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North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died. He was 69. The Korean Central Broadcasting Station (KCBS) announced that Kim died yesterday due to mental and physical exhaustion.  Kim came to power...

More radioactive water leaking from Fukushima Daiichi

Up to 45,000 liters of highly radioactive water leaked from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear station at the weekend and some of it might have reached the ocean, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co. (...

Timmy's leaves Kandahar on the double-double

Half a million iced capps later, Tim Hortons follows troops out of Afghanistan.

Thousands of cancers, or none? We may never know the fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Ordinary rates of cancer are so high that thousands of cases from Japanese disaster may fly under the radar.

Typhoon batters Tokyo, heads for crippled nuclear plant

A million told to evacuate as power lines down, rivers swell, winds rattle homes and reactor continues to leak.

Promise to Afghans remains largely broken

Two of every three Afghans who risked their lives for Canadian military in Kandahar have been turned away.

South Asian actors breaking into Hollywood

Indian bombshell Frieda Pinto and Aziz Ansari, who stars with Jesse Eisenberg in 30 Minutes or Less are not the only South Asian actors who are breaking new ground in Hollywood.  South...

After the nuclear meltdown: inside post-Fukushima Daiichi Japan

"If I had a choice between vegetables from around Fukushima or from down south in Kyushu, I'd honestly buy from Kyushu." After Fukushima, the view from Japan.

Chinese blogger Guo Meimei breaks her silence

Guo Mei Mei, the 20-year-old Chinese blogger and aspiring celebrity, caused an uproar in June when she raised suspicions of buying luxury sports cars, designer hand bags, and going on business-class...

Chinese paper says linking Beijing to cyberattacks on companies, governments 'irresponsible'

Government remains silent but newspaper says the US a more likely culprit.