BEIJING (AP) — China's president on Friday pledged to provide $81 million in aid to help fight Ebola in the three West African countries at ... Full Story
Myanmar army kills journalist it calls Karen rebel
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's army shot dead a journalist who was detained while covering clashes between the army and ethnic rebels at the rugged border, saying he reached for a soldier's gun during an attempted escape, the press council said Friday.
US to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United States will pay the Philippines 87 million pesos ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a U.S. Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year, an official said Friday.
China's president pledges $81 million in Ebola aid
BEIJING (AP) — China's president on Friday pledged to provide $81 million in aid to help fight Ebola in the three West African countries at the heart of the crisis.
Hong Kong protesters to vote on staying in streets
HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps.
Australia says missing plane hunt will take months
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an Australian official said Friday.
French journalists jailed in Indonesia's Papua
JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Two French television journalists were sentenced to two and a half months in jail Friday for illegal reporting in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua.
Global stocks rattled by Ebola case in New York
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets retreated Friday as the first case of Ebola in New York overshadowed positive economic news.
Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.
AP PHOTOS: North Korea farmers expect good harvest
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Providing enough food to feed the nation is always a struggle for North Korea. But it looks like the residents of Pyongyang won't be lacking for cabbage and vegetables come next month, when the crops will be harvested.
Jailed Bangladesh ex-Islamist leader dies
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader, whose imprisonment on war crimes charges triggered violent protests last year, has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital.
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