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Arctic council adds six observer seats

Arctic council adds six observer seatsThe Arctic Council – the association of the world’s polar countries – has agreed to grant observer status to six non-Arctic nations.

Death Toll Tops 800 In Bangladesh Factory Collapse

Death Toll Tops 800 In Bangladesh Factory CollapseAuthorities in Bangladesh say the death toll in last month's collapse of an eight-story garment factory complex has surpassed 800 as dozens more bodies were pulled from the rubble on Wednesday.

Obama Says U.S. And South Korea Stand Firm Against Pyongyang

Obama Says U.S. And South Korea Stand Firm Against PyongyangPresident Obama says the United States and South Korea are determined to stand firm against North Korean threats and that the days of Pyongyang manufacturing a crisis to get international concessions "are over."

North Korea Reportedly Moves Missiles Off Launch Status

North Korea Reportedly Moves Missiles Off Launch StatusNorth Korea has reportedly moved two medium-range missiles away from a launch site in the country's east in an apparent ratcheting down of tensions in the region.

North Korea Sentences U.S. Citizen To 15 Years Hard Labor

North Korea Sentences U.S. Citizen To 15 Years Hard LaborNorth Korea has sentenced a U.S. citizen to 15 years in one of the country's notorious labor camps for allegedly attempting to overthrow the Pyongyang government.

U.S. Said To Be Leaning Toward Arming Syrian Rebels

U.S. Said To Be Leaning Toward Arming Syrian RebelsAs the U.S. considers a "spectrum of military options" it could take to assist the groups battling against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, the Obama administration is leaning toward giving lethal arms to some of those rebels, a senior administration official has told NPR's Kelly McEvers.

In Japan: Running Out Of Places To Put Radioactive Water

In Japan: Running Out Of Places To Put Radioactive WaterThe Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is faced with a new crisis: a flood of highly radioactive wastewater that workers are struggling to contain."

Bombing In Syrian Capital Kills More Than A Dozen People

Bombing In Syrian Capital Kills More Than A Dozen PeopleSyrian state TV is reporting that a bomb blast in Damascus has killed at least 13 people, a day after the country's prime minister narrowly escaped a car bomb.

Rescuers Still Hope For Survivors In Bangladesh Collapse

Rescuers Still Hope For Survivors In Bangladesh CollapseRescue workers are still hoping to find survivors from the collapse of an eight-story garment factory in Bangladesh that has killed more than 300 people and left hundreds missing.

South Korean Workers To Leave Industrial Zone In North

South Korean Workers To Leave Industrial Zone In NorthSouth Korea has ordered the withdrawal of its workers from a jointly run industrial zone in North Korea, in a further sign of how relations have gone from bad to worse between the two countries in recent weeks.