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World sea piracy falls to lowest level since 2008
Global News
Thursday, 25 October 2012 10:28

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Sea piracy worldwide fell to its lowest level since 2008 over the first nine months of this year as navies and shipping companies cracked down on attacks off the coast of Somalia, an international maritime watchdog said Monday.

 
Editorial: Nobel Prize phenomena
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Written by Emily Hsu   
Thursday, 18 October 2012 09:39

The Nobel Prize in Literature unexpectedly went to a well-known Chinese writer Mo Yan this year on Oct. 12. I am not saying that Mo does not deserve such honor, but rather, it is hard to imagine the Swedish Academy awarding another prize to a Chinese citizen after seeing the negative aftermath of Liu Xiaobo’s winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.

 
FYI: quick news from around the world
Global News
Thursday, 18 October 2012 09:38

  • Historic mosque burned in ancient Syrian city
  • 2 Americans win Nobel econ prize for match-making
  • Jump from 24-miles high provides collective moment
  • Google opens window into secretive data centers
  • Government: Violent crimes rose 18 percent in 2011
 
Analysis: Lost in debate: Reality of US-China ties
Global News
Thursday, 18 October 2012 09:37

BEIJING (AP) -- In the narrative of U.S. presidential politics, China is a Hollywood villain, a monetary cheat that is stealing American jobs.

 
Chinese warships cross waters near Japan island
Global News
Thursday, 18 October 2012 09:36

TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese military officials said they closely watching seven Chinese warships spotted in waters off a southern island Tuesday. It was unclear whether the ship movements were related to a territorial dispute that has prompted both countries to show off their maritime muscles.

 
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