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From inside China, it often appears as if modern Chinese power is more aimed at erasing a painful past than at writing a dominant future. But there is one topic where the peace-loving Chinese seem worryingly militaristic: Taiwan.
After taking office this year, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's first major foreign trip was to China, where she met Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing in April. China has become Brazil's largest trade partner and largest investor.
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Harold Koh (left), the top lawyer at the U.S. State Department, stands with Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner during a news conference after the United States' first review before the U.N. Human Rights Council last November.
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California has lost its argument that the government should protect children from the effects of violent video games. The Supreme Court says the First Amendment protects their sale.
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Businesses are surrounded by floodwater as the Souris River crests Sunday in Minot, N.D. The river surpassed its 1881 record level of 1,558 feet above sea level, flooding an estimated 4,000 homes in Minot.
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A Japanese man, who had believed official statements that radiation was not being released, expresses shock as a radiation monitor goes off the scale in this March 13 photo taken not far from the damaged Fukushima power plant.
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Dr. Ray Dorsey video chats with his patient, Victor Jarzombeck, from his office at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore. Dorsey has been treating Jarzombeck, who lives nearly 350 miles away in New Hartford, N.Y., for three years.
Magaly Solier stars in The Milk of Sorrow, which won the Golden Bear award for best film at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival. It's the first Peruvian film the festival has ever featured.
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