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Hong Kong ushers in the year of the horse

02/01/2014 4:29am
Chinese communities around the world were ushering in the year of the horse starting Friday with equine-themed decorations and celebrations.

Outcry in Delhi over student's death after beating

02/01/2014 6:07am
The beating and subsequent death in New Delhi of a university student from India's remote northeast has sparked a furious outcry against racism and criticism of police in the Indian capital.

Turkmen president announces new gas prices

02/01/2014 9:51am
Turkmenistan's president has announced new prices for natural gas, ending the longstanding free supply to citizens in the energy-rich Central Asian nation.

Leading candidates for the Afghan presidency

02/01/2014 10:08am
Some of the leading contenders in Afghanistan's presidential election:

Culture festival opens in ancient Pakistani ruins

02/01/2014 10:30am
Folk dancers and singers wearing traditional multicolored dresses took the stage Saturday at one of the world's most ancient archaeological sites in southern Pakistan for a festival that organizers say aspires to promote peace in a nation where political violence has left some 40,000 dead in recent years.

Death toll rises to 16 from Indonesia volcano

02/01/2014 8:55pm
The death toll from an Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months rose to 16 Sunday after rescuers found another charred corpse and a critically injured college student died in a hospital, officials said.