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Sri Lankan soldiers accused of pre-election attack

09/20/2013 4:41am
An election monitor says Sri Lankan soldiers armed with clubs attacked supporters of an ethnic Tamil candidate in this weekend's provincial elections in the country's former war zone, wounding eight people.

17 drown during religious festival in India

09/20/2013 6:07am
Rescuers have found 17 bodies of Hindu devotees who were swept away in the Yamuna River during a religious festival in the Indian capital, an official said Friday.

Anti-India protests erupt in disputed Kashmir

09/20/2013 6:48am
At least seven people were injured Friday in clashes between anti-India protesters and government forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

Body of US pilot found in Chinese lake

09/20/2013 10:43pm
Divers have found the body of a missing U.S. stunt pilot whose plane crashed into a lake in northeast China while attempting a tricky maneuver in the rain, the head of the team searching for him said Friday.

AP PHOTOS: Dragons rise by light of the full moon

09/20/2013 11:59pm
Straw "fire dragons" smoldering with tens of thousands of incense sticks have been visiting Hong Kong neighborhoods to bestow blessings on residents. The tradition began in the 19th century when, as legend has it, villagers stopped a plague with a fire dragon dance. Now, it's one of many traditions that residents of Hong Kong enjoy as the city celebrates the mid-autumn festival, one of the biggest holidays in the ethnic Chinese world.