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Girl is Cambodia’s 9th bird flu fatality of year

By Wed, Jul 03, 2013 12:15PM UTC

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A 6-year-old girl has become the ninth person to die of bird flu in Cambodia this year, as the virus continues to pose a threat to the country, the health ministry said Tuesday. It said there have been 13 confirmed cases of the H5N1 bird

Suspected rebels kill 6 policemen in eastern India

By Tue, Jul 02, 2013 11:58PM UTC

PATNA, India (AP) — Police say suspected Maoist rebels have ambushed a police jeep, killing at least six officers in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. Director General of Police Rajiv Kumar says around 50 armed rebels surrounded the jeep Tuesday and fired at the policemen, killing six of them

India rejects NSA leaker Snowden’s asylum request

By Tue, Jul 02, 2013 8:52PM UTC

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has rejected NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s request for political asylum, the External Affairs Ministry said Tuesday. The Indian embassy in Moscow had received a request for asylum from Snowden, ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin told reporters. He said India carefully examined the request and decided to

Japan opens world court defense of whaling

By Tue, Jul 02, 2013 6:21PM UTC

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Japan is opening its defense of the country’s controversial whaling program in the seas around Antarctica during hearings at the United Nations’ highest court. Based on their written pleadings, lawyers for Tokyo are expected to argue Tuesday that the International Court of Justice has no

Strong quake in Indonesia’s Aceh province kills 1

By Tue, Jul 02, 2013 4:40PM UTC

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Indonesia’s Aceh province on Tuesday, killing at least one person and leaving two others missing. Many houses were damaged and dozens of villagers were injured. The magnitude-6.1 quake struck at a depth of just 10 kilometers (6 miles) and its epicenter