Asia-Pacific
  • In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, center, attends an activity to mark this year's National Science Popularization Day at China Agricultural University in Beijing, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2012.

    State media said Xi toured a university in Beijing, but offered no explanation of why he had dropped from sight.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 10:00 AM EST
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  • This photo taken Sept. 12, 2012, shows a grand, aging, red-brick house in Washington, concealed by a pair of towering magnolia trees that has become an unlikely setting for South Korea's festering grievances against Japan that are a sign of growing tensions between two staunch U.S. allies.

    A grand, aging, red-brick house in Washington concealed by a pair of towering magnolia trees has become an unlikely setting for South Korea's festering grievances against Japan.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 15, 2013, 5:26 PM EDT
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  • In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 photo, Pakistani customers from the tribal area of Waziristan buy fertilizer at a shop in Bannu, Pakistan.

    Pakistan's effort to cut off the flow of fertilizer to militants using it to make bombs in this key tribal sanctuary along the Afghan border has outraged local farmers.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 5:30 AM EST
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  • Xi was mentioned in official media for the first time since his last appearance on Sept. 1; report failed to explain the extended absence that has sparked the rumors.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 3:30 AM EST
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