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At Asian Games, rivalries not always about sports

In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, athletes from Syria march into the stadium during the opening ceremony for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world’s population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There’s Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn’t. And for good measure, why not throw in some of the most repressive regimes on the planet -North Korea, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan?  Welcome to the Asian Games, where, as the organizers put it, "Diversity Shines." (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world’s population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There’s Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn’t. And for good measure, why not throw in some of the most repressive regimes on the planet — North Korea, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan?

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Actress Mia Farrow reveals her motto: ‘I’m trying’

In this Aug. 8, 2014 file photo, actress Mia Farrow gestures as she receives the "Leopard Club Award" at the 67th Locarno International Film Festival in Locarno Switzerland. Farrow, 69, has returned to Broadway for the first time in 16 years to perform in A.R. Gurney's play "Love Letters," in which would-be lovers read aloud letters exchanged over a lifetime. (AP Photo/Keystone, Urs Flueeler, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Acting on Broadway is hardly a vacation, but if you’re Mia Farrow, it just might be. Her day job these days, after all, is speaking out about genocide and atrocities.

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