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  • At least 34 dead, dozens injured in India after Nepal quake

    At least 34 people were killed and dozens more injured in India in a powerful earthquake that struck neighboring Nepal on Saturday, the government said. At least 23 people were killed in the eastern state of Bihar in the seven districts that share a...
  • China's oldest drum tower is Zengchong village's beating heart

     China's oldest drum tower is Zengchong village's beating heart
    More than a century before the Declaration of Independence was drafted and about 175 years before California became a state, inhabitants of this southern Chinese village erected an elaborate drum tower. Built without nails, its 11 octagonal tiers...
  • Drone killings reopen debate on U.S. hostage policy

    Drone killings reopen debate on U.S. hostage policy
    It wasn't until three months after a U.S. drone blasted a suspected al-Qaida compound in Pakistan that America's spies figured out that an aid worker from Rockville had been killed, the White House said this week. The deaths of Warren Weinstein, who...
  • Risk and worry await S. Korea work to lift doomed ferry

    Salvaging the corroded, 6,800-ton ferry Sewol from deep beneath a channel notorious for dangerous currents will be difficult, expensive and potentially risky. It will also be one more major headache for a government already reeling from accusations that...
  • Thousands march in South Korea anti-government protest

    Thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul for the second straight day Saturday to protest government labor policies and the handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago. Thousands of demonstrators supporting the relatives of...
  • Chinese feminist: Long hours of interrogations after release

    One of five leading Chinese feminist advocates said she went through lengthy and verbally abusive interrogations after she was conditionally released in a case that has attracted international attention. Wu Rongrong, a 30-year-old advocate for women's...
  • Man arrested over drone at Japanese prime minister's office

    Japanese police have arrested a man who admitted to landing a drone with low-level radioactive sand on the roof of the prime minister's office to protest the government's nuclear energy policy, officials said Saturday. Tokyo metropolitan police said...
  • Insurgent mortar attack kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

    An Afghan provincial official says that at least five members of a family have been killed after an insurgent mortar struck their house in the country's east. Sarhadi Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor in Laghman province, said Saturday that...
  • Police arrest man over drone landing at Japan PM office

    Japanese police arrested a man who admitted to landing a drone on the roof of the prime minister's office, officials said Saturday. Tokyo metropolitan police said the man turned himself in late Friday in Fukui police in western Japan. The small drone...
  • Philippines, China trade accusations over sea threats

    The Philippines accused China of aggressive maneuvers against its reconnaissance plane and fishermen in disputed seas where Beijing has stepped up construction of artificial islands, but China reiterated its claim on the strategic waterways. A Chinese...
  • No trade breakthrough expected with Japan during Abe visit

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Washington next week comes amid heightened attention in Congress to an Asia-Pacific trade deal that has created a deep rift between President Barack Obama and members of his Democratic Party and whose...