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Khmer Rouge tribunal clears way for genocide trial

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  • Khmer Rouge tribunal clears way for genocide trial
    Khmer Rouge tribunal clears way for genocide trial

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A United Nations-assisted tribunal on Wednesday cleared the way to begin the genocide trial of two elderly former top leaders of Cambodia's 1970s Khmer Rouge regime.

  • How high-level Chinese officials are taken down
    How high-level Chinese officials are taken down

    BEIJING (AP) — The investigation into China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang could pave the way for him to stand trial as the most senior politician ever prosecuted for graft. It's hard to predict how his case will be handled in the opaque, secretive world of Chinese politics, but here's how such prosecutions tend to play out, though not necessarily always in this sequence:

  • 10 guilty in India school fire that killed 94 kids
    10 guilty in India school fire that killed 94 kids

    NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court convicted 10 people on Wednesday in a 2004 fire that tore through a thatched-roof schoolhouse, killing 94 children in a horrifying case that focused attention on poor fire regulations in the country.

  • Landslide hits Indian village, 150 may be trapped

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A landslide hit a remote village in western India following torrential rains Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and possibly trapping more than 150 people, officials said.

  • Thai junta sets plan for fast rail links to China

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government approved a massive budget to upgrade the country's railways including high-speed rail that would eventually link with China.

  • Pakistani troops kill 6 militants at Afghan border

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani security forces in a troubled northwestern tribal region foiled an overnight cross-border attack from Afghanistan, killing six militants, two military officials said Wednesday.

  • Toyota remains at top in sales after first half
    Toyota remains at top in sales after first half

    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales after the first six months of this year, followed by Volkswagen which bumped General Motors out of second place as the U.S. automaker grapples with a recall scandal.

  • Indian official says nearly 150 people feared trapped after landslide hits western village

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian official says nearly 150 people feared trapped after landslide hits western village.

  • Filipino hostages' release sparks hope for talks

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The release of four police officers abducted by Filipino communist guerrillas has sparked hopes that stalled peace talks will resume, a government official said Wednesday, although major obstacle remains.

  • Australia rules out new sanctions against Russia
    Australia rules out new sanctions against Russia

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that he is not considering ratcheting up sanctions against Russia while his government focuses on retrieving Australian victims from the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner disaster in Ukraine.

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