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Beijing airport bomber receives 6-year sentence

10/15/2013 12:02am
A man who took a bomb inside Beijing's airport in hopes of winning redress over an alleged beating by authorities that partially paralyzed him was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison for the explosion.

Japanese PM pledges to bolster economy, defense

10/15/2013 1:12am
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Tuesday to push forward with his plans to bolster Japan's defense in the face of what he said was an increasingly insecure environment.

Thai man arrested for giving meth to flood center

10/15/2013 4:37am
A man who was high on drugs was arrested after attempting to donate methamphetamine tablets to help flood victims at a relief center, officials said Tuesday.

Creator of Japanese cartoon figure Anpanman dies

10/15/2013 7:23am
Takashi Yanase, creator of one of Japan's most beloved cartoon characters, Anpanman, has died of heart failure, his studio said Tuesday. He was 94.

Rohingya kids in Myanmar: hard labor, bleak lives

10/15/2013 6:23pm
The 10-year-old struggles up the hill, carrying buckets filled with rocks. Though he tries to keep a brave face in front of his friends, his eyes brim with tears. Every inch of his body aches, he says, and he feels sick and dizzy from the weight.

AP names Talmadge bureau chief for North Korea

10/15/2013 7:38pm
The Associated Press has named Eric Talmadge, a veteran international correspondent who has covered disasters in Japan and Indonesia, war in Afghanistan and five Olympics, as its chief of bureau in North Korea.

Cargo ship hits seawall off South Korea; 9 dead

10/15/2013 10:06pm
A cargo ship hit a seawall off South Korea's southeastern coast and partly sank in an accident that killed nine crew members and left two missing, coast guard officers said Wednesday. Eight crew members were rescued.