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NATO says service member has died in Afghanistan

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 8:28PM UTC

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Man slashes 3 schoolchildren in China

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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say a first-grader in the southeastern province of Jiangxi was slashed to death and two others severely injured in the latest violent attack on children in the country....

Shelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 7:42PM UTC

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Ohio man detained in North Korea returns to work

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 7:31PM UTC

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Chinese court upholds death sentences following slashing attack

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 7:04PM UTC

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Hong Kong activists mull Beijing visit during APEC

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N. Korea says it has invited EU rights official

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US and Australia drop sanctions against Fiji

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N. Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears

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Sri Lanka court sentences 5 Indians to death

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Amid murder case, Philippines says US pact stays

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Afghan police officers stand guard at the scene of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday. Pic: AP.