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  • Chinese NGO considering legal action over police raid

    A Chinese anti-discrimination civic group said Friday it is considering legal action over a police raid on the group's offices that was apparently prompted by its advocacy for five women's rights activists whose detentions have drawn international...
  • Veteran remembers first kill, battles in Vietnam

    Veteran remembers first kill, battles in Vietnam
    PORTAGE – Third time's a charm. For Bill Jones it was a life, a couple times over. When he served in the army during the Vietnam War in 1970 he had to bang with his helmet on the latch of an armored personnel carrier to get at ammunition during an...
  • Bowe Bergdahl's dishonor

    Bowe Bergdahl's dishonor
    The court-martial charges announced Wednesday against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl cast some new light on the soldier's conduct, as well as the administration's decision to give up five Guantanamo detainees to secure his release. In neither case is the new...
  • Stocks close with slight gains, but still end the week lower

    Stocks close with slight gains, but still end the week lower
    A tough week on the stock market ended quietly Friday. Major indexes notched modest gains, not nearly enough to make up for the four previous days of losses. It wound up being the second-worst week for the market so far this year. The Dow Jones...
  • Yemen weighs on Asian shares, Japan gains on stimulus hopes

    Asian shares were lackluster Friday as investors monitored violence in the Middle East but Japan's market rose after weak economic data boosted hopes for more central bank stimulus. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.5 percent to 19,564.67 after...
  • Seoul urges Pyongyang to release 2 South Korean detainees

    South Korea on Friday urged North Korea to immediately release two of its citizens detained in the country over alleged espionage, the latest in a series of arrests in the North of foreign nationals. The North's state media said late Thursday that the...
  • Taliban attacks in Pakistan kill 5 police officers, wound 10

    The Pakistani Taliban killed five police officers in a rocket attack in country's southwest, authorities and a Taliban spokesman said Friday. Another Taliban attack on a police bus in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi left 10 people wounded. Militants...
  • Myanmar army commander pledges successful elections

    Myanmar's powerful military commander pledged Friday to support the holding of successful elections in November, calling them "an important landmark for democracy," and warned that the army will not tolerate instability or armed threats. The national...
  • Russell Library In Middletown Planning Programs On Culture Of India

    Russell Library In Middletown Planning Programs On Culture Of India
    MIDDLETOWN — Russell Library is planning a series of events over the next month to celebrate the Indian heritage of city residents. This year is the third year of cultural celebrations at the library, following its celebration of Middletown's...
  • Agency: 4,000 fishermen stranded on some Indonesian islands

    An estimated 4,000 foreign fishermen are stranded on a number of remote islands in eastern Indonesia, including men revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved, an aid group said. Many of the migrant workers were abandoned by...
  • Thai airlines face scrutiny over safety, bans on new flights

    Thailand is facing bans on new international flights and increased inspections after the International Civil Aviation Organization flagged significant concerns about the country's aviation safety, officials said Friday. The ICAO's designation of Thailand...