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New Orleans mourns dead, celebrates life on Katrina anniversary

NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans remembered the dead and celebrated its painstaking comeback from disaster on Saturday, a decade after Hurricane Katrina ripped through the "Big Easy" leaving devastation and chaos in its wake.Full article

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China's Xi, Obama aide hint at underlying tensions ahead of summit

As of 08/29/2015 7:49 PM
BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama's key national security aide hinted at tensions that divide their countries on Friday ahead of a state visit to Washington by Xi. Full article

China to parade high-tech weaponry in signal of strength, and shop window

As of 08/29/2015 7:46 PM
BEIJING - From ballistic missiles to fighter jets, China has rolled out a host of high-tech weaponry ahead of a parade next week commemorating victory over Japan in World War Two, in a signal of Beijing's growing confidence in its military might. Full article

Republican Rubio attacks China's Xi ahead of visit

As of 08/29/2015 7:42 PM
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Friday accused Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is scheduled to make a state visit to Washington next month, of stepping up a campaign to push the United States out of Asia. Full article

Thai police arrest man 'likely involved' with Bangkok bombing

As of 08/29/2015 5:54 PM
BANGKOK, Thailand - Thai police on Saturday said they have arrested a man "likely involved" with a deadly bomb attack in Bangkok last week that killed 20 people and wounded scores more. Full article

Malaysians gather in capital to demand reform, PM's ouster

As of 08/29/2015 5:04 PM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Thousands of Malaysians streamed into central Kuala Lumpur on Saturday to call for the prime minister's ouster over corruption allegations and demand broader reforms, spurning warnings by police who have declared the rally illegal. Full article

Hong Kong diamond thief swapped stone for fake: police

As of 08/29/2015 1:33 PM
HONG KONG, China - A thief swapped a $220,000 diamond with a fake at a luxury jewelry store in Hong Kong, police said Saturday, as the city wrestles with an uptick in shop theft. Full article

One year and counting: Mars isolation experiment begins

As of 08/29/2015 11:44 AM
MIAMI, United States - Six people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii on Friday, in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars. Full article

TV gunman plotted to 'hurt a lot more': state governor

As of 08/29/2015 11:39 AM
ROANOKE, United States - The embittered gunman who shot dead two young American journalists on live TV was seemingly hell-bent on committing more violence before he took his own life, Virginia's governor said Friday. Full article

China's Xi, Obama aide hint at underlying tensions ahead of summit

As of 08/28/2015 8:50 PM
BEIJING, China - Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama's key national security aide hinted at tensions that divide their countries on Friday ahead of a state visit to Washington by Xi. Full article

Student shot dead at US university

As of 08/28/2015 8:45 PM
WASHINGTON, United States - A student died early Friday after being shot at a US university in the state of Georgia, in an altercation that triggered a temporary lockdown of the campus. Full article