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Manute Bol is being remembered as a giant on and off the court.
Longtime rivals China and Taiwan were set to sign a broad trade pact Tuesday to draw their economies closer, which Beijing hopes could lead to a political accommodation six decades after they split amid civil war.
Many of Cuba's foreign business partners still have money stuck in state-run banks and do not know when they will get it, 18 months after the accounts were frozen by the cash-strapped Cuban government.
Defying a warning from Washington, Pakistan's prime minister promised Tuesday to go ahead with a plan to import natural gas from Iran even if the U.S. levies additional sanctions against the Mideast country.
Iraq's electricity minister resigned Monday in the face of angry protests over the lack of power despite years of promises that the situation would improve.
"It is with heavy heart that I write this obituary. Manute Bol is dead," writes Pamela Geller at her blog Atlas Shrugs.
Manute Bol, a lithe 7-foot-7 shot-blocker from Sudan who spent 10 seasons in the NBA and was dedicated to humanitarian work in Africa, died Saturday. He was 47.
The Horn of Africa is becoming a major recruiting ground for al Qaeda and other terrorists as a result of oppressive governments and regional civil strife, a panel of experts told Congress on Thursday.
Two weeks ago, like many China watchers, the two of us were split on supporting the Beijing Olympics 2008.