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  • City officials planning to buy tiny islands at the center of a territorial dispute with China surveyed the area on a visit meant to send a message of ownership.

    Tokyo city officials and experts on a small boat conduct survey around Kitakojima, one of the tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 3:30 AM EST
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  • In this picture taken Aug. 30, 2012 , workers sort hops to be processed, during a harvest, near a village of Rocov, Czech Republic. Beer drinkers will have plenty to worry about this year after Czech authorities warned that bad weather has led to the country's hop harvest plummeting by around a quarter.

    Although the Czech hops harvest is expected to plummet by around a quarter this year due to bad weather, there's still plenty of stock to quench the huge thirst both at home and abroad.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 1:30 AM EST
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  • In this Aug. 6, 2012 file photo, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Johannesburg, South Africa. Clinton will try to reassert American interests in the Asia-Pacific region in the face of China's growing influence as she kicks off a six-nation trip to the region.

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton aims to reassert American interests in the face of China's growing influence and calm rising tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 1:30 AM EST
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  • Delegates are seen, prior to the start of the Non-Aligned Movement ministers meeting in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.

    The gathering could highlight Iran's limits and liabilities in the region and world.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 5:00 PM EST
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  • A electronic stock price board shows the 7.45 percent nosedive of Samsung Electronics Co. share price, to 1,180,000 won (US$1,039.65 ), at a bank in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. Asian markets drifted lower Monday in early trading as Apple's court victory in a high-stakes patent dispute sent shares of Samsung Electronics and its affiliates into a tailspin.

     

    Stock markets retreated Tuesday due to global worries about the impact of the eurozone debt crisis and as investors awaited a key speech by the U.S. central bank chief.

     
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 2:30 PM EST
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  • A further sign of continuing economic weakness adds to pressure on Beijing to drive a sluggish recovery, though it can do little to influence external demand.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 1:30 PM EST
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  • TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The few hundred protesters gathered under rainy skies in a park about a half-mile from the GOP convention on Sunday said an impending hurricane that is supposed to dump heavy rains on Tampa won't deter them from trying to get out their message that America needs to change, especially for the middle class.

    Giant blocks of ice spelling out the words "middle class" are melting on a warm, sticky day. Occupy protesters say it represents the melting away of the middle class in America.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 12:30 PM EST
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