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Police: Delhi gang rape suspect kills himself in jail

By Mon, Mar 11, 2013 10:51AM UTC

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police said a man on trial for the gang rape and fatal beating of a woman aboard a New Delhi bus committed suicide in an Indian jail Monday, but his lawyer and family allege he was killed. Ram Singh, who was accused of driving the bus

Philippines alarmed by alleged Malaysian abuses

By Mon, Mar 11, 2013 10:44AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials have asked Malaysia to clarify news reports that Filipinos in Malaysia’s eastern Sabah state were being mistreated while authorities crack down on Filipino gunmen staking a claim on the resource-rich region. The Department of Foreign Affairs on Sunday also reiterated a call for Malaysia

Christian protesters, police clash in Pakistan

By Mon, Mar 11, 2013 10:35AM UTC

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of Christians clashed with police across Pakistan on Sunday, a day after a Muslim mob burned dozens of homes owned by members of the minority religious group in retaliation for alleged insults against Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. Christians are often the target of Pakistan’s harsh blasphemy

China’s leaders take aim at Railways Ministry

By Mon, Mar 11, 2013 10:31AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — In the annals of Chinese bureaucratic power, the Railways Ministry stood apart. Running everything from one of the world’s busiest rail systems to a special police force, the ministry was so pervasive and powerful it resisted government reform efforts for years. Chinese called it “Boss Railway.” On

Quake hits Papua New Guinea; no damage or tsunami

By Mon, Mar 11, 2013 10:26AM UTC

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — A strong magnitude-6.7 earthquake has struck Papua New Guinea but there are no immediate reports of damage and no regional tsunami alert. Chris McKee, the assistant director of the Geophysical Observatory in Port Moresby, said the earthquake’s epicenter was relatively deep and some

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