokesman and official website said.  

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Posted in Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/23, World News0 Comments

Key US military command’s Twitter, YouTube sites hacked

By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP)  — Hackers claiming to work on behalf of Islamic State militants seized control of the Twitter and YouTube sites of the military’s U.S. Central Command on Monday. The Pentagon swiftly suspended the sites and said it appears that no classified material was breached.

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Posted in Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/23, World News0 Comments

Top Malaysia court sentences 2 to death for Mongolian murder

AP Wire Service KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s top court on Tuesday sentenced two police officers to death by hanging, after overturning their acquittal by a lower court over the killing of a Mongolian woman who had an affair with a friend of the prime minister.

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Posted in Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/23, World News0 Comments

Ousted Thai premier rejects charges at impeachment hearing

Ousted Thai premier rejects charges at impeachment hearing

By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra defended her role in a money-losing rice subsidy scheme Friday at the start of an impeachment hearing that analysts say is aimed at ensuring the ousted leader stays out of politics for the foreseeable future.

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Posted in Features 04, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/23, World News0 Comments

4 large objects detected in AirAsia wreckage hunt

4 large objects detected in AirAsia wreckage hunt

By Tatan Syuflana Associated Press PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian officials said Saturday that they were confident wreckage

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Posted in Vol 34 No 3 | 1/10-1/16, World News0 Comments

Japan’s leader says he will express remorse for World War II

By Ken Moritsugu Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — In a year that marks the 70th anniversary of World War II’s end, a question weighs on the minds of policymakers in Asia and as far away as Washington, D.C.: What will Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe say about his country’s role in the war?

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Posted in Vol 34 No 3 | 1/10-1/16, World News0 Comments

Indian police arrest 3 for gang rape of Japanese scholar

By Indrajit Singh Associated Press PATNA, India (AP) — Police arrested three Indians for allegedly gang raping a 22-year-old Japanese research scholar near a Buddhist pilgrimage center in eastern India, police said Friday.

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Posted in Vol 34 No 3 | 1/10-1/16, World News0 Comments

Witnesses: Sequence of errors led to Shanghai stampede

Witnesses: Sequence of errors led to Shanghai stampede

By Didi Tang Associated Press SHANGHAI (AP) — On New Year’s Eve of 2013, Shanghai authorities sent about 6,000 city police officers

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Posted in Vol 34 No 3 | 1/10-1/16, World News0 Comments

China to investigate ex-President Hu’s top aide

By Didi Tang Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The top aide to former Chinese President Hu Jintao has been placed under investigation for unspecified disciplinary violations, the official Xinhua News Agency said Monday, in a sign that President Xi Jinping is removing his predecessor’s influences while consolidating his power. The evening announcement came two years […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 02 | 1/3-1/9, World News0 Comments

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