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  • N. Korea arrests South Korean studying in U.S. for illegal entry

    N. Korea arrests South Korean studying in U.S. for illegal entry
    North Korea said it has arrested a South Korean student of New York University for illegally entering the country from China last month. Won Moon Joo, who North Korea says has permanent residency in the U.S. and lives in New Jersey, was arrested on...
  • Afghan forces bear heavy toll in first battles with Taliban since US reduced role

    Afghan security forces are sustaining high casualties in their first battles against the Taliban since the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan ended in December after more than 13 years. The number of killed and wounded so far this year is about 70...
  • Analysis: Saudi Arabia searches for next step in Yemen campaign

    ISLAMABAD Reports over the weekend that Houthi rebels had crossed into Saudi Arabia from Yemen and killed three Saudi border guards have renewed discussion about whether the Saudi-led coalition is looking for ways to launch a ground invasion to thwart the...
  • North Korea holding NYU student, claims he entered illegally

    North Korea holding NYU student, claims he entered illegally
    South Korea confirmed Sunday that North Korea had detained a New York University student for illegally entering the country across the border with China. The North's official state Korean Central News Agency identified the student as Joo Won-moon, a...
  • 6 years after war, Tamil families want to know where their loved ones are

    6 years after war, Tamil families want to know where their loved ones are
    Kuhendran Manoranjithamalar and her husband trudged into the army checkpoint on the last day of the Sri Lankan civil war, clutching their three children and some jewelry. They had lost everything else. Then, as they sought refuge in government...
  • An elderly Nepali villager, and memories of the 1934 quake

    He was 9 years old when he felt the earth tremble for the first time. He'd been out in a field, grazing his goats on wild grass below Nepal's snow-covered peaks. "The earth started shaking," said Fattha Bahadur Rana, who at 90 years old is now the oldest...
  • The Latest on Nepal: 109 foreigners still missing; 57 died

    09:20 p.m. (1535 GMT) Nepal's Tourist Police say 109 foreigners are still unaccounted for, including 12 Russians and nine Americans. A total of 57 have been killed, including 40 Indians, and another 52 are injured. — Binaj Gurubacharya,...
  • A solar-powered motorbike, to empower Afghans

    A solar-powered motorbike, to empower Afghans
    When Mustafa Mohammadi told his parents he wanted to spend tens of thousands of afghanis and several weeks building a solar-powered motorbike, they thought he was delusional. "There's no guarantee the thing will work," his father told him. His...
  • Rescuers find 3 survivors in Nepal days after quake

    Rescuers have found three survivors in a mountainous village in Nepal, several days since the earthquake, an official said Sunday. Two men and a woman had been pulled from the rubble near Syauli village earlier this week, government administrator Surya...
  • Villagers near Nepal quake's epicenter ponder realities of rebuilding

    Villagers near Nepal quake's epicenter ponder realities of rebuilding
    The wiry young soldier, wearing an "I Love Nepal" cap and army shorts, said he enlisted to support his family. When the April 25 earthquake ripped through Nepal, he was at a military training facility a day's drive from home. Jumping onto a bus, Bhoj...
  • Afghanistan: Taliban offensive forces thousands from homes

    Fierce fighting between government forces and Taliban insurgents in northern Afghanistan has forced thousands of people to flee their homes, officials said Sunday. Around 2,000 families have been displaced since the Taliban launched a surprise attack...