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  • Gunman kills 3 in S. Korea's Sejong City, later found dead

    A gunman shot and killed three people Wednesday in and around a South Korean convenience store that he then set on fire before fleeing, police said. He was later found dead with a gunshot wound to his head in an apparent suicide. A shotgun was found on...
  • Family seeks royal pardon for jailed Malaysia's Anwar

    The family of jailed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has sought a royal pardon in a last-ditch effort to try free him from a sodomy conviction. Anwar, 67, began a five-year prison sentence Feb. 10 after Malaysia's top court turned down his...
  • Gunmen seize 30 Hazara men in Afghanistan, officials say

    Masked gunmen abducted 30 members of Afghanistan’s ethnic Hazara minority who were traveling along a dangerous highway from the south, local authorities said Tuesday. The bus was traveling from the southern city of Kandahar to Kabul, the capital,...
  • Asia may have seeded European plague outbreaks, study says

    Scientists say they may have solved a centuries-old whodunit: Why did Europe experience outbreaks of bubonic plague over hundreds of years, starting with the Black Death of 1347 to 1353? Maybe you can blame gerbils in Asia. The disease is caused by a...
  • Army to send headquarters group to Kandahar in first sign of revision to Afghan withdrawal plan

    TACOMA, Wash. In the first official sign that the Pentagon plans to keep a U.S. military presence in southern Afghanistan after this year, the Army is sending the 7th Infantry Division headquarters from Joint Base Lewis-McChord on a year-long deployment...
  • Head of UN climate panel steps down amid harassment case

    The leader of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change stepped down on Tuesday amid an investigation into a colleague's allegations of sexual harassment. Rajendra K. Pachauri, 75, an Indian citizen, had chaired the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...
  • Cambodia PM says work on mega-dam will not start until 2018

    Construction of a massive dam in southwestern Cambodia will not start until at least 2018, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday, in an apparent effort to stop heavy opposition to the project which has focused criticism on him. Hun Sen's comments came a...
  • India's ruling party, Kashmir party to form state government

    India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party said Tuesday it will be part of a coalition government in Kashmir, the first time the Hindu nationalist party will join the leadership of the predominantly Muslim region. The BJP and the regional Peoples'...
  • S. Korean spy chief says teenager joined Islamic State group

    A teenager who went missing in Turkey last month is probably the first known South Korean to join the Islamic State group, officials said Tuesday. The director of South Korea's National Intelligence Service, Lee Byung-kee, told legislators in a closed-...
  • Indonesia's president rejects any intervention in executions

    Indonesia's president said Tuesday he will not accept any attempts by other countries to halt the execution of foreign drug traffickers. The government has announced plans to execute eight people — one Indonesian and seven foreigners from...
  • Beijing businessman believes Elgin campus could open in 6 months

    Beijing businessman believes Elgin campus could open in 6 months
    A Beijing businessman who has offered Elgin $100,000 for the Fox River Country Day School property believes it would take about six months to open at least a portion of the exclusive, nonprofit boarding school that he envisions. "Our plan is to focus on...