S. Korean candidate in late dictator dad’s shadow

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Carrying a bouquet of flowers, South Korean presidential candidate Park Geun-hye stepped forward to honor one of the martyrs in

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Obama seems to have early vote lead in key states

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama heads toward Election Day with an apparent lead over Republican Mitt Romney among early voters in key states that could decide the election. Obama’s

Chinese think tank urges end to one-child policy

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese government think tank is urging the country’s leaders to start phasing out its one-child policy immediately and allow two children for every family by 2015,

Celebratory gunfire at Saudi wedding cuts cable, 23 electrocuted

RIYADH (Reuters) – Celebratory gunfire at a wedding party in eastern Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night brought down an electric cable, killing 23 people, a local civil defense official said.

Syrian air force on offensive after failed truce

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian warplanes bombed rebel targets with renewed intensity on Tuesday after the end of a widely ignored four-day truce between President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and insurgents. State

Poland found explosives on wreckage of president’s plane: report

WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish investigators found traces of explosives on the wreckage of the government jet that crashed in Russia two years ago, killing Poland’s president and 95 others, daily

Kuwait arrests opposition leader over emir comments

KUWAIT (Reuters) – Kuwaiti authorities arrested an opposition leader late on Monday after he made comments viewed as critical of the Gulf Arab state’s ruler, a political activist said. Musallam

Iran bans export of 50 goods as sanctions bite: report

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran banned the export of around 50 basic goods, its media said on Tuesday, as the country takes steps to preserve supplies of essential items in the

South Africa police fire rubber bullets at striking miners

RUSTENBURG, South Africa (Reuters) – South African police fired rubber bullets and teargas on Tuesday at striking Amplats miners who were protesting against a union-brokered deal to end a six-week

India’s UPA government reshuffles cabinet, inducts 22 ministers

NEW DELHI: In a mega reshuffle, 22 ministers, including seven of cabinet rank, were inducted into the Manmohan Singh government in what is seen as the last such exercise by