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Motive behind Kim Jong Il's computer push is unclear

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- As his right hand grips the mouse, the physics major's eyes are fixed on a flat-screen monitor labeled with a red sticker reminding him the computer was a gift from Kim Jong Il.


Film studios, government and movie importers locked in a protracted standoff

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian moviegoers are facing a bleak year of second-rate foreign releases and lowbrow local productions as Hollywood studios, the government and movie importers remain locked in a protracted standoff.


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Evacuees raced into the deserted towns Thursday before the ban took effect to grab whatever belongings they could

FUTABA, Japan (AP) -- Japan officially sealed off a wide area around a crippled nuclear power plant early Friday to stop tens of thousands of residents from sneaking back to the ir homes


Meanwhile, relief workers and medical teams awaited the arrival of a passenger ferry carrying about 1,000 people

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libyan rebels said Thursday they had control of a post on the Tunisian border, forcing government soldiers to flee over the frontier and possibly opening a new channel for opposition forces in Moammar Gadhafi's bastion in western Libya


Since the 1980s, the country has gone from denial to gradually acknowledging that it shares guilt for atrocities committed by Nazi Germany

VIENNA (AP) -- Vienna will erect a memorial to honor deserters from Hitler's army, the city council said Wednesday.


His aging brother is not included in the leadership for the first time since the party's creation 46 years ago

HAVANA (AP) -- Raul Castro was named first secretary of Cuba's Communist Party on Tuesday


Officials remained hopeful they can begin returning tens of thousands of evacuees to their homes by year's end

TOKYO (AP) -- A pair of thin robots on treads sent to explore buildings inside Japan's crippled nuclear reactor came back Monday with disheartening news: Radiation levels are far too high for repair crews to go inside


The plant operator announced it would pay $12,000 in initial compensation to each evacuated household

Tens of thousands forced to leave their homes because of radiation leaking from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, unsure of when, if ever, they will be able to return


Some in this East African nation believe that the three are brothers in a conspiracy

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- What do President Barack Obama, International Criminal Court Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo and Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga have in common?


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