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Friday, Apr 29, 2016

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China, Japan foreign ministers meet to smooth tense ties

China, Japan foreign ministers meet to smooth tense ties

The foreign ministers of China and Japan are meeting in Beijing in an effort to improve tense relations bedeviled by disputes over territory, history and competition for influence in East Asia
Updated: 1 hour ago

Overturned truck carrying stones kills 14 in China

Chinese authorities say 14 people were killed when a truck carrying stones overturned and dumped its cargo onto a roadside activity center
Updated: 2 hours ago
Argentina's big unions join to protest layoffs, inflation

Argentina's big unions join to protest layoffs, inflation

Argentina's strongest unions bring thousands of people into the streets to protest high inflation and job cuts in the biggest demonstrations against President Mauricio Macri since he took office in December
Updated: 4 hours ago
Panama experts to recommend financial system cleanup

Panama experts to recommend financial system cleanup

Panama's government has set up a committee of independent experts to make recommendations on cleaning up the country's financial system, after leaks of documents from a Panamanian law firm caused an international uproar over offshore accounts
Updated: 5 hours ago
Kenya police: 6-story residential building collapses in rain

Kenya police: 6-story residential building collapses in rain

A 6-story residential building in a low income area of the Kenyan capital collapsed Friday under heavy rain and flooding
Updated: 2 hours ago
China ambassador says North Korean proposal merits study

China ambassador says North Korean proposal merits study

China's U.N. ambassador says a North Korea proposal under which Pyongyang would halt its nuclear program if the U.S. and South Korea suspend joint military exercises merits consideration
Updated: 3 hours ago
Parts of India ban daytime cooking as hundreds die of heat

Parts of India ban daytime cooking as hundreds die of heat

A sizzling heat wave has claimed more than 300 lives in India this month, and officials have forbidden daytime cooking in some areas to prevent fires that have killed nearly 80 others
Updated: 3 hours ago
UN says N. Korea accusations vs US troops 'unsubstantiated'

UN says N. Korea accusations vs US troops 'unsubstantiated'

The American-led U.N. command has dismissed as unsubstantiated accusations from North Korea that U.S. troops at a border village tried to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting acts."
Updated: 3 hours ago
North Korea sends another US citizen to prison

North Korea sends another US citizen to prison

North Korea has sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year
Updated: 3 hours ago

UN proposal demands combatants protect hospitals and doctors

A proposed UN resolution that supporters hope will be adopted next week demands that all parties to conflicts protect medical personnel, hospitals and medical facilities against violence
Updated: 7 hours ago