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Pakistan violence drives armored vehicle demand

09/26/2013 12:25am
Fifteen-foot walls and nearly a dozen armed guards protect Nadeem Khan's palatial home in the most upscale neighborhood of Pakistan's largest city. When it comes to getting around town, though, Khan prefers to travel as low-profile as possible.

Chinese court jails singers' teen son over rape

09/26/2013 2:55am
The teenage son of two celebrity singers for the Chinese military was convicted of rape Thursday and sentenced to 10 years in prison, in a case the public closely watched for signs of leniency because of his family ties.

Nissan recalls 908,900 vehicles for sensor problem

09/26/2013 4:01am
Nissan Motor Co. recalled 908,900 vehicles around the world Thursday for defective accelerator sensors that could cause the engine to stall.

Endangered female orangutan dies at Indonesian zoo

09/26/2013 6:26am
A 12-year-old endangered orangutan has become the latest animal to die at Indonesia's problem-plagued largest zoo, officials said Thursday.

'Elders' urge Myanmar to address religious strife

09/26/2013 6:51am
Jimmy Carter and two other former world leaders who are part of a group known as "The Elders" wrapped up a visit to Myanmar on Thursday with calls to address Buddhist-led violence against minority Muslims and end impunity for the perpetrators.

Christie's Shanghai auction offers Picasso, Warhol

09/26/2013 7:49am
Christie's drew the elite of China closer into its orbit with an auction Thursday of works by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and others in Shanghai, the first time any foreign auction house has held such a sale on the mainland without having to go through intermediaries.

Police say rebel attacks kill 10 in Indian Kashmir

09/26/2013 8:08am
Suspected separatist rebels stormed into a police station in the Indian portion of Kashmir on Thursday and shot and killed at least six people before attacking a nearby army camp, killing four soldiers, police said.

5 things to know about Day 1 of Nairobi mall siege

09/26/2013 3:30pm
Five things to know about the first day of the siege of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya:

Suspected US drug smuggler arrested in Thailand

09/26/2013 9:50pm
An American described as a "leading drug lord" with a network spanning Asia and the United States was sent back to the U.S. on a government-chartered plane following his arrest in Thailand, authorities said Friday.