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Flight 370 could be north of search area: scientist

By Rod McGuirk, AP CANBERRA, Australia -- The oceanographer whose calculations helped an American adventurer find potential debris from Flight 370 said...

Pakistan parliament to vote on ‘honor killing,’ rape laws

AFP ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan's law minister on Thursday announced that bills aimed at tackling “honor killings” and boosting rape convictions would soon be voted...

N. Korea claims it simulated nuke strike on S. Korea

AFP SEOUL -- North Korea said Wednesday its latest ballistic missile tests had trialed detonation devices for possible nuclear strikes on U.S. targets in South...

India MPs in uproar over attacks on lower castes

By Nirmala George, AP NEW DELHI -- India's Parliament was in an uproar Wednesday after four men belonging to the low-caste Dalit community were beaten...

Indian police arrest 3 over student’s gang-rape

AFP NEW DELHI -- Indian police have arrested three suspects over the alleged gang-rape of a student by a group of men, some of whom...

Indonesia bans police, troops from playing ‘Pokemon Go’

AFP JAKARTA -- Indonesia is banning police and military personnel from playing “Pokemon Go” while on duty, officials said Wednesday, after the defense minister warned...

Philippines rejects China conditions for sea row talks

AFP MANILA -- Manila has rejected Beijing's demand that it “disregard” an international ruling that invalidated the Asian giant's claims to much of the South...

Indonesia most wanted Islamist militant killed

By Olivia Rondonuwu and Dessy Sagita, AFP JAKARTA -- Indonesia's most wanted Muslim extremist has been killed in a firefight with troops,...

Australia’s new conservative cabinet is sworn in after narrow election victory

By Rod McGuirk, AP CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia's new cabinet was sworn in Tuesday, but the conservative government will have the slimmest...

Third earthquake shakes Tokyo in 4 days

AP TOKYO - The Japan Meteorological Agency says a moderately strong earthquake shook the Japanese capital for the third time in four days. The agency says...