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US envoy to SKorea in stable condition after knife attack

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South K... Full Story

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  • US envoy to SKorea in stable condition after knife attack
    US envoy to SKorea in stable condition after knife attack

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife, South Korean police and U.S. officials said Thursday.

  • Australia offers Indonesia prisoner swap to stop executions
    Australia offers Indonesia prisoner swap to stop executions

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has offered Indonesia a prison swap deal in an 11th hour bid to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers who have been transferred to an island prison where they are to be killed by firing squad within days.

  • Coal mine blast kills at least 24 in war-torn east Ukraine
    Coal mine blast kills at least 24 in war-torn east Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A rebel-held city scarred by months of conflict in eastern Ukraine suffered more tragedy Wednesday when a methane gas explosion in a coal mine killed at least 24 workers and left nine missing.

  • Venezuelan mayor's arrest casts light on unlikely marriage
    Venezuelan mayor's arrest casts light on unlikely marriage

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — She was raised by a leader of Venezuela's opposition and made a name for herself on a popular anti-government TV show. He is the tourism minister and one of the socialist administration's most passionate defenders.

  • Kerry pushes back on Israeli criticism of Iran nuke talks
    Kerry pushes back on Israeli criticism of Iran nuke talks

    MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. officials sought Wednesday to tamp down expectations of a substantial preliminary nuclear deal with Iran by the March deadline while working to move past the political dust kicked up by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's criticism of an emerging agreement' contours.

  • 'Duang!' Chinese poke fun at Jackie Chan with nonsense word
    'Duang!' Chinese poke fun at Jackie Chan with nonsense word

    BEIJING (AP) — Jackie Chan might still be popular in China, but nowadays the pro-Beijing actor is as well-known as fodder for jokes as he is for his gritty martial arts and slapstick humor on screen. His latest contribution to the country's mass culture and entertainment: "duang."

  • Microsoft co-founder says he found sunken Japan WWII warship
    Microsoft co-founder says he found sunken Japan WWII warship

    TOKYO (AP) — Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, he said Wednesday.

  • How much sugar is in that? 7 foods with added sugar
    How much sugar is in that? 7 foods with added sugar

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say people should eat less sugar. But that's easier said than done.

  • China defense spending to grow 10.1 percent in 2015
    China defense spending to grow 10.1 percent in 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday it will boost defense spending by 10.1 percent, a smaller rise than last year but in line with large annual increases that have drawn concern among the country's neighbors over Beijing's military and territorial ambitions.

  • Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish
    Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish

    ROME (AP) — In dramatic sea rescues north of Libya, a flotilla of ships saved more than 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wednesday.

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