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Wednesday, December 15,2010

Asylum seekers on wrecked boat drown off Australian island

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
At least 30 asylum seekers drowned after their boat ran onto rocks on reaching Australia's Indian Ocean territory of Christmas Island, officials said Wednesday.
Wednesday, December 8,2010

Mullen rebukes China for failing to curb North Korea

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
The most senior U.S. military official delivered a sharp rebuke to China on Wednesday, blaming Asia's top power for failing to rein in its North Korean ally in the escalating dispute over the fate of the Korean peninsula.
Friday, December 3,2010

China remains passive as Korean standoff escalates

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
South Korea warned Friday that it will order airstrikes if North Korea again launches artillery at the South, raising its military posture as Pyongyang reportedly deployed new rockets capable of hitting the South Korean capital.
Monday, November 29,2010

U.S., South Korea begin war games

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Emotions remained raw throughout the Korean peninsula on Sunday as a U.S. aircraft carrier group arrived for joint American-South Korean naval exercises, prompting North Korea to ready surface-to-surface missiles on launch pads along the Yellow Sea.
Monday, November 29,2010

Haiti elections slide into chaos

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
With the country reeling from the effects of January's earthquake and a devastating cholera epidemic, elections slid into chaos Sunday as thousands of voters complained they could not cast ballots and a majority of presidential candidates accused the government committing "massive fraud."
Tuesday, November 23,2010

Dalai Lama wants to relinquish role as leader of Tibet government

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
The Dalai Lama plans on giving up his largely ceremonial role as head of the Tibetan government-in-exile, an aide said Tuesday, in what appeared to be part of a long-term strategy to make the movement less vulnerable to Chinese strong-arm tactics.
Tuesday, November 23,2010

North Korea fires on South Korean island

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
North Korea on Tuesday fired dozens of artillery rounds onto a populated South Korean island, killing two and injuring 19 others after Pyongyang claimed that Seoul was readying for "an invasion," officials said.
Wednesday, November 17,2010

Haiti's cholera epidemic reaches the Dominican Republic

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Health authorities in the Dominican Republic confirmed the nation's first case of cholera, just says after the government took drastic steps to limit border traffic with Haiti, where an epidemic has taken more than 1,000 lives.
Monday, November 15,2010

Obama affirms U.S. commitment to defense of Japan

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
U.S. President Barack Obama said the commitment of the United States to the defense of Japan is "unshakable" Saturday during talks in which the leaders of the two countries reaffirmed the importance of their nations' alliance.
Wednesday, November 10,2010

Tensions persist in 'Cove' town

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
This small town of 3,500 people has undergone an uneasy transformation since its tradition of dolphin hunting became the subject of the Academy Award-winning U.S. documentary "The Cove."
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