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New Chinese Cities Close As Death from Virus Rises


BEIJING – Millions more have been ordered to stay indoors as China struggles to curb the spread of a new virus that authorities say killed nearly 500 people on Wednesday, AFP reported Wednesday. With more than 24,000 cases in China, an increasing number of cities have imposed a series of …

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China Hosts Japan, South Korea with Eyes on Nuclear North


BEIJING – China is hosting South Korea and Japan’s squabbling neighbors on Tuesday, expanding its diplomatic muscle with America’s two key military allies in Asia, and finding regional consensus on how to deal with a belligerent North Korea. The gathering in Chengdu’s southwest city is taking place with the clock …

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Thousands Sign Hiroshima Petition to Save A-Bomb Buildings


HIROSHIMA, Japan – Thousands of people signed an online petition against the planned demolition of two buildings in the early 20th century that remained intact after the Japanese city was devastated by Hiroshima’s atomic bombing. On Tuesday, a local government official confirmed to AFP that they had received the petition …

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Ghani’s Peace Plan is “Unrealistic Wish List”: Abdullah

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KABUL – Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah during an Exclusive interview with AFP called President Ghani’s 7-Point Peace Plan an “unrealistic wish list”. Abdullah Abdullah said: “To be honest, nobody has taken the so-called seven-points plan as a plan… it’s rather a Wish list.” AFP reported that Ghani’s proposal has been …

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Train Fire Kills at Least 65 People in Pakistan


LAHORE, Pakistan – At least 65 people lost their lives, as a passenger train catches fire in central Pakistan, a provincial minister said Thursday. “According to reports from the crash site, more than 65 people were killed and more than 40 wounded,” Punjab Health Minister Yasmin Rashid told AFP, saying …

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