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  • Weeklong heat wave in southern Pakistan kills 1,233 people

    A devastating weeklong heat wave in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi killed 1,233 people, an official said. Nazar Mohammad Bozdar, operations director at the Provincial Disaster Management Authority, said about 65,000 heatstroke patients were...
  • Afghan troops retake rebel-held district

    KUNDUZ, Afghanistan Afghan troops retook control of the northeastern district of Yamgan Sunday after three weeks of clashes with Taliban rebels, as rebels in the north took a key district in Kunduz province, officials said. The rebels had been in control...
  • Death toll from tainted liquor in Mumbai reaches 94

    Death toll from tainted liquor in Mumbai reaches 94
    Ten more people died in Mumbai from drinking tainted liquor, raising the death toll to 94 in the worst such incident in India in more than a decade, police said Sunday. The 10 men died late Saturday, three days after drinking the cheap liquor in...
  • Vets fight to add names of 74 sailors to Vietnam Memorial

    Stephen Kraus was standing night watch above the pilot house of the USS Frank E. Evans when he spotted the towering outline of the Australian aircraft carrier bearing down on the American destroyer. The 22-year-old sailor from California dashed off to...
  • Not friends yet, but Japan and South Korea are talking

    Foreign ministers from Japan and South Korea held a rare meeting Sunday on the eve of the 50th anniversary of their countries normalizing relations marred by Japan's colonization and World War II conquest. Yet, the ties between the most important U.S....
  • Using the example of others as inspiration to give back

    Using the example of others as inspiration to give back
    In 1993, I returned to the Baltimore area after spending seven years in Richmond, Va. Prior to moving to Richmond, while I was in Richmond, and then again when I returned to Maryland, I remained active in insurance professionals associations. My...
  • Puppet show pulls in kids at Field Museum's new China exhibit

    Puppet show pulls in kids at Field Museum's new China exhibit
    Two stone lions welcome visitors to the Cyrus Tang Hall of China, but the Field Museum's new permanent exhibit has enough animated content to be a worthwhile stop for kids. The exhibit explores more than 5,000 years of Chinese history, mostly through...
  • South Korean students pay respects in Glendale before cross-country trek spreading awareness of comfort women

    South Korean students pay respects in Glendale before cross-country trek spreading awareness of comfort women
    The comfort women statue in Glendale was the site of a ceremony on Thursday ahead of a cross-country trek by bicycle for two visiting South Korean college students. Deok-Yeol Baek and Suk-Sim Yong, both 21, will spend their summer vacation pedaling to...
  • South Korean conscientious objectors keep up fight against military service

    South Korean conscientious objectors keep up fight against military service
    It was a prison term, Lee Min-young says, that he had been anticipating his whole life, and on Friday it was finally confirmed: The 25-year-old was sent to spend 18 months behind bars. That is Lee’s punishment for objecting to South Korea’...
  • Afghan troops recapture remote district from Taliban

    Afghan troops on Friday recaptured a district in a remote province along the country's mountainous border with Pakistan, just a day after it fell to the Taliban following a deadly assault by the insurgents. The fighting over Waygal district in eastern...
  • Hartford Students Head To China For Two-Week Adventure

    Hartford Students Head To China For Two-Week Adventure
    HARTFORD — Early Thursday, as morning darkness gave way to light, Tammy Olszewski stood next to her son and said she was proud of him. "I'm scared, too, at the same time, because he's so young," Olszewski said of 13-year-old Jeffrey. But like...