DNA study says dogs first appeared in Central Asia

...around the world is pointing to Central Asia.Man's best friend may have evolved...38 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, India, the Middle East and...ancient roots. That pointed to Central Asia. The analysis did not tackle the contentious...
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Afghanistan finds only 36 percent view country positively

...Tuesday showed.The San Francisco-based Asia Foundation found that 36.7 percent of...extremist groups, a local official said.The Asia Foundation has been conducting annual surveys.Abdullah Ahmadzai, the Asia Foundation's representative in Afghanistan...
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In one weekend, 5 drug overdoses in Juneau

...described as - tar," Sell said. "So it's unusual for us to run into much powdered heroin."China White usually comes from Asia whereas black tar heroin usually comes from Mexico, Sell said. The difference between the two is in the level of processing...
Wary governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees

...he doesn't believe the United States should be a permanent place of relocation for the refugees and that he thinks Europe, Asia or Africa are logically the best places for resettlement or temporary asylum.CALIFORNIA (218)Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown...
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Coast Guard studies shipping lanes for Bering Sea routes

...Unimak Pass in the Aleutian Islands, which sees upward of 5,000 transits annually, mostly cargo vessels operating between Asia and the U.S. West Coast.The proposed Bering Sea route covers 730 miles, taking a path farther west of Nunivak Island and...
Job creator or job killer? A look at Pacific trade deal

...the rules of the road for trade in the Asia-Pacific region ... After all, this...update its labor policies. John Sifton, Asia advocacy director for Human Rights Watch...minimal: Jobs created by expanded access to Asia-Pacific markets would likely be offset...
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On the Trails: Magpies

...wiped out, perhaps by environmental changes associated with glacial advances. They then recolonized our continent, coming from Asia over the Bering land bridge.Down in the valleys of southern and central California lives another species, the yellow-billed...
Myanmar army will keep privileges even with opposition win

...power of the NLD, and entrenched, constitutionally guaranteed military power," says Phil Robertson, deputy director of the Asia division of New York-based Human Rights Watch.When the former ruling junta drew up the 2008 constitution, he says, "they...
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Bush, Carson seek to steady campaigns in latest debate

...the campaign trail, he delved into the policy discussions in Tuesday's debate, including outlining his opposition to a new Asia-Pacific trade deal supported by many Republicans."I love trade," Trump said. "I'm a free trader 100 percent. But...
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Rising seas, peat may have done in large ice age animals

...Land Bridge, cutting off their access to Asia, according to a research paper published...bridge between what's now North America and Asia would have allowed mammals to retreat from Alaska for Asia when grasslands decreased and peat increased...


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