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British man arrested in Thai porn website bust

By Sat, Sep 17, 2011 10:47AM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Police have arrested a British man and four Thai women for allegedly operating an online pornography ring involving live video feeds from northeastern Thailand. Police Lt. Col. Phum Tongpho said that authorities, acting on a tip, launched a raid Friday on the residence of Ian Randall Davies,

Scientists discover 12 new frog species in India

By Sat, Sep 17, 2011 10:00AM UTC

NEW DELHI (AP) — Years of combing tropical mountain forests, shining flashlights under rocks and listening for croaks in the night have paid off for a team of Indian scientists which has discovered 12 new frog species plus three others thought to have been extinct. It’s a discovery the team

Sri Lanka urged not to give Philippines elephant

By Fri, Sep 16, 2011 5:26PM UTC

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An international animal rights group is urging Sri Lanka to halt its plan to donate a baby elephant to the Philippines, saying it would result in the animal being sentenced to a lifetime at a decrepit facility. Sri Lanka announced Thursday that it would donate

Asian markets rally after European bank decision

By Fri, Sep 16, 2011 4:42PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — A decision by European central banks to support the region’s financial system helped calm Asian markets, setting off a rally across the region in Friday trading. The focus is now shifting to talks in Poland between U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and his European counterparts, which run

More unnamed graves investigated in Indian Kashmir

By Fri, Sep 16, 2011 3:45PM UTC

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A state-run human rights commission has broadened its investigation into unmarked graves in the Indian portion of Kashmir to include thousands more in two additional districts, officials said Friday. The Jammu-Kashmir State Human Rights Commission is looking into residents’ claims of 3,844 unmarked graves at 208

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