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  • Kansas players get crash course in Korean culture before World University Games trip

    LAWRENCE, Kan. The class is called Introduction to Korea, which is a lot like it sounds. It is exploratory in nature, a cross-section of the culture, tradition and history of Korea. It was a summer requirement for each Kansas men's basketball player...
  • Southeast Asia to set up fund to help boat people

    Southeast Asian countries will establish a humanitarian fund to help boatloads of Rohingya Muslim and Bangladeshi immigrants who have recently landed in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand, a Malaysian minister said Thursday. Singapore has...
  • China gay couple holds informal marriage to push for union

    A prominent Chinese lesbian couple held a simple ceremony Thursday to announce their informal marriage, in their latest effort to push for the legalization of same-sex unions in China. The union of Li Tingting and Teresa Xu came six days after the U.S....
  • 2 former Khmer Rouge leaders appeal convictions

    The two surviving senior leaders of Cambodia's former Khmer Rouge regime launched appeals Thursday of their convictions by a U.N.-backed tribunal that sentenced them to life in prison for their roles during the group's brutal rule in the 1970s. Khieu...
  • Crashed Indonesian plane may have suffered engine problem

    The aging Indonesian military transport plane that crashed into a residential neighborhood of Medan killing 141 people had a propeller "abnormality" that indicates an engine stalled, the air force chief said Thursday. Air Marshal Agus Supriatna told...
  • Bus falls off bridge, killing 10 South Koreans

    A bus carrying a group of South Koreans fell off a highway bridge in northeastern China, killing 10 passengers and the Chinese driver, officials said Thursday. The accident took place Wednesday after the vehicle left the northeastern Chinese city of Ji'...
  • 2nd person dies in Taiwan water park fire

    The death toll from a blaze at a Taiwan water park party over the weekend rose to two on Thursday, with more than 200 injured still in intensive care. Taiwan's Central News Agency said 19-year-old college student Liu Chih-wei died early in the morning...
  • Blacklist warnings spread on websites in North Korea

    North Korea, already one of the least-wired places in the world, appears to be cracking down on the use of the Internet by even the small number of foreigners who can access it with relative freedom by blacklisting and blocking social media accounts or...
  • As Hong Kong marks 18 years since handover, many not proud to be 'Chinese'

    Each July 1 for the last 18 years, citizens in this former British colony have marked the territory’s return to Chinese sovereignty with a protest march that coincides with official commemorations of the anniversary. This year’s rally was...
  • Cigarettes or spark suspected in Taiwan fire that burned 498

    Cigarettes or spark suspected in Taiwan fire that burned 498
    Investigators in Taiwan were focusing Monday on the possibility that a cigarette butt or spark caused the blaze that burned 498 people at a weekend water park party when colored powder sprayed from the stage caught fire. More than 400 people remained...
  • Pakistan cops bust armed militants planning attack, 4 killed

    A Pakistani police officer says authorities have killed four militants, arrested two and seized a large cache of weapons that were meant to be used in an upcoming attack. Senior police officer Shahzad Sultan says a militant exploded a suicide vest during...