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  • Pakistani jets hit militant hideout in northwest, kill 22

    Pakistan's military says its warplanes have pounded a militant hideout in a troubled tribal region along the Afghan border, killing 22 "terrorists." In a statement released Wednesday, the military said the airstrikes were carried out the night before...
  • Thailand rushes to fix illegal fishing after EU ban threat

    Thai officials said they were rushing to crack down on illegal and unregulated fishing in a bid to avoid the European Union's threat to ban seafood import from the country. The EU on Tuesday gave Thailand, the third-largest seafood exporter, six months...
  • 17 Indian pilgrims killed in Nepal bus accident

    A bus plunged off a mountain highway near Nepal's capital on Wednesday, killing at least 17 Indian pilgrims and injuring 27 others, officials said. The bus veered off the Prithvi highway about 16 kilometers (10 miles) west of Kathmandu, police officer...
  • Seoul leans toward allowing group of women to cross DMZ

    South Korea said Wednesday that it will likely support a proposed walk across the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas by prominent women including Gloria Steinem in what is planned as a call for the reunification of the two countries. The...
  • Asian stocks mostly higher as Japan exports improve

    Asian stocks were mostly higher Wednesday after Japan reported its first trade surplus in three years, adding optimism to regional sentiment despite a fall on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.1 percent to 20,123.37 in...
  • Exiled Tibet gov't presses China on missing Buddhist leader

    The Tibetan government-in-exile wants supporters to help pressure China to release the 11th Panchan Lama, a Buddhist leader who is believed to have been in Chinese custody since his disappearance as a child 20 years ago, the government's spokesman said...
  • Japanese lawmakers visit shrine honoring war criminals

    More than 100 Japanese lawmakers paid respects Wednesday at a Tokyo shrine that honors Japan's war dead, including World War II leaders, but Cabinet ministers and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not participate in the spring ritual. Abe sent religious...
  • Victim's family disappointed by sentences for Mack, boyfriend in Bali killing

    Victim's family disappointed by sentences for Mack, boyfriend in Bali killing
    She traveled half way around the world last summer with her teenage daughter with the hope of repairing their troubled relationship on the tropical resort island of Bali. Instead of starting anew, Sheila von Wiese-Mack was found slain, her body stuffed...
  • Gunmen storm Afghan police station as mine clearers abducted

    Insurgents armed with guns and explosives attacked a police station Sunday in Afghanistan's southern city of Lashkar Gar, wounding two officers and a civilian as gunmen elsewhere kidnapped at least a dozen mine clearers, authorities said. Nabi Jan...
  • US: NKorea should learn from nuclear talks with Iran

    North Korea should learn from the emerging nuclear deal with Iran that Washington is willing to engage its adversaries if it has a "credible" partner to negotiate with, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday. Sydney Seiler, U.S. envoy to long-stalled six-...
  • US, Japan close to completing talks on Trans-Pacific trade deal

    WASHINGTON �� President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may be able to declare next week that the U.S. and Japan have all but completed their part of negotiations on a Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, Japan's...