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Turkey has ‘deep concerns’ over Chinese fasting ban on Uighurs

By Wed, Jul 01, 2015 8:43AM UTC

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey says it has conveyed “deep concerns” to China over reports that minority Chinese Uighur Muslims were being prevented from worship and fasting during the Muslim month of Ramadan.

Top Philippine police chief dismissed for graft

By Wed, Jul 01, 2015 8:37AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines’ anti-graft prosecutor has ordered the national police chief and 10 other officers dismissed from the service for approving a contract to deliver gun licenses with a courier company that had no track record.

Heavy rains in central China kill 15, leave 19 missing

By Wed, Jul 01, 2015 8:33AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Four days of heavy rain have caused severe flooding in central China, killing at least 15 people and leaving 19 others missing.

Malaysia spares Filipina drugs convict from execution

By Tue, Jun 30, 2015 1:00PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say Malaysia’s pardons board has commuted to life imprisonment the death sentence on a Filipino woman convicted of smuggling 5 kilograms (11 pounds) of cocaine at Kuala Lumpur’s airport.

Indian police probe mob killing of school director in Bihar state

By Mon, Jun 29, 2015 6:29PM UTC

PATNA, India (AP) — Police say they are investigating the mob killing of a school director after two students were discovered dead in northern India.