Blasts in China's Xinjiang kill two, injure 'many': govt

Chinese paramilitary police stand guard along a street in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, on May 23, 2014Two people were killed and "many" injured by multiple explosions in China's Xinjiang, the local government said Monday.



Japan's Hagino takes it easy at Asian Games

Japan's Kosuke Hagino competes in the 200m individual medley heats at the Asian Games in Incheon on September 22, 2014Japan's Kosuke Hagino followed his shock 200 metres freestyle gold with a leisurely swim in his signature 200m medley heats at the Asian Games on Monday.



NASA's MAVEN spacecraft enters Mars orbit

Scientists hope the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) probe will uncover clues as to how Mars became a dry, barren planetWashington (AFP) - NASA's MAVEN spacecraft began orbiting Mars on Sunday, on a mission to study how the Red Planet's climate changed over time from warm and wet to cold and dry.



Steelers lead Panthers 23-6 after 3rd quarter

Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown (84) runs up the sideline, escaping the tackle by Carolina Panthers' Bene Benwikere during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/The Star, Ben Earp)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Antonio Brown hauled in two touchdown passes from Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers led the Carolina Panthers 23-6 after the third quarter Sunday night.



New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

Ahmad Yousuf Nouristani, chairman of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission, speaks during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Ending an election season that began with first-round ballots cast in April, the election commission named Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the winner and next president. Afghanistan's two presidential candidates, Ahmadzai and Abdullah Abdullah, signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling following a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of foreign troops. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief executive.





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