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India: Girls died by suicide, not slain by rapists

India: Girls died by suicide, not slain by rapists

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top investigative agency said Thursday that two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by attackers in …

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South Asian leaders reach last-minute energy deal

South Asian leaders reach last-minute energy deal

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — South Asian heads of state attending their first summit in three years reached a deal on energy sharing Thursday, but f…

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Stocks edge up, oil drops as OPEC eyed

Stocks edge up, oil drops as OPEC eyed

TOKYO (AP) — Share prices drifted higher on Thursday, with trading subdued due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. The price of oil slumpe…

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British national among 5 killed in Afghan bombing

British national among 5 killed in Afghan bombing

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital on Thursda…

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9 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army

9 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Heavily armed suspected militants fought a fierce gunbattle with soldiers in the Indian portion of Kashmir on Thursday,…

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Image of Asia: A confetti shower greets Pacquiao

Image of Asia: A confetti shower greets Pacquiao

In this photo by Aaron Favila, Manny Pacquiao waves at thousands of fans amid a shower of confetti during a hero's welcome at the financial di…

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Malaysia leader nixes pledge to scrap sedition law

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's leader said Thursday that a colonial-era law curbing free speech will be retained and strengthened, b…

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N. Korean leader's sister named as senior official

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has revealed that leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister is a senior official in the ruling Workers' Party,…

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Toyota finds new air bag issue, recalls more cars

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. recalled more than 40,000 vehicles in Japan on Thursday as part of a worldwide scare over defective air bags a…

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Philippines unlikely to meet full-year growth goal

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines is unlikely to meet its 2014 growth target after the economy's expansion slowed to 5.3 percent in t…

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Japan's reporter pleads innocent in S. Korea trial

Japan's reporter pleads innocent in S. Korea trial

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Japanese reporter on Thursday pleaded not guilty to charges of defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumor…

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China hit by second deadly mine blast in 2 days

BEIJING (AP) — At least 11 people were killed Thursday in the second deadly coal mine accident to hit China in two days, pointing to continuin…

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South Korea starts trial for Japanese journalist

South Korea starts trial for Japanese journalist

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A trial has begun for a Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that s…

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Iconic Chinese liquor maker in graft probe

BEIJING (AP) — A top official at iconic Chinese state-owned liquor maker Moutai has been snared in the country's ongoing anti-corruption campa…

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South Asian leaders don't sign expected agreements

South Asian leaders don't sign expected agreements

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — South Asian leaders flew to a mountain resort near Nepal's capital Thursday for a last effort to reach agreements on ro…

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Hong Kong police arrest protesters, 7 officers

Hong Kong police arrest protesters, 7 officers

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 11 more people in a second night of scuffles with demonstrators angry at having their 2-month-old p…

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Asian shares mostly higher on China stimulus hopes

Asian shares mostly higher on China stimulus hopes

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday on hopes for more stimulus in China. Hong Kong's market was steady after the arrests of …

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Powerful earthquake hits off eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia late Wednesday, prompting villagers to flee to highe…

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Greek diplomat dies in fall under Thai train

BANGKOK (AP) — A diplomat from the Greek Embassy in Thailand died Wednesday after she fell under a moving train, officials said.

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Rickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollution

Rickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollution

NEW DELHI (AP) — The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air po…

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