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Abe faces angry mourners at Okinawa commemoration

It is the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Okinawa, in which one in four Okinawans were killed in the bloodiest battle of the Pacific theatre at the end of WWII.<p>American ambassador Caroline Kennedy attended the ceremony after a year in which anger at American bases on the island has grown to reach …

Saudi Arabia tells citizens to ignore latest WikiLeaks release

61,000 leaked cables give rare insight into kingdom’s habit of buying influence and monitoring dissidents<p>Saudi Arabia has warned its citizens to ignore thousands of its diplomatic documents leaked by the transparency site WikiLeaks, which give a rare insight into the kingdom’s habit of buying …

North Korea gives South Korea 'spies' life of hard labor; U.N. rights office opens

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea’s highest court on Tuesday sentenced two South Koreans accused of spying to hard labor for life, its state media said, calling the punishment a lesson for those who conspire with Washington and Seoul.<p>The report of the sentencing came as the United Nations opened a …

North Korea

Afghan forces recapture key district from Taliban

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan government forces regained control of a key district near the northern city of Kunduz on Tuesday, after Taliban fighters had threatened to capture a provincial capital for the first time since being driven from power in 2001.<p>Afghan local police (ALP) keep watch at a …

Afghanistan

First on CNN: U.S. data hack may be 4 times larger than the government originally said

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The personal data of an estimated 18 million current, former and prospective federal employees were affected by a cyber breach at the Office of Personnel Management - more than four times the 4.2 million the agency has publicly acknowledged. The number is expected to grow, …

Obama Administration

Titanic Composer James Horner Dies in Plane Crash

James Horner, the consummate film composer known for his heart-tugging scores for <i>Field of Dreams</i>, <i>Braveheart</i> and <i>Titanic</i>, for which he won two Academy …

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