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Filipino family wants US Marine in local jail during trial

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:59PM UTC A protester holds a lit candle in front of a portrait of slain Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude during a rally at the University of the Philippines campus in October. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Marine charged with killing a transgender Filipino woman has been brought back to the city where the attack occurred two months ago, and lawyers of the victim say they will seek his detention in a local jail during his murder trial.

Pakistan military: 32 militants killed in ambush

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:56PM UTC Pakistan military: 32 militants killed in ambush

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani military says it has killed 32 militants in an ambush in the country’s rugged northwest. In a statement Friday the military said the militants were moving through the Tirah Valley of the Khyber region to the border with Afghanistan when they were targeted by Pakistani

New Zealand bar manager to be tried for religious offenses in Yangon

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:39PM UTC The offending image. Image via Facebook.

A New Zealand man faces charges of committing religious offenses in Burma after posting images of the Buddha wearing headphones to promote a party at the bar he manages.

Japan scientist quits as cell research discredited

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:25PM UTC Japanese researcher Haruko Obokata. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese researcher whose claim of a major breakthrough in stem cell research was discredited has resigned after the government lab where she worked failed to replicate her results.

SKorea court orders dissolution of leftist party

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:21PM UTC SKorea court orders dissolution of leftist party

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s constitutional court has ordered the dissolution of a small leftist political party accused of pro-North Korea policies.

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