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McDonald’s, KFC in China face new food scandal

By Joe McDonald AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/1, World News0 Comments

As Vietnam’s women go abroad, dads tend the home

As Vietnam’s women go abroad, dads tend the home

By Mike Ives The Associated Press VU HOI, Vietnam (AP) — When his wife moved to Taiwan nine years ago to work as a maid — earning far more than she could in the rice paddies of this northern Vietnamese hamlet — Pham Duc Viet took over the household chores and raised their two children […]

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Posted in Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/1, World News0 Comments

Review confirms basis of Japan’s sex slave apology

Review confirms basis of Japan’s sex slave apology

By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – A Japanese panel confirmed the validity of a study that led to Japan’s landmark 1993 apology for forcing Asian women into wartime prostitution, even as South Korea blasted the review as a move that “picks again at the painful wounds” of victims.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/18, World News0 Comments

North Korea preparing to try 2 American tourists

By Eric Talmadge Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – North Korea said on June 30 it is preparing to try two Americans who entered the country as tourists for carrying out what it says were hostile acts against it.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/18, World News0 Comments

Both rivals claim victory in Indonesian election

Both rivals claim victory in Indonesian election

By Niniek Karmini Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – The rival candidates in Indonesia’s presidential election each claimed victory Wednesday, raising uncertainty about the political and legal landscape in a nation that made the transition from dictatorship to democracy less than two decades ago.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/18, World News0 Comments

Filipino activists call for end to U.S. defense pact

Filipino activists call for end to U.S. defense pact

By Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Protesters clashed on July 4 with police near the U.S. Embassy in Manila, where about 100 of them marched to mark Philippine-American Friendship day with a call to junk a new defense pact allowing thousands of U.S. troops to be temporarily based in the country.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/18, World News0 Comments

North Korea says it’s holding a third American prisoner

By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press North Korea said on June 6 it has detained an American tourist for committing an unspecified crime, the third U.S. citizen being held there.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/27, World News0 Comments

Now, world’s oldest people are Japanese

Now, world’s oldest people are Japanese

By Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) –The world’s oldest man, a retired chemist and parapsychologist, has died in New York City. Alexander Imich was 111. His niece says Imich died on June 8 at his home in Manhattan, after his health deteriorated in the past two weeks. Imich was born in 1903 in a town […]

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Posted in Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/27, World News0 Comments

China planning for an extra 2 million babies per year

China planning for an extra 2 million babies per year

By Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – China is preparing for 2 million extra babies each year as a result of a loosening of its “one child per family” birth limits that will allow more couples to have two children, Chinese health officials said on May 29.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/13, World News0 Comments

25 years on, protests at Tiananmen barely known to China youth

25 years on, protests at Tiananmen barely known to China youth

By Didi Tang Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – Born in 1989, Steve Wang sometimes wonders what happened in his hometown of Beijing that year. But his curiosity about pro-democracy protests and the crackdown on them passes quickly.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/13, World News0 Comments

Mourning, tight security on anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown

By Gillian Wong Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – Yin Min held the ashes of her son and wept, she said, as she marked 25 years since he was killed in the crackdown by Chinese tanks and troops on protests at Tiananmen Square. Outside, guards kept a close eye on her home while police blanketed central […]

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Posted in Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/13, World News0 Comments

S. Korea rescues North Koreans drifting off coast

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea has rescued three North Koreans who were drifting off the east coast of South Korea on May 31.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/13, World News0 Comments

Thailand to junta: Please change your soundtrack

Thailand to junta: Please change your soundtrack

By Jocelyn Gecker Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – First, Thailand’s junta seized power, then they commandeered every TV channel for round-the-clock broadcasts of dour announcements and patriotic hymns. The public’s verdict: DJ, please change the soundtrack. And after about 24 hours, they did.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 23 | 5/31-6/6, World News0 Comments

Reward for tips on ferry owner up to $500,000

Reward for tips on ferry owner up to $500,000

By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea has boosted to half a million dollars as a reward for

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Posted in Vol 33 No 23 | 5/31-6/6, World News0 Comments

New India PM meets with rival leader of Pakistan

New India PM meets with rival leader of Pakistan

By Muneeza Naqvi Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – New Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the leader of rival Pakistan on May 27 and asked that his country “abide by its commitment” to prevent its territory from being used in terrorism against India and speed up investigations into the 2008 attack in Mumbai.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 23 | 5/31-6/6, World News0 Comments

After huge win, next Indian PM begins victory lap

After huge win, next Indian PM begins victory lap

By Ashok Sharma and Muneeza Naqvi Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – Thousands of people welcomed India’s next prime minister in the capital on May 17 after he led his party to a resounding election victory, with Narendra Modi flashing a victory sign to his cheering supporters and telling them that the win “created a […]

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Posted in Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/30, World News0 Comments

Lao defense chief, four others killed in plane crash

Lao defense chief, four others killed in plane crash

By Thanyarat Doksone and Jocelyn Gecker Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – A military plane carrying senior Lao government officials crashed May 17 in a wooded area as it approached an airport in the country’s northeast, killing at least five people, including the defense minister and other high-ranking members of the authoritarian country’s ruling party.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/30, World News0 Comments

With martial law, Thai gov’t nearly powerless

By Todd Pitman Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – The question to Thailand’s army chief was a basic one. After he declared martial law this week, would he be consulting the government? His response encapsulated the increasingly surreal nature of this Southeast Asian country’s political crisis.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/30, World News0 Comments

South Korean  man deported for human smuggling

South Korean man deported for human smuggling

A South Korean man convicted in March of facilitating the illegal entry of South Korean nationals into the United States was deported May 12 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 21 | 5/17-5/23, World News0 Comments

Vietnam allows anti-China protest over oil rig in Paracel Islands

Vietnam allows anti-China protest over oil rig in Paracel Islands

By Chris Brummitt Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – Vietnam allowed several hundred demonstrators to stage a noisy rally outside the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi on May 11 against Beijing’s deployment of an oil rig in the contested South China Sea that has triggered a tense standoff and raised fears of confrontation.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 21 | 5/17-5/23, World News3 Comments

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