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  • Two die as man sets himself on fire aboard Japanese bullet train

    Two die as man sets himself on fire aboard Japanese bullet train
    Two people died on a Japanese bullet train traveling from Tokyo to Osaka on Tuesday when a 70-year-old man poured a flammable liquid over his body and set himself on fire in the first carriage of the train. A woman in her 50s was found dead from smoke...
  • The Latest: Attack on NATO convoy in Afghanistan kills 2

    The latest news on a suicide attack in the Afghan capital targeting a NATO convoy on the Kabul airport road, near the U.S. Embassy. 7:27 p.m. (1500 GMT) A Taliban suicide attack targeting a NATO convoy in Afghanistan has killed two people and wounded...
  • Suicide attack targets NATO convoy in Afghanistan, 2 dead

    The Taliban launched a suicide car bomb attack on a NATO military convoy in Afghanistan's capital on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding 26 others, including two U.S. soldiers, officials said. The blast sent a huge plume of black smoke over the city...
  • China's ruling Communists recruit fewer members

    China's ruling Communist Party recruited almost 15 percent fewer new members last year amid hopes that better-qualified candidates will expand its guiding role in Chinese society. Accounting for deaths and other losses, membership expanded by 1.1 million...
  • In Japan, a plan to expand military's powers faces growing resistance

    Japan's ruling coalition came in for a shock recently as parliament mulled legislation pushed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to expand the powers of the nation's Self-Defense Forces. The lawmakers had invited three constitutional scholars to address the...
  • Huge explosion shakes Afghan capital near busy shopping district

    Huge explosion shakes Afghan capital near busy shopping district
    A suicide car bomb targeted a convoy carrying international forces in a busy shopping district in Kabul on Tuesday afternoon, officials said, the second significant attack in the Afghan capital in as many weeks. One civilian was killed and 22 were...
  • 2 dead after man sets himself on fire on Japanese high-speed bullet train

    2 dead after man sets himself on fire on Japanese high-speed bullet train
    A man riding a Japanese high-speed bullet train set himself on fire Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, a fire official said. At least 26 other people were injured, three seriously, mostly from smoke...
  • Image of Asia: Celebrating while planting paddy in Nepal

    In this photo by Niranjan Shrestha, farmers play with sludge as they plant paddy saplings in a field outside Kathmandu, Nepal, on Asar Pandhra day. Nepalese farmers consider the day to be auspicious for planting paddy. Playing in the mud, planting and...
  • Chinese student faces prosecution in China for Iowa slaying

    Chinese authorities have arrested a former University of Iowa student in southeastern China and say they will prosecute him in the slaying of his girlfriend in Iowa, where her body was found stuffed into the truck of her car, Iowa City police said. An...
  • Chinese stocks drop, but impact in US is seen as limited

    After a sizzling rally that more than doubled the value of China's main stock market over the past year, investors are now heading for the exit. China's Shanghai Composite plunged more than 7 percent Friday, one of its biggest drops in the last 10 years....
  • Enfield Resident Awarded 'Korean Ambassador For Peace' Medal

    Enfield Resident Awarded 'Korean Ambassador For Peace' Medal
    ENFIELD – Local veteran Ernest Maynard was presented with the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal during a ceremony Monday morning. Maynard, 91, said he joined the U.S. Army at 17 years old because "in 1941 and 1942, America had this idea that...