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Nepal to allow cremation of Tibetan Buddhist monk

By Tue, Jul 29, 2014 4:47PM UTC

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s government says it will allow the body of a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk to be brought into the country and cremated.

Philippines: Death toll rises to 24 after extremists attack villagers

By Tue, Jul 29, 2014 4:45PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say the death toll in a brazen road attack by Abu Sayyaf extremists on some 50 villagers traveling in the southern Philippines to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families has climbed to 23 after a 3-year-old boy and his father died from their injuries.

US lawmaker sorry he mistook US officials as Indian

By Tue, Jul 29, 2014 3:24PM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A freshman Republican lawmaker has apologized for mistaking two senior U.S. government officials as Indian when they testified at a congressional hearing. Rep. Curt Clawson caused puzzlement at a hearing of a House subcommittee hearing Thursday on U.S.-India relations. He referred to the South Asian nation as

US: Millions displaced by religious violence in 2013

By Tue, Jul 29, 2014 11:06AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year.

Sewol ferry survivors: We were told to stay on sinking ship

By Tue, Jul 29, 2014 10:36AM UTC

ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — South Korean students who survived April’s deadly ferry disaster say they were repeatedly ordered by loudspeaker to stay in the sinking ship but eventually helped each other flee after their cabins were flooded too much.

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