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Ambassador to Japan does damage control after U.S. serviceman allegedly attacks child on Okinawa

Washington’s envoy to Japan moved Friday into damage-control mode for the second time in a month after a soldier allegedly attacked a schoolboy on an island already angry over the US military presence. Ambassador John Roos appeared in front of television cameras pledging full cooperation after claims that a drunken…

Watch: Korean elephant ‘imitates human speech’ and has a vocabulary of several words

An elephant at a zoo in South Korea has learned to imitate human speech and has a vocabulary of several words, researchers said Friday. Koshik, a 22-year-old male Asian elephant at Everland zoo in Yongin, a city south of Seoul, greeted visiting journalists by “saying” choah (good) and nuo (lie…

Workers end strike at South Africa coal mine

Miners have ended a six-week strike and returned to work at the Mooiplaats coal mine in northeastern South Africa after the company agreed to a 26 percent pay increase, Coal of Africa said Friday. The legal strike had begun on September 25 and staff returned to work at the colliery…

New fight needed against killer malaria in Asia

Asia is hit with 30 million cases of malaria a year resulting in 42,000 deaths, a report said Friday as experts called for an urgent response to the disease which stalks billions in the region. Most international efforts to defeat malaria have so far been concentrated on Africa, where the…

Britain’s Foreign Office under fire for spending £10,000 to re-stuff a giant anaconda named Albert.

Britain’s Foreign Office has come under fire after it emerged that it paid £10,000 to re-stuff a giant anaconda named Albert. The 20-foot snake, which has been in the possession of the foreign office for at least 120 years, is believed to have been presented to colonial officials in what…

Death toll nears 100 as Hurricane Sandy’s wrath lingers

A grim routine set in Friday as superstorm Sandy’s US victims struggled to adjust to gas lines, power outages and temporary housing while the death toll from the monster cyclone approached 100. New York’s famed subway lurched back to life with limited service Thursday, offering some relief from the storm-battered…

Jobs data to frame Obama and Romney showdown in Ohio

President Barack Obama and Republican foe Mitt Romney on Friday awaited the last monthly jobs data before their tied-up election, ahead of a frenzied rush through must-win state Ohio. The rivals, back at one another’s throats after a truce during superstorm Sandy, will hold five rallies between them in the…

Citizens of China and Japan support Barack Obama for a second term, poll shows

Citizens of China and Japan overwhelmingly support President Barack Obama to win a second term, according to an AFP-Ipsos poll which suggests Mitt Romney’s tough talk on the Asian powers could have dented his image. The US elections may be a toss-up at home but the survey carried out by…

Pentagon to end exclusive deal with RIM’s Blackberry

The Pentagon will no longer retain an exclusive contract with Blackberry maker Research in Motion and has invited companies such as Apple to offer smart phones to its vast work force. The move, announced Thursday, comes only days after another government agency, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, said…

Outrage as Antarctic ocean sanctuary talks end in failure

SYDNEY — Conservation groups expressed outrage after resistance led by China and Russia stymied efforts to carve out new marine sanctuaries and protect thousands of species across Antarctica. Hopes were high that a reserve covering 1.6 million square kilometres (640,000 square miles) would be green-lighted for the pristine Ross Sea,…

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