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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 | 19 hours, 1 minute 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 | 20 hours, 52 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 | 22 hours, 54 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 | Nov 22, 2014 9:08 PM [GMT] | 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 | Nov 22, 2014 8:40 PM [GMT] | 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.
CNN.com | Nov 22, 2014 7:08 PM [GMT] | 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
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In Change of Strategy, China Cuts Interest Rate The step suggests that policy makers have become nervous about the pace at which growth is slowing, though analysts said the changes effect would be small.
New York Times | Nov 22, 2014 12:23 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Obama to visit India in January White House says US president will visit India to attend its Republic Day celebrations and talks with PM Narendra Modi.
Al Jazeera | Nov 21, 2014 10:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend