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Japan whaling ban welcomed in Australia and New Zealand

<b>A UN court ruling that the Japanese government must halt its whaling programme in the Antarctic has been welcomed in Australia and New Zealand.</b><p>The International Court of Justice ruled that the programme was not for scientific research as Japan claimed.<p>Supporters of the ban say they are "delighted". …

Report: Students in Asia are better problem solvers than in the U.S. - CNN.com

More than 85,000 15-year-olds in 44 countries were tested by the OECD. (File picture)<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Children in Asian countries are on average better problem solvers than their European and American peers, according to a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.<p>In 2012 the …

Report: MH370 disappearance a criminal investigation, police chief says

The investigation into Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is now classified as a criminal investigation, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing the Malaysian police chief.<p>Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said authorities have already recorded more than 170 statements and will interview more …

Infographic: Autism Rate Soars in Study

The CDC study surveyed 11 states where rates varied from 1 in 45 children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in New Jersey to 1 in 175 children in Alabama. While the rate has been surging over the last decade, there is no definitive explanation behind the increase. Experts believe some of it …

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Court Upholds Texas Abortion Law

Obama Set to Meet Mideast Ally King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

President Barack Obama was scheduled to have dinner with a key Middle East ally on Friday in a planned bilateral meeting with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah.<p>The event – taking place at the king’s desert camp, a 30-minute helicopter ride from Riyadh – was the final stop in a jam-packed five-day …