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WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will use an Asian tour beginning next week to bolster US alliances in the region at a time of increased geopolitical tension. Obama is scheduled to visit Japan,...
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4 dead, 284 missing in S. Korea ferry sinking; death toll may rise

JINDO, South Korea: South Korean rescuers and dive teams worked frantically under floodlights as fears rose for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank Wednesday with 462 on board, mostly high



MH370 search: Mini-sub faces ‘technical’ troubles

PERTH, Australia: The hunt for a missing Malaysian plane suffered another setback Wednesday when a second seabed search by a mini-submarine was cut short due to “technical” troubles after the firs




20 die in Nigeria violence

ABUJA, Nigeria: Suspected militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, local government and security o



NYPD disbands surveillance unit; Muslims doubt practice will end

NEW YORK: Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of



MPs flay British military over fatal Taleban attack

LONDON: British lawmakers said military commanders had been complacent in a deadly 2012 Taleban attack on their base in Afghanistan, in which two US marines were killed.



Neo-Nazis get life for murdering Pakistani

ATHENS: Two suspected members of Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn were sentenced Tuesday to life in prison over the fatal stabbing of a Pakistani immigrant last year, a judicial source said.



5 students stabbed to death at a house party in Canada

OTTAWA/CALGARY: Five students died overnight in a stabbing rampage at a house party marking the end of university classes in the Canadian city of Calgary, authorities said Tuesday.



New York judge: Jurors can hear imam praise 9/11

NEW YORK: An Egyptian preacher’s statements that “everybody was happy” when the World Trade Center was hit by airplanes can be heard by a jury sitting just blocks from the site of the Sept.

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