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  • Pakistan army warns India against any provocations

    Pakistan's army chief has warned neighboring India that any provocations on its part would exact a "befitting response" from Islamabad. Gen. Raheel Sharif spoke Thursday to troops near the Indian border, a scene of frequent exchanges of fire in recent...
  • South Korean court abolishes law criminalizing adultery

    A South Korean court on Thursday abolished a 62-year-old law that criminalized extramarital affairs, and the stock price of a prominent condom maker immediately shot up 15 percent. The Constitutional Court's ruling that the law suppressed personal...
  • Cambodian-American Muses On Culture Clash With Exhibit At Hartford Library

    Cambodian-American Muses On Culture Clash With Exhibit At Hartford Library
    How a person reacts to Joe Bun Keo's artwork, now on exhibit at Hartford Public Library's ArtWalk, may depend on his or her cultural upbringing. Take the installation that features two blue satin pillows, each with a pair of flip-flops on it. A person...
  • Prince William evokes Diana memories on Japan tsunami trip

    Britain's Prince William is spending the latter half of his four-day stay in Japan, starting Saturday, in the country's tsunami-ravaged northeast, a visit certain to draw global attention to the stories of survival and continuing suffering in the region....
  • India's new budget aims to boost growth and infrastructure

    India's finance minister announced the government's new budget on Saturday, promising a slew of measures that attempt to balance welfare spending with high economic growth and infrastructure development, while vowing to keep a tight control on the...
  • Afghan avalanche death toll rises amid rescue effort

    The death toll from a massive avalanche in an Afghan valley rose yet again Saturday as rescue crews cleared roads to try to gain access to rural villages buried under deep snow for days. Mohammad Aslam Syas, deputy chief of the Afghanistan National...
  • Afghan troops push Taliban from key southern district

    Afghan forces on Friday routed the Taliban from a large swath of a key southern province that has long been an important insurgent stronghold, in their first major solo operation since international combat forces pulled out of the country, an American...
  • Business events scheduled for the coming month

    All times are Eastern MO WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for January, 8:30 a.m. Eastern; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for February, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases...
  • Somali pirates release 4 Thai sailors held nearly 5 years

    Somali pirates have released four Thai sailors who were held hostage for nearly five years, the longest period of captivity of hostages held by Somali pirates, a U.N. official said Friday. The four released on Wednesday were sailors of the MV Prantalay...
  • GM shrinks in Indonesia, Thailand in new Southeast Asia overhaul

    DETROIT General Motors will stop making cars in Indonesia on its own, ending production of the Chevrolet Sonic in Thailand, and is withdrawing from a low-emission vehicle program launched by the Thai government. But GM and two of its Chinese partners,...
  • U.S. blogger critical of Muslim extremists fatally stabbed in Bangladesh

    U.S. blogger critical of Muslim extremists fatally stabbed in Bangladesh
    Assailants hacked to death an American secular writer and blogger of Bangladeshi origin and seriously wounded his wife outside a book fair in Dhaka, the South Asian nation’s capital, officials said Friday. Avijit Roy, 42, a champion of...