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President Obama Meets with Asian World Leaders

U.S. President Barack Obama is 2 days into a 10 day trip to Asia. President Obama held a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, whitehouse.org. Full coverage of the trip, whitehouse.gov.

President Obama will meet with leaders of member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), including the Prime Minister of Myanmar, in Singapore today. Obama called for Myanmar to release its political prisoners, including pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi, Reuters.

President Obama will be in China from November 15-18 where he will hold a town hall meeting with Chinese students. Chinese news agency Xinhua has been soliciting questions for President Obama online, Xinhua.

NASA confirms that it has found a significant quantity of water on the moon, CNN.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has called for a world hunger strike today to highlight the issue, FAO. Follow on Twitter: @faonews. Sign a petition to stop world hunger, 1 billion hungry.

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Militants Attack Pakistan Military HQ

Six gunmen disguised as military attacked Pakistan’s military headquarters in the city of Rawalpindi earlier today. 4 of the men were killed and 2 were able to escape. 6 troops were killed in the attack, Voice of America. The 2 escaped men are now said to be holding military personnel hostage in the compound, BBC News.

3 people arrested during the protests that followed Iran’s disputed presidential election last June have been sentenced to death, Al Jazeera.

Turkey and Armenia are expected to sign an agreement today that will reestablish diplomatic ties and reopen the border. The two countries have been in conflict for over a century.  A key issue, Armenia’s insistence that the killing of 1.5 million Armenians near the end of the Ottoman Empire was genocide, was not explicitly addressed but the agreement calls for a scientific review of historical events, Associated Press.

In a search for water, NASA crashed two spacecraft on the surface of the Moon, Scientific America.

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