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Aung San Suu Kyi plays down role as Myanmar’s conscience

She is called the "Iron Orchid," a moral celebrity who risked her life standing up to a terrifying military regime and who was honoured by the chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize committee as someone whose very existence "gives us confidence and faith in the power of good."<p>But as Aung San Suu Kyi …

Cops Shot Too Soon in Boston Bombing Manhunt, Report Finds

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ISIL seizes most of Syria's Yarmouk camp

Civilians trapped in a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria's capital have fled to safer areas amid intense shelling and clashes between Palestinian armed factions and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters who took over most of the camp, Syrian activists said.<p>ISIL fighters stormed …

US geologist Xue Feng 'released from prison in China'

A US geologist convicted on state secrets charges and imprisoned in China has been released and returned to America, a human rights group said.<p>Xue Feng, who had been serving an eight-year sentence in Beijing No 2 prison, was immediately deported upon leaving jail, the US-based Dui Hua Foundation …

Fidel Castro, in rare public appearance, is 'full of vitality'

<b>Havana, Cuba (CNN) —</b> Cuban state media Saturday released images of a rare public appearance by former leader Fidel Castro, who met with a group of Venezuelans who were on a solidarity mission to the island.<p>It is the first time the ailing Castro appeared in public in more than a year.<p>"Fidel is full …

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:<p>ABC's "This Week" — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Gov. Jerry Brown, …

California Drought: Farmers Faced With Whether to Grow Crops or Sell Water

U.S. news<p>In drought-stricken California, where water has become a precious commodity, some of those who need it most are choosing to forego it.<p>Some rice farmers, whose livelihoods depend on hydrating their fields, may sell water instead of using it — and they could make $700 an acre-foot, more than …

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