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Explosions Sink Indian Submarine with 18 On Board

Explosions Sink Indian Submarine with 18 On Board

Steve McAlister/Photographer’s Choice/Getty Images(NEW DELHI) — A series of explosions partially sank a submarine docked in Mumbai on Wednesday.The vessel, built in Russia, contained at least 18 naval personnel at the time of the explosions, reports t…

Chinese Government Issues Heat Warning After Record Temperatures

Chinese Government Issues Heat Warning After Record Temperatures

WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images(BEIJING) — Temperatures in China have reached record levels this month with at least 10 people suffering from fatal cases of heatstroke.According to the BBC News, the city of Shanghai has experienced its hottest July in 140 …

Soccer Diplomacy: North Korea Beats South Korea in Women’s East Asian Cup

Soccer Diplomacy: North Korea Beats South Korea in Women’s East Asian Cup

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEOUL) — Despite tensions on the Korean peninsula, the game of soccer brought North Korean and South Korean players together for Women’s East Asian Cup on Sunday.
North Korean women’s soccer team won 2 to 1 against the South.
Th…

Man Detonates Small Explosive Device in Beijing Airport

Man Detonates Small Explosive Device in Beijing Airport

Getty/George Doyle/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — A man detonated a small explosive device in the arrival area of Beijing International Airport Saturday at 6:24 p.m. local time.
State media have identified the man as 34-year-old Ji Zhongxing.
Zhongxing uses a …

Japanese Political Campaigns Go Digital

Japanese Political Campaigns Go Digital

KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) — For a country known for its high-tech prowess, Japan has had surprisingly archaic election laws.Political parties have traditionally been banned from using the internet to aid their campaigns, thanks to a decade…

Senator Accuses Putin of ‘Aiding and Abetting Snowden’s Escape’

Senator Accuses Putin of ‘Aiding and Abetting Snowden’s Escape’

Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., accused Russian President Vladimir Putin Sunday of “aiding and abetting” NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s escape from Hong Kong.“What’s infuriati…

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Leaves Hong Kong

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Leaves Hong Kong

Photo by The Guardian via Getty Images(MOSCOW) — Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked classified documents has left Hong Kong. The United States request for extradition of Snowden was apparently faulty, according t…

U.S. Formally Seeking Extradition of Edward Snowden

U.S. Formally Seeking Extradition of Edward Snowden

The Guardian via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Following Friday’s filing of espionage charges against intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, the United States announced it was formally seeking extradition from authorities in Hong Kong.
The extradition, base…

Protesters Take to Hong Kong Streets to Support NSA Leaker

Protesters Take to Hong Kong Streets to Support NSA Leaker

Photo by The Guardian via Getty Images(HONG KONG) — Protesters took to the streets in Hong Kong on Saturday to show their support for NSA leaker Edward Snowden and demand a “thorough explanation” of the secret surveillance program he exposed.Roughly 2…

North Korea, South Korea Engage in Marathon Talks

North Korea, South Korea Engage in Marathon Talks

Ryan McVay/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) — Delegates from North and South Korea held marathon preparatory talks at Panmunjom on Sunday, after months of tension between the nations.The talks, which occurred along the heavily-armed borde…

Cambodia Makes Denial of Khmer Rouge Atrocity a Crime

Cambodia Makes Denial of Khmer Rouge Atrocity a Crime

iStockphoto(PHNOM PENH, Cambodia) — Cambodia’s parliament approved a bill which makes denying the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge a crime, BBC News reports.
The Khmer Rouge was a Maoist regime that ruled Cambodia from 1975-1979. Lead by Saloth…

Cambodia Makes Denial of Khmer Rouge Atrocity a Crime

Cambodia Makes Denial of Khmer Rouge Atrocity a Crime

iStockphoto(PHNOM PENH, Cambodia) — Cambodia’s parliament approved a bill which makes denying the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge a crime, BBC News reports.
The Khmer Rouge was a Maoist regime that ruled Cambodia from 1975-1979. Lead by Saloth…

Russian Man Makes Highest BASE Jump Off Mount Everest

Russian Man Makes Highest BASE Jump Off Mount Everest

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — An extreme sports star from Russia set a new world record for a BASE jump, leaping off a more than four mile-high ledge of Mt. Everest earlier this month.Valery Rozov, 48, wore a special wing suit for the jump and spen…

Officials: Baby Rescued from Toilet Sewer Was an ‘Accident’

Officials: Baby Rescued from Toilet Sewer Was an ‘Accident’

Photodisc/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — Chinese police have found the mother of the newborn who was rescued from a sewage pipe and, according to reports, will not press charges against her, calling the toilet birth an accident.The unmarried mother, 22,  …

Pilot Rescued After F-15 Jet Crashes East of Okinawa

Pilot Rescued After F-15 Jet Crashes East of Okinawa

Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR(KADENA AIR BASE, Japan) — The pilot of an F-15 fighter jet that crashed early Tuesday morning was rescued from the ocean east of Okinawa.The plane was flying out of the U.S. Air Force Base at Kadena and s…

Newborn Rescued from Toilet Pipe in China

Newborn Rescued from Toilet Pipe in China

Photodisc/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — Dramatic and graphic video emerged over the weekend from China showing a newborn baby boy being rescued from a sewage pipe.The 5-pound infant was discovered by residents in Jinhua, in the eastern province of Zhejiang, w…

Taliban Issues New Death Threat on Musharraf

Taliban Issues New Death Threat on Musharraf

Photo by Riccardo S. Savi/WireImage(ISLAMABAD, Pakistan) — Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has enough on his mind without having to worry about a fresh round of death threats.Musharraf is currently under house arrest on charges stemming fr…

Google to Build Wireless Networks in Africa, Asia

Google to Build Wireless Networks in Africa, Asia

JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Google is working to connect a billion or more new Internet users in the emerging markets of Africa and Asia, reports the Wall Street Journal.
The proposed network’s infrastructure is said to differ f…

North Korea Launches Three Short-Range Guided Missiles

North Korea Launches Three Short-Range Guided Missiles

Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — The South Korean Defense Ministry says that North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into waters off its east coast on Saturday, raising concerns about the potential for more military provocat…

Dennis Rodman Plans New North Korean Trip

Dennis Rodman Plans New North Korean Trip

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(PYONGYANG, North Korea) — Dennis Rodman, the flamboyant former NBA star turned unlikely diplomat of sorts, is planning a second visit to North Korea, this time with the goal of asking his new friend Kim Jong-un to release an Am…

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