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  • Pakistani army: Tribal region airstrikes kill 30 militants

    Pakistani military jets killed 30 militants near the Afghan border on Wednesday, an army statement said. The airstrikes in the Khyber tribal region's Tirah Valley pounded several militant hide-outs, destroying two arms and ammunition depots as well,...
  • Kenyan official: Chinese eatery that barred Africans closed

    Kenyan authorities closed a Chinese restaurant in the capital which was accused by a local newspaper of refusing to serve Africans. The restaurant known as the Chinese Restaurant will remain shut because it does not have a business permit or a valid...
  • China rejects calls for release of women's rights activists

    China on Wednesday rejected growing international calls for the release of five women's rights activists and accused critics of violating the country's judicial sovereignty by appealing for the women's freedom. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua...
  • Myanmar files charges against 69 education law protesters

    Authorities in Myanmar have filed criminal charges against 69 student activists and their supporters who were arrested two weeks ago when police cracked down on peaceful protests against a new education law. Protesters remained defiant as they sang songs...
  • College Notes for March 24

    College fair, tours, service and more. Carthage College, Kenosha, Wis. Study tour: Abbey Prellberg of Lindenhurst participated in a study tour to Puerto Rico, recently. Professors Kari Duffy and Matthew Borden led the course, Filming Culture:...
  • Conservative Hindus push bans on cattle slaughter in India

    At one of Asia’s largest slaughterhouses, there are more police officers than cattle. The stalls where butchers clean and quarter chicken, sheep, goats and pigs buzz with activity while the section reserved for bulls sits barren. A nearly month-...
  • Afghan president says his nation won't be 'lazy Uncle Joe'

    Afghan president says his nation won't be 'lazy Uncle Joe'
    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani thanked Congress on Wednesday for billions of American tax dollars and vowed his war-wracked country will be self-reliant within this decade. "We're not going to be the lazy Uncle Joe," he said. In a speech to a joint...
  • UConn Women Insider: Maya Moore Is A Real Jet-Setter

    UConn Women Insider: Maya Moore Is A Real Jet-Setter
    Maya Moore turns 26 in June, which proves again how fast time flies when you are traveling the world winning championships. She added another travel sticker this month by helping Shanxi win its third consecutive Women's Chinese Basketball Association...
  • Grateful Ghani warns of Islamic State as threat to Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON Afghan President Ashraf Ghani invoked Islamic State as the latest threat to his country in a speech to the U.S. Congress seeking continued backing for America's longest war. While offering effusive thanks for 13 years of support in combat that...
  • Obama's Afghan exit

    President Barack Obama bowed to the reality on the ground this week when he announced the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan won't be completed by the end of this year as planned. Mr. Obama once hoped to cut the 9,800 remaining U.S. troops in...
  • On Theater: 'Fish' not quite ready to be consumed

    On Theater: 'Fish' not quite ready to be consumed
    If you're a connoisseur of Japanese seafood, particularly sushi, you might find South Coast Repertory's latest world premiere somewhat tasty, once you get beyond the ennui created by the meticulous preparation of fish as a theatrical device. It's called...