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Dozens return India's highest literary award to protest growing climate of intolerance

October
14
,
2015
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NEW DELHI — India's literary community is disgusted. Dozens of writers say every day brings more evidence of intolerance and bigotry going mainstream — a man lynched allegedly for eating beef, an atheist critic of Hindu idol worship...

Myanmar proposes delaying Nov. 8 general election due to landslides, flooding

October
13
,
2015
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NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — Myanmar's election commission on Tuesday proposed delaying the Nov. 8 general election either nationwide or in some areas hit by landslides and flooding. Union Election Commission Chairman Tin Aye told reporters...

Indian court sentences 5 suspected Islamic militants to death in 2006 Mumbai train bombings

September
30
,
2015
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NEW DELHI — An Indian court on Wednesday sentenced five suspected Islamic militants to death and gave seven others life in prison for bombing attacks nine years ago on seven Mumbai commuter trains that killed 188 people and wounded more than...

Homemade bomb explodes on passenger bus, killing 1, wounding 32 in southern Philippine city

September
18
,
2015
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MANILA, Philippines — A homemade bomb exploding under a bus seat killed an 11-year-old girl and wounded 32 other people Friday in a southern Philippine city where Abu Sayyaf militants operate, police said. The bomb exploded in the middle of...

Thai police say they're looking for a 10th suspect in last month's deadly Bangkok bombing

September
5
,
2015
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BANGKOK — Thai police said Saturday that they are looking for a 10th suspect in last month's bombing of a landmark in central Bangkok that killed 20 people. Authorities will seek an arrest warrant soon for a man who shared an apartment...

Police arrest suspect, seize bomb materials in investigation of deadly shrine blast in Bangkok

August
29
,
2015
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BANGKOK — Thai authorities Saturday arrested a foreign man they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with stacks of passports and bomb-making materials, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly...

China's stock market suffers biggest one-day fall since 2007, defying government intervention

August
24
,
2015
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BEIJING — China's stock market fell Monday by its biggest margin in eight years, defying the government's multibillion-dollar attempt to stop a slide that has wiped out all of the gains of this year's price boom. The decline...

South Korean president strikes hard line as talks between Koreas stretch into third day

August
24
,
2015
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SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea's president vowed a hard line on Monday as marathon negotiations between senior officials of the two Koreas stretched into a third day in an attempt to defuse a crisis that had the rivals threatening...

Thailand's police chief says blast probe hindered by broken security cameras in Bangkok

August
24
,
2015
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BANGKOK — Up to 75 per cent of the security cameras were broken along the getaway path taken by the main suspect in last week's deadly Bangkok bombing, Thailand's police chief said Monday, revealing a major obstacle to an investigation...

Typhoon Goni lashes Japan's Okinawa after leaving 19 dead, 16 missing in northern Philippines

August
24
,
2015
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TOKYO — Typhoon Goni lashed the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa with heavy rains and winds on Monday, as the death toll rose to 19 in the northern Philippines. The latest victims include a 9-month-old boy and his 2-year-old sister who...