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Burma army says ethnic rebels kill 7 govt troops

By Mon, Dec 15, 2014 7:11PM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s army says seven of its troops were killed and 20 wounded when ethnic rebels attacked their outpost in the country’s northeast. The state-run Myanma Ahlin daily reported Monday that the army said heavily armed ethnic Kokang guerrillas attacked the outpost 16 kilometers (10 miles) from

Death toll from Indonesian mudslide rises to 51

By Mon, Dec 15, 2014 7:07PM UTC

BANJARNEGARA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from a mudslide that flattened much of a village in central Indonesia has risen to 51, as rain halted the search for dozens of missing people. Police rescue coordinator Lt. Col. Wika Hardiyanto says 11 bodies were recovered Monday, raising the confirmed toll

Australian killed by shark on Great Barrier Reef

By Mon, Dec 15, 2014 6:41PM UTC

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — An 18-year-old man has been killed by a shark while spear fishing on the Great Barrier Reef off the east Australian tourist town of Port Douglas. The death on Monday was the first fatal shark attack in Australia since September, when a 50-year-old swimmer was killed

China clears man 18 years after his execution

By Mon, Dec 15, 2014 4:54PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A court in northern China has cleared a teenager of the rape and murder of a woman in a public toilet 18 years after he was executed for the crime.

US Marine charged with murder of Filipino transgender

By Mon, Dec 15, 2014 4:40PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine government prosecutor says a detained U.S. Marine has been charged with murder in the killing of a Filipino transgender.

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