It's been years since shots were fired on the Siachen glacier, where troops from Pakistan and India face off. Still, both countries devote considerable resources and often pay high costs — a point driven home by the deaths of 140 Pakistanis in an avalanche.
U.S. companies and the U.S. government have long complained that China purposely undervalues its currency to maximize its exports. But on Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner offered some praise to China for making its currency more responsive to market forces.
It was international news when a small fishing boat was found adrift at sea several hundred miles from the Panama town where it launched, with only one survivor. Now allegations have emerged that weeks earlier, while the men were still alive, an American-based cruise ship saw them, but didn't help.
A cruise ship made a bit of history in Liberia this week: When it docked, its 150 passengers became the largest group of tourists to visit the West African nation since the 1970s. As piracy and terrorism make traditional destinations less attractive, alternatives such as Liberia may take their place.
Newly-published photos show U.S. troops in Afghanistan posing with the dead bodies of insurgents. The incident, first reported by The Los Angeles Times, occurred in 2010. It's the latest setback for the military's counterinsurgency strategy, which depends on winning the hearts and minds of the Afghan people.
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