Category Archives: Asia

Five good news stories you might have missed in 2016

By Magdalena Mis LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As 2016 draws to a close with news dominated by bloodshed, disasters & disease from the Middle East to Africa & Latin…

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Trump's cabinet picks so far

Washington (AFP) – US President-elect Donald Trump has added a new name to his cabinet, tapping retired general James Mattis to be his secretary of defense. He was the second…

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Canada approves new pipelines to boost exports, greens ready to fight

By David Ljunggren & Leah Schnurr OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada on Tuesday approved Kinder Morgan Inc's hotly contested plan to twin a pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to the…

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Mood gets grimmer in Zimbabwe over Mugabe, diving economy

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — In Zimbabwe's capital, a man fills two drums with gasoline at a station that still accepts electronic payments in a country where many vendors demand cash,…

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Tech solutions to tackle overfishing, labor abuse at sea

BANGKOK (AP) — Fishing boats used high-tech systems to find vast schools of fish for decades, depleting stocks of some species & leading to the complete collapse of others. Now…

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Shanshan Feng shoots 64 to take LPGA Tour lead in Japan

IBARAKI, Japan (AP) — Shanshan Feng shot an 8-under 64 on Saturday to take the TOTO Japan Classic lead, putting the Chinese star in position to close the Asian swing…

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AP Explains: Violence against Christians in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The suicide bombing in the city of Lahore on Easter underscores how Pakistan's Christian minority has become an effortless target for the country's Islamic militants, although Muslims…

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A look at Palmyra, the historic Syrian town retaken from IS

BEIRUT (AP) — A look at Palmyra, the archaeological gem that Syrian troops took back from Islamic State fighters. LOCATION A desert oasis surrounded by palm trees in central Syria,…

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