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Armed Police Called to Chinese College Amid Riots Over Poor Food Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong are holding an unknown number of people after students at a technical college rioted following a standoff with college management over poor food quality in the canteen. More than 3,000 students rampaged through buildings at the Guangdong..

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9 More Bodies Push Nepal Blizzard Death Toll to 38 Sunday, October 19th, 2014

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU (AP): A rescue helicopter spotted nine more bodies Saturday on a trekking trail in northern Nepal, bringing the death toll to 38 from this week's series of snow storms and avalanches in the worst hiking disaster in the Himalayan nation. The bodies were seen in a..

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27 dead, 70 missing in Nepal blizzard, avalanches Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Binaj Gurubacharya, KATHMANDU, (AP): Search teams in army helicopters rescued dozens of stranded foreign trekkers and recovered more bodies of victims of a blizzard and avalanches in the mountains of northern Nepal on Thursday, raising the death toll to 27, officials said. About 70 people were..

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Fights break out between Hong Kong protesters, residents Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Hong Kong (AP): Pushing and yelling, hundreds of Hong Kong residents tried to force pro-democracy activists from the streets they were occupying Friday as tensions rose in the weeklong protests that have shut down parts of the city. The scuffles in Kowloon's crowded Mong Kok district, one of..

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Dalai Lama Praises China’s Leader as ‘Realistic’ Saturday, September 20th, 2014

By KATY DAIGLE, NEW DELHI (AP): The Dalai Lama praised Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday for being "more realistic" and principled than his predecessors, a day after Xi's three-day visit to India ended. The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader has lived in exile for decades in India's..

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Scotland Residents Head to the Polls for Independence Vote Thursday, September 18th, 2014

By ALAN COWELL, EDINBURGH (NY Times): After a passionate campaign that spanned two years of mounting intensity but reached back into centuries of history, Scottish voters headed for the polling booths on Thursday to choose whether to remain part of the United Kingdom or to secede and become an..

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Ambassador Catherine Russell’s Travel to Nepal Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Washington DC: Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine M. Russell travels to India, Nepal, and Pakistan on February 4 to 14 to meet with government officials, civil society representatives, and private sector leaders to promote the advancement of women and girls throughout the..

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