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Malaysian hostage escapes Philippine militants

08/06/2013 1:52am
A Malaysian man has escaped from al-Qaida-linked militants who held him for nine months and told Philippine police his cousin died of an illness in captivity, a police official said Tuesday.

Korean plane goes off runway in Japan; no injuries

08/06/2013 1:54am
A South Korean passenger jet overshot the runway at an airport in northwestern Japan, but no one was hurt, local television reported.

SKorea approves $6 million in aid for NKorea

08/06/2013 3:34am
South Korea has approved $6 million in government aid for vaccines, medical care and food for North Korean children, officials said Tuesday, the first such humanitarian aid for Pyongyang since South Korean President Park Geun-hye took office in February.

Japan unveils largest warship since World War II

08/06/2013 5:06am
Japan on Tuesday unveiled its biggest warship since World War II, a huge flat-top destroyer that has raised eyebrows in China and elsewhere because it bears a strong resemblance to a conventional aircraft carrier.

Taliban leader says still willing to talk

08/06/2013 5:28am
The Taliban's reclusive leader said Tuesday that his group was willing to start peace negotiations, even as he urged more attacks _ including insider shootings by government security forces _ on foreign troops.

Inquest: 6 killed by Thai soldiers during protests

08/06/2013 6:06am
Six unarmed people killed at a Buddhist temple during a military crackdown on anti-government protesters in Thailand's capital three years ago were slain by bullets fired by Thai soldiers, an inquest found Tuesday.

NZ milk scare dents China belief in foreign brands

08/06/2013 6:09am
A botulism scare has soured China's taste for New Zealand milk powder that amassed big sales on a reputation for purity, but consumers even more wary of their own country's dairy industry likely won't eschew the foreign product for long.

Deaths from heavy rains in Pakistan up to 80

08/06/2013 7:05am
Heavy rains that caused flash floods and collapsed houses in different parts of Pakistan have killed 80 people and displaced more than 80,000 over the past four days, a Pakistani official said Tuesday.

Japan marks 68th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

08/06/2013 7:35am
Japan marked the 68th anniversary Tuesday of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima with a somber ceremony to honor the dead and pledges to seek to eliminate nuclear weapons.

Radioactive water may overflow at Japan plant

08/06/2013 6:45pm
The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant is struggling to stop contaminated underground water from leaking into the sea.

Decade-long Australia mining boom turns to bust

08/06/2013 6:52pm
The Australian mining boom built over a decade on Chinese hunger for energy and raw materials is turning into bust for many business owners as China's cooling growth reverberates through a country accustomed to winning from the rise of an Asian economic giant.