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Bomb blasts in Afghanistan kill 4

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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb blast near a police station in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed three people and wounded 17, while... Full Story

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  • Bomb blasts in Afghanistan kill 4
    Bomb blasts in Afghanistan kill 4

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb blast near a police station in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed three people and wounded 17, while a separate bomb killed one person and wounded five in the north, officials said.

  • Chinese president applauds Pakistan's anti-terror efforts
    Chinese president applauds Pakistan's anti-terror efforts

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday applauded Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts and vowed his nation would continue to stand by its neighbor as he wrapped up a two-day visit meant to boost bilateral ties and assure Islamabad of Beijing's support.

  • US couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing
    US couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the killing of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.

  • Japan's leader sends offerings to controversial war shrine
    Japan's leader sends offerings to controversial war shrine

    TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent religious offerings Tuesday rather than visiting a Tokyo shrine that honors Japan's war dead, including convicted World War II leaders, a move less likely to draw controversy on his Southeast Asian trip and an upcoming U.S. visit.

  • How countries cope with migrants arriving by boat
    How countries cope with migrants arriving by boat

    Two recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants highlight the growing number of people fleeing persecution, war and economic difficulties in their homelands.

  • Exiled Tibet gov't presses China on missing Buddhist leader

    DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The Tibetan government-in-exile wants supporters to help pressure China to release the 11th Panchan Lama, a Buddhist leader who is believed to have been in Chinese custody since his disappearance as a child 20 years ago, the government's spokesman said Tuesday.

  • World stocks rally on China measures, earnings
    World stocks rally on China measures, earnings

    HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets mostly rose Tuesday, boosted by optimism over recent market reforms in China as well as corporate earnings from U.S. and European companies.

  • Image of Asia: Training to storm a beach in the Philippines
    Image of Asia: Training to storm a beach in the Philippines

    In this photo by Bullit Marquez, a U.S. Navy amphibious assault vehicle with Philippine and U.S. troops on board storms the beach during a joint exercise at the Naval Education and Training Command center in Zambales province, northwest of Manila. The Zambales shore faces the disputed Scarborough Shoal, where Chinese vessels were reported to have driven away Filipino fishermen with a water cannon...

  • India seizes boat from int'l waters, detains 8 Pakistanis

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's navy and coast guard seized a suspicious boat from international waters off the western coast and detained eight Pakistanis after finding a huge drug shipment aboard, the defense ministry said Tuesday.

  • Hard Rock Cafe removes 'rock star' orangutan ads in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Hard Rock Cafe on Tuesday withdrew a promotional campaign in Malaysia after public anger at the photoshopped depiction of an orangutan baring its teeth and playing an electric guitar.

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