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Afghan court cancels death sentences in mob killing of Farkhunda Malikzada

By Thu, Jul 02, 2015 5:51PM UTC

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan judge says a court has overturned the death sentences for four men convicted of taking part in the mob killing of a woman outside a Kabul shrine.

Cambodia: 2 former Khmer Rouge leaders appeal convictions

By Thu, Jul 02, 2015 5:27PM UTC

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Two leaders of Cambodia’s former Khmer Rouge regime have appealed their convictions by a U.N.-backed tribunal that sentenced them to life in prison for their roles during the group’s brutal rule in the 1970s.

Ferry capsizes in Philippines, at least 38 dead (VIDEO)

By Thu, Jul 02, 2015 4:57PM UTC

A ferry with 173 passengers has capsized 100 meters (yards) from a pier in the central Philippines, and 36 people are confirmed dead.

China gay couple holds informal ceremony to push for legalized marriage

By Thu, Jul 02, 2015 3:57PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A prominent Chinese lesbian couple has held an informal ceremony to announce their marriage in their latest effort to push for legalization of same-sex unions in China.

Illustrations show why Hong Kongers don’t want to be part of China

By Thu, Jul 02, 2015 1:19PM UTC

As pro-democracy protesters took to Hong Kong’s streets to mark the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese rule, this collection of illustrations from Local Studio HK was making its mark online. The collection of 24 images, some of which we’ve published below, depicts just some of the reasons so many Hong Kongers oppose being ruled by Beijing.