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U.S.: We'll be in Afghanistan in 2015 In a policy shift, President Barack Obama has decided to extend the combat role of U.S. forces in Afghanistan into 2015, allowing troops to keep fighting the Taliban. | 2 hours, 19 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
4 dead after 5.9 quake hits southwest China A magnitude-5.9 earthquake struck a remote region of southwestern China, reportedly killing at least two people and causing a stampede at a primary school. | 2 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
VIDEO: US 'to expand' Afghanistan role US troops in Afghanistan will be allowed to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan from 2015, US officials say, expanding their role after the end of major combat operations.
BBC News | 5 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Earthquakes strike China and Japan Strong quake kills at least four and injures scores in western China, while central Japan faces dozens of injuries.
Al Jazeera | 7 hours, 32 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
N Korea furious over UN human rights ruling UN General Assembly askes Security Council to refer North Korea to the ICC in The Hague over alleged rights abuses.
Al Jazeera | 9 hours, 34 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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News Analysis: Asias Big Guy, Xi Jinping, Spreads Cash and Seeks Influence in Pacific Region Xi Jinping visited Australia, New Zealand and Fiji as he sought to position China as an economic and strategic partner in the Pacific.
New York Times | 17 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Hours Drive Outside Kabul, Taliban Reign In the absence of international troops or their air support, the Taliban have eclipsed the legitimacy of government forces in several parts of the country.
New York Times | 17 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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6.8 magnitude quake shakes central Japan A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Japan on Saturday night, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. | 19 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Suddenly, Sri Lanka Presidential Elections Become a Real Contest In a surprise, the presidents health minister, who also was the general secretary of the ruling party, quit to run as the opposition candidate.
New York Times | Nov 22, 2014 07:52 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In a Shift, Obama Extends U.S. Role in Afghan Combat President Obamas order would allow American forces to carry out missions against the Taliban and other militant groups threatening American troops or the Afghan government, sources said.
New York Times | Nov 22, 2014 02:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend