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  • North Korean team welcomed to Asian Games village

    INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — First hurdle cleared — the Asian Games organizers raised the right flag for North Korea on Thursday. The South Korean break dancers, however, found themselves working a tough audience. In a hitch-free ceremony, North Korea's team got its official welcome into the...

  • South African parliament hosts another ruckus

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African opposition lawmaker wanted to get a point across to the deputy president during a parliamentary debate. So he raised his middle finger in a gesture widely recognized as obscene. South Africa's parliament is supposed to be an enclave of orderly debate, but...

  • India, China vow cooperation as troops face off

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian and Chinese troops faced off at their countries' unmarked border in the Himalayas on Thursday as their leaders were promising to boost economic cooperation and substantially increase Chinese investment in India's infrastructure at a rare meeting. The long-festering...

  • Pakistan rescues thousands as floods hit south

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's disaster management agency says rescuers have evacuated thousands of people stranded in parts of the country's south after being hit by floods National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Ahmad Kamal on Thursday says rescue crews are working round the clock to...

  • Nearly 3 million Syrian children not in school

    BEIRUT (AP) — Nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the civil war raging in their homeland, an international charity group said Thursday, as the country's intractable conflict threatens to deny an entire a generation of education. Syria's civil war has killed more...

  • Nigerian troops mark rare victory over extremists

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops celebrated victory against Islamic extremists in which scores of militants were killed near the strategic northeast city of Maiduguri. Residents cheered as the troops paraded armored cars and vehicles with anti-aircraft weapons that were recaptured from...

  • Greens exit Finnish government over nuclear spat

    HELSINKI (AP) — The environmentalist Green Party says it's dropping out of Finland's coalition government, which has endorsed the construction of a new nuclear power plant. Green Party leader and Environment Minister Ville Niinisto told reporters Thursday that the decision clashes with the core...

  • Breivik's father feels guilt over son's dark path

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — The father of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik says he fears his son is becoming even more extreme and dangerous in prison. In his first news conference since the July 22, 2011, attacks that killed 77 people, Jens Breivik said Thursday he had requested to visit his...

  • Vietnam jails 4 policemen in death of suspect

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court has sentenced four policemen to up to 17 years in prison for beating a suspect to death, in an unusually harsh punishment for police brutality. The online newspaper VnExpress said the Hanoi People's Court convicted the deputy police chief of Kim No...

  • A guide to Scotland as it votes on independence

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The people of Scotland are deciding Thursday whether to end a partnership with the rest of the United Kingdom that has lasted more than 300 years. Here is a guide to Scotland as the historic vote nears. ___ WHAT IS SCOTLAND? Scotland, with little more than 5 million...



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