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  • Obama chooses Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman

    President Barack Obama tapped a highly respected combat commander as his next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Tuesday, signaling that the battles against al-Qaida and Islamic State militants threatening the Middle East and the West remain top priorities for the nation's military despite years of trying to change the focus to Asia.
  • 5 Things to Know About Gen. Joseph Dunford

    President Barack Obama nominated Marine Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford on Tuesday to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top U.S. military position, replacing Army Gen. Martin Dempsey. Five things to know about Dunford: ___ FOLLOWING IN DAD'S...

    Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output

    It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan — the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said...

    60 bodies recovered in Nepal valley hit by quake, mudslide

    Emergency workers have recovered the bodies of 60 people — including nine foreigners — who were killed when Nepal's earthquake triggered a mudslide that buried a village in the scenic Langtang Valley popular with tourists. Residents of the...

    Nepal's overseas migrant workers face tough decisions after quake

     Nepal's overseas migrant workers face tough decisions after quake
    The destruction on television and his family's despondent voices on the other end of the phone overpowered Shivaram Pariyar. The 31-year-old construction worker summoned the courage to approach his supervisor at their office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and...