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5:38am

Sun April 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Wasting Away: An Earth Day Look At Living Among Garbage

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 8:51 am

Afghan refugee Shafiq Mohammed, 9, and other children look for items of use on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, in December.
Muhammed Muheisen AP

This Earth Day, the Environmental Protection Agency is focusing on environmental justice, the "fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people" when it comes to environmental regulations and policies.

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3:06pm

Thu April 19, 2012
Asia

India Tests Long-Range Missile Launch

Originally published on Thu April 19, 2012 4:34 pm

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It's been less than a week since North Korea's failed rocket launch created an international furor. Well, today, India tested its own long-range missile. The new weapon is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to Beijing, and the test went off with little international comment. The Indian government called the successful launch a historic event in the country's development.

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7:05am

Thu April 19, 2012
The Two-Way

India Make 'Flawless' Launch Of Long-Range Missile

Originally published on Thu April 19, 2012 7:35 am

This photograph released by the Indian Ministry of Defense shows India's Agni-V missile being launched from Wheeler Island off India's east coast, Thursday, April 19, 2012.
Anonymous Associated Press

Less than a week after North Korea's unsuccessful satellite launch, India has managed a "flawless" test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

The Agni-V was launched from Wheeler Island off India's east coast and hit its target area off the coast of Indonesia about 20 minutes later.

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6:34am

Thu April 19, 2012

3:08am

Thu April 19, 2012
Asia

Avalanche May Alter Himalayan Combat Zone

Originally published on Thu April 19, 2012 3:44 pm

Pakistani army soldiers work Wednesday at the site of a massive avalanche that buried 140 people, including 129 soldiers, April 7 at the Siachen glacier. Pakistan's army chief called for the peaceful resolution of the Himalayan glacier dispute with rival nuclear power India.
B.K. Bangash AP

In the chill of the world's highest combat zone lies the prospect of warmer relations. Pakistan's army chief said Wednesday that there's a need to resolve the conflict that has Indian and Pakistani troops facing off at frigid altitudes of up to 20,000 feet in the Himalayan Mountains. An estimated 3,000 Pakistani soldiers have died from the atrocious weather conditions since deployments on the Siachen glacier began in 1984.

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