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  • Hong Kong woman gets 6 years in Indonesian maid abuse case

    A Hong Kong mother of two was given a six-year prison term Friday for abusing her Indonesian maid in a case that aroused widespread outrage over its brutality. Law Wan-tung was sentenced after her conviction earlier this month on eight charges of...
  • Afghanistan avalanche toll rises to 165 amid rescue efforts

    The number of people killed in a massive avalanche in a mountain-bound valley in northeastern Afghanistan rose on Thursday to 165 as lack of equipment and the sheer depth of snow that buried entire homes and families hampered rescue efforts. "We're...
  • Thousands spend sleepless night as earthquake jolts Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck parts of northern Pakistan early Friday, injuring at least five people and forcing thousands to spend a cold night in the open, officials and local residents said. The quake hit several districts near Pakistan'...
  • China bans ivory imports for 1 year to protect elephants

    China imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports that took immediate effect Thursday amid criticism that its citizens' huge appetite for ivory has fueled poaching that threatens the existence of African elephants. The State Administration of Forestry...
  • Asian stock markets lackluster after Wall Street decline

    Asian stocks were lackluster Friday after U.S. markets drifted lower and Japan reported faster growth in factory output but weaker retail sales. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index rose 0.3 percent to 18,840.77 and the Shanghai Composite Index...
  • South Korea to tighten gun rules after man kills 3, himself

    A man fatally shot three people Friday and was found dead with a suicide note in the second deadly shooting in three days, prompting South Korean police to announce plans to tighten regulations on gun ownership. Gun possession is tightly controlled in...
  • India sees growth over 8 percent, set for 'big bang' reforms

    A government report says India's economy will grow more than 8 percent in the upcoming financial year and appears to have shaken off its persistent problems of high inflation, rising budget deficits and poor domestic demand. The Economic Survey, an...
  • Cambodians angered over nude photo incidents at temples

    Cambodia's most popular tourist attraction — the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat — is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at...
  • Indian court acquits 6 in riot deaths of British men in 2002

    A court in western India on Friday acquitted six men accused of killing three British tourists during religious riots in 2002. The court in Gujarat state said that it found no evidence against the accused. The three British Muslims were killed in the...
  • 2 inmates accused in killing of 10 tourists flee from jail

    Two prisoners believed to be involved in the 2013 slaying of 10 foreign climbers at the base of one of the world's tallest mountains escaped from jail in northern Pakistan before dawn Friday, police said. The Pakistanis held at a jail in the northern...
  • Prince William strikes a friendly contrast to Japan's prince

    Britain's Prince William, on his second day of a four-day trip to Japan, had tea Friday with Crown Prince Naruhito. Both princes may be equally charming, but it is no contest which one is seen as more approachable. Members of the Japanese imperial family...