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Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

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    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean officials have announced they will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus.

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    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Officials say North Korea to quarantine all arriving foreigners for 21 days over Ebola fears.

  • Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors
    Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

    KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers clawed through the wreckage of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors in the broken red earth of the high-elevation tea plantation.

  • Image of Asia: Resting at the Pushkar cattle fair
    Image of Asia: Resting at the Pushkar cattle fair

    In this photo by Deepak Sharma, a camel herder stands beside resting camels at the cattle fair in Pushkar, in the desert state of Rajasthan in western India. Hundreds of thousands of camels, horses and cattle from all over northern and western India are bought and sold at the annual fair in the tow 325 kilometers (200 miles) southwest of New Delhi.

  • Stocks mixed after Fed ends stimulus
    Stocks mixed after Fed ends stimulus

    HONG KONG (AP) — Stock markets mostly rose in Asia but fell in Europe on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it will end a stimulus program that was as massive as it was controversial. The dollar strengthened after the U.S. central bank hinted at an eventual interest rate hike.

  • Amid murder case, Philippines says US pact stays

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is "imperfect" but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.

  • N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola
    N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Japan is not exactly Ebola country, but when a high-level delegation from Tokyo arrived in Pyongyang this week, two of the first people they met were dressed in full hazmat gear.

  • South Korea soldiers convicted in hazing death
    South Korea soldiers convicted in hazing death

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean military court sentenced six soldiers to up to 45 years in prison on Thursday for bullying and beating a subordinate who died, the Defense Ministry said.

  • China eases monopoly on credit cards
    China eases monopoly on credit cards

    BEIJING (AP) — China says it will ease restrictions on credit cards in a move that might give Visa, MasterCard and other foreign competitors greater access to the Chinese market.

  • Activists: Myanmar clinging to political prisoners
    Activists: Myanmar clinging to political prisoners

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar has freed more than a thousand political prisoners since former military rulers handed over power three years ago, a move that has smoothed the former pariah state's international rehabilitation. Now the government says the job is done. Human-rights activists and the .

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