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Vietnam appeals to public for help on China conflict

China sent a deep-water oil rig into Vietnamese marine territory, along with 80 ships, including military vessels, infuriating Vietnam, which has been trying to resolve the crisis diplomatically.

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Okinawa mayor appeals to Americans to help stop military base

The mayor of Nago City, Okinawa, wants Americans to help him stop construction of a U.S. military base in his small city. He traveled to the U.S. last week to make his case.

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Communists join Nepal government

After weeks of negotiations, Nepal has a government in which the Communists are equal partners with the leading centrist political party and top vote getter.

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Obama's dangerous Asia "pivot"

The Obama administration is in the middle of a major shift  a "strategic pivot" says the Oval Office, in two regions of the world: Asia and Africa.

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World Notes: Colombia, Iraq, South Africa, Cambodia, Romania, Cuba

Labor killings in Colombia, orphans in Iraq, agribusiness in South Africa, garment workers in Cambodia, health care in Romania and Cuba.

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World Notes: India, Iraq, Kenya, Spain, Venezuela, Cuba

Tribal rights win in India, union repression in Iraq, Kenya controversy, cuts in Spain, education in Venezuela, Cuba's oil.

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World Notes: Cuba, Chile, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Czech Republic, Bangladesh

Cuba's economy, Chilean hunger strike, South African public workers, U.S. arms for Saudis, missile defense for Czechs, Bangladesh textile workers.

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UN lets all sides claim victory on Korea crisis

UNITED NATIONS - A UN Security Council statement, reflecting weeks of  diplomatic wrangling over the March 26 sinking of the South Korean military ship Cheonan, seems to have diffused tensions.

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Questions and tensions remain about the Cheonan

UNITED NATIONS - A few years ago, one would have assumed that today, June 15, would be a day of celebration across the Korean peninsula.

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Tensions and rhetoric rise after sinking of South Korean ship

UNITED NATIONS-The turmoil that has swept Korea after the tragic March 26 sinking of the Cheonan, a South Korean naval ship, and the subsequent death of 46 sailors has left the peninsula closer to the war than it has been for decades.

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