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  • S. Korean police question dozens after violent ferry protest

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police said Sunday that they were questioning dozens of protesters after violence broke out at a rally denouncing the government’s handling of a ferry disaster that killed more…

  • UN report finds Afghan women failed by justice system

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s women are being failed by the country’s justice system as most complaints of domestic violence are dealt with through mediation rather than prosecution, according to the United Nations. A report…

  • Indian farmers protest gov’t plans to ease land acquisition

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of flag-waving farmers rallied in India’s capital Sunday to protest a government plan to ease rules for obtaining land for industry and development projects. Prime Minister Narendra Modi…

  • 2 Indian policemen arrested in killing of Kashmiri youth

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Two Indian policemen have been arrested in the killing of a teenage boy during weekend protests in the disputed region of Kashmir, police said. Towns across the Himalayan territory were mostly…

  • AP Exclusive: Chinese activist more determined after lockup

    BEIJING (AP) — The most prominent of five recently released Chinese women’s rights activists feels her dedication to the cause has grown stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto…

  • Islamic State blamed for Afghan suicide bombing killing 35

    FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 and wounding 125 in an assault the country’s president blamed…

  • Nepal marks anniversary of deadliest Everest avalanche

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal on Saturday marked the anniversary of Mount Everest’s deadliest avalanche with a memorial and a government announcement that it will set up a welfare fund for mountaineering and trekking workers…

  • Bangladesh guardedly welcomes Benetton factory victim pledge

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladeshi garment industry leader on Saturday guardedly welcomed Italian retailer Benetton’s pledge of more than $1 million to victims of a factory collapse that killed over 1,100 people two years…

  • Afghan parliament approves 16 more Cabinet nominees

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s parliament has approved 16 Cabinet nominees after months of delays. Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, speaker of the parliament’s lower house, said Saturday that the decision now means the 25-member Cabinet of…

  • Australia arrests 5 for alleged IS-inspired terror plot

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans’ Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said. The suspects included two…

  • Indian troops fire at Kashmir protesters; teenager killed

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces fired on anti-India protesters Saturday and killed a teenage student on the second day of violent clashes in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, police said. Relatives disputed the…

  • Australia arrests 5 on charges of plotting ANZAC Day attack

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack at a Veterans’ Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said. The suspects included two 18-year-olds who are…

  • Report says China building airstrip on reclaimed island

    BEIJING (AP) — China is building an airstrip on an artificially created island in a disputed section of the South China Sea, according to independent analysts, a move the U.S. has warned could raise tensions…

  • Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years

    BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing court sentenced a veteran Chinese journalist to seven years in prison Friday on charges of leaking a document detailing the Communist Party leadership’s resolve to aggressively target civil society and…

  • LGBT-rights group urges Guam governor to allow gay marriage

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The nation’s largest gay rights organization and Guam’s biggest newspaper are blasting the territory’s governor for not allowing marriage licenses to be issued to same-sex couples. Guam’s attorney general on Wednesday…