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Pakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousan... Full Story

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  • Pakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests
    Pakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster.

  • China's tight security clashes with unity drive
    China's tight security clashes with unity drive

    KUQA, China (AP) — In this ancient oasis town in China's restive west, assault rifle-toting police officers patrol the cobblestone lanes of ochre-brick houses in an ethnic Uighur neighborhood. Three police surveillance cameras atop a white pole watch over a narrow dirt road frequented mostly by cow.

  • 3 Chinese inmates kill guard, break out of jail

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities set up checkpoints and offered a reward of $48,000 for three inmates who killed a guard, donned police uniforms and escaped Tuesday in a rare jailbreak.

  • Philippine House rejects Aquino impeachment

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine House of Representatives' justice committee on Tuesday rejected three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III, killing the challenges.

  • Thai junta forces rights group to nix presentation

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's ruling military junta forced a human rights group on Tuesday to cancel a presentation on the precarious rights situation in the Southeast Asian country three months after the army staged a coup.

  • Report: Water shortages crimp China shale gas plan

    BEIJING (AP) — More than 60 percent of China's vast shale gas deposits are in regions with scarce water resources, complicating plans by the energy-hungry country to tap the natural gas, according to a U.S.-based research group.

  • Anti-China group nabbed for planned Manila attacks
    Anti-China group nabbed for planned Manila attacks

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities said Tuesday that they arrested three men linked to a group that was planning to set off firebombs at Manila's international airport and a major mall in the city to protest the government's alleged "soft" stance in its territorial dispute with China The military, however, downplayed the planned attacks, saying the men were just seeking attention.

  • Modi promises red carpet for Japan firms in India
    Modi promises red carpet for Japan firms in India

    TOKYO (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wooing Japanese businesses with a promise of "red carpet" treatment rather than the bureaucratic red tape that India is notorious for.

  • Fiji says Syrian rebels issue demands for captives

    SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military commander said Tuesday that Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers they've held captive for five days.

  • North Korea athletes on mission for political gold
    North Korea athletes on mission for political gold

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — It's a hot, sunny morning at the newly refurbished Sosan Football Stadium in Pyongyang. Two women's soccer teams head to the sidelines of the artificial turf, leaving only a row of archers to continue their practice before several senior sports ministry officials. So sure are they of their aim — or, perhaps, so impromptu is the decision to have them shoot here — that...

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