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  • China to create $19B fund to support plunging stock market

    More than two dozen companies in China are postponing initial public offerings and security companies are pledging more than $19 billion for a fund to stabilize the country's free-falling stock market. The 28 companies, which had obtained permission from...
  • U.S. women's national team downs Japan 5-2 to win World Cup

    U.S. women's national team downs Japan 5-2 to win World Cup
    Not even the most ardent of U.S. women's national team fans could have seen this coming. The U.S. poured it on with four goals in the first 16 minutes to take a dominating 4-0 lead over Japan, then saw the victory out in the second half to win its first...
  • Women's World Cup final preview: U.S. women's national team vs. Japan

    Women's World Cup final preview: U.S. women's national team vs. Japan
    SALT LAKE CITY -- The U.S. could win its first World Cup title since 1999 later tonight as they take on Japan in a rematch of the 2011 World Cup final. There has been plenty of good reading about the final ahead of tonight's game. I recommend this story...
  • World heritage status for The Alamo, Japan industrial sites

    World heritage status for The Alamo, Japan industrial sites
    The United States has succeeded in its bid to "Remember the Alamo," after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site Sunday. The Alamo was one of five Spanish Roman Catholic sites, known as the San Antonio Missions, to receive...
  • 3 dead, 13 hurt after bomb blast at checkpoint in Kandahar

    An official says a bomb blast at a police checkpoint in the southern city of Kandahar has killed two civilians, one policeman and wounded 13 others. Samim Khpolwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor, said the blast Sunday evening came from a bomb...
  • Indian coast guard seizes Iranian boat, arrests 12 crew

    India's coast guard seized an Iranian fishing boat off the country's southern coast early Sunday and arrested 12 crew members, officials said. Top Kerala state police officer T.P. Senakumar said the Iranian crew members were being questioned for possible...
  • At WWII victory parade, Taiwan's Nationalists tout role fighting Japan

    At WWII victory parade, Taiwan's Nationalists tout role fighting Japan
    Taiwan jabbed at mainland China this weekend with a two-hour military show aimed at asserting credit for defeating Japan in a key World War II theater, but Beijing is expected to absorb the barb as it seeks friendly relations with the island -- even...
  • Afghan fighters accuse Kabul of neglect in deadly battle with Taliban

    Afghan fighters accuse Kabul of neglect in deadly battle with Taliban
    With his weapon in one hand, Ibrahim answered his cellphone with the other. He was hoping the call would bring news of reinforcements for his Afghan Local Police post, which was under siege from hundreds of Taliban insurgents. But the caller was his...
  • China's move toward restricting foreign NGOs spurs anxiety in many organizations

    China's move toward restricting foreign NGOs spurs anxiety in many organizations
    When a massive earthquake struck Nepal in April, Chinese nongovernmental organizations rushed in to provide help, making camp on the grounds of the national palace museum and distributing water, food and tents. A Lions Club chapter in Guangdong province...
  • Malaysian leader faces risk of criminal charges over fund

    Malaysia's prime minister is facing the risk of criminal charges over allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time a Malaysian leader has faced criminal...
  • 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...