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Deadly clashes erupt between police, protesters in Kashmir

January
20
,
2016
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SRINAGAR, India — Violent clashes between police and protesters erupted Wednesday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, leaving a man dead and two others wounded, officials said. The protesters were angry that Indian government forces killed a...

Fireworks factory blast kills 3, injures 53 in south China

January
20
,
2016
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BEIJING — A massive explosion Wednesday at a fireworks plant in southern China killed three people and injured 53, while shattering windows of homes in the area, officials and state media reports said. One additional person was missing from...

Star of film about dolphin killing detained at Tokyo airport

January
19
,
2016
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TOKYO — The star of the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove," about a dolphin-killing village in Japan, was detained Tuesday by immigration authorities at Tokyo's Narita international airport. Ric O'Barry, the former...

Twitter disruption silences swaths of Europe, parts of US

January
19
,
2016
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SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Some Twitter users had to do without early Tuesday after sporadic outages knocked the social media site offline in Europe. Reports of malfunctions began to appear in the U.S. as well, but it was unclear how...

Seoul: North Korea has sent 1 million propaganda leaflets

January
18
,
2016
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SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea has launched an estimated 1 million propaganda leaflets by balloon into South Korea amid increased tension between the rivals following the North's recent nuclear test, Seoul officials said Monday. ...

Philippine plane warned by 'Chinese navy' in disputed sea

January
18
,
2016
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MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials said Monday they received two intimidating radio warnings identified as from the Chinese navy when they flew a Cessna plane close to a Chinese-constructed island in the South China Sea. Eric...

Japan ski tour bus in Nagano crash kills 14, injures 27

January
15
,
2016
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TOKYO — An overnight bus on its way to a ski resort in central Japan careened off a mountain road early Friday, killing 14 passengers and injuring 27 others. Fire and disaster management officials said the bus veered into the opposite lane...

Brazen attacks in Jakarta leave 5 gunmen, 2 others dead

January
14
,
2016
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JAKARTA, Indonesia — Attackers set off explosions at a Starbucks cafe in a bustling shopping area in Indonesia's capital and waged gunbattles with police Thursday, leaving bodies in the streets as office workers watched in terror from...

Blast in fireworks factory kills 5 in central Chinese town

January
14
,
2016
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BEIJING — Five people were killed and seven injured on Thursday in an explosion at a fireworks factory in central China, just weeks ahead of the Chinese New Year authorities said. The Tongxu county government in Henan province said a team...

Strong earthquake shakes northern Japan; no tsunami warning

January
14
,
2016
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TOKYO — A strong earthquake struck just off the coast of Hokkaido in northern Japan. No tsunami warning was issued, and there were no reports of major damage. The magnitude-6.7 quake hit about 12:30 p.m. (0330 GMT) Thursday, near Urakawa...