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  • Taliban kill 7 Afghan policemen at checkpoint

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban attacked a checkpoint in northern Afghanistan, killing at least seven policemen, an official said Sunday. In Kabul, a reporter wounded in an attack earlier this month on a French-run…

  • Bomb blast kills 3, hurts 5 in northeastern India

    GUWAHATI, India (AP) — An explosion in the parking lot of a bus station early Sunday killed three people and wounded five others in India’s remote northeastern state, where several separatist groups operate, police said.…

  • Numbers that tell story of 2004 tsunami disaster

    Facts and figures from the Dec. 26, 2004, Indian Ocean tsunami. Sources include the Tsunami Evaluation Coalition and UNESCO: ___ — 9.1: Magnitude of the earthquake that set off the tsunami. Centered off the west…

  • 10 years on, where did all the tsunami debris go?

    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Cars. Fishing boats. Houses. Entire villages. The 2004 tsunami left Banda Aceh with mountains of debris up to 6 kilometers (4 miles) inland. Driving in the remade communities today, it’s…

  • Tsunami: Scenes of grief, viewed from van of death

    Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on Dec. 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia to India to Africa’s east coast. Scores…

  • Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children

    SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said. Mersane Warria, 37,…

  • North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of “serious” consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would…

  • Burying the dead after Pakistan’s school massacre

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — One of the gravediggers at Peshawar’s largest graveyard has a rule. He says he never cries when he buries the dead. He’s a professional, he says. But as the dead bodies…

  • China’s Xi cautions Macau against foreign forces

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday urged the semiautonomous former Portuguese colony of Macau to guard against interference by what he called hostile external forces, following the prolonged pro-democracy protests in nearby…

  • Afghan leader’s two-man government raises concerns

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Ashraf Ghani has promised a complete overhaul of Afghanistan’s government to root out corruption and incompetence, but after three months in office, three missed deadlines and countless promises, he and…

  • US drone strike in Pakistan kills 5 militants

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least five Taliban fighters, two security officials said. In a separate operation, the military said Pakistani…

  • Sexologist’s revelation spurs discussion in China

    BEIJING (AP) — A leading Chinese sexologist’s revelation that she’s been living with a transgender man for 17 years has sparked a rare public discussion about China’s largely invisible and marginalized transgender community. Li Yinhe…

  • 2004 tsunami: A crying boy with a piece of bread

    Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on Dec. 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia to India to Africa’s east coast. Scores…

  • China arrests US aid worker near N. Korean border

    BEIJING (AP) — A Korean-American aid worker running a school in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a…

  • Federal court finds protesters in contempt for ignoring order to halt anti-whaling campaign

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal court finds protesters in contempt for ignoring order to halt anti-whaling campaign.