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Aspirations of small town India push regional newspaper boom

By Nirmala George Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — Rewatiraman Shukla, a young office worker living in a slum on New Delhi’s outskirts, can’t remember a time when his family did not have a newspaper delivered to their home. Even when home was a single room in a congested tenement without indoor plumbing. Even when […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/3, World News0 Comments

Lee Kuan Yew, founder of modern Singapore, dies at 91

Lee Kuan Yew, founder of modern Singapore, dies at 91

By Stephen Wright Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Lee Kuan Yew, who founded modern Singapore and was both feared for his authoritarian tactics and admired for turning the city-state into one of the world’s richest nations, died Monday, the government said. He was 91. Lee was admitted to Singapore General Hospital on Feb. 5 for […]

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Aspirations of small town India push regional newspaper boom

By Nirmala George Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — Rewatiraman Shukla, a young office worker living in a slum on New Delhi’s outskirts, can’t remember a time when his family did not have a newspaper delivered to their home. Even when home was a single room in a congested tenement without indoor plumbing. Even when […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/3, World News0 Comments

Britain applies to join Chinese-led Asian bank

By Joe McDonald AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Britain has become the first major Western government to apply for membership in a proposed Chinese-led Asian regional bank that Washington worries will undercut institutions such as the World Bank. The British Treasury said Thursday it will join talks this month on the Asian Infrastructure Investment […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/27, World News0 Comments

Vanuatu president: Storm-wrecked country must ‘start anew’

By Elaine Kurtenbach Associated Press SENDAI, Japan (AP) — The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu has lost years of development progress and must “start anew” following a powerful cyclone that destroyed or damaged 90 percent of the buildings in the capital of Port Vila, the country’s president said Monday. Baldwin Lonsdale, visibly weary and red […]

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Ex-top China military official, facing bribery probe, dies

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP)  — The Chinese military’s former second-highest ranking officer, Xu Caihou, who had been under investigation for alleged bribe-taking and brokering of promotions, has died in a hospital of cancer, the state Xinhua News Agency reported early Monday. He was 71. A former deputy chairman of the ruling Communist Party’s Central […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/27, World News0 Comments

Official: 4 Filipino nurses kidnapped from Sirte, Libya

By Esam Mohamed Associated Press TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State affiliate in Libya kidnapped four nurses from the Philippines in broad daylight from a hospital in the city of Sirte, while several others were evacuated on Monday, a militia official said. The official who belongs to the 166 Battalion, a militia […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/27, World News0 Comments

Thailand’s 87-year-old king makes rare trip outside hospital

Thailand’s 87-year-old king makes rare trip outside hospital

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s 87-year-old king on Monday made a rare visit outside the hospital to observe development projects at his palace in Bangkok. King Bhumibol Adulyadej took a one-hour trip from the riverside hospital where he has spent most of his time in recent years to see a rice mill and a solar energy […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/27, World News0 Comments

Lin loses for 1st time to Chen in All England Open badminton semis

Lin loses for 1st time to Chen in All England Open badminton semis

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Lin Dan believes the decision to consign his semifinal with Chen Long to an outside court was one of the factors behind his defeat in the All England Open on Saturday. Chen, the world champion and world No. 1, won for the first time against Chinese teammate Lin, a five-time All […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/20, World News0 Comments

Bangladesh orders N. Korean diplomat out for smuggling gold

By Julhas Alam Associated Press DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s government has ordered a North Korean diplomat to leave the country after discovering $1.4 million of unauthorized gold in his bag when he arrived at Dhaka’s airport, a Foreign Ministry official said Monday. The ministry summoned North Korean Ambassador Ri Song Hyon on Monday and […]

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Indonesia executions show hurdles of death penalty diplomacy

By Kristen Gelineau Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — Inside a remote island prison in Indonesia, two Australians facing death by firing squad await word of their fate. To some, they are ruthless drug smugglers who deserve to die. To others, rehabilitated do-gooders who deserve to live. The question of which characterization is correct has threatened […]

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China tells Japan to set down historical baggage

By Christopher Bodeen Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign minister renewed calls Sunday for senior Japanese leaders to abandon any attempt to water down their nation’s guilt over its World War II aggression against China and others. Looking ahead to this year’s 70th anniversary of the end of the war, Wang Yi told reporters […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/20, World News0 Comments

MH370 report: Locator beacon battery had expired

By Eileen Ng Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) —The first comprehensive report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 revealed Sunday that the battery of the locator beacon for the plane’s data recorder had expired more than a year before the jet vanished on March 8, 2014. The report came as Australian Prime […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/20, World News0 Comments

Hong Kong arrests 33 in protest against Chinese shoppers

By Kelvin Chan Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested nearly three dozen people Sunday after scuffles broke out at a protest in a border town, in the latest example of heightened tensions over the growing influx of mainland Chinese shoppers in the city. Police officers wielded batons and used pepper spray […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 11 | 3/7-3/13, World News0 Comments

China’s latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas

China’s latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — Wild giant pandas in China are doing well. The latest census by China’s State Forestry Administration shows the panda population has grown by 268 to a total of 1,864 since the last survey ending in 2003. Nearly three quarters of the pandas live in the southwestern province of Sichuan. […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 11 | 3/7-3/13, World News0 Comments

China’s famed Shaolin temple plans big project in Australia

By Didi Tang Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s Shaolin Temple, historically known for its martial arts traditions but which recently has gained a reputation for aggressive commercialization, is planning to build a $297 million complex in Australia that would include a temple, a hotel, a kung fu academy and a golf course. The Shoalhaven […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 11 | 3/7-3/13, World News0 Comments

Prince William gets close look at tsunami disaster in Japan

Prince William gets close look at tsunami disaster in Japan

By Yuri Kageyama Associated Press ISHINOMAKI, Japan (AP) — Britain’s Prince William stood atop a hill in northeastern Japan on Sunday, and stretched below him was barren land known as the “Bay of Destruction,” which was swept by a tsunami four years ago. On the last leg of his four-day visit to Japan, William laid […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 11 | 3/7-3/13, World News0 Comments

North Korea lifts Ebola travel restrictions

North Korea lifts Ebola travel restrictions

By Eric Talmadge Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has lifted severe restrictions on foreign travel it imposed last year to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. The already isolated country virtually closed its borders to foreigners last October, halting all non-essential visas and requiring those few foreigners allowed in to undergo […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 11 | 3/7-3/13, World News0 Comments

How cases involving 2 NYC cops and 2 unarmed men measure up

By Colleen Long and Tom Hays Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The indictment of New York Police Department Officer Peter Liang Wednesday on charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the stairwell shooting of Akai Gurley comes two months after a grand jury declined to charge Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/27, World News0 Comments

Jackie Chan’s son apologizes after release from jail

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — The son of actor Jackie Chan apologized to the public Saturday and asked for a second chance following his release from a six-month jail sentence for allowing people to use marijuana in his apartment. Jaycee Chan, 32, said at a news conference that he was rededicating himself to his […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/27, World News0 Comments

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