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hosted.ap.org — The respected Southern Metropolis Daily reported the case Sunday. It said Yu received a call from North Korea saying his boat had entered North Korean waters. It quoted an unnamed official from Liaoning maritime police as confirming the case had been reported to them on May 6 and a team was handling it.
bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - A coroner overseeing a British inquest into the 2006 poisoning death of Alexander Litvinenko ruled Friday he has to exclude evidence on whether the Russian state was involved in the killing, drawing bitter criticism from the former Russian security agent's widow and adding further doubts to an already much-delayed probe.In his ruling Friday, coroner Robert Owen said he accepted an application made by British Foreign Secretary William Hague to keep some evidence surrounding the case secret on national security grounds.
washingtonpost.com — When two Swedish economists set out to examine whether economic freedom made people any more or less racist, they knew how they would gauge economic freedom, but they needed to find a way to measure a country's level of racial tolerance.
washingtonpost.com — Some of the signatures - more than 168,000 as of Thursday - were undoubtedly posted in jest, but many more, Chinese online users say, are driven by a sincere sense of powerlessness among people frustrated with their leaders' repressive style of governance.
Are these the world's weirdest bouncy castles? Inflatable sculptures of Stonehenge, a pair of legs and a pile of poo go on show in Hong Kongdailymail.co.uk — By Simon Tomlinson PUBLISHED: 11:03 EST, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:19 EST, 24 April 2013 An exhibition featuring a giant inflatable replica of Stonehenge that visitors can bounce on has gone on display in Hong Kong.
bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - Legislation that will end a centuries-old British rule that puts boys before girls in the succession to the throne has cleared the House of Lords, and now goes to Queen Elizabeth II for approval.The change means that if Prince William and the former Kate Middleton have a
bigstory.ap.org — WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - Police have converged on a neighborhood outside Boston where there were reports of explosives being detonated and police are telling reporters to turn off their cell phones.Dozens of officers and National Guard members are in Watertown, where television outlets report that gunfire and explosions have been heard.
guardian.co.uk — Taxi drivers around the world are notorious for their far-fetched stories about illustrious passengers. Guo Lixin, a 46-year-old Beijing cabbie, couldn't have guessed quite how notorious his story would become. One night in early March Guo began chatting with a mysterious fare before realising that he was none other than Xi Jinping, the country's most powerful man, the Beijing-backed Hong Kong newspaper Ta Kung Pao reported on Thursday morning.
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