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Indian police arrest 2 suspects in gang rape of elderly nun

By Fri, Mar 27, 2015 1:08PM UTC

KOLKATA, India (AP) — Police say they have arrested two suspects in the gang rape of an elderly nun in in a missionary school in eastern India nearly two weeks ago.

Philippines says China rushing construction in disputed sea

By Fri, Mar 27, 2015 12:44PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines’ top diplomat says China has been rushing construction projects including massive land reclamations in the disputed South China Sea in hopes of forestalling any legal moves against its vast territorial claims.

Commemorative Lee Kuan Yew bun causes backlash in Singapore

By Fri, Mar 27, 2015 12:12PM UTC

SINGAPORE (AP) — A bakery chain apologized for a bun commemorating Singapore’s long-time leader Lee Kuan Yew and pulled it from stores after being accused of poor taste.

US ‘troubled’ by Thai junta leader’s threat to execute journalists

By Fri, Mar 27, 2015 11:20AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says it hopes that Thailand’s leader, who took power in a military coup last year, wasn’t serious when he made a threat to execute journalists.

Bali Nine: Envoy says Indonesia leader Joko Widodo too busy to take Australia call

By Thu, Mar 26, 2015 3:46PM UTC

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Indonesian envoy says that Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been too busy during the past three weeks to accept a phone call from the Australian prime minister to plead for the lives of two death row prisoners.