8 children killed in northern Australian city
SYDNEY (AP) — Eight children were found dead on Friday inside a home in a northern Australian city, police said.
S Korea court orders dissolution of leftist party
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's constitutional court on Friday ordered the dissolution of a small leftist political party hounded by claims of pro-North Korea views, a move critics say exposes limits of freedom of expression in a country once ruled by military dictators.
Police say 8 children have been killed in a northern Australian city
SYDNEY (AP) — Police say 8 children have been killed in a northern Australian city.
Japan, US delay update to defense cooperation
TOKYO (AP) — Japan and the United States formally postponed Friday an update to their defense cooperation guidelines.
China pledges to speed entry of US pharmaceuticals
CHICAGO (AP) — China promised Thursday to speed up imports of pharmaceuticals and medical devices from the United States and enforce its anti-monopoly laws equally among Chinese and foreign companies.
Report: Australian lawmaker's adviser arrested
SYDNEY (AP) — The media adviser to eccentric Australian lawmaker Clive Palmer has been arrested in relation to an alleged kidnapping, local media reported Friday.
Sony film took aim at North Korea's biggest taboo
TOKYO (AP) — If the U.S. government's claim is correct that North Korea was involved in the unprecedented hack attack on Sony Pictures that scuttled Seth Rogen's latest comedy, no one can say they weren't warned. The movie, "The Interview," pushed all of North Korea's buttons.
Analysis: New focus on how Pakistan will address militancy
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Many wonder if the attack that killed 148 people at a Pakistani school will be a watershed in the country's long, conflicted history with Islamic militancy.
India's Sonia Gandhi in hospital
NEW DELHI (AP) — An official says India's opposition Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi has been hospitalized for treatment of lower respiratory tract infection.
Rights group decries judges' sacking in Maldives
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An international rights group on Thursday criticized the dismissal of two top judges in the Maldives, including the chief justice, calling it an assault on judicial independence.
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