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North Korea centrifuges confirm concerns: military (Reuters)

Reuters – The United States and major powers including China must pressure North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions following worrying revelations about its...

More than 20 militants killed as NATO targets Taliban (AFP)

AFP – Three civilians and a senior police officer died in Afghanistan on Sunday, as foreign forces and officials said more than 20 militants were killed in air...

Afghans losing patience in war (AP)

AP – U.S. and NATO forces will stay in Afghanistan for at least another four years, yet there are growing signs that the West has already worn out its welcome.

Bicycle bombers kill 4 and wound 31 in east Afghanistan (Reuters)

Reuters – Taliban suicide bombers on bicycles killed four people and wounded 31 in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, the latest attacks to underscore the challenges...

More China wins in Asian Games badminton, t-tennis (AFP)

AFP – China’s Wang Shixian shocked world number one Wang Xin to win the women’s Asian Games badminton title Saturday as the hosts completed a...

Poison gas fears stall New Zealand mine rescue (AFP)

AFP – Fears over poisonous and combustible gases were preventing rescuers from entering a coal mine in New Zealand where 29 men were missing after an explosion,...

Gates: Focus on Afghan troop training after 2014 (AP)

AP – Only a “fraction” of the current 150,000 foreign forces fighting in Afghanistan are likely to remain in the country past 2014, probably as...

NATO vows to hand over war to stronger Afghanistan (AFP)

AFP – The Western allies agreed on Saturday to start pulling NATO-led forces off the Afghan battlefield next year but vowed not to leave the beleaguered Kabul...

NATO admits killing three Afghan civilians (AFP)

AFP – NATO’s International Security Assistance Force on Saturday admitted that its troops killed three civilians and wounded four others during fighting with...

India PM defends himself over $40 bln telecom scam

NEW DELHI (AFP) – India's premier on Saturday denied accusations of "inaction" in a 40-billion-dollar telecoms scandal and promised that any...