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Separatists protest in Kashmir against Modi visit

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 7:22PM UTC

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Shops and businesses are closed in Indian-controlled Kashmir because of a protest by separatist groups against a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Police and paramilitary soldiers patrolled Srinagar, Kashmir’s main city, to prevent demonstrations.

China opposes sending North Korea to international court

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 7:11PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China says it’s against referring ally North Korea to the International Criminal Court over its human rights record.
The U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee is considering a resolution calling on the Security Council to take that step, citing the North’s dismal and well-documented record of sprawling political prison camps, starvation and mass executions.

China and Iran defence officials meet in effort to strengthen ties

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 7:01PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China’s defense minister has met with Iran’s navy commander in the latest sign of warming ties between their two militaries.
Thursday’s meeting in Beijing follows the first joint drills between their two navies in the Persian Gulf last month.

Police: Gunmen kill 8 Shiite Muslims in Pakistan

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 1:57PM UTC

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A police official says gunmen have killed eight Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan. Operations police chief Aitzaz Goraya says the Shiites from the minority Hazara community were targeted outside the vegetable market in Quetta on Thursday morning. He says four gunmen riding two motorcycles killed six

Zuckerberg speaks Chinese; Beijing students cheer

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 1:08PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, and he entertained an audience of students with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese at a prestigious Beijing university.

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