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“Let the Headlines Speak”
by From the Internet   
April 21st, 2014

North Korea criticises Obama's 'dangerous' Asia tour
North Korea warned Monday that an upcoming Asian tour by US President Barack Obama could escalate military tensions, as South Korean media cited intelligence reports of increased activity at the North's main nuclear test site. Obama's April 23-29 tour includes visits to Japan and South Korea, the two main US military allies in Asia and key partners in the effort to curb Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme.  

Ukraine’s Jewish residents look for a refuge in Israel
Concerns have been raised after a leaflet reminiscent of Nazi Germany was distributed in Donetsk demanding that Jews over 16 should register with the ­authorities. It has since been branded a fake by the pro-Moscow separatists it claims to represent – but with tens of thousands of Russian troops on Ukraine’s border, many are increasingly worried about their safety.  

China Shows Off Economic And Political Prowess By Offering To Buy Back Its Lost Art From A Bankrupt American City
China has flexed its growing economic muscle in recent years by investing billions in American real estate and major U.S. companies like Smithfield Foods Inc. Now, it is jumping into the art market with multimillion-dollar offers to buy paintings and artifacts from American museums and collectors. But more than just investing, China wants to buy back its cultural heritage, experts say.  

Russia says Kiev 'breaking Geneva accord' on Ukraine
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the Kiev authorities of breaking last week's Geneva accord on resolving the Ukraine crisis. He said the Kiev government - not recognised by Moscow - had not moved to disarm illegal groups, especially the ultra-nationalist Right Sector. "Extremists are calling the tune," he alleged, condemning a fatal shooting near Sloviansk, in eastern Ukraine.  

China seizes Japanese cargo ship over pre-war debt
China's seizure of a Japanese cargo ship over a pre-war debt could hit business ties, Japan's top government spokesman has warned. Shanghai Maritime Court said it had seized the Baosteel Emotion, owned by Mitsui OSK Lines, on Saturday. It said the seizure related to unpaid compensation for two Chinese ships leased in 1936.  

Venezuela unrest: Fresh violence erupts in Caracas
Fresh violence has erupted in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, between police and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro. Masked protesters burned effigies of the president after a rally called "Resurrection of Democracy". Police responded to petrol bombs in the Chacao district with tear gas and water cannon.  

Why Are Americans Obsessed With Missing Malaysia Air Jet?
“In this modern world we simply refuse to accept that something so concrete can get so out of our physical reach and understanding. … People just refuse to concede that the cause of the disaster will likely forever remain unknown.”  

Fatah officials set to head to Gaza for unity talks
A delegation from Fatah is set to head to Gaza on Monday to negotiate a deal that would reunite the two factions, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported on Monday. The Fatah delegation will meet with Hamas leaders Ismail Haniyeh and Mousa Abu Marzouq.  

Palestinians issue list of demands for extension of peace talks
A senior Fatah official said Monday that the Palestinian leadership put forward seven terms by which they would extend peace talks with Israel beyond their April 29 deadline.  

IAF bombs terror sites in Gaza after tense morning
The Israel Air Force bombed three terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday following an attack on IDF forces and rocket attacks on Israel. Fighter jets struck three targets accurately and returned to base, the IDF Spokesman’s Office said. There were no reports of casualties in Gaza.  

NASA: The Only Thing Stopping a City-Destroying Asteroid Is Blind Luck
So you know how we all kind of thought that our odds of getting destroyed by an asteroid were remarkably low? Yeah, that was wrong. 

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