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Bombing the latest of many challenges for Thailand’s junta

Bombing the latest of many challenges for Thailand’s junta

By Denis D. Gray Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — When a military coup last year ended months of political turmoil and violence in Thailand, even some democracy advocates welcomed the junta’s promise to restore stability and return “happiness to the people.” But 15 months later, a deadly bomb that ripped through a venerated shrine in […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/4, World News0 Comments

Rival Koreas restart talks, pull back from brink — for now

By Eric Talmadge and Foster Klug Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — For the moment, North and South Korea have pulled back from the brink and on Sunday resumed a second round of talks that temporarily pushed aside vows of imminent war on the peninsula. The first round of marathon talks on Aug. 22 […]

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Top woman leader of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge dies at 83

Top woman leader of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge dies at 83

By Sopheng Cheang Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Ieng Thirith, a Khmer Rouge leader who was the highest-ranking woman in the genocidal regime that oversaw the death of nearly 2 million Cambodians in the late 1970s, died Aug. 22, her family and U.N. officials said. She was 83 years old. Ieng Thirith was […]

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A meal and a webcam form unlikely recipe for S. Korean fame

A meal and a webcam form unlikely recipe for S. Korean fame

By Youkyung Lee AP Technology Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Every evening, 14-year-old Kim Sung-jin orders fried chicken, delivery pizza or Chinese food to eat in a small room in his family’s home south of Seoul. He gorges on food as he chats before a live camera with hundreds, sometimes thousands, of teenagers watching. […]

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Grand jury indicts man in church stabbing

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a northern Virginia man on murder and attempted murder charges in the stabbing last month of a South Korean couple at a rural religious retreat in Maryland. State’s Attorney Charlie Smith in Frederick County announced the indictment Friday of 30-year-old Song Su Kim of Falls Church. […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/4, World News0 Comments

Newspaper publisher killed in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A motorcycle-riding gunman has killed the publisher of a small newspaper in the southern Philippines, police said Wednesday. Colleagues of Gregorio Ybanez, publisher of Kabuhayan News Services and president of the Davao del Norte Press and Radio-TV Club, said they suspect his killing could be linked to his other job as […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/4, World News0 Comments

Malaysian leader silences critics, media to survive scandal

Malaysian leader silences critics, media to survive scandal

By Eileen Ng Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s prime minister has a problem: He can’t explain away a $700 million bank account to a skeptical public. His response? A crackdown on critics and the press that has kept him in power but doesn’t address a deep reservoir of dissatisfaction with his leadership. […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/28, World News0 Comments

5 women accused of being witches beaten to death in India

PATNA, India (AP) — Dozens of villagers in eastern India beat to death five women Saturday, accusing them of practicing witchcraft and blaming them for a series of misfortunes in the village, police said. Residents of Kinjia village in Jharkhand state dragged the women out of their homes and beat them with sticks and iron […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 34 | 8/15-8/21, World News0 Comments

Retracing war past, ex-N. Korean POWs return to South Korea

By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press YANGPYEONG, South Korea (AP) — Back in the country where they were detained as prisoners of war in the 1950s, two former North Korean soldiers now find little apparent objection or hostility, at least superficially — they were even welcomed by veterans who had fought for the South. But it’s […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 34 | 8/15-8/21, World News0 Comments

Jolie, Suu Kyi visit Myanmar female factory workers

Jolie, Suu Kyi visit Myanmar female factory workers

AP Wire Service YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Angelina Jolie has joined Myanmar’s opposition leader and democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female workers to learn more about their dire conditions. Jolie, who is a special envoy for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, is on a four-day visit to the Southeast […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 34 | 8/15-8/21, World News0 Comments

Singapore turns 50, celebrates success amid challenges

By Annabelle Liang Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore threw a big party Aug. 9 for its 50th anniversary of independence and unrivaled economic success in a region struggling with poverty and political instability, even as the city-state began feeling the pinch of a midlife crisis. As fighter jets screamed through the sky and nationalist […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 34 | 8/15-8/21, World News0 Comments

Philippine leader seeks laws to end rebellion, dynasties

Philippine leader seeks laws to end rebellion, dynasties

By Jim Gomez Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president asked Congress on Monday to pass a troubled Muslim autonomy bill at the heart of efforts to end a bloody rebellion in the country’s south and legislation that aims to lessen the stranglehold on power of entrenched political families, which include his. In […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 33 | 8/8-8/14, World News0 Comments

As A-bomb survivors age, Japanese pass storytelling to young

By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press KUNITACHI, Japan (AP) — On a recent weekend, an 84-year-old survivor of the Nagasaki atomic bombing retraced his movements on a map: the inferno during his 20-kilometer (12-mile) walk home, the “black rain” of falling radioactive particles and how he felt sick days later. His audience of eight listened intently, […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 33 | 8/8-8/14, World News0 Comments

Ride-hailing service Uber to put $1 billion in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Ride-hailing service Uber has announced a $1 billion investment for the Indian market for the next nine months as it hopes to expand services and products, news reports said Friday. According to Press Trust of India, the head of Uber India, Amit Jain, said the investment will be used to improve […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 33 | 8/8-8/14, World News0 Comments

The Internet f looded with tributes to Nintendo chief

The Internet f looded with tributes to Nintendo chief

By Yuri Kageyama AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. President Satoru Iwata’s death from an illness at 55 is being mourned by game fans around the world. They’re sharing Iwata Mii avatars, creating pictures with farewell messages on the Nintendo drawing game Splatoon and sending Tweets with “ThankYouIwata” hashtags. Some of the online […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 31 | 7/25-7/31, World News0 Comments

Journalists charged by Thai navy

Journalists charged by Thai navy

By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Testimony began July 14 in a criminal defamation lawsuit filed by Thailand’s navy against a small news website over a report it posted saying naval forces accepted money to assist or turn a blind eye to the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar by sea. The navy […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 31 | 7/25-7/31, World News0 Comments

Two women to vie in Taiwan presidential election

Two women to vie in Taiwan presidential election

By Ralph Jennings Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s top two political parties have each nominated a woman for president in 2016, a historic first signaling acceptance of female leadership and kicking off a campaign highlighted so far by clashing views on ties with rival China. The ruling Nationalist Party on Sunday picked as […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 31 | 7/25-7/31, World News0 Comments

As habitats vanish, migratory birds flock to N. Korea shores

As habitats vanish, migratory birds flock to N. Korea shores

By Eric Talmadge Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — To the untrained eye, it’s just a lot of birds on an otherwise deserted stretch of muddy, flat coastline. But for ornithologists, North Korea’s west coast is a little piece of paradise each spring — and both the birds and a dedicated group of birdwatchers travel a […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 30 |7/18-7/24, World News0 Comments

Pacquiao seeks mercy for Filipino on death row

Pacquiao seeks mercy for Filipino on death row

By Oliver Teves Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao prayed with a Filipino woman on death row in Indonesia and promised to appeal for clemency in the latest bid from her country to save her. Pacquiao and his wife, Jinkee, spent about an hour with Mary Jane Veloso early Friday at […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 30 |7/18-7/24, World News0 Comments

Does the Chinese stock market affect you?

By Ken Sweet AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The extreme volatility in China’s stock market is ongoing and about half of the 2,800 companies listed in the country’s mainline index have suspended trading of their shares. Markets bounced back strongly Thursday after the Shanghai composite lost another 5.9 percent the previous day, meaning […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 30 |7/18-7/24, World News0 Comments

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