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  • Nepal shuts airport to big jets; more bodies found

    Runway damage forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport Sunday to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but U.N. officials said the overall logistics situation was improving. The death toll...
  • Rebels kill 8 Indian paramilitary soldiers

    Suspected rebels on Sunday ambushed and killed eight Indian paramilitary soldiers in the remote, troubled northeast, police said. Naga rebels armed with automatic weapons fired at two trucks carrying the soldiers in Nagaland state, in a region...
  • N. Korea arrests South Korean studying in U.S. for illegal entry

    N. Korea arrests South Korean studying in U.S. for illegal entry
    North Korea said it has arrested a South Korean student of New York University for illegally entering the country from China last month. Won Moon Joo, who North Korea says has permanent residency in the U.S. and lives in New Jersey, was arrested on...
  • Afghan forces bear heavy toll in first battles with Taliban since US reduced role

    Afghan security forces are sustaining high casualties in their first battles against the Taliban since the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan ended in December after more than 13 years. The number of killed and wounded so far this year is about 70...
  • Kerry pledges closer US ties with reform-minded Sri Lanka

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday championed the new Sri Lankan government's push for democratic reform and promised closer ties with the strategically located Indian Ocean nation. "In this journey to restore your democracy, the American...
  • Analysis: Saudi Arabia searches for next step in Yemen campaign

    ISLAMABAD Reports over the weekend that Houthi rebels had crossed into Saudi Arabia from Yemen and killed three Saudi border guards have renewed discussion about whether the Saudi-led coalition is looking for ways to launch a ground invasion to thwart the...
  • North Korea holding NYU student, claims he entered illegally

    North Korea holding NYU student, claims he entered illegally
    South Korea confirmed Sunday that North Korea had detained a New York University student for illegally entering the country across the border with China. The North's official state Korean Central News Agency identified the student as Joo Won-moon, a...
  • Map may hold key to lost World War II bones at Pacific battle site

    Map may hold key to lost World War II bones at Pacific battle site
    Opening her laptop, Tomomi Takemoto studies a 70-year-old map of this claw-shaped island, searching for the burial site of her great-uncle, a Japanese infantryman who was killed in one of the Pacific War's bloodiest battles. Faint printing shows what...
  • Beallsville's loss of Vietnam War soldiers still felt

    The teenage boy spotted a U.S. military vehicle creeping slowly up the farm's driveway and minutes later saw his dad dart for the cornfields, as if trying to outrun the news. Even at 14, Roger Schnegg knew in an instant what that surreal scene meant:...
  • 6 years after war, Tamil families want to know where their loved ones are

    6 years after war, Tamil families want to know where their loved ones are
    Kuhendran Manoranjithamalar and her husband trudged into the army checkpoint on the last day of the Sri Lankan civil war, clutching their three children and some jewelry. They had lost everything else. Then, as they sought refuge in government...
  • S. Korea confirms college student held in N. Korea

    South Korea confirmed on Sunday that North Korea detained a South Korean student of New York University, but said it was still unclear whether the 21-year-old New Jersey resident attempted to enter the North illegally. An official from South Korea's...