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Protesters briefly storm Pakistan state TV station

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters stormed Pakistan's state television building Monday, forcing the channel briefly off the air as ... Full Story

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  • Protesters briefly storm Pakistan state TV station
    Protesters briefly storm Pakistan state TV station

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters stormed Pakistan's state television building Monday, forcing the channel briefly off the air as they clashed with police and pushed closer to the prime minister's residence.

  • 3 children killed in knife attack at China school

    BEIJING (AP) — A 40-year-old man stabbed students and teachers with a fruit knife at an elementary school in central China on Monday, killing three children and injuring six other people before jumping to his death, officials said.

  • Filipino force defied UN commander in Golan crisis

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military chief says a U.N. peacekeeping commander in the Golan Heights should be investigated for allegedly asking Filipino troops to surrender to Syrian rebels who attacked their camp.

  • Americans detained in North Korea call for US help
    Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

  • Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan
    Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi won pledges of support for his effort to revitalize the lagging Indian economy.

  • China anti-dissent playbook may fail in Hong Kong
    China anti-dissent playbook may fail in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG (AP) — China's Communist leaders have pulled out their usual playbook to suppress resistance to their plans to tightly limit the first direct election of Hong Kong's leader, but are likely to find that the results are quite different.

  • Asia stocks gain on stimulus hopes, Europe lower
    Asia stocks gain on stimulus hopes, Europe lower

    BEIJING (AP) — European shares drifted lower Monday as tensions over Ukraine simmered while Asian stock markets mostly rose on expectations of stimulus in China after manufacturing growth slowed in August.

  • Beijing faces defiance in Hong Kong on vote reform
    Beijing faces defiance in Hong Kong on vote reform

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers disrupted a Beijing official's speech Monday as he sought to explain a decision announced over the weekend to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub.

  • Japan rolls out campaign to stockpile toilet paper
    Japan rolls out campaign to stockpile toilet paper

    TOKYO (AP) — A message Japan began delivering Monday is a bit unusual, but true enough: Don't wait until it's too late to think about toilet paper.

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia
    AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

    In an oddball attempt at sports diplomacy with North Korea, a group of about 20 mixed martial artists from around the world, including former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp, traveled to Pyongyang last week to engage in arm-wrestling and tug-of-war competitions with local children.

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