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Obama To Use Japan Visit To Reassure Asian Allies

Japan's Prime Minister Shizo Abe (2nd R) fills the glass of U.S. President Barak Obama during a dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro sushi restaurant in Tokyo's Ginza district, in this photo taken by Japan's Cabinet Public Relations Office and released by Kyodo April 23, 2014. REUTERS/Japan's Cabinet Public Relations Office via KyodoTOKYO: U.S. President Barack Obama will use a state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite Chinese complaints that his real aim is to contain Beijing's rise.

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UK Enlists Muslim Women To Help Stop Syria Jihadists

The UK government is trying to prevent its citizens from joining the Syrian conflict, April 6, 2014. /pic: ReutersLONDON - British police reached out to Muslim women today in an attempt to prevent young people going to fight in Syria, after a sharp rise in arrests related to the conflict.

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MERS Virus: 10 Facts You Should Know

MERS - no one knows where it comes from/Google Images THE recent outbreak of Mers in the region poses a very serious threat to all of us. To increase public awareness about the virus, here are some facts you should know about the MERS virus:

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US Said It Only ‘Assisted’ Yemeni Troops In Ambush Of Al-Qaeda Bomb Maker

Smoke raises from the Defence Ministry's compound after an attack, in Sanaa December 5, 2013 (PIC: Reuters)SANAA: More details are emerging about an ambush by Yemeni Special Forces that is believed to have resulted in the death of al-Qaeda’s top bomb maker.

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US Rejects Lavrov’s ‘Ludicrous’ Ukraine Claims

pic: Sergei LavrovWASHINGTON - The United States dismissed as “ludicrous” yesterday claims by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that it was funding or running an offensive in Ukraine as Washington and Moscow again traded barbs.

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Woman Sold Heroin From Hospital Bed: Cops

Pic: Getty ImagesGREENSBURG: A woman in western Pennsylvania is accused of selling heroin from a hospital intensive care unit and a hospital room.

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Grief, Anger At Memorial For Korea Ferry Student Victims

A woman cries as she reads messages wishing for the safe return of missing passengers from capsized passenger ship Sewol at Danwon high school in Ansan April 23, 2014. Pic: ReutersANSAN: Thousands of mourners paid tearful respects today at a temporary memorial to the hundreds of student victims of South Korea’s ferry disaster, as the grim search for bodies entered a second week.

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The Truth Behind ‘The Other Woman’

US actress Cameron Diaz arrives on the red carpet to promote the movie ‘The Other Woman’ in Munich April 7, 2014. Pic: ReutersLOS ANGELES: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton have all revealed that they’ve been cheated on.

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James Franco And Seth Rogen Say No To Kimye Wedding

Pic: The Huffington PostLOS ANGELES: Kanye West has asked James Franco and Seth Rogen to re-enact their “Bound 2” spoof for his wedding.

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Bollywood Shows Growing Imprint In US

‘Dhoom 3’ has been nominated for best picture at the International Indian Film Academy awards. Pic: AFPWASHINGTON: Bollywood this week throws its premier awards event for the first time in the United States, which has quietly become the leading overseas market for India’s prolific film industry.

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