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Indian physician says he’d rather his child become a pole dancer than a doctor

By Tue, May 19, 2015 4:24PM UTC

A blog post by an Indian anaesthiologist who is so fed up with the medical profession in his country that he would prefer his child to become a pole dancer than a doctor has gone viral.

11 Afghan police get year in jail over Farkhunda mob killing

By Tue, May 19, 2015 3:00PM UTC

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan judge has sentenced 11 policemen to one year in prison for their role in the mob killing of a woman in Kabul.

Burma army blames ethnic rebels for shelling inside China

By Tue, May 19, 2015 1:18PM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s army chief is blaming ethnic Kokang rebels for shelling attacks in southwestern China that he says aim to damage relations between China and Burma.

Former Thai PM Yingluck proclaims innocence as rice scheme trial begins

By Tue, May 19, 2015 1:13PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has entered a plea of not guilty at the start of a trial that could see her jailed for a decade.

18 garment workers killed in Cambodia road crash

By Tue, May 19, 2015 11:43AM UTC

More than 20 Cambodian garment workers died and more were seriously injured when their van was involved in a crash with a tourist bus in Svay Rieng province Tuesday morning.