SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military says rival North Korea has fired two short range missiles into the sea off its east coast.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan provincial official says that the death toll from a massive avalanche in a mountainous valley near the capital Kabul rose to 198 as bulldozers and other machinery began clearing roads and rescue teams were able to reach remote villages that have been cut off for almost a week.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police have used pepper spray to break up scuffles between protesters demonstrating against mainland Chinese shoppers and villagers from a border town.
YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — Burma says it has found a rare, white elephant in the jungles of the western Ayeyarwaddy region.
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India’s ruling party has formed a coalition government in Kashmir, marking the first time the Hindu nationalist party has held a leadership position in the Muslim-majority disputed region also claimed by India’s archenemy, Pakistan.