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Indian police arrest 2 men for sacrificing child

By Mon, Jan 02, 2012 8:10PM UTC

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in central India say they have arrested two men for allegedly killing a 7-year-old girl and cutting out her liver in a ritual sacrifice to ensure a better harvest. A senior police officer in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh state told The Associated Press on

Crowd fights Chinese police at mosque demolition

By Mon, Jan 02, 2012 3:10PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A police employee says Chinese Muslims have fought with officers who demolished a mosque in China’s northwest. The employee who answered the phone at the police station in Hexi, a town in the Ningxia region, said the crowd tried to stop the demolition Friday night. She said

SKorea president warns NKorea against provocations

By Mon, Jan 02, 2012 1:06PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president opened the door Monday to possible nuclear talks with North Korea and warned the neighboring country to avoid any provocations, saying the Korean peninsula is at a crucial turning point. Lee Myung-bak’s comments in a nationally televised speech come as the young

Japanese emperor greets New Year’s well-wishers

By Mon, Jan 02, 2012 12:17PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s emperor waved to cheering New Year well-wishers Monday and said he shares in disaster-struck nation’s pain as well as hopes for its recovery. Emperor Akihito appeared on a balcony at the Imperial Palace with his wife Empress Michiko and his family, as throngs of well-wishers looked

Fuel prices rise 30 percent in Burma for new year

By Mon, Jan 02, 2012 12:14PM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Fuel prices unexpectedly rose more than 30 percent for the new year in Burma and sparked fears of other goods costing more as well. Motorists learned of the increase at the pump Sunday when prices increased from 2,500 kyat (3.15 dollars) to 3,350 kyat (4.2 dollars)

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