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5 students killed in India as school van hits auto-rickshaw

By Mon, Apr 20, 2015 1:56PM UTC

PATNA, India (AP) — Police say five teenage students were killed when a school van collided with an auto-rickshaw in the eastern Indian state of Bihar.

Japanese expat unleashes another Thai taxi tirade

By Mon, Apr 20, 2015 1:06PM UTC

The last time Koki Aki ranted against Thailand’s taxi drivers and airport conditions online, some cabbies threatened to boycott him and his fellow Japanese passengers. But despite that aggressive pushback the education volunteer, who has lived in Thailand for over a decade, once again lambasted the country’s taxi services with a new Facebook post on Saturday morning.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un scales nation’s highest peak

By Mon, Apr 20, 2015 12:39PM UTC

North Korean-state media reported this weekend that Kim Jong-un has climbed the reclusive nation’s highest mountain.

Japan: Tsunami warning lifted after M6.8 quake off Okinawa

By Mon, Apr 20, 2015 11:23AM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities issued a warning for a tsunami of up to 1 meter (3 feet) after a strong earthquake struck Monday in the seas south of Okinawa and east of Taiwan. The warning was cancelled just over an hour later.

More than 100,000 officials reprimanded in China austerity drive

By Mon, Apr 20, 2015 10:41AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — The top anti-graft body of China’s Communist Party says more than 100,000 officials have been reprimanded since late 2012 for violating policies mandating more austere working practices.