October 31, 2010 In South Korea, children don't get dressed up and go door to door asking for treats or tricks on Halloween, but there are a lot of places reputed to be haunted. Korean palaces, the Han River -- even a U.S. Army Garrison.
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October 31, 2010 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's tour through Southeast Asia and the Pacific is aimed at stepping up U.S. engagement on a host of regional issues in the region. But friction between Japan and China over a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea pushed its way onto Clinton's agenda Saturday.
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Mount Everest, left, seen from above Everest Base camp.
October 29, 2010 A cell phone company has installed 8 base stations around Mt. Everest. Now you can Skype from the summit.
Survivors mourn their dead relatives at Munte Baru-Baru hamlet on North Pagai island, part of the Mentawai islands, West Sumatra.
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October 29, 2010 Costly warning systems installed across Asia since the deadly 2004 tsunami did nothing to save villagers on these remote Indonesian islands who saw homes and loved ones swept away by a giant wave this week.
October 29, 2010 Writer and activist Arundhati Roy has recently come under fire from the Indian government for her comments condemning the Indian occupation of Kashmir. Anuj Chopra of Foreign Policy argues that Roy's interpretation of the conflict was correct, Kashmir is under a brutal occupation, and silencing Roy won't solve that.
A man at a train station in Seoul watches a TV news program reporting on Friday's exchange of fire between North Korean and South Korean troops along their tense border.
October 29, 2010 Soldiers from the North fired two rounds toward a South Korean guard post in the Demilitarized Zone, and Southern troops immediately fired back. A South Korean official said it was unclear whether it was an accident or an intentional provocation.
October 29, 2010 The death toll keeps climbing from the tsunami that washed over a string of remote Indonesian islands on Monday. More than 400 people have been killed. Some 700 miles away, Mount Merapi on the island of Java, erupted Tuesday. Thirty people were killed, and as many as 40,000 people have been displaced.
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October 28, 2010 A new supercomputer built in China is apparently the world's fastest. The system was designed at a defense technology university in the city of Tianjin. It's not quite homegrown since it runs on Linux and uses chips from American companies in Silicon Valley. Still, China's supercomputer breakthrough is likely to trigger some soul-searching in the U-S. Is America's big technology advantage over China rapidly shrinking?
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October 28, 2010 Residents of the Arctic Circle region of Komi are mounting patrols to protect people and livestock from brown bears. The hot summer killed the bears' normal food sources -- and the animals are encroaching on towns and graveyards.
The fastest computer in the world.
October 28, 2010 The Tianhe-1A reaches 2.5 petaflops, blowing away the last fastest computer in the world. Building supercomputers is being cast as just the latest field of competition between China and the US.
October 27, 2010 That's right. Crabs are caught, packed in plastic boxes, and kept alive in refrigerated vending machines, awaiting the pleasure of passing commuters.
October 27, 2010 When Indonesia's most volatile volcano erupted Tuesday, the man who had been assigned to be the volcano's spiritual gatekeeper was at his post. Mbah Maridjan was reportedly found in his house, his body in a praying position.
What does the rest of the world read into the Tea Party?
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October 27, 2010 A roundup of coverage from across the globe ranges from horror to pity. But often the writing reveals more about the writers than about the Tea Party.
A rescuer stands in the ash-blanketed ruins of Indonesia's Kinahrejo village a day after it was hit by pyroclastic flows from Tuesday's eruption of Mount Merapi.
October 27, 2010 Planes and helicopters packed with rescue crews and supplies landed at a remote Indonesian island chain where an earthquake-triggered tsunami killed at least 311 people. Hours after the killer wave hit, the country's most volatile volcano erupted and blanketed surrounding villages with blistering ash.
Indian booker prize-winning author and activist Arundhati Roy.
October 27, 2010 The award winning novelist and activist spoke in favor of Kashmiri separatism, saying it has never been an integral part of India. Police have been given the authority to arrest her.
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