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  • Fatal shooting reported at Myanmar mine protest

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An opposition lawmaker says a woman has been shot dead in a crackdown on protesters at a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar. Khin San Hlaing, a lawmaker from the…

  • Opposition lawmaker says protester shot dead at Chinese-backed copper mine in Myanmar

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Opposition lawmaker says protester shot dead at Chinese-backed copper mine in Myanmar .

  • Some of the hottest new toys are old ones

    WASHINGTON — What do you get for the child who has everything? Maybe a piece of your own childhood would be the perfect gift to put under the tree. Toy companies are listening, and some…

  • Online shopping could bring thieves to your front door

    WASHINGTON — This Christmas, thieves are targeting online shoppers and doing their dirty work right at your front door. Capt. David Falcinelli, of the Montgomery County police, says, “Online shopping is huge.” But that gives thieves a huge…

  • Indonesian janitors get up to 8 years in rape case

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court has sentenced five janitors to up to eight years in prison over the rape of a kindergartner at an international school in Indonesia. The custodians contracted to work…

  • SKorea holds N-plant drills against cyber threats

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s monopoly nuclear power company says it is conducting drills against possible cyberattacks after online threats of attack against its plants. State-owned Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. said…

  • Spain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraud

    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge on Monday ordered the king’s sister, Princess Cristina, to be tried along with her husband on charges of tax fraud — making her the first member of the country’s…

  • Chinese military plane crashes, 2 deaths reported

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese military plane has crashed in the country’s northwest and a news website says at least two people were killed. The local fire department and the website Huashang Net said the…

  • The new face of terrorism

    WASHINGTON — Thirteen years after the devastating attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, led by Osama bin Laden and a relatively small band of hardened jihadists from the Soviet-Afghan war, today’s biggest terror threat is composed…

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

    The image of a woman escaping from a Sydney cafe where a gunman had taken 18 people hostage captured the terrifying drama that shook Australia last week. The siege ended 16 hours later when police…

  • Time is running out to shop for Christmas

    WASHINGTON — While time is running out to get your Christmas shopping done, you can still get one or two pieces to finish your list. So, what are D.C.-area residents still looking for? “Electronics,” Xavier Alire…

  • N. Korean cinema: Kidnappings and evil Americans

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea hates the currently scrapped Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema — of…

  • Spain handing out $3B in planet’s biggest lottery

    MADRID (AP) — The drawing is underway in Spain for the world’s biggest lottery payoff, a 2.5 billion-euro ($3 billion) pot of cash that will be divided among thousands of ticketholders. The top prize for…

  • NFL Capsules

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman’s franchise record for yards…

  • Romo, Cowboys are in after 42-7 rout of Colts

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys don’t have worry about a win-and-you’re-in finale this year. They’re in. Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the…