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Japanese PM Could Comment on WWII Atrocities During US Visit For Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who will address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress later this month, there are expectations he will use the high-profile occasion to answer regional demands for a public apology for Japan's wartime atrocities. Ho
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S. Korea to Pay Compensation for Ferry Disaster Victims The South Korean government said on Wednesday it would pay about 420 million won ($380,000) compensation for each of the 250 students who died or remain missing from last year's ferry disaster, in the first settlement offer to victims' families. The famil
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British Official Urges Peaceful Transition in Nigeria Nigerian election winner Muhammadu Buhari and Goodluck Jonathan, the outgoing president, must ensure the transition to a new government remains peaceful, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Wednesday. Three decades after seizing power in a mi
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Explosion Kills 25 at Yemen Factory An explosion at a dairy factory in western Yemen killed at least 25 people Wednesday, but there were conflicting reports about whether Saudi-led airstrikes or anti-government fighters were responsible. Officials and witnesses said there were coalition air
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China Investigates Diplomat Suspected of Taking Bribes Chinese authorities are investigating a diplomat working at the Chinese embassy in Paris for suspected bribe-taking, the state news agency Xinhua has said. Xinhua identified the diplomat in a report late on Tuesday as Wu Xilin, the minister counselor for
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Iran Talks Continue Past Deadline Ministerial talks between six world powers and Iran on the future of its nuclear program continued Wednesday in Lausanne, Switzerland, hours after the deadline for reaching an interim agreement had passed. Senior officials on all sides reported progress l
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Typhoon Maysak Heads Towards Central Philippines The Philippines put troops on alert on Wednesday and prepared food and medical supplies as it warned residents and tourists along its eastern coasts to be ready for a super typhoon expected to land some time in the next 72 hours. Typhoon Maysak is current
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End to Martial Law in Thailand Not Seen as Cause for Celebration Thailand's King is expected to give permission for an end to months of martial law in the country. But many in Bangkok, including legal experts and defenders of human rights, are not viewing this as cause for celebration. They are warning martial law is b
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Taiwan, China Pursue New Trade Deal Despite Popular Opposition Taiwan and political rival China are negotiating this week what could be their farthest-reaching agreement ever after nearly eight years of warming relations. But the deal to cut tariffs faces opposition in Taiwan, while China has turned much of its atten
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Nigerians Welcome Buhari's Return to Power Crowds of jubilant Nigerians nationwide have celebrated the return to power of former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari. The retired army general won this year's presidential election with more than 2 million votes more than incumbent President Goodluck Jon
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