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  • On way to Tokyo, Leon Panetta urges restraint in islands dispute

     
    TOKYO, Japan -- Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Saturday urged China and its neighbors not to engage in “provocative behavior” over disputed islands and maritime claims, warning that it could escalate into a regional conflict that might...
  • Pictures in the News | September 12, 2012

     
    Pictures in the News from around the world. Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Germany, where A woman sits on a grass-made sofa in Frankfurt. The so-called "Main-Sofa" highlights the upcoming "Day of Sustainability" event....
  • Global hunger has fallen, U.N. agency says after revising numbers

     
    Three years after the United Nations grabbed headlines with the stunning announcement that more than 1 billion people could be going hungry across the globe, it now says hunger has actually dropped. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says hunger...
  • Laos to begin building hotly debated Xayaburi dam this week

     
    Laos plans to start building a dam on the Mekong River this week over the objections of Cambodia and Vietnam downstream, a step that neighboring countries fear could imperil fish and cripple rice fields. The Xayaburi dam is expected to reap profits for...
  • 4 in 10 Americans don’t get enough exercise

     
    According to a report from the Lancet, six out of 10 Americans get sufficient exercise. Sufficient exercise is defined in the study as: 30 min of moderate-intensity physical activity on at least 5 days every week, 20 min of vigorous-intensity physical...
  • Lack of exercise kills roughly as many as smoking, study says

     
    People across the world are falling so far short on exercise that the problem has become a global pandemic, causing nearly a tenth of deaths worldwide and killing roughly as many people as smoking, researchers warned this week as an alarming series of...
  • As Clinton visits, old U.S. bombs continue to kill, maim in Laos

     
    As Hillary Clinton made the first trip to Laos by a U.S. Secretary of State in nearly six decades, activists urged the U.S. to step up its spending to clear the vast stretches of Lao land still littered with unexploded American bombs left over from its...
  • Panetta explains Pentagon's 'pivot' toward Asia

     
    As the U.S. seeks to reassert its role as a Pacific power after a decade of distant ground wars, the Obama administration has run into a problem: It’s hard to convince allies and rivals that the enhanced military commitment to Asia is sufficiently...
  • Fake, faulty malaria drugs alarmingly common, study finds

     
    More than one-third of malaria medicines tested in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa were fake or faulty, according to a new study that warns shoddy drugs could fuel the rise of hardier parasites....
  • Bad weather hampering search for missing Russian plane

     
    Bad weather forced 200 Indonesian rescue workers to fan out on foot across a mountainous area east of Jakarta on Wednesday in search of a Russian passenger plane that went missing on a demonstration flight and was presumed to have crashed, Russian and...
  • Chinese to Panetta: focus on diplomacy, not military might

     
    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta came here hoping to allay Chinese concerns that U.S. is pursuing a new military containment strategy aimed at Asia’s biggest power, but he failed to fully convince the leaders in Beijing....