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China-Japan Island Dispute Has Long History

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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The chain of uninhabited islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China and Japan sits on top of what are thought to be vast oil deposits, and are surrounded by rich fishing grounds. But the islands, known as Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese, have a long history of straining relations and […]

Nobel Peace Prize Has Long History

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. But when the winner of the prestigious award is announced, he or she will join a large group of well known and sometimes controversial recipients. The Nobel Prizes were created by Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite. However, the invention he […]

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