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Associated Press

ASIA: NKOREA-DONOR FATIGUE PYONGYANG, North Korea -- While millions in North Korea remain precariously susceptible to hunger, humanitarian assistance is drying up fast as international donors turn...full story
updated 2014-04-24 02:22 PM
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In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, Afghan lawmaker Saima Khogyiani from Nangarhar poses under pictures of former Presidents of Afghanistan's lower house in the parliament in Kabul, Afghanistan. Under Afghan law, 20 percent of council member seats are reserved for women, who are also figuring prominently in presidential campaigns. Three presidential hopefuls have taken the bold step of choosing a woman as a running mate, including one of the front-runners. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, Afghan lawmaker Najia Haimoq from Baghlan poses next to the main room in the parliament in Kabul, Afghanistan. When the Taliban ruled, women rarely left their home. When they did venture beyond their four walls, they wafted through crowded markets covered from head to toe in the all-encompassing burqa. While most women in conservative Afghanistan may still wear the burqa, today In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, Afghan lawmaker Dr. Farishda Amini from Nimroz poses in the entrance hall of the Afghan parliament in Kabul, Afghanistan. In the last elections in 2010, 69 women won seats in Afghanistan In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo, farmer Jean Romain Beltinor, 59, works the rocky dirt on his parched hillside to prepare for planting seeds he does not have in Bombardopolis, northwestern Haiti. After months of drought, the subsistence farmer struggles to find food for his 13 children. To earn a little money, he must turn to cutting what little wood remains for charcoal. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) In this Monday, March 17, 2014 photo, Afghan lawmaker Fawzia Koofi from Kabul poses next to the picture wall showing Afghanistan In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, Afghan lawmaker Sima Joyanda from Ghor poses in the entrance hall of the Afghan parliament in Kabul, Afghanistan. Under Afghan law, 20 percent of council member seats are reserved for women, who are also figuring prominently in presidential campaigns. Three presidential hopefuls have taken the bold step of choosing a woman as a running mate, including one of the front-runners. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) In this Feb. 4, 2014 photo, Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares gestures as she speaks during an interview at her office at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. The petite sharp-shooting bureaucrat in charge of getting Filipinos to pay their fair share of taxes couldn In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, Afghan lawmaker Habiba Sadat from Helmand poses under pictures of former Presidents of Afghanistan's lower house in the parliament in Kabul, Afghanistan. When the Taliban ruled, women rarely left their home. When they did venture beyond their four walls, they wafted through crowded markets covered from head to toe in the all-encompassing burqa. While most women in conservative Afghanistan may still wear the burqa, today In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, Afghan lawmaker Samia Azizi Sadat from Parwan holds her picture which hangs on the wall among Afghanistan In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, Afghan lawmaker Shukria Kaihan from Kunduz poses under an oil painting in the parliament in Kabul, Afghanistan. When the Taliban ruled, women rarely left their home. When they did venture beyond their four walls, they wafted through crowded markets covered from head to toe in the all-encompassing burqa. While most women in conservative Afghanistan may still wear the burqa, today
    Updated: 2014年04月24日15:24 GMT+08:00
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Asian News Digest, AS

Associated Press

ASIA: NKOREA-DONOR FATIGUE PYONGYANG, North Korea -- While millions in North Korea remain precariously susceptible to hunger, humanitarian assistance is drying up fast as international donors turn....Fullstory

2014-04-24 02:22 PM

Pakistan: Bomb kills police officer, 2 others

Associated Press

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- A Pakistani official says a bombing in the country's south targeted a police officer known for his anti-militant campaigns, killing him....Fullstory

2014-04-24 02:01 PM

BC-AP Americas Digest

Associated Press

TOP STORIES: NUCLEAR WEAPONS LAWSUIT NEW YORK -- The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other....Fullstory

2014-04-24 01:22 PM

Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier? Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier?
By DEB RIECHMANN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are....Fullstory

2014-04-24 01:01 PM

Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up'
By JULIE PACE
Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) -- President Barack Obama says new sanctions targeting Russia are, quote, "teed up." But he says the United States needs support from allies....Fullstory

2014-04-24 12:42 PM

Obama: Not hopeful North Korea will change soon Obama: Not hopeful North Korea will change soon

Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he's not optimistic North Korea will shift away from its irresponsible behavior in the near future. Obama says North....Fullstory

2014-04-24 12:42 PM

Obama: Russia not abiding by agreement on Ukraine
By JULIE PACE
Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) -- President Barack Obama says Russia has not abided by the spirit or the letter of an agreement reached in Geneva last week....Fullstory

2014-04-24 12:22 PM

Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'
By ALBERTO ARCE and JAVIER CORDOBA
Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) -- The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret....Fullstory

2014-04-24 12:22 PM

Japanese nuclear experts, lawmakers in Taipei this week

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Nuclear experts and Diet memebers from Japan to participate in forum on Japan's post-Fukushima experience with nuclear power plants....Fullstory

2014-04-24 11:49 AM

United Daily News: A difficult problem for Taiwan's democracy

Central News Agency

The ongoing hunger strike by former Democratic Progressive Party Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung has raised the question: Is there room for....Fullstory

2014-04-24 11:19 AM

Ma Ying-jeou seeks meeting with Su Tseng-chang

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Ma-Su meeting would be to discuss possible solutions to Fourth Nuclear Power Plant controversy and other problems....Fullstory

2014-04-24 02:05 PM

Ties with China linked to Taiwan's TPP bid: official

Central News Agency

Taipei, April 24 (CNA) The development of cross-Taiwan Strait ties is linked to Taiwan's bid to join the proposed Tans-Pacific....Fullstory

2014-04-24 01:54 PM

EU, post-Soviet republics meet on partnership plan

Associated Press

PRAGUE (AP) -- Amid Ukraine's deepening crisis, the presidents of post-Soviet republics and EU member states are gathering in Prague to save a project to....Fullstory

2014-04-24 01:22 PM

Canada to end tankers linked to Quebec explosion
By ROB GILLIES
Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) -- The type of rail tankers involved in last summer's massive explosion of a runaway oil train that incinerated much of a town....Fullstory

2014-04-24 01:01 PM

Obama: Time is now to resolve trade pact issues

Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the time is now to resolve issues preventing the conclusion of a major, 12-nation trade agreement. Obama is speaking....Fullstory

2014-04-24 12:42 PM

President invites opposition leader for talks over nuclear issue

Central News Agency

Taipei, April 24 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou has formally invited Su Tseng-chang, chairman of the main opposition Democratic Progressive....Fullstory

2014-04-24 12:29 PM

Obama calls for peaceful end to island dispute

Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he wants to see a dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea resolved....Fullstory

2014-04-24 12:22 PM

Procedure for TPP entry will be clearer after negotiations: MOFA

Central News Agency

Taipei, April 24 (CNA) Taiwan is qualified to join the proposed Tans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a U.S.-led trade bloc, but....Fullstory

2014-04-24 12:11 PM

Annette Lu on the power pinch: Taiwan wastes too much electricity Annette Lu on the power pinch: Taiwan wastes too much electricity

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Lu says in NYC interview the real energy problem in Taiwan is not a lack of electricy but rather too much wasteful use of electricity by the people....Fullstory

2014-04-24 11:23 AM

AP Weekly News Calendar
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

?Thursday, April 24: TOKYO -- President Barack Obama in Tokyo all day, meets the emperor and prime minister; attends state dinner at Imperial Palace. LONDON -- Counterterrorism....Fullstory

2014-04-24 09:22 AM

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