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Syria hands over last of declared chemical weapons

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Syria on Monday handed over to Western governments the last of the chemical weapons stockpile that it has acknowledged having, although doubts remain about whether all toxic weapons have truly been removed from the increasingly unstable region.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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China's widening investment in the US, at a glance

Chinese investment in the United States reached a record $14 billion last year, according to the Rhodium Group, a research firm. Across the country, Chinese companies are opening factories or expanding existing ones and creating jobs.

Some examples:

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 7 years

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court convicted three Al-Jazeera journalists and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges in a verdict Monday that stunned their families and was quickly denounced as a blow to freedom of expression. International pressure mounted on Egypt's president to pardon the three.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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Honda, Mazda, Nissan issue recalls over airbags

TOKYO (AP) — Honda, Mazda and Nissan are recalling millions of vehicles globally for defective airbags manufactured by supplier Takata Corp. that could possibly explode.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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It's a frog, it's a gorilla? No, it's Pig the dog

ALABASTER, Ala. (AP) — It's impossible not to stare at Kim Dillenbeck's dog Pig.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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Ni hao, y'all: US hinterlands woo Chinese firms

 

PINE HILL, Ala. (AP) — Burdened with Alabama's highest unemployment rate, long abandoned by textile mills and furniture plants, Wilcox County desperately needs jobs.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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Malaysia's top court: 'Allah' for Muslims only

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's top court ruled Monday that non-Muslims cannot use the word "Allah" to refer to God, delivering the final word on a contentious debate that has reinforced complaints that religious minorities are treated unfairly in the Muslim-majority country.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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UN says 10.8 million Syrians need humanitarian aid

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The humanitarian situation in Syria is worsening and the number of people needing urgent help has reached 10.8 million — almost half of Syria's population of 22 million, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 June 2014

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