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Japanese women lag in leadership to rest of world

12/31/2013 1:51am
Faced with a shrinking population, Japan is trying to woo women back into the labor force through child care and other policies. But women are now rarely found in leadership positions, although women around the world are increasingly making advances:

Japan promises equality, but women find few jobs

12/31/2013 2:45am
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants women like Tomo Tamai to go back to work.

Coalition casualties in Afghanistan drop in 2013

12/31/2013 6:34am
The U.S.-led international forces in Afghanistan suffered the lowest number of casualties in the past six years in 2013, but Afghan security forces saw their casualties mount as they took the lead in the 12-year war against the Taliban.

Myanmar pardons political offenders

12/31/2013 2:29pm
Myanmar freed five prisoners Tuesday and more are expected to be released next week as part of a pledge by the country's president to free all political prisoners by the end of 2013.

Correction: China-Tibet-Monk Detained story

12/31/2013 6:50pm
In a story Dec. 28 about a detained Tibetan monk, The Associated Press, relying on information from Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser, reported erroneously the date on which the monk's supporters gathered to petition for his release. The correct date was Dec. 10, 2013, not Dec. 18, 2013.

New Year's in Times Square an endurance contest

12/31/2013 8:36pm
Crowds jammed Times Square on Tuesday to ring in 2014, braving bone-chilling cold and ultra-tight security for the chance to see Miley Cyrus, a final countdown from a U.S. Supreme Court justice and the drop of the shimmering crystal ball.