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Singer's arrest in China fires free speech debate

08/01/2013 1:03am
Hours after a man with long-running grievances against officialdom set off a homemade explosive at Beijing's airport, a singer-songwriter turned to the Internet to release her own sarcastic wish list of to-be-bombed targets.

In Afghanistan, mixed reasons for drop in attacks

08/01/2013 1:29am
When Marine Maj. Chris Bourbeau walked alone into an Afghan base last spring, he left behind his helmet, bulletproof jacket and rifle. Given the deadly insider attacks that had rocked U.S.-Afghan relations, he was putting his trust _ and his life _ in the hands of the Afghan troops he was training.

NTSB gets complaints about air crash attorneys

08/01/2013 3:23am
Officials are looking into whether some attorneys may have violated a U.S. law barring uninvited solicitation of air disaster victims in the first 45 days after an accident in connection with the crash landing of Asiana Flight 214 in San Francisco.

Bangladesh court disqualifies Islamic party

08/01/2013 5:29am
A Bangladesh court has disqualified the country's largest Islamic party from taking part in the next general election, saying it opposes secularism.

Philippines, Vietnam discuss sea feud with China

08/01/2013 5:46am
The Philippines' top diplomat said he and his Vietnamese counterpart discussed Thursday how their governments can work together to deal with territorial disputes with China, including a possible sharing of information to better guard their territories from intrusions.

Energy giant slammed for oil spill in Thai sea

08/01/2013 6:14am
Critics on Thursday slammed Thailand's state-owned oil and gas company for its allegedly inefficient response to an oil spill that polluted a popular tourist island, as cleanup operations continued for a sixth day.

Thailand's king leaves hospital after 4 years

08/01/2013 7:38am
Thailand's 85-year-old king on Thursday left the Bangkok hospital where he lived for the past four years and returned to his seaside palace with the queen.

Qantas passengers ill on Chile to Sydney flight

08/01/2013 8:23am
More than two dozen passengers became ill with a stomach bug during a 14-hour Qantas flight from Chile to Australia on Thursday, with 16 taken by ambulance to a hospital on arrival at Sydney airport, officials said.

Kerry: Egyptian military didn't take over Egypt

08/01/2013 10:32am
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the Egyptian military did not take over but instead was "restoring democracy" in Egypt.

Bacon fries on pavement as heat wave grips China

08/01/2013 12:29pm
It's been so hot in China that people are grilling shrimp on manhole covers, eggs are hatching without incubators and a highway billboard has mysteriously caught fire by itself.

NZ couple whose triplets died in fire have twins

08/01/2013 8:02pm
A New Zealand couple whose 2-year-old triplets were killed last year in a mall fire in Qatar's capital is celebrating the birth of twins.

Footman who announced royal baby returns to India

08/01/2013 8:54pm
The 25-year-old royal footman who helped announce the birth of Britain's Prince George has returned home to India.