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  • In recent weeks, these long-simmering tensions have returned to a boil, with violent protests in Chinese cities, and an island junket by South Korea's president.

    In this Aug. 10, 2012 file photo South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, center, looks at a national flag upon his arrival at islands called Dokdo in Korea and Takeshima in Japan.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
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  • A Kashmiri Muslim prays near an unmarked grave, right foreground, inside a martyrs graveyard in Srinagar, India, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.

    The government of Kashmir has rejected wide-scale DNA testing of bodies in thousands of unmarked graves despite pleas by the families of those who disappeared during two decades of fighting in the restive region.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 10:00 AM EST
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  • n this Oct. 21, 2008 file photo, then Chonqing city police chief Wang Lijun speaks during a press conference in Chongqing, southwestern China.

    The announcement of the charges against Wang Lijun came hours before the end of a visit to Beijing by Hillary Clinton and was likely timed to send a message.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 8:00 AM EST
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  • In this photo taken on March 14, 2010, Ling Jihua, a loyal aide and confidante to President Hu Jintao, left, looks on as Chinese President Hu Jintao, bottom right, signs a document after attending the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

    China's hopes for a smooth, once-a-decade political transition have been shaken by a lurid new scandal involving the death of a senior official's son.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 5:00 AM EST
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  • These three satellite imageries taken from left, March 20, June 24 and Aug. 6, 2012, by GeoEye-1 satellite, and released Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 by IHS Jane's Defence Weekly shows development of the building construction at Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center in North Korea. Allison Puccioni at IHS Jane's Defence Weekly said in a statement Tuesday the imagery taken by the GeoEye-1 satellite Aug. 6 showed a dome had been hoisted atop the reactor building. She says it may take several more years for th

    At Yongbyon, a nuclear facility creeps toward completion with the emplacement of a key structure.  

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 9:02 AM EDT
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