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  • Singapore bids farewell to Lee Kuan Yew in elaborate funeral

    Singapore bids farewell to Lee Kuan Yew in elaborate funeral
    Tens of thousands of Singaporeans undeterred by heavy rains lined a 15 kilometer (9 mile) route through the Southeast Asian city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession Sunday for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew. Lee's coffin, protected from the...
  • Afghan court sentences AP journalist's killer to 20 years

    Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents...
  • China to invite foreign militaries to take part in parade

    In an unusual step, China's insular military will invite foreign armed forces to take part in a lavish military parade in Beijing this fall marking the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan in World War II, an official said Thursday. Defense Ministry...
  • Sri Lanka road trip finds north and south still divided after civil war

    Sri Lanka road trip finds north and south still divided after civil war
     The road from Colombo, Sri Lanka's graceful seaside capital in the south, to the northern town of Jaffna has rarely been a straight shot. Most of the 250-mile journey follows the A9 highway, which slices through palm groves and green carpets of...
  • Hero or traitor?

    In every war there are inevitably soldiers who are captured, kidnapped or otherwise taken prisoner by the enemy. Some become POWs due to circumstances beyond their control while others behave in ways that, for whatever reason, seem to deliberately...
  • Afghan gratitude and American folly

    Afghan gratitude and American folly
    If you're looking for gratitude from the Afghans, President Ashraf Ghani is your man. When he appeared before Congress on Wednesday, he expressed thanks to American troops, their families, Congress, President Barack Obama and "ordinary Americans whose...
  • Coming to grips with the chaos we created in the Middle East

    Sometimes it is the aggregate of the news, more than a particular story, that ushers in a shock, a realization that things are perhaps worse than they seem. The headlines in the fourth week of March reminded us we are a nation still at war. It's easy...
  • Today in History

    Today is Saturday, March 28, the 87th day of 2015. There are 278 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 28, 1979, America's worst commercial nuclear accident occurred with a partial meltdown inside the Unit 2 reactor at the...
  • Alabama policeman faces federal civil rights charge in confrontation with Indian man

    Alabama policeman faces federal civil rights charge in confrontation with Indian man
    An Alabama police officer already facing criminal charges for an incident in which he slammed a 57-year-old Indian man to the ground has been indicted on federal civil rights charge, prosecutors announced Friday. A grand jury indicted Eric Sloan Parker,...
  • Pakistan says soldiers kill 15 militants near Afghan border

    Pakistan's military says its soldiers have killed at least 15 militants in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan. An army statement says three soldiers were wounded in Saturday's battle in the Tirrah valley of the Khyber region. It says...
  • Uzbekistan to vote to extend veteran leader's rule

    Uzbekistan is going through the motions of a presidential election this weekend, with a crushing win for its longtime leader a foregone conclusion, but the long-term future of the Central Asian nation is still far from certain. Islam Karimov, 77, has led...