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Shipwrecked pair may stay stranded on island

By Margie Mason QUANG NGAI, Vietnam, AP An Australian and New Zealander who survived 11 days adrift at sea with no food or water may...

S. Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry starts final journey

AFP JINDO, South Korea -- South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry was sailed away from its watery grave Friday, beginning its final journey...

Japanese man hides woman’s dead body for three decades

TOKYO, AFP A Japanese man who got away with murder by hiding a woman’s body for nearly three decades was ordered Tuesday to compensate the...

Japan offers nuclear aid to help Saudis free oil

Reuters ABU DHABI--Japan has offered to help Saudi Arabia build nuclear power stations to free up more oil for exports, Kyodo news agency reported on...

Divers join body hunt as Japan typhoon toll hits 24

By Antoine Bouthier ,AFP OSHIMA, Japan -- Frogmen were Friday scouring waters off the coast of a Japanese island where landslides buried...

Thousands of Pakistanis rally against U.S.

By Riaz Khan INAYAT QALA, Pakistan, AP Thousands of angry Pakistanis protested Sunday against a U.S. airstrike that killed civilians, chanting “Long live Osama bin...

1 protester killed in new Thai political violence

By CHRIS BRUMMITT (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Gunmen killed an anti-government protester and wounded two others in the Thai capital on Saturday,...

Japan PM to increase sales tax to curb debt

By Shingo Ito ,AFP TOKYO -- Japan's prime minister vowed Tuesday to press ahead with a sales tax hike seen as crucial...

Polygamy helps ‘virgins’, Malaysian leader says

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, AP A top Muslim fundamentalist leader in Malaysia has urged women to let their husbands practice polygamy as a way of helping...

Taiwan shares rise slightly, led by mobile phone makers

TAIPEI, Agencies Taiwan’s shares rose slightly yesterday as mobile phone stocks attracted buying on solid revenue figures for August. The benchmark index of...

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