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For China's pig farmers, carcasses in river a sign of government's dysfunction

For China's pig farmers, carcasses in river a sign of government's dysfunction

DONGHUI VILLAGE, China - The pig farmer was not in a good mood. Standing in front of barns that hold more than 500 pigs, the man with muck-splattered boots said he's been losing money as the price of pork falls and the cost of feed and other supplies climb.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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N. Korea cancels truce with S. Korea

N. Korea cancels truce with S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Monday canceled the armistice agreement that nearly 60 years ago brought a cease-fire to the Korean War, leaving a world of analysts wondering how far the secretive police state will go to show its displeasure with South Korea and its American ally, which …

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Critics say US focus on Asia is muddled

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration pledge to shift American military strategy toward Asia overlooks a key fact: The United States never really dropped its focus on the region.

January 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Unrest in China a long time in the making

Unrest in China a long time in the making

ZENGCHENG, China - Pulling out his camera, Zhu Bin grinned and pointed as he scrolled through the images. Two cars sat ablaze against a dark sky in one picture. In the next, thick rows of police tried to keep order with riot shields.

June 19, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Unrest in China a long time in the making

Unrest in China a long time in the making

Last weekend's violence in Zengcheng was another in a string of volatile demonstrations that have swept China.

June 19, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

China clamps a tight lid on coverage of triple bombing

FUZHOU, China - Someone who was terrified of his or her name being made public had a piece of advice: If you want to know the story of Qian Mingqi, the man who set off three bombs here late last month, go see Xiong Xiaolan.

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Info from just 8 detainees used against 255 at Gitmo

WASHINGTON - U.S. military intelligence assessing the threat of nearly 800 men held at Guantanamo in many cases used information from a small group of captives whose accounts now appear to be questionable, according to a McClatchy Newspapers analysis of a trove of secret documents from the f…

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Collapse of North Korea would put huge burden on its modern neighbor

Collapse of North Korea would put huge burden on its modern neighbor

SEOUL, South Korea - As politicians and analysts argue about the health of Kim Jong Il and his totalitarian regime in North Korea, Woo Kee-sup is troubled by a more basic concern: If the North were to fall, how many of its 24 million residents would be ready to live in a modern society?

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Collapse of North Korea would put huge burden on its modern neighbor

Collapse of North Korea would put huge burden on its modern neighbor

Woo Kee-sup runs the Yeomyung School in Seoul, which works with undereducated defectors in their teens and 20s from North Korea.

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S. Korean outlook darkens in wake of North's hostility

S. Korean outlook darkens in wake of North's hostility

SEOUL, South Korea - When a North Korean torpedo reportedly ripped apart a South Korean warship in March, killing 46 sailors, Park Hae-young wasn't worried. Like many in Seoul, a city of prosperity and shiny office buildings, Park had learned long ago to ignore the bluster and trouble of the North.

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S. Korean outlook darkens in wake of North's hostility

S. Korean outlook darkens in wake of North's hostility

Although Christmas lights illuminate the streets of a prosperous Seoul, last month's artillery attack by North Korea on a South Korean island has many in Seoul concerned.

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China-Japan tensions keep simmering, but 'business is business'

China-Japan tensions keep simmering, but 'business is business'

TOKYO - After Japan detained a Chinese fishing boat captain near a tiny, disputed chain of islands last month, China shut down diplomatic channels and threatened further retaliation. At the end of the fracas, amid reports of China cutting off crucial raw material exports, Japan backed down a…

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China's boom gives rise to grimmest of reapers

China's boom gives rise to grimmest of reapers

NEAR CHANGPO VILLAGE, China - From his perch on an overhang above the Yellow River, Wei Jinpeng pointed to a fisherman's cove below and began counting his latest catch. He stopped after six, and guessed that perhaps a dozen human corpses were bobbing in the murky waters.

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China's health care remains poor despite robust economy

China's health care remains poor despite robust economy

BEIJING - The frail woman sat on a small wooden folding chair, staring at the sidewalk and waiting for a bed to open up at the hospital across the street.

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Russia advances, expands military push into Georgia

Russia advances, expands military push into Georgia

GORI, Georgia — Russia pressed its invasion of Georgia by land, sea and air for a third day Sunday, striking far beyond contested South Ossetia as the Kremlin brushed aside a cease-fire offer and disputed Georgia's claim to have pulled its forces out of the rebel enclave.

August 11, 2008 12:00 am Photos

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Al-Sadr's militia is formidable enemy

Al-Sadr's militia is formidable enemy

BAGHDAD — The U.S. military drive to train and equip Iraq's security forces has unwittingly strengthened Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army militia, which has been battling to take over much of the capital city as American forces are trying to secure it.

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Soldiers in Iraq: It's already civil war

BAGHDAD — While American politicians and generals in Washington debate the possibility of civil war in Iraq, many U.S. officers and enlisted men who patrol Baghdad say it has already begun.

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