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Barack Obama’s Half-Brother Pitches Book in Shanghai

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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The half-brother of U.S. President Barack Obama is promoting a semi-autobiographical novel at a book fair in the Chinese financial hub of Shanghai this week. Mark Ndesandjo’s novel, “Nairobi to Shenzhen,” is the tale of a man born in Kenya to an abusive father, written in diary form. Ndesandjo is a resident of the southern […]

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At Least 10 Dead in Karachi Violence

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say gunfire and grenade attacks left at least 10 people dead Wednesday in the ongoing political and ethnic violence in the southern port city of Karachi. Officials say a former lawmaker from the ruling Pakistan People’s Party was among those killed. Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, has seen a surge of violence in recent […]

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Biden Relaxes at Hoops Match Before Tackling Diplomacy

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden found time for a bit of relaxation before wading into the serious matters of statecraft on the agenda for his China visit. Shortly after his arrival in Beijing Wednesday evening, Biden paid a surprise visit to the city’s national sports center to attend a U.S.-China basketball game. Biden sat in […]

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