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World's annual child mortality rate falling - UN

World's annual child mortality rate falling - UN Fri, 13 Sep, 2013

Childhood death rates around the world have halved since 1990 but an estimated 6.6 million children under the age of 5 still died last year, the U.N. children's agency said Friday.

China sentences 3 to death over Xinjiang unrest

China sentences 3 to death over Xinjiang unrest Fri, 13 Sep, 2013

China has sentenced three men to death over a June attack in the restive northwestern region of Xinjiang blamed on Islamic extremists in which 24 police and civilians were killed. 
Fighting spreads as rebels besiege Philippine city

Fighting spreads as rebels besiege Philippine city Thu, 12 Sep, 2013

Philippine troops battled Muslim rebels on two fronts Thursday, after the insurgents attacked a second town near the southern port where they are holding scores of residents hostage.
Japan hangs convicted murderer

Japan hangs convicted murderer Thu, 12 Sep, 2013

Japan hanged a 73-year-old man on Thursday, bringing to six the number of inmates executed since the conservative government of Shinzo Abe came to power in December.
North Korea may be restarting plutonium reactor

North Korea may be restarting plutonium reactor Thu, 12 Sep, 2013

North Korea may have restarted a nuclear reactor capable of producing enough plutonium to make one atomic bomb every year, a U.S. research institute said.
North and South Korea agree to reopen joint Kaesong industrial park

North and South Korea agree to reopen joint Kaesong industrial park Wed, 11 Sep, 2013

North and South Korea agreed Wednesday to reopen their Kaesong joint industrial park next week, five months after it was shut during soaring military tensions. Following a marathon negotiation session that went through the night, the two sides set a date of Sept. 16 for restarting the shuttered complex, the South's Unification Ministry said. 
Wrestling wins IOC vote for place in 2020 Olympics

Wrestling wins IOC vote for place in 2020 Olympics Sun, 08 Sep, 2013

Wrestling has won back its place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, after beating out bids from rival sports squash, baseball and softball.
Tokyo will host Olympic Games in 2020

Tokyo will host Olympic Games in 2020 Sat, 07 Sep, 2013

Tokyo has been named as the host city for the 2020 Olympics. All three cities made impassioned pleas to the International Olympic Committee during presentations on Saturday.  
Conservative leader Abbott wins landslide Australia election victory

Conservative leader Abbott wins landslide Australia election victory Sat, 07 Sep, 2013

Australia's conservative opposition won a resounding victory in national elections, handing the Labor party one of its worst-ever defeats and installing Tony Abbott as the nation's prime minister.
Australia votes with Abbott set for landslide win

Australia votes with Abbott set for landslide win Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

Australians are voting Saturday in national elections that are expected to return conservatives to power and end the Labor Party's six-year government leadership.
G20 leaders vow to crack down on tax evasion by multinationals

G20 leaders vow to crack down on tax evasion by multinationals Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

The Group of 20 leading economies has decided to force the world's largest multinational companies to pay more taxes.
Thai rubber farmers, police clash as crisis deepens

Thai rubber farmers, police clash as crisis deepens Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

Rubber farmers clashed with security forces in southern Thailand as protesters torched cars and police fired tear gas in the latest unrest to shake the politically turbulent kingdom, officials said Friday.
Chinese official jailed for smiling at accident

Chinese official jailed for smiling at accident Thu, 05 Sep, 2013

A work safety official in China, seen "smiling" at the scene of a multiple-fatality accident, Thursday was sentenced to 14 years in prison for bribe-taking.
Basketball star visits North Korea

Basketball star visits North Korea Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman landed Tuesday in North Korea for what he called a trip to hang out with authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un, have a good time and bridge some cultural gaps — but not to be a diplomat. 
Japan unveils $470m plan for Fukushima water leaks

Japan unveils $470m plan for Fukushima water leaks Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

The Japanese government on Tuesday said it would spend the equivalent of $470 million to try to tackle the toxic water crisis at the country's crippled nuclear power plant. 
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