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  • Photo wall putting a face to fallen US troops in Vietnam

    SEATTLE After graduating from Kent-Meridian High School, David Maclurg enlisted in the Army, serving less than a year before he was killed in 1970 in a helicopter crash in Vietnam. Spc. Maclurg is one of more than 58,200 service members who lost their...
  • Women's World Cup: Japan keenly remembers 2012 Olympic loss to U.S.

    Women's World Cup: Japan keenly remembers 2012 Olympic loss to U.S.
    VANCOUVER, Canada — While the U.S. is using its loss to Japan in the last Women's World Cup final as motivation heading into Sunday's rematch, the Japanese are rallying around an even fresher result. Three years ago the U.S. beat Japan, 2-1, in...
  • McCain: US must reassess Afghanistan troop withdrawal

    The ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration's current plan to drawdown U.S. forces, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday during a visit to the country's capital. The Republican told reporters that Afghan...
  • Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade

    Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the campaign that routed imperial Japan from China 70 years ago....
  • Young Chinese artists have a lot to say

    Young Chinese artists have a lot to say
    Art is big money and big business in China. The most populous nation on Earth has rapidly emerged as the second-largest art market in the world. Hundreds of galleries and museums have sprouted up in the past decade. International collectors and...
  • Dalai Lama's 80th birthday invites celebration and contemplation

     Dalai Lama's 80th birthday invites celebration and contemplation
    To hear the Dalai Lama laugh, his face lighting up in a beatific smile, it is easy to forget the cascade of disasters endured by the Tibetan Buddhist movement over the course of his life. Yet the list is long, and growing longer, as an ascendant China...
  • India's traditional ear de-waxing business is waning

    India's traditional ear de-waxing business is waning
    Squatting on a low wooden stool, Sayed Mehboob adjusts his red turban, gently faded from countless hours in the afternoon sun. On this patch of sidewalk near the busy Grant Road train station in central Mumbai, modern India flies by in its customary...
  • AP Exclusive: China Ministry posted bootleg 'Liar's Poker'

    A complete bootlegged copy of Michael Lewis' bestselling book about Wall Street, "Liar's Poker," was hosted on the official website of the Chinese Commerce Ministry, the agency responsible for intellectual property protection in China, The Associated...
  • Hundreds march in Istanbul in support of Uighurs

    Hundreds of people have marched in Istanbul to protest against China's treatment of its minority Muslim Uighur community. The group, which has cultural ties to Turkey, has complained of cultural and religious suppression under Chinese rule. The...
  • New visa rule to benefit South Asian immigrants

      New visa rule to benefit South Asian immigrants
    Suhas Khamgaonkar has worked around the world — in her native India as a flight attendant, in Taiwan as a copywriter and in Australia as a banker. But almost 10 years ago, when her husband was sponsored by a corporation to work in the United...
  • Vietnam Communist Party chief to make first US visit

    The powerful head of Vietnam's Communist Party will travel to the United States for the first time next week, and said he expects President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam later this year. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said Friday he hopes...