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NATO says service member has died in Afghanistan

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 8:28PM UTC Afghan police officers stand guard at the scene of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday. Pic: AP.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says one of its service members has died in eastern Afghanistan from a non-battle-related injury.

Man slashes 3 schoolchildren in China

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 7:53PM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say a first-grader in the southeastern province of Jiangxi was slashed to death and two others severely injured in the latest violent attack on children in the country.

Shelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 7:42PM UTC An earthmover clears debris caused by mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo. Pic: AP.

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities are warning of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week.

Ohio man detained in North Korea returns to work

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 7:31PM UTC Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea speaks to the Associated Press, in Pyongyang, North Korea.  Pic: AP.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An American arrested and detained in North Korea is headed back to the job he lost while abroad.

Chinese court upholds death sentences following slashing attack

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 7:04PM UTC Chinese court upholds death sentences following slashing attack

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court has upheld the death sentences of three men convicted in brutal knife attacks that killed 31 people outside a railway station in the southern city of Kunming.

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