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Written by Phoebe Fan   
Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:32

  • UN: NKorea has better harvest but faces shortages
  • China criticizes Dalai Lama over island comments
  • Deadly quake collapses bridge, mine in Myanmar
  • Japan’s economy shrinks 3.5 percent in 3rd quarter
  • Microsoft releases IE 10 browser for Windows 7
 
China’s new leadership faces obstacles to rule
Global News
Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:28

BEIJING (AP) -- Months of sharp behind-the-scenes jostling reach a climax Thursday with the announcement of a new Chinese leadership that almost regardless of its makeup is likely to be much like the one it replaces: divided, deliberative and weak.

 
Obama: No evidence of security breach in scandal
Global News
Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:27

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Wednesday he has seen no evidence that national security was threatened by the widening sex scandal that ensnared his former CIA director and top military commander in Afghanistan.

 
Austerity protests stall several European nations
Global News
Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:26

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of Europe's beleaguered citizens went on strike or snarled the streets of several capitals Wednesday, at times clashing with riot police, as they demanded that governments stop cutting benefits and create more jobs.

 
Asian-Americans make historic gains in Congress
Global News
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 12:54

Mazie HironoWASHINGTON (AP) - A record number of Asian-Americans will serve in the next Congress, and several achieved groundbreaking firsts in last week's elections.

 
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