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3 dead in new sectarian violence in northern India

10/31/2013 3:31am
A clash between people from two north Indian villages left three people dead, officials said Thursday, just a month after sectarian violence between Hindus and Muslims left dozens dead and led hundreds of troops to deploy to the region.

Veil of darkness lifts for Myanmar's blind

10/31/2013 5:52am
Five decades of isolation, military rule and woeful health care have left Myanmar with a particularly high rate of blindness. Now the veil of darkness is starting to lift, thanks in part to an "assembly line" surgical procedure that allows cataracts to be removed safely, without stitches, through two small incisions.

Cambodia's Khmer Rouge defendants deny charges

10/31/2013 6:11am
The last two surviving leaders of Cambodia's radical Khmer Rouge regime still on trial for genocide and other war crimes issued their final defense Thursday, distancing themselves from the deaths of more than 1.7 million people who died during their rule.

Strong earthquake hits eastern Taiwan

10/31/2013 10:16am
A strong earthquake hit eastern Taiwan on Thursday, shaking buildings over a wide area including the capital. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties.

New Zealand postal service to cut up to 2,000 jobs

10/31/2013 7:14pm
New Zealand's postal service announced Friday it plans to cut up to 2,000 jobs as it transitions to delivering the mail just three days a week to most customers.

Data recorder of crashed plane recovered in Laos

10/31/2013 10:14pm
The flight data recorder from a Lao Airlines plane that crashed last month has been recovered from the Mekong River and the cockpit voice recorder has been located, officials said Friday.

Indonesian laborers go on nationwide pay strike

10/31/2013 11:14pm
Laborers across Indonesia went on the second day of a strike Friday to demand more benefits and higher pay, even as a raise was granted for workers in the capital.

Nations fail to agree on Antarctic marine reserve

10/31/2013 11:50pm
The nations that make decisions about Antarctic fishing have failed for a third time to agree on a plan to create the world's largest marine sanctuary.